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16 Jan

Home London 2014 – My Design Picks Out and About


Home-London-2014 Hello all! Sorry for taking so long to post. I’ve been busy at the hospital lately, and have had numerous papers to write for our clinical team.

I did however manage to squeeze in the Home show 2014 last Sunday. It was fun to get a sneak peek of the new season home wares.

I will let most of my photos do the talking. Here are my picks:


This sweet candy coloured print showing London landmarks is by Holly Francesca,one of Heart Home’s selected new designer.

Holly-Francesca-prints-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Here’s more by Holly Francesca.


Another new designer picked by Heart Home is the talented Kirath Ghundoo. Love her geometric design wallpaper, in pretty pastel tones of mint, yellow and peach. The colour palette is just so perfect for this Spring and Summer.

I’ve just bought a mint coloured sofa and can visualise how perfect this paper would be as a backdrop.


More wonderful wallpaper. These are by Claire Murray designs. Love the colourful one with Teal, yellows and fuschia pinks.


Here we have the colourful work of talented Sian Elin. Her cushions and wallpaper are available at Heal’s, one of my favourite design stores in London.


Aren’t those cat prints from Yoke adorable? Those bright splashes of colour bring so much cheer to our current grey weather in London.


These vessels by Taz Pollard when grouped together are immediately eye catching, beautifully shaped and so unusual. Taz is one of the shortlisted candidates for the COADG bursary.


There are more to these gorgeous patterned cushions than meet the eye. The top two are based on cross sections of human organs. The top one is the kidney and the middle one the brain. These bring back memories of when I was a medical student doing Anatomy.

The designer is Fanny Shorter and she is the winner of the COADG bursary.


This jug by Mark Mc Ginnis looks great next to this blanket designed by Donna Wilson for SCP. Thank you to the lovely lady at the stand who allowed me to move her display around to get this photo.

Those minty greens and pinks go so well together. This may have been a purchase for me had it not been a trade show.

Donna-Wilson-for-SCP-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell More commissioned work by Donna Wilson for SCP.


My love for all things Marimekko continues. It’s so funny that since I’m always promoting it on Instagram, I have had people ask me whether I was an agent for the brand.

This season is looking very sunny with bright yellows and pops of reds. This would be a perfect wake up photo for a rainy day.

Marimekko-cushions-Little-Big-Bell Here’s more!  Which cushion do you like?

I’m liking the black, white and green floral one.

Seven-Gauge-studios-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Dress your sofa with this gorgeous grey and yellow blanket from Seven Gauge studios. I first spotted this brand at a Heal’s furniture preview show. Perfect for cosy Winter snuggling.


This forks range table runner really caught my eye. So quirky and cool. It’s by Jennifer Slattery. Do check out her website, there are loads more beautiful table linens there.


This house shaped shelf reminds me of the one I own by Vitra. This is a cute display by Bloomingville .


This is Mini Moderns‘ new print design for 2014 entitled ‘Dungeness’, part of their Hinterland collection.

Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire are the talented duo behind the brand. They have recently converted a railway car into a beach house and it is truly stunning. You can see it on Design Sponge.


Mini Moderns have also developed a paint range that colour coordinates with their wallpaper and furnishings. Made up of 90% recycled content, it is also environmentally friendly. I can see the two perfect colours for this season – mint green and teal.

Mini-Moderns-Chouette-pillow-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Love the greens and pale blues of this ‘Chouette’ cushion, also by Mini Modern.

By-Nord-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell These colourful glasses from By Nord caught my attention. Liking the idea of placing a Spring bulb inside to sprout. You can buy them from the lovely Toni of Skandivis.


The pink and mint green candle holder from Ferm Living is on my wish list.

Below is a gallery of my picks from the new season’s Ferm Living 2014. Enjoy!







Ferm-Living-plant-holders Hope you like my picks. Have a happy week x

  1. Fabulous picks! Really like your selection, especially the Ferm living collection and that gorgeous grey and yellow blanket *swoon*. Glad you had a great time at the show! x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you Ruth. It was a great show. Shame we didn’t bump into each other there. x

  2. Hello Geraldine, WOW! I love all these for their individuality but I must say my favorite of all are the plant stands. I am also happy to see brass making a comeback! Thank you for sharing your photos from your trip to the Home show. Have a lovely day and weekend xx

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you Jocelyn ! I love those plant stands too. Definitely one to look out for when they hit the shops. Have a lovely weekend J and see you on IG. x

  3. Dear Geraldine, Thanks for your report from the Home London expo, a job you clearly enjoy, but take on with so much enthusiasm and professionalism! It’s hard to pick a favourite out of you selection, but a few standouts, to me, were: the Claire Murray wallpaper, particularly her Champignon design. Fanny Shorter’s Kidney” “cushion – you could never look at it just as a decorative design, if you were to have it in your house! Donna Wilson’s design for SCP ottomans – fabulous patterns. They look a bit like Missoni designs! I always love Marrimekko! Jennifer Slattery’s design of the forks table runner. I love those sort of everyday objects used as graphics! I enjoy Bloomingville’s products. Mini Modern’s Dungeness would look great in a holiday house, or a boy’s room. And Ferm Living’s Pen print for napkins, to me has a Japanese feel. I like!
    Thanks again for your report! I enjoyed looking through it!
    Deborah from Melbourne

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      I’m so pleased you enjoyed it Deborah and I love how you have summarised it. Have a great weekend lovely xx

  4. As ever you’ve manage to get into every nook and cranny of the show and present us with the perfect picks! Thanks for mentioning me too Geraldine I really appreciate it. Have a lovely weekend. Toni xx

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you Toni, have a wonderful weekend and see you at our meet up soon. x

  5. Hi Geraldine – That was so lovely to have a tour round HOME through your eyes. I’d really hoped to manage down to see it , but just didn’t manage to fit it in. Seeing a blog round up is the next best thing ! Rhiannon x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you Rhiannon , have a lovely weekend and hopefully see you at our meet ups soon. x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Hi Caroline, it was definitely big this year and loads of new designs to see. It was really lovely seeing you too. x

  6. What a great round up! I must admit I spent most of the time chatting as it was so lovely to see so many bloggers…

    You’ve picked some lovely people. There is such talent out there.
    I really like the whole feel of HOME. They just get it right. Long may it last.

    Will try and pop in on meet-up. Be lovely to see everyone x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you Tina, do pop in to meet up, would be lovely to see you. I know what you mean about home. I was there for ages! browsing, photographing and chatting. I went through 3 bottles of water. 😉 xx

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Hi gudy, so sweet of you to say that, thank you lovely! Have a great week xx

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thanks Will 😉 Agree, Holly’s prints are so charming. Such a wonderful event at Home, hope you enjoyed it too. xx

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you Taz and it’s a pleasure to feature your work. x

  7. Holly’s print are so cute. I especially like the London Landmarks print. And the Mini Moderns design with the Dungeness print, so cute! It reminds me of the trip I took along Britain’s Jurassic route in the south.

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Holly’s print is sweet and colourful, perfect for Spring! Britain’s Jurassic route sounds like fun, you’ve got to tell me about it when I next see you lovely! x

  8. Oh so much beauty! What a wonderful selection of treasures – I’m in love with your eye and sense of style. The FermLiving really knock my socks of, the brass is so lovely and the napkins are so pretty. Thank you for sharing your favorites Geraldine and have a great day tomorrow:-) Heap of hugs

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thanks Mette, such lovely words. I’m loving the Ferm living brass ware too. Have a lovely day tomorrow too xx

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