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Sainsbury's Home Helsinki Sainsbury’s Home Helsinki range for a Scandinavian inspired interior.

Simple things make me happy, like the fact that there is now light as I emerge from work and my Spring bulbs at home are sprouting.

Even though it’s still freezing cold outdoors, I’m feeling hopeful that Spring will soon be leaping out at us from hiding.

If you can’t wait, then why not bring a spot of sunshine indoors with Sainsbury’s Home Helsinki range?

I’ve done precisely that this weekend, with glorious pops of ochre yellow, from this Scandinavian inspired home collection. Doesn’t this yellow Helsinki lampshade make the indoors shine, and how cute is this wooden desk calendar?

I can already sense that 2018 will be a year of colourful Scandinavian style. These cacti and succulents in concrete planters, also from Sainsbury’s Home Helsinki range, add another dimension of warmth to my space.

At first glance, you may think that they are real, but in fact they are totally faux.

Imagine what bliss it must be, to not have to water any plants at all. Talking about ‘faux’, you need to check out the plates and mugs from Sainsbury’s Helsinki range.

I wouldn’t be surprised if you thought they were made of ceramic, when in fact they are melamine. The attention to detail is amazing.

That black coffee pot is from the same collection. Sainsbury's Home Helsinki Can you spot that black wire basket on my desk? It’s also from Sainsbury’s Home Helsinki range. I love that it’s just the right size for the novels and notebooks on my desk. What do you think of my Spring Scandinavian inspired workspace? That yellow is rather infectious and as you can see has extended to my bed too. Here’s a wider angle view of my bedroom. Can you spot that Sainsbury’s Home Helsinki range also do bed linen and cushions? Here’s a closer look of my bed. Aren’t those colour block cushions fabulous?

It’s amazing how this new range has transformed and refreshed my bedroom and workspace, just in a matter of an hour. Sainsburys-Home-Helsinki Everything is now available to buy at Sainsbury’s. The prices are so affordable too.

So, if you have a weekend day free and fancy a little bedroom makeover, then do check out Sainsbury’s Home Helsinki range. You can also see the other Sainsbury’s Home collections here.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post. I will be back pretty soon with more room makeovers and decor ideas. Can’t wait to show you.

Have a lovely start to your week.

( All photography and styling are my own. This is a sponsored collaboration with Sainsbury’s Home but all views are my own).

Home Spring Summer 2018 Sainsburys Home Spring Summer 2018 preview collection.

Last week I had the pleasure of attending Sainsbury’s Home Spring Summer 2018 Press breakfast.

I was interested to see what the trends for next year would be. It was also fun to pick out my favourite pieces from the show, to style at home. Andrew Tanner ( Design manager at Sainsbury’s) and Rona Olds ( Head of buying for Sainsbury’s) talked us through the 7 different collections.

See if you can guess which collections I selected my products from, to style my room.

Helsinki – A Scandinavian style collection with a moody palette of Ochre and shades of Charcoal, from textiles to tableware. The Melamine from the Helsinki collection look and feel like real ceramic.

Riviera Coast – Inspired by the coastline, a nautical theme, with elements of gold, indigo blue and knots in patterns.

Meadow Inspired by the British countryside, a soft and beautiful palette.

Summer Palm House – Inspired by the opulence of Kew Gardens and the Cocktail Lounge bar at Singapore’s Raffles hotel drenched in big Palm trees. A beautiful botanical collection, combining shades of blush pinks with greens.

Casa de Cuba – A vibrant collection with tile print patterns, that can be mixed and matched.

Fiesta – It’s all about family time and spending it together in the garden during Summer. Colours are bright with lots of geometric prints.

Bohemian Wanderer – A beautiful Boho vibe with hand finished textiles and hand blown glass. Sainsbury's Home Spring Summer 2018 So, which collections do you think I selected my products from?

Unsurprisingly, I went for the colourful Casa de Cuba and Summer Palm House collections. Let me now show you around. Feast your eyes on this beautiful real marble top Copper table from the Summer Palm House collection. I’m pretty sure this will fly out of the store when it lands, because, can you believe that it’s only £45?

