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Design, Interiors & Lifestyle Blog

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).

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).

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