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I love exploring designs from all over the world. I particularly love Groen en Akker because they curate and stock some really gorgeous brands. This beautiful blue Muuto kink vase is from Groen en Akker. Despite them being based in the Netherlands, the vase arrived so quickly in the post. All so well packed too. muuto vase from Groen en Akker Next to my Muuto vase, are vases from Raawi, another favourite brand of mine. The great news is that they stock Raawi vases too. Groen en Akker homewares store Those white Hydrangeas are from my garden. They look so good in that blue vase don’t you think? Let’s now move my vase to the living room.

My Muuto Kink vase fits perfectly on my narrow mantelpiece. Spot that neon pink candle?

It’s the twist candle by Lex Pot, and one of the best selling items at Groen en Akker. Flanking the other side of the kink vase are 3 pretty coloured glass vessels by Studio About, a new brand to me. About studio vases from Groen en Akker Here’s a close view. Aren’t they so pretty and dainty? These vases are all specially handmade, perfect for small sprigs of flowers.

I’ve placed some of the leftover blooms from a previous bouquet into them. I think some wild flowers would look great in them too, don’t you think?

If you love them, the great news is that I may be running a giveaway of them in the very near future.

So do keep your eyes peeled on Instagram. You won’t want to miss it.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and here’s hoping for some more sunshine. I will be back next week with a room reveal unseen in my home before. Can’t wait to show you soon.

( All styling and  photography are by and the Copyright of Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. The vases were kindly gifted.)

colours-that-make-you-happy-at-home Colours at home are indeed an instant happy mood booster.

Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend. Wasn’t it wonderful with the sun shining so bright. It reminded me of my happy new vase from Amara.

It’s the Hay Wide Juice striped yellow glass vase. I’ve decorated it with some dried colourful flowers. Traybakes-barfi-in-ice-cream-colours Talking about colours, I need to share with you some delightful Indian sweets that I tried this weekend too. They are called Barfi truffles, a dense milk based sweet infused with ice cream flavours and colours. This box of treats was sent to me by The Little Traybakes Company.

They are so delicious,light and sweet. So perfect with a cup of coffee right? dried-flowers-multi-colours If you love the colourful dried flowers, they are from The Happy Blossoms. Flowers do indeed make people happy, especially with those colours right?

What I love about them is that they will never die and fade. Saves a huge amount of money on buying flowers don’t you think?

Although, after saying so, I do love freshly picked flowers too, an instant mood booster too right?

Hope you’ve enjoyed this happy colours post. I’ll be back pretty soon with some new vibrant home decor that I’ve recently discovered.

Have a wonderful week ahead and hope it is sunny where you are.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. Images are copyright, so no usage unless with permission).

quintessential English home look Liberty floral prints are perfect for that quintessential English home look.

I have a hunch this beautiful English country lifestyle look will be making a huge comeback this Summer.

Perhaps the Pandemic has made us long for more rural living.

I decided to bring a bit of that English charm into my home, my bedroom to be precise. As you can see, I have some pretty Liberty fabric bedding on my bed.

They are all handmade in Somerset by the luxury bedding company Coco and Wolf.

I have always loved browsing the fabrics at Liberty London. How to get that quintessential English home look with Coco and Wolf. My Liberty fabric duvet cover is called the Betsy fuchsia. quintessential English home look Liberty London print Here it is up close. The pillow case with a frill edge is the Betsy grey, and the pink and yellow pillow case in front is called the Wiltshire bud. The fabrics are super soft and moreover so luxurious to sleep in. I’ve decorated the bed with some pretty quintessential English silk cushions by another super talented brand, Catherine Rowe designs. In fact, I was interested to learn that Catherine won the Liberty Open Call for a new iconic Liberty fabric design in 2018 which was then launched in 2019. The pink silk cushion you see on my bed is called China rabbits and peonies and the other one is Chinoiserie Menagerie. Both of them have a beautiful ivory bead piping.

Aren’t they so pretty? I absolutely love the design and somehow reminds me of a stately English home in the country side.

The colours are in my favourite pastel palette. They look great on my sofa too.

anyway, hope you’ve enjoyed this post on how to get that quintessential English home look.

Finally, wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

( All photography are copyright of Little Big Bell. The bedding and cushions were gifts.)

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