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My sheepskin Baa stool and the pink and red trend.

This weekend, I had so much fun styling my room in pink. Here is the result.

Do you spot my pink sheepskin footstool? Her name is Judy, and she was the inspiration of my styling. baa stool Judy is from Baa stool, an amazing online store, based in Wales, that sells a range of luxury British sheepskin furniture and accessories.

Isn’t she cute in baby pink with gold hairpin legs?

The cover is removable, so you can change the look of your stool with replacement sheepskin covers. Sheepskin stools are definitely a huge trend this season, especially on Instagram.

Not only does the stool look aesthetically gorgeous, it is super soft to the touch too. Every time my husband walked into the room this weekend, he saw me stroking my baa stool.

I couldn’t help it, as it was so soft. I can guarantee that you will be doing the same thing if you got one too.

You can also keep your baa stool looking tip top with a special metal brush that’s included. There are 26 styles of sheepskin footstools to suit all taste. Each style is available in 17 colours, from Ivory, Chocolate, Baby Pink, Cornflower blue and more. What colour would you pick? The stools also come in a variety of heights, and you can select according to whether you are a ‘feet up’ or ‘feet down’ person.

After a hard and long day of running around in the hospital as a doctor, I naturally want to put my feet up when I get home. I was so pleased that my Judy Baa stool was a ‘feet up’ stool. Anyway, back to the styling. As I mentioned previously my Judy Baa stool inspired my decor. I decided to go for a decor in shades of pink.

I’ve also got a crush on pink and red at the moment. This is another big trend for 2018.

Many people think red and pink clash, but as far as I’m concern, there are no such things as clashing colours. The secret is in getting the dose of those clashing colours right. As you can see, I have a new red and pink gallery wall for my styling.

I was very fortunate to have being able to collaborate with a group of talented printmakers. The last three prints on the bottom row were specially made for me to colour specifications.

If you are interested in the prints, then here are the makers :

  1. Yass Queen by The Gin Fox.
  2. Dusk (pink abstract) by Jessica Ford art
  3. Two hearts by Gayle Mansfield
  4. Rainbow art print that reads ‘ You are every nice word’ by Stacie Swift.
  5. Pink female print by Lena Goodison.
  6. Pink and red LHR baggage tag print by Offizina.
  7. ‘The bags under my  eyes are Chanel’ print by The Happy Cotswold Co.
  8. Blah by Little Dog Studio shop.

My daughter is already eyeing my stool for her room.

It was so cosy to put my feet up this weekend, since it was snowing outdoors. Here’s wishing for Spring soon.

I forgot to mention that sheepskin regulates temperature well. It keeps your feet warm in Winter and cool in Summer. Hope you’ve enjoyed the post and styling.

Wll you embrace the sheepskin stool and the pink red trend? I’m loving it. Do take a look here at Baa stools.

Wishing you all a wonderful start to your weeks.

( All styling and photography are by me, Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. I have collaborated with Baa stool on a sponsored basis, but all opinions are my own.)

Tendence I’m so excited because I’m off to Frankfurt during the Summer, to cover Tendence, a forward thinking International trade fair for consumer goods.

As it is one of the first fairs in the second half of the year, it means that buyers will get to see first hand the latest Winter and Christmas trends. They will also be able to place early orders for the 2019 Spring Summer collections.

Here’s a little floor plan of the Tendence Fair.

As you can see, there is such a huge product portfolio to explore, from Homewares, to Seasonal decor and more.

Tendence is much more than a trade fair.

Recently, I was at a press lunch, where Tendence director Bettina Bär, told us about the amazing programmes that will be running.

There will be a Concept Store Inspirations product presentation in Hall 9.0, showing visitors how to turn their own shop into an experiential venue, a place that will encourage customers to spend.

Also new at Tendence 2018, is the Paper & Friends special area curated by Angelika Niestrath, aimed at book shop owners and stationer’s. This will be a beautifully curated space with wall calendars, cards and gift books. Tendence trade fair According to Group Show Director, Philipp Ferger, there will be a new Pioneers of Lifestyle Congress. Here, participants will gain an insight into the lifestyle scene, from experts and innovative newcomers.

Last but not least, there will also be a Tendence Academy, showing retailers how to start up their online businesses.

They will learn how to predict trends, and will get to participate in mood board workshops.

Isn’t this fair amazing? There is so much giving. Don’t you think it’s so worth going even for just the amazing programmes on offer? I am also looking forward to visiting the Outdoor Living area, where garden plants will be displayed with lifestyle products.

Here’s a little peek at what the Outdoor Living area looked like in 2017. I hear that 2018 will be bigger and better. A little heads up for crafters and jewellery designers, there will be a Talents’ competition organised by the German Arts and Crafts Association and Messe Frankfurt. Applications for both those areas are still possible until 19th March 2018.

So what do you think of Tendence, taking place from 30 June to 3rd July 2018? Doesn’t it sound like a great fair?

It’s not all about buying, but there is so much more on offer for buyers and designers.

I can’t wait to cover this on social media.

If you are interested in Tendence, you can register here. 

( All photography and graphics are provided by Messe Frankfurt, organisers of Tendence fair. I have written this as a sponsored collaboration with Tendence, but all views are my own).

Bold living room ideas with Arcade from A by Amara for all seasons.

After a rather cold and snowy start to March, I’ve come to realise that I should keep my interiors flexible. What I mean by this, is that I should pick pieces that are versatile for all seasons. The new colourful Arcade range from A by Amara has fulfilled this role.

It’s also the perfect example of decorating with colours for a bold living room.

The vibrant colours are perfect for Spring/ Summer, but would look great in a Winter setting too. bold living room I was initially apprehensive about a dark patterned rug on the floor, but this Dotted Lines rug has created an amazing visual impact.

It has given the room depth and a cosy feel. It has also worked really well with the brightly coloured cushions.

I’ve used my white coffee table to tame any pattern overload.

I have also used the Parade yellow vase and books with similar pops of colour to the cushions to break up the focus of colour in one area. The pure silk cushions in the far distance are also from the Arcade range. I think the Arcade range really encompasses many styles, but at its core, it is Maximalism with colour. The bold drip inspired inspired print cushion is called Trapeze, the central tassel cushion is called Gallery ( it has a matching throw which is draped on the arm of my sofa) and the striped pom pom cushions at the back are called Regale. I was so pleased with this Circus spot vase, because it was perfect for housing my fern plant. I’m not sure how long my fern will last, but you can get a faux one too from the Arcade range.

My Circus vase sits on a beautiful grey and white marble table, also from the A by Amara range. You can see the marble side tables in the far left of the above photo. So what do you think of the bold living room ideas, using Arcade, from A by Amara?

I hope the colours have brought a smile to your face. I have styled the Arcade range in my workspace too if you fancy taking a look.

Wishing you all a wonderful start to your week.

( All photography and styling are by me, Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a sponsored collaboration with Amara. All views are my own and images are my Copyright.)

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