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Shabby chic is one of the timeless and classic interior design styles, fusing vintage home decor with a smattering of Boho mix-and-match and English country prettiness. Lift your bedrooms for Spring with a few gorgeous shabby chic home accessories. Here’s our selection of 50 finds for under £50.

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As an ex-Biologist, I’m passionate about science and I love knowing how things work. Lately, I’ve been giving a lot of thought as to how science can be applied to home decor. I’ll be telling you more about this over the coming weeks, but for now, I decided to try and unpick my own psychology to explain what it is about my latest Anthropologie bedding set that I love so much.

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For all vintage home decor lovers now is the time to make the most of the warmer, lighter days by heading to one of the many vintage and antique markets across the UK. Aside from being a great opportunity to bag some vintage buys for your home and garden, they also make wonderful days out, with many being hosted in some of the countries prettiest places.

Top tip: Get there early and be ready to haggle and move quickly!

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4 interior design styles for spring

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Spring is when we emerge from our wintry cocoons and embrace the sheer joy of lighter and brighter days. Often we forget how closely aligned our wellbeing is to our physical environment, so this Spring let’s freshen-up our spaces and in so doing rejuvenate and refresh our spirits, ready to embrace the long-awaited warmer months. Here are 4 interior design styles that are perfect for a Spring home refresh.

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Two of my nearest and dearest have recently gotten engaged and it’s got me thinking about unique wedding ideas for them! Wedding favours can often be left until last, but they are a great opportunity to add a truly personal touch to your special day. If you start planning and making them now, you’ll easily have them done in time for a Summer (or Winter!) wedding. Here are 4 homemade favours your guests will love.

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Beautiful aromas can awaken our senses and send our minds wandering to rich memories. The scents of Spring and Summer can refresh, invigorate and revive our homes and fill us with the excitement of the glorious long days ahead. Here are 10 gorgeous fragrances to energise your homes for Spring.

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Today we’re venturing to snow-kissed Vienna, truly one of the most exquisite places I’ve ever visited. The city is dripping in striking Baroque and classic architecture, dotted with sculptures, beautiful parks and cobbled streets. I could chat endlessly about this incredible place, but today I’m going to take you on another hotel interiors nosey, this time in Vienna’s Hotel Bristol. Read more »

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There are many beautiful places around the world that we all dream of escaping to, but there’s very few where you can truly hide from ‘real-life’ and immerse yourself completely in another world. It’s time for a dose of healthy escapism and this week I’m going give you a snapshot of life in Arunachal Pradesh.

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Knowing the differences between mattresses is vital to ensure you buy just the right one. Gel mattresses are currently all the rage, harnessing new technology that enables them to mould to your shape and regulate temperature. However, they can be pricey. The next best thing, and largely just as good for most of us, are pocket spring mattresses. Here’s some top picks that have received consistently shining reviews:

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Dry January is officially over,  so pour yourself a tipple and have a read of this brilliant graphic from Dartington Crystal. A fabulously British brand, Dartington operates the only major crystal factory left in the UK, in Devon. They’ve been handcrafting crystal glassware since 1967.

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On this week’s celebrity homes we’re swooning over Hilary Swank’s gorgeous pink and orange skies and we’re drooling over Nina Dobrev’s shrimp and pineapple fried rice. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s doggie trio are pretty damn cute too and Nina’s cat just brings a smile to the face. Keep your eyes peeled for our blog on how to mimic celeb style – out later this week..

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Gel mattresses are all the rage in the bed market. A relatively new technology, gel layers enable a mattress to mould to the contours of your body, ensuring good sleeping posture and comfort. They also regulate body temperature and prevent over-heating (unlike memory foam mattresses). Most gel mattresses combine layers of different materials such as gel with pocket springs.

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The glamour pack are staying firmly out of the snow. Drew Barrymore is warming the cockles with Rose (sensible girl), Sarah Jessica Parker is tucking into stew, and Karlie Kloss is baking. Next week on the blog, look-out for ‘Celebrity Homes: Get Their Look‘ for lookalike products to help you weave star style into your home. We’ve definitely seen Ellie’s mug somewhere…. Read more »

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The Arabic decor/Middle Eastern interior design style is about wealth and luxury, but also simplicity and comfort. My decorating style blends the traditional Middle Eastern design with contemporary elegance. If you want to add the charm of arabic decor to your home, here are a few top interior design tips.

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Temperatures have plummeted, snow has fallen and we’re all feeling more than a little chilly. A thick duvet, squashy pillows, and snuggly bed linen will help take the chill off and make for an inviting and cosy bedroom. Making the most of the Dunelm sale, here are some of my favourite Dorma products and Dorma duvet covers, which have also received fantastic reviews.

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dorma brocatello bedding

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Temperatures have plummeted, snow has fallen and we’re all feeling more than a little chilly. A thick duvet, squashy pillows, and snuggly bed linen will help take the chill off and make for an inviting and cosy bedroom. Making the most of the Dunelm sale, here are some of my favourite Dorma products and Dorma duvet covers, which have also received fantastic reviews.

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In 1992 I immigrated from Jordan to the US. While it was exciting to experience something new, it wasn’t long before I felt homesick. To ease my loneliness, I began surrounding myself with family photos, books, home accents and arabic decor, including artwork, from Jordan. My apartment became my sanctuary where I felt comfortable and happy; a true desert oasis in a sea of western influence. But only after the birth of my first child did my new home have a meaning.

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This week’s instahome is all about Cindy’s views. If we came home to that gorgeous seaside view after Christmas, January wouldn’t be nearly so bad. Nina Dobrev is returning to a brand spanking new home, complete with gorgeous peach cushions (love ’em) and Salma Hayek is just teasing us with that morning coffee. Just shut your eyes and pretend you’re sipping that Starbucks somewhere far far away. Read more »

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Every Christmas my go-to tipple is a warming batch of mulled wine and while I absolutely love it and will certainly be getting merry on it this year, I also want to try something new and different. So I went to Fever Tree to see if they could help me out and they’ve come back with three gorgeous recipes for us all to try.

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