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  • September News and Christmas Gift Ideas


    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:



    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!





    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.

    Typewriter-Laptop-Sleeve    sheep_skin_scuff_mens_cmykemail

    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.


  • Top 5 Picks for A Cosy Autumn

    September is here and the lazy days of the summer holidays are no longer with us, now is the time too start thinking about getting the house organised for a cosy autumn. The summer holidays for me consist of trying to find ways to keep my 9 year old entertained whilst juggling work which is always fun! One good thing about September and the kids being back in school is that you can start to think about your home again, I have got lots of things I want to change in the house since we moved in Spring - none of which have happened yet!

    At this time of the year you can feel a change in the air already, I am already in the habit of lighting the log burner and thinking about getting the logs ordered. Hopefully that won't last and we will get a warm September but just in case we don't (and there is a good chance we won't) here are a few ideas to start getting your home ready for  autumn.

    For me the best way to keep my house snug when the days get colder is lighting the log burner and these rattan baskets make the perfect log baskets.

    Square Rattan Basket

    Our Icelandic sheepskin rugs are perfect for in front of the fire , on the sofa, or next to the bed for keeping your toes toasty.

    Icelandic Sheepskin Rug

    Velvet throws are perfect for wrapping up in on the sofa or topping up the duvet for extra warmth on colder nights.

    Quilted Velvet Throws

    Votives are a great way to add warmth and light and keep away the gloom of shorter days and longer nights. These lovely T light boxes are great for on the dining table or on the coffee table.

    Glass T Light Box

    For the ultimate in warmth and atmospheric lighting our Copper Filisky lights transform rooms with their beautiful dappled light. We can pretend we are in Marrakesh even if we are in Manchester, Maidenhead or Margate!

    Moroccan Filisky Pendant in Copper


  • Hot Off The Press

    Just a sneek peek of what is hot in the press this month, copper accessories seem to be getting lots of coverage as well as Moroccan style home furnishings. Our simple and elegant Copper Lanterns have been featured in Country Living and Ideal Home this month and have as a result sold out several times but are back in stock now!


    House Beautiful are also featuring our Pastel teapots, sugar bowls and milk jugs, along with the  ever popular Crumple range of crockery, Vintage Lamps from House Doctor and a beautiful John Robshaw Clay throw.


    Some more great coverage in the July issue of Homes and Gardens our beautiful Moroccan Baskets and Bamboo Baskets take centre stage in this shot.


    House Beautiful have featured several products in their Moroccan Bazaar feature, Filisky Little Pear lights have been grouped together and look fantastic.  Our Copper Jug looks great too in the centre of the table and our Rug Rhombus looks beautiful on the floor of this bedroom shot. I love this Moroccan theme in home interiors and it never seems to go out of trend so can be enjoyed for years to come.

    Transform your home into a Moroccan Riad with our copper and Moroccan accessories and with the SALE now on the prices are almost like shopping in the souks of Marrakesh!


    Transform your home into a Moroccan Riad with our copper and Moroccan accessories and with the SALE now on the prices are almost like shopping in the souks of Marrakesh!

    Styling by Hannah Deacon and photography David Brittain

  • Modern Meets Vintage in Scandinavian Style

    If I had to describe my style when it comes to home interiors I would say it's a little bit modern meets vintage...with a splash of Scandinavian style...and the occasional Moroccan influence - a bit of a mishmash basically!

    I can't do ultra modern, I like a bit of character and charm in a property, but then, I can't do clutter either - so I sit somewhere in between, which is probably why I like Scandinavian brands like House Doctor and Tine K so much. They seamlessly blend the two together beautifully. Scandinavian style in general tends to combine simple modern lines with wood and natural materials such as a fluffy sheepskin rug to add warmth and character.

    I love the look of this room, it is calm and light but cosy at the same time, with the addition of a large Moroccan rug and naturally warm vintage leather sofas.


    This image by House Doctor has that perfect mix of modern and vintage; the rustic wood mirror and Sissy Rug add the vintage charm with the industrial table and lamp adding a dash of modernity.

    modern scandinavian interior with sissy rug

    This image by Tine K Home gives another example of modern meeting vintage. I love the simplicity of this scene, the faded pink walls and lacy curtain give the room a vintage look but the upholstered black headboard and shiny white floors are very contemporary. The Pampille shades from Tine K Home add a touch of "modern vintage" too.



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