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  • Brass and Copper Home Accessories Trend

    There has been an emerging trend over the last few years towards warmer metals in home accessories such as brass and copper, moving away from the colder, clinical chrome and nickel. It is funny how trends in home accessories go full circle, I remember my parents collection of horse brasses and copper bed warming pans decorating the fireplace in the 70's - not forgetting the gold plated taps we had on our corner bath circa 1980's, yes my parents were very "on trend!!" Who would have thought during the height of the chrome and stainless steel era of the 90's and 00's that we would need to get the Brasso out again!

    Copper home accessories have been around for a few years now and are still very popular at Idyll Home, our copper pendant lights and copper lanterns have been some of our best sellers and continue to be so.

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    Recently we have added more brass home accessories,  brass is a very decorative and versatile metal. It can be shiny or textured, has a richness and glamour without being flashy and trashy. Our new brass hanging picture frames have been hot sellers, I think it's the combination of a vintage look with a touch of sparkle and they make a  welcome change from the standard silver frame.

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    These brass pendant lights are new in this week, the brass plated finish adds warmth and lustre to a simple  pendant light.Home Accessories

     

    Whichever metal you choose to go with there is no denying that this copper and brass metal trend is here to stay, and can add real warmth  and a bit of magic to your home decor. A brass ornament here or a copper pendant there in a Scandi inspired monochrome room is all you need to warm up an otherwise cool interior.Display-Box-Lifestyle

  • September News and Christmas Gift Ideas

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    September has been a very busy month at Idyll Home!

    We have been shortlisted by House Beautiful Magazine in their "Best Breakthrough Business" category and visited the trade shows Top Drawer/Home and Autumn Fair, on the hunt for great Christmas gift ideas for Idyll Home. Being shortlisted by House Beautiful Magazine is very exciting. It's wonderful to be recognised for all our efforts over the last few years within the industry. House Beautiful have showcased a lot of our home accessories in their editorial shoots over the last year so fingers crossed they will vote for us in November.

    It is always interesting but slightly overwhelming at the trade shows seeing so many new products in one place and sifting through to find the right ones for Idyll Home. Then it is straight to work putting all the new products on the website in time for the mad run up to Christmas. Here a few of my favourite new gifts for her:

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    Love these new faux fur pom slippers from Ruby and Ed - they add a bit  of glamour to the humble slipper - I would be happy with these as a Christmas gift!

     

     

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    Beautiful new jewellery was spotted at Top Drawer, I couldn't help but fall in love with these simple and timeless pieces from St Martins graduate Hannah at Epanoui

     

    Not forgetting gifts for men, we have some fun laptop and iPad covers, and our ever popular sheepskin slippers are always a hit.

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    These sweet little money boxes by Rob Ryan make beautiful gifts for children they come in a beautifully presented gift box - just adorable. The Trousselier range of soft toys and musical soft toys are still some of my favourite out there, and they come in beautiful gift boxes too.

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