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working from home I thought it would be lovely to provide some decor inspiration to get your home ready for Summer if you are working from home.

Here are my top 5 tips for updating the workspace. working from home decor 1. Declutter

Firstly, for those having to stay home, more than ever, this is the opportunity to declutter.

Admittedly, there is nowhere to dump the stuff, but bagging things away ready to go when the lockdown ends will make life so much easier. home ready for summer 2. Gallery wall refresh

Art prints and frames are still easily available to purchase online and be delivered during this Coronavirus lockdown. home ready for summer In fact, I have done several gallery wall refreshes during my weekends off, for example, my hallway above. home ready for summer You don’t have to spend a bomb to do this. I’ve mainly used old prints that I’ve had in storage and added one or two new ones.

The “Magnifique” print is new, and from Gayle Mansfield. 3. Accessorize your desk.

After a declutter and wipe down, I decided to restyle my desk with a new lamp.

I absolutely adore the elegance of my new Hector 30 lamp from Original BTC, with its classic white bone China shade and brass fittings. 4. New floor coverings 

No floor is complete without a bright and colourful rug to usher in the Summer.

As this is hay fever season, you may want to consider a rug that can be easily washed or wiped down.

I have always loved the plastic rugs from pappelina. In fact, I still have the ones I bought from more than 10 years ago.

These aren’t single use plastic products. They are beautiful designs that last a lifetime.

They feel so luxurious and soft to step on, the colours stay vibrant even after many years, and they are so easy to clean too.

These 2 pretty rugs from pappelina are called Piglet ( pink) and Vera ( turquoise). 5.Pastel cushions

These pastel cushions in the shape of shells are from Moi Mili. Aren’t they simply divine? They match the aesthetic of my workspace so well. The cushions are super plump soft and definitely huggable.

So, those were my 5 simple tips on how to get your workspace ready for Summer if you are working from home. Hope you’ve enjoyed it.

Finally, wishing you a wonderful week ahead and stay safe.

( All photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. The products mentioned are gifts).

pastel home decor and design As the clocks go forward, I thought it befitting to write about how we could bring the latest Summer pastel home decor and design into your home.

I think soft pastel sorbet hues bring calm and relaxation into a space.

Also, there is no harm in indulging in some retail “therapy” now is there?

This could be a welcome diversion, and at the same time , an opportunity to support small businesses too.

I’ve decided to go for soft pinks, minty greens and little pops of yellow in my pastel home decor selections. Here they are :

1. Hay Storage Tin by Sowden in an an assorted range of pastel hues, for storing your kitchen essentials.

2. Muuto Mhy Pendant lamp in a minty hue. Love the curves on this lamp.

3. Muuto ceramic dots coat hooks. These are designed by Lars Tornøe and available in a variety of hues. Don’t you think they look like fun smarties on the wall?

4. Wesco Single Grandy bread bin in mint. I’m all for bringing some pastel cheer into the kitchen. This is perfect for storing our weekly sea salt and rosemary sourdough bread from the bakery.

5. Muuto Doze Lounge chair and ottoman in pink. The perfect lounging chair to sit back, read and forget the troubles of the world.

6. Hay Splash Large vase with gorgeous hand blown splashes of colours. Reminds me of Murano in Venice.

7. Normann Copenhagen Window tray set. Inspired by the shape of one of the windows inside Tivoli Gardens, the set includes 5 trays of varying sizes, perfect for desk top storage.

8. Vitra toolbox in mint. I’m so pleased that Vitra has decided to add colour to their classic toolbox designs. I have the original one in white, but I’m now coveting the pink or mint ones.

9.Anglepoise Margaret Howell desk lamp in seagrass. A design classic in a pretty pastel hue.

10. Brabantia pink bin.  The only place to find beautiful, functional pink bins. Do check out their collections.

11. Ferm Living Plant box in Rose. This wonderful plant box is the stylish solution to bring some greenery indoors, but even better, it can be used as different storage solutions too.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post on my curated selection of pastel home decor, perfect for Summer. I shall be sending the link to my husband as a hint.

Stay safe and Stay Home all.

H&M and Jonathan Adler (AD) I’m so excited to announce the H&M Home and Jonathan Adler collaboration is about to hit the stores. H&M and Jonathan Adler I’ve been a fan of Jonathan Adler’s designs for as long as I can remember. His use of colours and patterns are bold, fun and beautiful.

I remembered coveting all the design and furniture he used to style the Parker Palm Springs hotel when I visited. It’s such great news to find out that his collection will now be available on the high street via his H&M collaboration. H&M and Jonathan Adler I was excited to be offered the opportunity to pick a few of my favourite pieces from the new H&M Home and Jonathan Adler collaboration, to style at home. Here it is. H&M and Jonathan Adler Absolutely adore this vase. I’ve followed Jonathan Adler’s lead, and placed some beautiful Hydrangeas in to give the faces a floral head. I couldn’t resist those super cute cushions. The face cushions match the vase. and that Naughty and Nice cushion is just so fun. I love how the black, white and gold all go so well together and especially against my pink and grey backdrop. This H&M Home and Jonathan Adler candlebra is going to fly off the shelves in store, judging by all the comments I have received on it.

It has a male version on the other side. The pieces are all so well made, and true to his signature style.

Finally, if you fancy that Jonathan Adler glamorous, maximalist and modern aesthetic in your home, then head to H&M.

I’m pleased to let you know that the launch date of the H&M Home and Jonathan Adler collection is 14th November 2019, so set those alarm clocks.

The collection will be available in H&M HOME Concept Stores in Regent Street, Westfield, London, Bullring Birmingham, Westfield in Stratford and online.

In order to help you get what you want, I’ve given you a preview of all the prices.

I have my eye on that hand and sun sculpture. How about you?

( The Jonathan Adler pieces I picked were gifts. All photos my own except for the press photography of Jonathan’s home and product listing, are from H&M. )

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