Make a pretty floral wreath from wallpaper scraps

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I loved creating my flower crown from garden blooms and blossoms last week but was a little sad to find it didn’t last more than a few hours. Today I came across this beautifully simple craft project by The House That Lars Built and thought my fellow floral craft fans might be keen to try… 

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House Tour: Soviet chic in a Moscow

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I always enjoy featuring international house tours on Decorator’s Notebook, especially those in more unusual locations. Over the years I’ve shared beautiful homes in Croatia, Canada, Switzerland, Finland and Australia to name but a few. I’d never come across anything in Russia though that inspired me… until today that is! Unlike in Europe and Scandinavia… 

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Wallpaper wars: is ephemera the new scrapwood?

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My feeling is that we’re all over scrapwood wallpapers by now (?) but already the next big trend is peeping over the horizon. Linwood’s new range of Ephemera wallpapers are printed with vintage ticket stubs, matchbox labels, playbills and photographs to create a striking all-over collage effect. {Ephemera wallpapers, £79.90/roll, Linwood} No doubt these wallpapers… 

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If I was a cool kid…

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In my youth my bedroom walls were plastered in posters of the Backstreet Boys painstakingly extracted from Smash Hits magazine. I was not a cool kid. If I was, I might have had these… {Justin Helton / Status Serigraph} They’re all designed by Justin Helton, a graphic designer based in Knoxville, Tennessee who blends illustration… 

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House tour: officially my new Favourite Home Of All Time

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There are few things that please my inner decorator more than a crisp new Farrow & Ball colour chart. The thick concertina of cardboard fanning open to reveal subtley shaded chips of painty gorgeousness inside. Such a treat! I had the same warm glow of delight when I found this beautiful Swiss chalet. The designers… 

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Apple crates as kitchen shelves. Nice.

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Even though I love the rustic look, kitchens made entirely from reclaimed wood are too much for me, so I am very much appreciating this best-of-both combo. {via Style at Home} Also very much appreciating the use of cactus and stuffed ferret.

Fresh new colour combination: sage and gorse

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How’s this for a lovely new colour combination? Softest sage with an unexpected splash of gorse yellow in the fireplace. {sorry, unknown} I’ve blogged loads in the past about my love of yellow and grey, but I feel like I’ve been getting a little sick of that combo recently and this seems a much more… 

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Time for the picture round… a quiz!

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I have a reputation amongst my friends and family for being the least competitive individual on the planet. They’re nearly right, except I love a quiz! So I’m kicking off the week with a little treat for you (well ok, me). Litographs make lovely posters where the design is made up from the complete text… 

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