First look at the new Decorator’s Notebook collection

Braided utility basket in Carnival Blue - Decorator's Notebook shop

Putting together each new collection for the Decorator’s Notebook shop is one of my favourite tasks. My ears are constantly open and when I hear of a new artisan group making beautiful homeware or gifts my eyes light up and my heart sings! The pieces we’ve found for the shop for Spring / Summer 2016 are… 

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New blues!

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I love spring. Despite the fact it comes around year after year, I still find myself filled with wonder as sleeping plants emerge from the soil, the days magically lengthen and my mood lifts day by day. This year, spring has also taken on another joyful dimension as we release our fresh new collection to… 

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Meet the Maker: Ciara McGarrity of Waffle Design

Decorator's Notebook meets Ciara McGarrity Waffle Design

I first met Ciara McGarrity, the Irish designer behind Waffle Design, at HOME last year. The strong graphic quality of her grey and white cushions drew me to her stand and on closer inspection, I loved the intriguing combinations of woollen threads running through the textured cloth. Later, over tea at The Albion, we chatted… 

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Ethnic geometrics

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After pottering around Renegade Craft Fair on Saturday I decided to take a wander along Cheshire Street on the way home. I love the small, independent shops to be discovered there, and Handmade Interiors is a new addition since I last visited. Their ethnic / retro fusion textile designs caught my eye so I thought… 

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Name the place

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I’m really intrigued by these Places cushions by Swedish textile designers, How Are you. Each one shows a landscape photographed by Niklas Blom and is named after the longitude and latitude where it was taken. Paste the co-ordinates into Google Maps to see the exact spot the tripod was standing. 61.496164,8.808289 68.150634,14.201546 61.393267,8.798332 OK, so… 

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