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

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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

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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

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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!)

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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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Ethical Gift Guide: Christmas 2016

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Being an ethical shopper is tough at Christmas time as it can be easy to get swept-up in buying mass-produced products in the rush to tick people off your Christmas gift list. At Decorator’s Notebook though, our values of design, quality and ethics stay firm all year round, so you know that every purchase helps talented artisans in developing countries build… 

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How To Run A Market Stall (that actually sells)

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The virtual marketplace can be pretty lonely for independent online shop owners. Although our shops Decorator’s Notebook and The British Blanket Company are web-based businesses first and foremost, selling at markets and artisan craft fairs has been an important part of getting ourselves out there and has been hugely beneficial in growing our brands. We’ve been selling… 

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FREE DELIVERY DAY… TODAY!

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As if a Decorator’s Notebook free delivery day isn’t exciting enough in its own right, the reason behind this one is extra special. That’s because, after three years of hard graft building our little brand, Decorator’s Notebook has been chosen for the Small Biz 100 as one of the most promising small businesses in the… 

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