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Trouva – the online destination for design

Concrete-vase-Trouva-photo-by-Little-Big-BellI am super excited to tell you about Trouva.

It is my new online “go to” for homewares and gifts. They even do fashion.There is something there for everyone, regardless of age and gender.

Grazia magazine described it as the “new online treasure trove”. I totally agree. Ever since I discovered Trouva, I’ve been hooked.

Trouva is a simple but clever concept. It curates from the curators, a handpicked selection of UK’s best independent stores.

These stores were previously hard to reach, because they were scattered all over the UK.

The good news is that this is no longer the case, you can now buy from them all in one destination, from the comfort of your home, at the click of your computer mouse.

When Lucy Ward, the managing director of Trouva, got in touch to see if I would like to curate from their site, it was an instant YES from me.

I’m going to show you how I have incorporated some of Trouva’s products into my home.

Let’s start with the beautiful porcelain and cement plant pot above by SORT. I love its gold dipped base contrasted against the smooth cement. Being a fan of pink and gold, I decided to pair it with some pink peonies and roses.Trouva-box-shelf-Little-Big-BellThis set of 6 square box shelves by Bloomingville, is from Rigby and Mac, based in Dulwich, but now available on Trouva.

I chose it for its pared down simplicity and framed white background to showcase my design favourites.

It’s so versatile, and can be stacked into different configurations, on any surfaces, or hung on the wall.

Do you spy my cactus vase? I’m loving the whole Cactus trend at the moment. You can purchase a similar one from Rigby and Mac.Trouva-cactus-vase-photo-by-Geraldine-Tan-Little-Big-BellI have styled mine with pretty floral blooms.Bloomingville-shelving-1-Trouva-Little-Big-BellThe Marimekko cups and plate, Jacob Pugh birds and Matt Pugh owl are all part of my own existing curated collection. However, you can also buy them now from Indish at Trouva.
Colourful-storage-1-photo-by-Geraldine-Tan-Little-Big-BellI have this large square alcove in my study (image above).

I have never been able to maximise the use of that space in an aesthetic way, until now. The box shelves were the perfect fit. I’m loving how I can now style and display that space to my heart’s content.

The Love, Style, Life book by Garance Doré in the top middle shelf, is a beautiful style guide by one of fashion’s most powerful influencer. A wonderful read and a great coffee table book. You can purchase it from Home & Pantry at Trouva.colourful-work-space-photo-by-Geraldine-Tan-Little-Big-BellHere’s a better view of my workspace and the alcove with the stacking boxes. What do you think?

Do you spy that Monstera leaf in a vase on the floor? I’ve been wanting a monstera plant for quite some time, but haven’t quite manage to find them at my local garden store.

When I checked online, I noticed how expensive they were. So imagine how happy I was to discover this Faux Monstera leaf from Holly’s house at Trouva. You really can’t tell that it is faux and the wonderful thing is that you needn’t worry about plant care.

Have you noticed how faux plants and flowers are becoming in vogue? I predict that this will be a continued trend into Autumn and Winter 2016.Colourful-storage-idea-photo-by-Geraldine-Little-Big-Bell-blogI so love my little alcove space now.

This is the view from where I sit at my desk to blog. The colours just make me so happy.Trouva-curates-by-Geraldine-Tan-Little-Big-BellHere are a few additional favourite ( image above) finds from Trouva.

To go with my Monstera faux leaf, I have picked this Monstera leaf print cushion from T&Shop.

As you know I love a little bit of girly glamour. The gold wall lamp by Bloomingville and the Dior book are  from PAD Lifestyle,  The Tom Pigeon print is from Cassius and Coco and the Design Letters tray in from Indish. My final pick is this bright yellow print by the Rifle Paper Co. from Tea and Kate.Cactus-vase-photo-Little-Big-BellHope you have enjoyed my picks from Trouva. Do take a peek at their site.

Have a lovely week.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. The collage is from Trouva. This is a collaboration with Trouva. All opinions are my own.)

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