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Meural Canvas digital art frame that brings true to life art to your home.

There are times when as a parent, I feel I should be exposing my kids more to the world of art.

We are lucky in London because there are a wealth of art galleries to visit for free. 

However, being so busy , this often becomes a neglected perk.

The other day, my son showed me his school art journal. He was learning about the works of artists from Van Gogh to Damien Hirst.

I decided I should be embracing his interest in art more, and that’s why I got so excited when I discovered NETGEAR’s Meural Canvas.

You can see the canvas on the left hand side wall of his room. meural canvas I’ve decided to style a workspace around his Meural Canvas. meural canvas The Meural Canvas is an amazing piece of technology which brings art to life.

It’s a digital canvas that allows you to subscribe to artwork from galleries around the world.

The image quality is so pristine and life like, with its anti glare screen and ambient light sensor. It’s almost like staring at that art in real life.

Navigating the artwork collection is easy too.  You could use the Meural app on your phone or wave your hand in front of the canvas. This weekend marks the birthday of Antoine de Saint-Exupery, renowned author and illustrator of ‘The Little Prince’. To celebrate his birthday, Meural has released a virtual “The Little Prince” storybook, exclusively for the Meural Canvas. 

The storybook includes beautiful custom illustrations formatted to fit the screen, providing a new way to interact with the beloved characters and themes of The Little Prince. If you wave your hand upwards in front of the frame’s gesture sensor, text from the story appears on each virtual page, allowing you to read it out loud like you would a traditional book. It’s so fun to read with my son. For those who have read the book, the images are a great talking point too.

The images can be viewed both in portrait and landscape orientation, by using meural’s swivel mount. So many fantastic features in an art frame don’t you think?  You can even stream your own photos if you so desired. I can’t wait to walk my son through the galleries of the world from the comfort his room. Imagine having a Klimt, Monet or Turner on your wall, at the touch of a button!  I’d like to end my post with a happy birthday to Antoine de Saint-Exupery. His illustrations and writings are simply inspirational.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a paid partnership post with Meural).

the sofa and chair company The Sofa and Chair Company has launch their refurbished showroom in West London.

It’s an amazing 100 000 square feet.

The Sofa and Chair Company is one of UK’s leading manufacturer of luxury sofas and bespoke furniture.

They manufacture and hand build their own furniture in their workshop, with a dedicated team of master craftsmen.

They even produce their own timber frames with a guarantee of up to 15 years.

The pink living room above comprise of design from their archive collection,  brought up to date with new fabrics and colours.

In fact, The Sofa and Chair company have a huge collection of fabric choices in their library, also located in the showroom. the sofa and chair company This is the Circa sofa, from their latest collection.

It’s a statement piece, with their signature heritage deep buttoning detail, but in a contemporary design.

It’s elegant and comfortable in an olive mohair fabric. Contrary to their name, The Sofa and Chair Company don’t just sell chairs and sofas.

They sell everything from beds, to sideboards, lighting and even artwork. Isn’t this bed gorgeous? Just look at that beautifully upholstered headboard. Check out that stunning lighting. Here’s more visual inspiration.

As well as working with interior designers and commercial businesses, they are now embracing the consumer market more too. They have also established business partnerships with property developers.

With the capacity of their showroom, they are now able to design true to life sized interiors for show houses. Finally, if you are thinking of designing your new home, I would highly recommend a trip to The Sofa and Chair’s West London showroom.

To sum up, there is seriously something there for all tastes.

I’m definitely going back again one day soon.

( This is a paid partnership post with The Sofa & Chair company, photography are all my own , as are my opinions.)

My colourful Victorian floor tiles from Original Features.

Remember this a week ago?

Well, I’m happy to say that I can finally reveal my newly decorated exterior walkway.

I knew I didn’t want just the classic black and white Victorian floor tiles, so set out to bring some colour to my outdoor space. Here it is, in its full glory with pastel pink, blue and minty green.

What do you think?

Do the colours make you feel happy? I’m so pleased with it, and have been thrilled by the response of my neighbourhood. I even spotted someone doing a shoe selfie the other day.

I’m not sure I like so many people lurking around my doorway, but I must admit I’m equally chuffed with the response.

I’ve always longed for Victorian floor tiles and these gorgeous ones are from Olde English tiles. Victorian floor tiles Not only are they beautiful to look at, they are totally scratch, stain, frost and water resistant too.

I picked my Victorian tile pattern from Original Features’ collection, and brought it up to date using pastel shades. What do you think?

I was initially worried about the white getting stained, but I was pleased to learn that they are fully vitrified, so have low porosity, and therefore able to withstand the rigours of high traffic. Victorian floor tiles Now that the external walkway is done, I’m highly tempted to get my internal hallway done too.

Finally, If you are interested in Victorian floor tiles, I highly recommend checking out Original Features and Olde English tiles

Have a lovely start to your week, and I will be back soon with more home DIYs and updates.

( All photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. The Victorian floor tiles have been designed by Original features and provided by Olde English tiles.)

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