Ethical Gift Guide: Christmas 2016

Gifts for Her ethical gifts Decorator's Notebook

Being an ethical shopper is tough at Christmas time as it can be easy to get swept-up in buying mass-produced products in the rush to tick people off your Christmas gift list. At Decorator’s Notebook though, our values of design, quality and ethics stay firm all year round, so you know that every purchase helps talented artisans in developing countries build… 

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Ethical fashion picks for a feel-good autumn

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There’s something about autumn that makes me want to invest in new clothes. I actually don’t enjoy hot weather too much, so I get a lot more excited about the idea of thick tights, warm boots and woolly jumpers when autumn arrives than I do in other seasons. In my pledge to shop more sustainably,… 

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How you style our stuff!

Photograph by Lou Archell Little Green Shed

Every time we wrap up a parcel we love to imagine our accessories in their new homes. When you share the finished results with us it makes our day! These lovely styling ideas were posted by customers on Instagram recently – each one will lead you to the inspiring feed of a very talented lady,… 

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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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SUMMER SALE up to 50% off!

Decorator's Notebook summer sale discounts

We’re making space on our shelves ready for our new collection to arrive by having a sale! Shop now → HIGHLIGHTS Seagrass baskets now £25.20 (£5.80 cheaper than Bodie & Fou with delivery) Campfire screen print now £30 (50% off) Eleanor Pritchard blankets now £195 (save £35) Delivery reduced to £3.95 for UK

Together again, ship-shape and Bristol fashion

Bethan and Joe take Decorator's Notebook to Portishead

We’re here! After 6 months running our business via Skype from opposite areas of the country – Bethan in Somerset and Joe in Newcastle – we’ve finally been reunited and have a new home, new office and bags of new energy in Bristol! We’re both loving being up to our eyeballs in Decorator’s Notebook (in… 

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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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Meet the maker: Basha kantha blankets

Maker wrapped in kantha from Basha Decorator's Notebook

The stories our makers share are always inspiring, but the story of Basha – the fairtrade organisation that makes our beautiful new Kantha Bedspreads – is so powerful that it actually took my breath away. We are so proud to be the only UK shop selling Basha kantha blankets, quilts and throws, all handstitched from… 

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