How amazing is that cactus plant (£24) on the marble table? You won’t believe me when I tell you it’s faux. When I saw it at the press show, I thought it was a real one, being used as a prop. I used the beautiful woven striped cotton throw from Sainsbury’s Casa de Cuba collection to add a vibrant pop of colour to the sofa. Here is a close up view of the throw and matching cushions from the same collection. Isn’t that Sardine cushion adorable, with its colourful tassels? We’ve seen large planters on stands over the past year, with the indoor plants trend, but I’ve not seen a mini version like this before. It’s just so cool, with its bright pop of sunshine yellow. Here it is on the coffee table. It doesn’t matter if the patterns clash, the more, the merrier for a visual impact. I’ve never seen a pink Cockatoo before, isn’t it sweet? This would be my dream pet, to fit in with my pink loving home.

All the new range cushions are between £12 to £16 each. Did you notice that beautiful blue, red and pink Havana pouffe with a tile pattern? That is my absolute favourite piece from Sainsbury’s Home Spring Summer 2018 collection. It’s so light and comfortable to sit on too. This giraffe planter (£20) is from Sainsbury’s Home’s Bohemian wanderer collection. It will definitely feature in my daughter’s eclectic Boho theme room revamp next year. It was such an amazing feeling to bring Summer back into my home on a cold Winter’s day. I appreciate that most people are making their homes Winter cosy now, but doesn’t this just add an instant cheer and a dose of warmth? Hope you have enjoyed my picks of Sainsbury’s Home Spring Summer 2018 collection. All the other collections are amazing too. There is something to suit every taste.

Will you be queueing at Sainsbury’s to get your hands on the best pieces when the collection comes out? I know I will. Do keep an eye on Sainsbury’s Home’s instagram account to find out more.

Hope you have enjoyed the post. Do take a peek at my last post about the WGSN interiors trend talk by Lisa White at Sainbury’s Home’s press show too. It’s so interesting to learn about the new lifestyle trends on the horizon.

Have a wonderful new week.

( All styling and photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a sponsored collaborative post with Sainsbury’s Home, but all opinions are my own).

Spring-refresh-living-room-Little-Big-Bell Winter continues to linger on in London with its bitterly cold winds. I’ve decided to fast forward the seasons with a Spring refresh of my living room.

A Spring refresh can easily be done on a limited budget. I’ve decided to style my room with Sainsbury’s new homewares collection called Ethereal.

My first step to creating that ‘Spring is here’ feel, was to put together a pretty bouquet of pastel blooms.

Flowers never fail to create that instant lift of warmth and happiness to a space.

Spring-decor-living-room Step two was to add bright pops of colour to the sofa. I have decided to replace my Winter cushions with these sunshine yellow Ethereal Geo embroided cushions and Mediterranean Sea blue Crewel Geo cushions. Ethereal-collection-Sainsbury-Little-Big-Bell Step three: Keep a cosy feel without the need for a chunky knit throw or fleece. I have chosen a light Duck Egg blue Herringbone Throw to bridge the seasonal transition.

Step four: sip floral teas for that heady scent of Spring. My cute round tray and blue mug are also from Sainsbury’s Ethereal range. Spring-interiors-Little-Big-Bell Here they are all together. Sainsburys-ethereal-2017-collection Another view. Sainsbury-home-spring-summer-2017-collection copy As light is low and limited during the Winter months, the addition of these pops of colour can really light up a space. Living-room-style What do you think? Does it feel like Spring to you? Wooden-drawers-desk-tidy-Little-Big-Bell A Spring refresh also calls for a Spring clean. Whilst browsing through Sainsbury’s Ethereal range, I spotted these wooden storage drawers. Desk-tidy-wooden-storage-drawers-Ethereal-range-Sainsburys-Little-Big-Bell It now sits perfectly on my work desk as a stationery tidy. Ethereal-large-storage-drawers-Sainsburys-Little-Big-Bell Definitely welcomed extra storage and all within an arm’s reach. Sainsburys-blue-ethereal-mug Now that I have a little bit of Spring in my home , I always look forward to returning home to unwind from the cold.

Hope you have enjoyed this post. Do take a peek at Sainsbury’s new Ethereal home range, to add a bit of Spring to your indoors.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a collaborative post with Sainsbury’s but all opinions are my own ).

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