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

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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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Patterned tiles: floors I saw and liked

elegant hallway with original patterned floor tiles

Looking back, I think it probably all started with this bohemian bathroom in Norway. What began in the bathroom has spread to almost every room in the house as my love of patchwork tiled floors has grown to almost alarming heights. Anyone else find themselves afflicted? {unknown via Pinterest – please get in touch if… 

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The Room Mixer: global farmhouse

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Here’s a new post idea I’m playing with. Five rooms that could be in the same home, but aren’t, in an attempt to create the perfect blend! I’d start in this hallway, with its red brick floor and painted tongue and groove… {via Terrain} …it would lead to this cosy living room with its lovely… 

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Storage idea: pretty-up your clothes rail with beads

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Here’s a simple idea for hanging your clothes more stylishly from Mira Schröder, who lives in a small open-plan apartment in Berlin. {all Marlen Mueller / Freunde von Freunden} Mira has created a clothes rail-come-room divider using strings of wooden beads hanging from the ceiling and hooked plain coat hangers through the ends. I don’t… 

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House tour: artist’s home with a bohemian twist

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This stylishly comfortable house reminds me of this Sydney home I featured a while back… they both work for all the same reasons. A crisp white canvas filled with unusual, casually-arranged finds from around the world. {James Stokes for VT Wonen via The Style Files} I can just imagine feeling really welcome and comfortable in… 

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