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It was an honour last weekend to have my son’s bedroom featured on the front cover of the Sunday Times newspaper – Home section.

It was written by Katrina Burroughs, on Unisex style in children’s bedroom.

To quote Katrina “it was about the decor wars that are gently waged between adults and their offspring – and between adults and the purveyors of pink and blue designs –  and how the bill payers can triumph, creating child friendly yet stylish interiors that satisfy all parties.”

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I styled two gender neutral rooms for the feature. The above photo was used. The other room was styled in a monochrome palette, revealed below.

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Not sure if you remembered my son’s recent bedroom Spring refresh above? It was very blue.

I’ve fine tuned it to yellow and mint for the unisex feature.

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Katrina’s comment in the Sunday Times made me smile. Here it is “Her taste is understated, chic, design-savvy – good luck getting her to admit a novelty duvet into her house.”

Yes, the whole issue around novelty duvets! I’ve been lucky so far with the latter, my children have not really requested them and we have worked collaboratively to achieve the look in their rooms.

Here’s a list of where everything is from:

The duvet cover is from Hay; the linen mint ombre throw is from Designer’s Guild; the bed is from Little White company; the prints are by Fine Little Day and Corby Tindersticks; the chevron green rug is from Urban Outfitters; the side table is Componibili by Kartell; the mint leaf lamp is by Muuto.

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This striped cushion in yellow and blue is by Kangan Arora, a recent purchase from Heals. That sweet little fella sitting on the bed is by Lucky Boy Sunday.

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The chair is vintage, by Casalino and the cushion is by Lucky Boy Sunday.

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Here is the monochrome room

The duvet cover is Arne Jacobsen by Design Letters from Skandivis; the dog pillow is by H&M ; The Cross throw is by Pia Wallen; the geometric storage bag is by Ferm Living and the mint stool is part of the new Brakig range from Ikea.

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The monochrome prints are from Future and Found.

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The alphabet cups are by Design Letters and the laundry bag is by House Doctor.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my styling! Have a wonderful weekend. x

Graeme-Hawes-Heals-Modern-craft-market-Little-Big-Bell I was recently invited to the launch party of Heal’s discover: The Modern Craft Market. It was a wonderful event packed full of home grown talent, crafts and creatives.

The market which will run till February 16th, consist of a curated group of independent designers, Royal College of Art graduates and handpicked artisans from the Crafts Councils and Contemporary Applied Arts.

Here are my picks: The contrasting coloured rimmed bowls above by Graeme Hawes.

Meret-Probst-Heals-Modern-craft-market-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell These faceted glasses by Meret Probst that sparkled like Amber gems.

Gillies-Jones-Heals-London-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell These milky glass bowls by Gillies Jones are simply charming in hues of light minty blues.

Kirsty-Adams-ceramics-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell These beautiful and delicate ceramics by Kirsty Adams remind me of the Mediterranean, perfect for a Summer table setting.

Stuart-Carey-porcelain-stoneware-at-Heals-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Loving the porcelain stoneware bowls by Stuart Carey. The green and yellow bowls, when stacked, would look so sweet together.

Soderlund-Davidson-Heal's-modern-craft-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Soderlund Davidson’s mix and match candlestick holders are so much fun. You can select your layers and colours for a personalised creation.

Ikuko-Iwamoto-Heal's-London-photo-by-Geraldine-of-Little-Big-Bell Love the sculptural element of Ikuko Iwamoto’s vase and cups, along with their textural dots.

Kyra-Cane-Heal's-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell The bold black strokes wrapped around Kyra Cane’s porcelain bowls has that ombre effect that is so on trend at the moment.

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I wouldn’t mind one of these colourful pillows by Morag MacPherson. Inspired by vintage fabrics, they have been digitally printed on.

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This Kangan Arora cushion in my favourite colour Teal, is on the wish list.

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Kezia Regan’s cushion caught my eye for its fresh Spring green painterly effect.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my picks. If you are in London tomorrow, do pop in to Heal’s to explore.

Have a lovely weekend all. x

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:

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

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