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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Wait! 5 ways to decorate with fairy lights all year round

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As soon as the decorations come down on Twelfth Night it always seems to me that a previously homely house looks suddenly bare. It’s just too depressing! So whilst I don’t suggest we become strange Christmas people who never take down their tree and eat turkey 365 days of the year, I am going to… 

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DIY: air drying clay Christmas tree decorations

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I just love DAS clay… a couple of years ago I used it to make these simple air drying clay Christmas tree decorations and this week we had a go at some more using different rubber stamps to create an embossed effect. {Decorator’s Notebook} For those who haven’t used it before, DAS air-drying clay can… 

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Mini makeover: bedroom nook

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Since leaving London in the Summer and moving back to Somerset to launch the shop, I’ve been working at this thrown-together deskspace in the corner of my bedroom. Now, the thing I didn’t realise for a while is that having your desk in your bedroom actually sends you a bit… well… nutty. This ugly corner… 

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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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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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Mood of the moment… Atlantic breakers

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{LIVE / EAT / WEAR / ESCAPE} {LISTEN CVRCHES The Mother We Share} What a week it’s been! Our new shop went live on Tuesday and the support has just been overwhelming for us – thank you so much to every one of you who helped us spread the word with your Tweets, Facebook Shares… 

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