Take me to the beach, with House of Rym

House of Rym Homeycomb Throw Decorator's Notebook

-+*Isn’t it lovely when the place you live keeps offering up new surprises? Our most recent discovery was Ladye Bay, an idyllic rocky cove nestled between Clevedon and Portishead on the Bristol Channel. We call it our secret beach, because on a warm evening you can enjoy the sunset there with barely another soul around.¬†When… 

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How are indigo shibori textiles made?

indigo shibori dying textiles

-+*Finding new suppliers is definitely one of the most difficult parts of our job. Why? Because we’re picky. Really picky. Our motto is that we never want our customers to have to compromise their style or their conscience, and finding suppliers who meet our high standards in both design and ethics isn’t easy. But, when… 

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Gallery: kantha quilts in the home

Vintage kantha blanket on bed - buy similar at Decorator's Notebook

-+*It’s no secret that I’m crazy about kanthas. There’s something about the softness of the vintage sari cloth, the exotic block-prints and neat lines of hand-stitched embroidery that makes a kantha quilt of the most unique and beautiful items you can add to your home. Browse this inspirational gallery of ideas for styling a vintage… 

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Bohemian bedrooms styled five ways

Bohemian bedroom ideas Decorator's Notebook blog

-+*Do you think bohemian is still a negative way to describe a room? I wasn’t quite sure how to title this post, as this look has come such a long way from the hippyish swathes of fabric and wafts of incense the word might bring to mind. To me, new bohemian style is a perfect… 

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The Sunday Times loves our kantha quilts!

Kantha quilts from Decorator's Notebook in The Sunday Times

-+*Seeing our gorgeous kantha quilts in The Sunday Times yesterday put a huge smile on Bethan’s face. We have just six special quilts left made by Rina, Jahanara, Moni, Joli and Mukta. Buy one and put a big smile on their faces too! These brave women have all overcome shocking experiences to train with our… 

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Announcing the Decorator’s Notebook Pop-Up Market

Decorator's Notebook at Frome market 1

-+*If you’ve wanted to get your hands on our range of handcrafted, fair trade and sustainable home accessories, here’s your chance! We are so excited to announce that Decorator’s Notebook Shop will be holding a pop-up at The Frome Independent Market in Somerset on Sunday 6th July – that’s just one week away. Frome is… 

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5 easy ways to transform your home with textiles

photographic wall art in Harper Poe's home

-+*When I see a home that really and truly reflects the personality and passions of the person who lives there, my eyes open a little wider. When that person’s passion is working with artisans in developing countries to create textiles that reflect local traditions, while appealing to Western tastes, the result is a lively blend… 

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How to be a master of the Renaissance trend

Fashion to Home Renaissance decorating trend Decorator's Notebook

-+*Ever since I learned of the concept, I’ve been fascinated by trend forecasting. At first I was a little miffed that the design trends I loved to see emerging each season were set out well in advance and therefore more of a self-fulfilling prophecy than a mystical zeitgeist. Now though, I love the guessing game… 

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