Mother’s Day Gift Guide


It’s Mother’s Day on the 18th of March and we all need to find a special present for our mums.  Here are a few ideas in our stores for the perfect gift…


Spring has Sprung

We’re all so glad when Spring arrives and shows it’s first colours.  Daffodil yellow makes you smile even on a rainy grey day.  So maybe we should all add a little more colour to our homes and celebrate spring.  Here are a few images to tempt you…

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Plunge into Black

The trend for dark seductive walls is a classic.  It’s great to use matt black paint or black textured wall-coverings for an intimate atmosphere, such as the dining room, Entrance Hall or your Snug.  It gives elegance to any design, period or contemporary, and is a perfect background for displaying art.

Keep the woodwork and ceiling in a strong white, for a sharp contrast, and floors in a neutral palette.  Use mirrors, chrome or gilt to bounce light and then accent with rich woods, tan leathers and animal prints to give a feeling of warmth.


Burnt Orange goes Pop

Admiring Hermes new spring window display, in Rue du Faubourg St. Honore, inspired me to put together a little compilation of looks with Burnt Orange. I believe Pantone have announced that Tangerine Tango is the colour of 2012, but everyone with an eye has known that orange is a fabulous colour to add to a room, it gives it a feel good factor, giving energy and adds pop.  It might be out of some peoples comfort zone, but push your boundaries and accessorize with it’s vibrancy.  It goes wonderfully with black, taupe and light grey.