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christmas gift ideas Christmas gift list 4 – colourful prints and cushions from Juniqe.

We are around 4 weeks away from Christmas now, and I know how stressful it can get for some, however, I’m here to help.

Buying gifts for friends and family can often take a lot out of you, can’t it?

I thought I’d help this year by doing Christmas gift list posts early.

As a result of the big C day closing in, I felt I ought to do a few more gift suggestions.

Have you heard of the lifestyle brand Juniqe before? They sell the most adorable collections of artwork and decor accessories.

I’ve curated a colourful collection from their site to style at home, as seen above. I’ve gone for bold and vibrant prints in the artwork and cushions.

The artwork at the top left to right is Botanical House, Lemon with two leaves, Mountain hut and Girls red.

The prints on the bottom row are Bike, Her I, Mr. D’s breakfast and Hong Kong 81.

The mug is called Red Lips.

The pillows from left to right are called Botanical House, Pink Gold Red, Crossed fingers and Morning sunrise.

The pieces that I have chosen can be easily mixed and matched together. This collection would definitely suit a colour loving interiors fan.

I think they would look cool in a teen’s room too, therefore I might move some of the pieces to my daughter’s room.

Anyway, If it makes you feel better, I thought I’d let you know that even though I’m organised on the “interiors” gifting front, I’m yet to do my own Christmas shopping for my kids. Hope you’ve enjoyed this Christmas gift list. I will be back soon with more festive posts.

As a special Christmas treat, I have a 20% off gift code for Juniqe gifts that’ll run between 28th November ( today) till 30th November if it’ll help?

Just quote LITTLEBELL20 at checkout. In the meantime, do keep an eye out for my progress with the Christmas room. I’ve already published part 1 which is getting the Christmas table ready.

Finally, I would like to wish you a calm and happy festive shopping period.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan.)

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).

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