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light at the end of the pandemic tunnel We should absolutely decorate our home like there’s light at the end of the Pandemic tunnel because there is light.

I’m also saying this from the perspective of someone who works as a medical doctor in an NHS A+E department.

I’ve always been an advocate of decorating light and colourful, and it is even more important now. As we spend more time at home, the feel of optimism is ever more pertinent for our mental wellbeing.

Believe me, it helps, even if it means just decorating one corner of your home. decorate your home like there's light at the end of the Pandemic tunnel. I have lots of happy corners in my home. Here’s one I did on the bank holiday weekend.

I’ve put some of favourite, new unique finds from all over the world together. Let’s take a closer look at the 4 pieces of decor items that I have chosen. planet light from PLEASE WAIT to be SEATED This gorgeous Planet lamp, designed by Mette Schelde is from PLEASE WAIT to be SEATED. It is made up of a thin black metal frame with three powder coated metal discs that resemble planets. You can move the magnetic discs along the metal frame to form different configurations. When lit the discs reflect light and casts shadows.

I must admit that I’ve had this lamp for quite a while and have only just got round to putting up.

As I said, we need to see the light at the end of this Coronavirus tunnel right? light at the end of the pandemic tunnel Sitting adjacent to my wall lamp, is this wonderful Wes Anderson Isle of Dogs art print created by Yara Ruby.

When I spotted the print on instagram, I instantly fell in love with it. It had already sold out, but Yara had kindly offered to reprint one for me. I think she now has a few on her web shop, so grab yours quickly before it goes.

I haven’t seen the film yet, but to me this print signifies ‘Hope’. Rising above all the darkness, there is light and positivity. Sitting on my shelving unit, and having travelled all the way from Australia, is this pair of colourful resin budgies by the multi talented Pete Cromer.

I have long admired Pete Cromer’s work, and already possess a few of his illustrated mugs.

I just feel so happy when I see these budgies. Uncaged, they represent freedom to me, as we emerge from the Pandemic. Last but not least, this print says it all right? We should absolutely Find the positive.

Despite the dark fog that is the Coronavirus pandemic, I’m always of the mindset that we should find the positive. I have certainly found that with the camaraderie in the NHS, and the clapping for Carers every Thursday.

The art print is by Seb and Charlie. I’m excited to announce that £5 will be donated to the Alzheimer’s society for each print sold. light at the end of the pandemic tunnel Hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the pieces that have brought light at the end of the Pandemic tunnel in my home.

Wishing you a wonderful day ahead. x

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell).

working from home I thought it would be lovely to provide some decor inspiration to get your home ready for Summer if you are working from home.

Here are my top 5 tips for updating the workspace. working from home decor 1. Declutter

Firstly, for those having to stay home, more than ever, this is the opportunity to declutter.

Admittedly, there is nowhere to dump the stuff, but bagging things away ready to go when the lockdown ends will make life so much easier. home ready for summer 2. Gallery wall refresh

Art prints and frames are still easily available to purchase online and be delivered during this Coronavirus lockdown. home ready for summer In fact, I have done several gallery wall refreshes during my weekends off, for example, my hallway above. home ready for summer You don’t have to spend a bomb to do this. I’ve mainly used old prints that I’ve had in storage and added one or two new ones.

The “Magnifique” print is new, and from Gayle Mansfield. 3. Accessorize your desk.

After a declutter and wipe down, I decided to restyle my desk with a new lamp.

I absolutely adore the elegance of my new Hector 30 lamp from Original BTC, with its classic white bone China shade and brass fittings. 4. New floor coverings 

No floor is complete without a bright and colourful rug to usher in the Summer.

As this is hay fever season, you may want to consider a rug that can be easily washed or wiped down.

I have always loved the plastic rugs from pappelina. In fact, I still have the ones I bought from more than 10 years ago.

These aren’t single use plastic products. They are beautiful designs that last a lifetime.

They feel so luxurious and soft to step on, the colours stay vibrant even after many years, and they are so easy to clean too.

These 2 pretty rugs from pappelina are called Piglet ( pink) and Vera ( turquoise). 5.Pastel cushions

These pastel cushions in the shape of shells are from Moi Mili. Aren’t they simply divine? They match the aesthetic of my workspace so well. The cushions are super plump soft and definitely huggable.

So, those were my 5 simple tips on how to get your workspace ready for Summer if you are working from home. Hope you’ve enjoyed it.

Finally, wishing you a wonderful week ahead and stay safe.

( All photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. The products mentioned are gifts).

Pink stair runner for my Victorian house in London. I’ve always wanted one for the stairs in my entryway.

That dream came true last week, when my newly ordered Off The Loom – Pretty Pink –Morden stair runner from Bowloom arrived. pink stair runner It’s made from 100% pure New Zealand wool in a 3 ply yarn and feels super soft and luxurious to the feet. pink stair runner Doesn’t it look wonderful? My hallway now looks complete, with the added bonus of warmth and happiness. hallway lights from Curiousa and Curiousa I can now see how the “Before” looked much colder. pink stair runner from Bowloom The pretty pink of the stair runner really pops against the pink floral design of my Graham and Brown Bloomsbury wallpaper. Morden pink stair runner The whole process of ordering to the final fitting from Bowloom was seamless.

It only took a few hours to install, and was done so professionally. This happy colour really brings a spring to my step.

It’s soft touch, non slip texture has certainly muffled the noise of going up and down the stairs too.

The weave is beautiful and doesn’t appear to bobble or pile. It also vacuums easily. If you fancy getting a pretty pink stair runner, or indeed any other other designs, then I highly recommend Bowloom.

They have over 60 years experience in the manufacture, design and installation of carpets for both residential and commercial projects.

My Victorian hall and stairway now feels complete. Hope you like it too?

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead. I will be back with more interiors post soon.

( All photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. The Morden runner and installation were provided by Bowloom).

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