Announcement: End of an Era at Decorator’s Notebook

40% Off end of an era sale

After a brilliant five-and-a-half years building and running Decorator’s Notebook, it’s time to pass our shop to a new owner. Today, a new era starts as we begin looking for a passionate person to take Decorator’s Notebook to the next level and develop exciting new products and partnerships. Since opening Decorator’s Notebook’s virtual doors in… 

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What does ethical mean to us?

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  The word “ethical” means different things to different people and there isn’t yet a fairtrade logo that applies to handicrafts, as there is for products like tea and bananas. So, what being a social business means to us at Decorator’s Notebook? 1. TRADE, NOT AID We believe social entrepreneurship and job creation are more sustainable… 

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Postcards from Kenya: dancing and weaving with our women’s basket co-operative

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We know many of you have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of our new collection of hand-woven sisal baskets from our women’s co-operative partner in Kenya. Well, not only have the baskets arrived in the Decorator’s Notebook shop, we can also share with you some fabulous new photos from behind the scenes, showing how your… 

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The Good Life Experience 2017

The Good Life Experience 2017 - by Decorator's Notebook 1

I usually think of festivals as a high summer activity, either lolling around on golden evenings drinking cold beer and slathering on the sun cream, or wading through mud and sweating inside a waterproof jacket when it’s far too warm to wear one. But when the regular festival season is over and the nights draw in,… 

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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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