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My sheepskin Baa stool and the pink and red trend.

This weekend, I had so much fun styling my room in pink. Here is the result.

Do you spot my pink sheepskin footstool? Her name is Judy, and she was the inspiration of my styling. baa stool Judy is from Baa stool, an amazing online store, based in Wales, that sells a range of luxury British sheepskin furniture and accessories.

Isn’t she cute in baby pink with gold hairpin legs?

The cover is removable, so you can change the look of your stool with replacement sheepskin covers. Sheepskin stools are definitely a huge trend this season, especially on Instagram.

Not only does the stool look aesthetically gorgeous, it is super soft to the touch too. Every time my husband walked into the room this weekend, he saw me stroking my baa stool.

I couldn’t help it, as it was so soft. I can guarantee that you will be doing the same thing if you got one too.

You can also keep your baa stool looking tip top with a special metal brush that’s included. There are 26 styles of sheepskin footstools to suit all taste. Each style is available in 17 colours, from Ivory, Chocolate, Baby Pink, Cornflower blue and more. What colour would you pick? The stools also come in a variety of heights, and you can select according to whether you are a ‘feet up’ or ‘feet down’ person.

After a hard and long day of running around in the hospital as a doctor, I naturally want to put my feet up when I get home. I was so pleased that my Judy Baa stool was a ‘feet up’ stool. Anyway, back to the styling. As I mentioned previously my Judy Baa stool inspired my decor. I decided to go for a decor in shades of pink.

I’ve also got a crush on pink and red at the moment. This is another big trend for 2018.

Many people think red and pink clash, but as far as I’m concern, there are no such things as clashing colours. The secret is in getting the dose of those clashing colours right. As you can see, I have a new red and pink gallery wall for my styling.

I was very fortunate to have being able to collaborate with a group of talented printmakers. The last three prints on the bottom row were specially made for me to colour specifications.

If you are interested in the prints, then here are the makers :

  1. Yass Queen by The Gin Fox.
  2. Dusk (pink abstract) by Jessica Ford art
  3. Two hearts by Gayle Mansfield
  4. Rainbow art print that reads ‘ You are every nice word’ by Stacie Swift.
  5. Pink female print by Lena Goodison.
  6. Pink and red LHR baggage tag print by Offizina.
  7. ‘The bags under my  eyes are Chanel’ print by The Happy Cotswold Co.
  8. Blah by Little Dog Studio shop.

My daughter is already eyeing my stool for her room.

It was so cosy to put my feet up this weekend, since it was snowing outdoors. Here’s wishing for Spring soon.

I forgot to mention that sheepskin regulates temperature well. It keeps your feet warm in Winter and cool in Summer. Hope you’ve enjoyed the post and styling.

Wll you embrace the sheepskin stool and the pink red trend? I’m loving it. Do take a look here at Baa stools.

Wishing you all a wonderful start to your weeks.

( All styling and photography are by me, Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. I have collaborated with Baa stool on a sponsored basis, but all opinions are my own.)

How to transform your living space with affordable art prints.

I realise that my signature colours are usually very Spring and Summer. However, now that the outdoor temperature have started to plummet, there is no denying that Winter is fast approaching.

Velvet sofas are perfect for the cold season, because they look and feel cosy.  I thought I’d share with you my 5 quick steps on how to transform your living space into an inviting Winter ready space on a budget.

First of all, Step 1: Style it dark.

You could paint the wall a dark shade of grey, deep blue or even black, against which the olive green of the sofa will pop. affordable art prints However, I haven’t the time to paint my wall, which leads me to – Step 2 : Add a collection of affordable art prints in seasonal shades. I have bought a collection of abstract and geometric prints in my favourite Winter gem tones of Emerald green, Black Onyx, Coral pink, deep sapphire blue with a touch of old style glamour in the gold frames.

These affordable art prints were all from Desenio. Step 3:  Add a woolly rug that feels warm and comforting to the touch.

Step 4 : Select a scatter of cushions and a Winter throw. I’ve picked a palette of black and gold.  Step 5: Add a bit of your own personality.

You may have already noticed that there is a brightly coloured floral cushion in the centre and multi coloured striped throw amongst the black and white monochrome. That’s because I couldn’t let the Summer in me go.  So what do you think?

Rather than spend money and time on repainting the wall, try the affordable art prints.

They have really allowed me to go Winter dark without breaking the bank or into a sweat.

All the other decorative accessories used ( cushions, rug and blankets) were what I already owned at home.

Finally, add some cosy life into the space with a scented candle, books and snuggle up with some hot cocoa.

Hope you have enjoyed my tips on how to transform your space into a Winter ready space on a budget.

You can also get your own Winter ready art prints from Desenio with a 25% discount ( except for handpicked/collaboration posters) by quoting ‘littlebigbell’ at checkout.

The code is valid from31st October to 2nd November,

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

(All styling and photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. All views are my own).

How to rock the pastel boho style interiors at home with JUNIQE.

I always get super excited when asked to curate gallery walls. These pastel beauties are all from JUNIQE, a lifestyle brand for curated and affordable wall art, fashion, home accessories and stationery.

(From top left to right) The Dragon fruit popsicle print is by Cafelab ; The Giraffe is by Paul Fuentes; Soft Shapes is bu XOXO arte.

(Bottom left to right) Graphic123 by Mareike Böhmer; Shoes 02 by Babeth Lafon and Perfect Mason by Xchange Art Studio.

boho style interiors As the title suggests, I’ve decided to show you how to rock a pastel boho style. I’m not sure whether there is such a style with pastels, but it is my style.

Here are 5 elements required to create a boho look:

1.Hand made textiles with texture.

My Moroccan style throw over my green sofa ticks the boxes for textured textiles, with its knots and tassels.

2. A little bit of gold sparkle.

The two cushions with gold prints are also from Juniqe. The Cactus Mustard cushion and polka dot cushion called Wren are both by Charlotte Winter. 3. Jewel tones.

Vibrant pinks, purples and oranges add interest for a Boho style look. These colours are in the flowers and throw.  4. Greenery.

Lots of indoor houseplants are essential for a Boho vibe. I have included only one plant, but perhaps could have added some hanging greens or small potted succulents.

5. Warm Earthy tones.

There needs to be a balance of earthy tones, often from the vintage furniture seen in a boho styled room.

The elements of earthiness here come from the brown tones in the throw and from the Rattan table. Once you have inserted all the elements of Boho style to your decor, then add something very sweet and pastel to create a sharp contrast.

These prints that I’ve selected, were perfect for creating an overall pastel boho style look. If a ‘pastel’ boho style interiors never existed before, it now does.

Do check out JUNIQE’s site. All their designs are specially curated and handpicked before being made into art prints and homeware. I have also got a special 10% voucher code at checkout for you that will be active from 12noon UK time on Monday 3rd July, just quote LittleBigBell10.

Hope you have enjoyed my new room styling. wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.

( All photography and styling are by me, Geraldine Tan, editor of Little big Bell. This is a sponsored collaboration with Juniqe, but all views and opinions are my own).

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