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My pink woven cane chair from PLEASE WAIT to be SEATED

When I spot something that I love, I simply can’t get it out of my head, and PLEASE WAIT to be SEATED is one such brand. 

They are a young Danish design company since 2014, and owned by Thomas Ibsen and Peter Mahler-Sørensen.

Their goal is to introduce design that have a potential of becoming future classics.

The AHM chair is one such future classic, and I’m so happy to say that I’m now the proud owner of one.

Can you spot it in my workspace above? woven-cane-chair-rattan At the start of 2019, I noticed from the trade shows that woven cane (rattan) furniture was a big trend, and PLEASE WAIT to be SEATED was definitely a front runner with their cane chair. The AHM chair comes in a range of colours, mine is Indian Red, a gorgeous deep pinky tone.

It was designed by Isabel Ahm. Isn’t it beautiful?

The curves are shaped from three pieces of interconnected wood, combining the sleek lines of 1950s Danish design with a contemporary angle. You may wonder why the name PLEASE WAIT to be SEATED ? 

I was curious to find out more.

They said the name summed up who they were: “polite people with a keen interest in interior, with a sense of humour and both feet firmly on the ground”. 

I think that’s a great way to describe their ethos and it’s definitely unique. I’m currently sitting on my AHM cane chair as I write this, and I can say hand on heart that it is so comfortable.

The rattan webbing is firm but keeps the pressure equally distributed when seated.

The smooth curve back is wonderful as support when leaning back. 

I absolutely love the feel of the arms too. cane chair It’s such an elegant chair viewed from all angles. cane-chair-rattan-chair Do check out PLEASE WAIT to be SEATED ‘s site. They have so many other inspirational designs.

I will be showing you one of their other iconic pieces soon.

See if you can guess what it is? Hint:  It’s not a chair. Can’t wait to reveal it soon.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the post, have a lovely day all. 

( The AHM was a gift for review. )

window boxes Window boxes from Bay and Box. How to add kerb appeal to a Victorian house.

Summer is the ideal time to get your outdoor space looking beautiful.

Last year, the trend was for revamping your back garden, but this year I’m focused on achieving some kerb appeal for the front of my home.

You may have seen previously that I added some bespoke Victorian tiles to my external walkway from Original Features. Now I’m turning my attention to my windows.

I’m sure by now you would have spotted my beautiful Bay and Box window boxes with lavender on the sills. Aren’t they so pretty?

Now, I’ll let you in on a secret. They are faux lavender but look really real.

They are just perfect for me, as I’m not great with looking after outdoor plants. window boxes You can select from a collection of window boxes from the Bay and Box website. I’ve picked the Parisian Grey boxes that look like concrete.

All of Bay and Box’s window boxes are made to fit terrace and bay windows. So what do you think? Aren’t the window boxes gorgeous?

I really think they have added some kerb appeal to my Victorian house.

The good news is that Bay and Box are currently on sale, so I’d grab yourself a bargain now if I were you. They are definitely worth it.

Bay and Box don’t just do window boxes, they do sell planters too.

If you need help with stunning artificial plants for your home or commercial premises, but don’t have time to do it yourself, then Bay and Box have also launched their sister site called Unreal Landscapes.

Their new service will be on hand to bring beautiful gardens to everyone.

Finally, hope you’ve enjoyed this post. I will be back soon with more interiors inspiration. Wishing you a wonderful day.

( All photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. The window boxes were gifts for review. All opinions are my own.)

Tips on how to organise a teen boy’s room with with Curver’s concrete looking Beton boxes

I have come to realise that banishing clutter is the way forward to a happy and relaxing vibe at home. That, and of course the addition of some colour.

What does one do on a long bank holiday weekend? Well, for me it was about reorganising the home.

I decided to start in my son’s bedroom. You may recall that, a while back, his bedroom was just blue and black.

However, over a period of time colour crept in.

I’m not sure he is totally happy with a rainbow coloured room, so I’ve decided to balance it with shades of grey, in the form of concrete looking plastic boxes from the Curver Beton range. Curver Beton boxes As you can see, I have 3 large Curver Beton boxes by his bed side. It’s so cool that it also doubles as a bedside table. My son loves playing games with his dad. It is not uncommon to see cards and dice strewn on the bed. I wanted to make his games accessible, yet easily cleared away. These Beton boxes were just perfect for his bedside space. I have unstacked them here for you to see. So now his bed looks so neat. Don’t you think that despite the colours, it feels very calm and relaxing?  The Curver Beton boxes come in different sizes.

As you can see, I have made full use of the boxes in organising my son’s things. I just love that texture and look of concrete. The good news is that it’s super light, unlike the real thing.

They would be great as storage in a men’s Den or perhaps in an industrial type interior space. The grey tone works really well with the blue walls and pops of yellow in my son’s room.

I have stored his socks in that super large Curver Beton box under his shelf.

The box is easy to open and has ample room. There are so many uses for these Beton boxes, for example, I’ve used them to organise his collectible cards.

He loves Pokemon cards, and it’s great that we can now keep them all in one place. Hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my son’s revamped colourful room.

So, what do you think? Those Curver Beton boxes are great for a tween turning into a teen room.

I’ll be showing you more aspects of his room on instagram soon, so watch this space.

(This is a paid partnership post with Curver, however all opinions are my own. Photography and styling are by myself. The frames on the walls are gifts from e-Frame and rugs by Pappelina.)

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