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A by Amara Arcade When I saw the new A by Amara Spring Summer 2018 range called Arcade, I knew  instantly that it was the collection for me.

I simply couldn’t resist all those bright and happy colours. It’s definitely a welcome change from the lingering dull of Winter.

I was over the moon when Amara asked me to be their brand ambassador for this beautiful collection. It was just perfect for me. Wouldn’t it be fun to wake up to these bright hues?

The block teal bedlinen above, with its 300 thread count, is called La Croisette. I’ve noticed that in the world of interiors, colour lovers fall into two camps.

There are those who love decorating against a darker backdrop, and those who love decorating against a light and neutral background.

Pastel colours don’t work so well with dark colours, but it’s a different story with bright and vibrant colours, such as these jewel tones from the Arcade collection. They work well against any background, and so uniting all colour lovers.

This Fiesta bedlinen and brightly coloured cushions, also from the Arcade range, perfectly illustrates how bright colours pop against a dark wall. I couldn’t take my eyes off this bathroom, with its cool mix of colours and patterns. A by Amara Arcade I wouldn’t mind having that Harlequin style floor mat in my bathroom. Doesn’t this living room, with its tribal design cushions and tassel throw, just transport you to somewhere warm and exotic?

That yellow vase is like a ray of sunshine and the perfect accent colour. The Arcade collection is not just all colour, there are also few black and white monochrome pieces, like this striking rug with its bold patterns, against which the bright yellow chairs pop. Arcade A by Amara Here are some of the decorative accessories from the range. I already have those black and white jars at home, and they look gorgeous when mixed with colours.

This may be a Spring Summer collection, but these jewel tones would work as well during the Autumn/Winter season. I love how versatile Arcade is, as you could use most pieces to style your outdoor space too. Doesn’t the garden party above just make you long for warmer days outdoors?

Hope you’ve enjoyed finding out about Arcade. do take a peek at the collection here. I have started styling the collection at home, and can’t wait to show you.

Have a lovely start to your week.

(All photography were supplied by Amara. I have written this in sponsored collaboration with Amara, but all views are my own).

Joss_and_main_Little_Big_Bell_curated_blogger_collection I am super excited today to announce the Little Big Bell Joss and Main curated sale of furniture and home decor.

I often get asked where to buy the furniture and decor from the photos that I post of my home on Instagram. As many of the pieces I own are no longer in shops, I have often thought about bringing together a collection inspired by the Little Big Bell style, so this is a dream come true. Joss_and_Main_curated_design_sale_with_Little_Big_Bell Joss and Main is a special members only site that offers time limited sales on amazing design brands at a much reduced price.

I have put some of the pieces from the curate next to my home photos, in case you want to recreate the look.

Its parent company is based in the U.S and stocks a whole range of furniture and furnishings not seen on the British High Street. The cool thing is that it is now accessible via and shipped from its UK online site.

You have to be quick though, because the curated sale is only between July 26th and August 2nd 2015.
Joss_and_main_guest_curator_Little_Big_Bell The curation includes my favourite colour palette of mint, canary yellow, fuchsia, powder pink and blues.

The team at Joss and Main have also picked quite a few pieces they felt were inspired by the Little Big Bell style. So interesting to see their interpretations.

Get_to_know_Little_Big_Bell To coincide with the sale, I have also been interviewed on their blog Plume, where I talk about blogging and inspirations. Hope you enjoy reading it.

I really hope you like my Joss and Main curated sale, do let me know which is your favourite piece.

I will be back again soon with a fresh new room styling. Watch this space and happy weekend, Happy shopping.

( This post is a sponsored collaboration with Joss and Main)

Vale_Lodge_1_by_2_Lovely_gays_featured_on_Little_Big_Bell This is the home of UK interior designers Russell and Jordan, also known as 2 Lovely Gays.

Earlier this year Jordan was the runner up of a UK homes show called the Great Interior design challenge.

When I discovered their website last week, I was instantly drawn to their design aesthetic and use of colour.

Vale_Lodge_2_Lovely_Gays_featured_on_blog_Little_Big_Bell I’m liking the mix of midcentury modern and bright accent colours of red, green and blue.

Vale_Lodge_2_Lovely_gays_featured_on_Little_Big_Bell How cool is that green paint wall effect ? I would love to try it at home.

I like how it matches the painted canvas on the shelf, drawing our eyes back to the gallery wall.

Vale_Lodge_by_2_Lovely_Gays_featured_on_Little_Big_Bell You can tell they like to entertain. A bar side table against a beautiful deep sea blue.

Trilby_road_by_2_lovely_gays_featured_on_little_Big_bell This next home is in Trilby road. A Victorian end of terrace house “stripped to its bare and brought back to its former charm with added modern functionality and a touch of humour” say the 2 Lovely Gays.

I am liking the copper blush pink they have used throughout the project.

Trilby_ Road_ 2_Lovely_Gays_featured_on_Little_Big_Bell The copper pink tones are punctuated by striking pops of green.

Trilby Road by 2 Lovely Gays featured on Little Big Bell Such attention to detail, with tableware that matches the wall colour throughout the rest of the house.

Trilby Road-2 lovely Gays Here in the main bedroom, the blush pink continues, now accented by electric blue and shades of Indigo.

Trilby_Road_2_Lovely_Gays I’m loving the details – that blue painted window and the patterned geometric rug.


This must be the guest room or reading nook, where the primary colours unify.

Such amazing talents don’t you think? Check out more of their interior projects here.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this feast of colour. Wishing you all a happy mid week!

( All photos are by Megan Taylor)

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