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Design, Interiors & Lifestyle Blog

AD. Now that it’s Winter, my attention is turning towards making the bedrooms as cosy and warm as possible. I’ve been on the hunt for a super light and warm duvet for my son’s bedroom for a while.

His bedroom seems to be the coldest part of the house. I’ve bought him different duvets in the past, but for some reason, they have not kept him warm. I’m having to tuck him in bed nightly with warm fleecy blankets.

When I read about Penelope Bedroom’s Innovia range, I was keen to give it a try for him.

I got one for my double bed too. Together, we tested out the new duvet over the festive period.

I must say, I think this light and warm Innovia duvet has revolutionised his sleep. I’m not even having to go tuck him in with fleecy blankets now. light and warm duvet What can I say? It’s super luxurious and warm. It’s like a soft fluffy cloud floating on top of you as you sleep. Being light, it allows for you to move around in bed more easily.

I used to wake up at 4 am automatically, but I haven’t during this holiday period. I’m not sure whether it’s because I’m more tired from late nights during the holiday or it’s the effect of this new light and warm duvet.

I certainly feel more comfortable when I go to sleep. I shall be reporting back on this in the next few months in an instagram post.

My son reports that he no longer wakes up feeling cold and loves it. That certainly counts for something. light and warm duvet So what is so special about the Innovia range from Penelope Bedroom?

The two outer layers are made of 90% Hungarian Goose Down and 10% Hungarian Goose Feather to provide a light and fluffy cloud like feel. The centre of Innovia is filled with a heavier percentage of Hungarian Goose Feathers to add thickness and warmth. As you can see, it is encased in an elegantly quilted 100% organic cotton cover.

We have the 13.5 tog duvet which is the warmest and thickest duvet, perfect for Autumn and Winter.

Importantly, as our family have a tendency to eczema, the duvet is hypoallergenic and washable at 30 degrees.

Having tried the duvet, over this holiday period, I can vouch for Penelope Bedroom as a trusted quality brand.

They also supply some of the world’s leading 5 star hotels such as the Ritz Carlton, Jumeirah and Kempinski hotels. Imagine having a luxury hotel standard duvet at home.

My son is certainly enjoying his new light and warm duvet.

I really would like to extend a big thank you to Penelope Bedroom for making our sleep so much more comfortable.

As I love it so much, I will be reporting back on the duvet in a few more month’s time again on Instagram.

Wishing you all a wonderful 2020.

(Penelope Bedroom kindly gifted us the duvet for review. I sought after the brand after reading good things about them and not vice versa. All opinions given are unbiased.)

Stranger Things style living room AD. I was excited to take on the challenge when Frith rugs asked me to style up a Stranger Things style living room using one of their rugs.

I could have gone all dark and retro, like in the film, but I decided to put my own take on it.

Stranger Things is one our family’s favourite Netflix shows, set in the 1980s.

The 1980s was the era of the neon pop look and the colourful geometrics of the Memphis style movement. However, alongside these bold colours was also a trend for light pastel hues. I’ve decided to style my living room in the 1980s pastel look. I have kept the Stranger Things theme by recreating the alphabet wall with colourful lights seen in the show. To compliment my pastel theme, I have picked a pretty pink rug from Frith rugs.

It’s a 100% wool Indian lattice design rug. It comes in a variety of sizes. Stranger Things style living room Frith rugs is a family owned business, since 1981. They sell a huge variety of rugs, handpicked and manufactured from their travels around the world.

You can find Persian rugs, to Afghan rugs, and classic styled rugs to contemporary rugs on their website. Basically there is a great collection to suit all tastes and budgets.  When it comes to rugs from third world countries I always like to know if they are being sold ethically, and I’m pleased to find out that Frith rugs do this responsibly. Stranger Things style living room I’ve had my pink Indian lattice design rug for a few weeks now, and can report that the quality is good. It’s soft, cosy and warm to walk on. There is no shedding or pilling of the carpet. It vacuums easily too. Hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my take on a Stranger Things style living room.

I’ll be back soon with more posts in the New Year. Wishing you a wonderful 2020.

dried flowers and foliage garlands christmas Deck the halls with boughs of Holly? Definitely no sight of Holly here, but dried flowers and foliage garlands with frosted baubles.

I’ve noticed Christmas 2019 seem to be about dried flowers and foliage garlands. Not only are they beautiful, but a sensible choice too, as they’ll last the test of time through the high traffic areas of the hallway, or at least until Christmas anyway.

As I have recently decorated my hallway with Graham and Brown’s Bloomsbury wallpaper, I wanted to show it off further with some festive decor. dried flowers and foliage garlands hallway So, I enlisted the help of Hayford and Rhodes to help me create the garland that would go with my hallway wallpaper.

I think the natural instinct would be to create a green foliage garland, but Christmas is about fun and colour. I wanted the garland to pick up the blues and pinks of the wallpaper but with the added sparkle of gold and glitter.

It had to be something that would blend with my wallpaper, but also be a design feature of its own.

After a few adjustments, these were the dried flowers and foliage garlands that Hayford and Rhodes came up with for me. I absolutely love them all. They totally match my door wreath too don’t you think? Here’s another view. dried flowers and foliage garlands decor christmas hallway I love how the dried flowers and foliage in the garlands look like they are popping out from the wallpaper, almost like a 3-D effect, don’t you think?

I’m so happy with how it has turned out. Definitely a pop of Christmas cheer as you walk through the front door. So deck the hallways in boughs of Holly it isn’t this Christmas. Will you be decking your hallway in decor too? Have a lovely day all.

(This is a paid partnership post with Graham and Brown)

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