Creative Styling Ideas for Collections

glass display pyramids - Decorator's Notebook

These pretty display pieces from Decorator’s Notebook are designed for the collectors amongst us. These brass and glass candle holders, pyramids and frames can be easily filled with all sorts of treasures, from shells and pebbles to feathers and ephemera. Hoarding never looked so good! Above: Brass Box Candle Holder, £25.95, decoratorsnotebook.co.uk Above: Brass and… 

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House Tour: A Seaside Hideaway with Global Touches

Seaside cottage

Coastal style is not necessarily one you might immediately think of as being compatible with a global aesthetic, which is why this seaside bolt-hole in the Netherlands intrigued me. Holiday homes so often lack personality and character, so it’s lovely to see some unique, quirky touches, from suzani textiles and vintage floral fabrics to antique… 

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Gin & Tonic hacks… 5 new twists!

Pomegranate-gin-cocktail

UK readers might feel they need a stiff drink tonight, so I thought this post might be timely! Regardless of the election result, summer is here and it’s nice to expand your drinks repertoire with an update on your favourite tipple. Mine is the classic G&T, so I’ve rounded up a few new ways to… 

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Plants on Pink

Plants on Pink

A post shared by LOTTE VAN BAALEN (@plantsonpink) on Feb 23, 2017 at 11:58am PST Just a quick stop by to share with you my favourite Instagram account of the moment. Plants on Pink is the brainchild of Lotte van Baalen and is simply a celebration of the kitsch beauty of a green plant against… 

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Trend Watch: Global Monochrome

Moroccan home black and white kitchen

If you’re not big into colour, you might think global decor isn’t for you. If this sounds like you, it’s time to think again. Adding pieces from around the world – whether gathered on your travels or sourced from an ethical homeware boutique – is one of the easiest ways to make your home stand out… 

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5 Tips For Keeping Cut Blossom Branches Fresh

Brass vases Decorator's Notebook shop

There’s nothing like the sight of blossom on the trees to convince me that spring has finally sprung. After months of seeing bare branches, the froths of pink and white truly lift my heart and mood. When the buds opened this year I excitedly rushed outside with my secateurs aloft to snip off a couple… 

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House Tour: how to make global finds work in a Victorian home

Victorian global style

Everyone has a style of architecture that sits well with their heart. For some, it’s cosy cottages with low beams and inglenook fires. For others, ultra-contemporary spaces with dramatic angles and glass. I have one friend who cannot feel truly ‘at home’ unless there’s a view of the sea. For me, Victorian buildings are my… 

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Meet the artisans this Fairtrade Fortnight (plus a discount code!)

Fridah

Right at the heart of the Decorator’s Notebook shop is our mission to give people who love their homes a more meaningful way to shop, while helping artisans around the world build a more stable future. But making the connection between maker and buyer hasn’t always been easy for us to do on our website and… 

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