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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The Good Life Experience Festival 2016

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Early autumn is a funny time of year. Whilst I love the crisp chill in the air and the ‘back to school’ feeling that still has me searching out new hobbies, there’s also the ominous knowledge that September is the gateway to short days and long dark nights. But, for the last two years, I’ve had the… 

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Snag The Cacti Trend In 5 Painless Buys

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I’ve written a few times about my recent conversion to house plants and making a terrarium with my first little cacti friends was definitely a breakthrough moment. I’ve been seeing these prickly little plants popping up all over the place on Pinterest recently – both real and pictorial – so I thought it would be… 

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Epic Veggie Burgers for Meat-Free Monday

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Do you follow the trend for Meat-Free Mondays too? I’m not vegetarian, but I do think that cutting down on eating meat is a small step everyone can take to benefit the environment and be a little more healthy too. Finding new ideas for Meat-Free Monday recipes can sometimes be a bit of a struggle… 

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