Posts Tagged ‘cosy’

Worldwide wonders

This spring we’re going global with tribal trends, colourful prints, homespun crafts and unique buys from around the world.

… It’s all about bringing a little piece of the big wide world into your own home.

We’ve been discovering bold colours and prints and are using them to full effect – these vibrant African fabrics are perfect for mixing and matching for extra punch.

The Navajo trend was hot on the catwalk for spring/summer, so we’re working that into our homes too – with quirky embroidery, hand-crafted beading and zigzag prints.

Why not bring a taste of your travels into your home with exotic finds, fabrics and interesting photos? This Indian temple is full of inspiration.

… And what’s not to love about these Moorish tiles? Blue and white is so fresh and inviting for spring.

Colourful lanterns and lamps are wonderful for adding atmosphere, don’t you think?

And how much more appealing does a minty Moroccan cuppa look in a decorative tea pot?

Come and discover our worldwide wonders… We even have some beautiful hand-woven baskets in store now that were crafted by women in rural areas of Western Uganda, supported by HomeSense, making them a perfect addition to our gathering of global goodies.

















Cool industrial kitchen lights. Check out our range of lights at HS.
















We love Spring. Get out in the garden and bloom some beautiful buds then add them to your light fixtures. Fun and fantastic!













Little apple lights. More Springy sweetness
















Sherbet coloured lights. How charming.























A bit of light reading. Tee hee

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We’ve got sleighfuls of gorgeous Christmas decs from cool minimal designs to Nordic wooden ornaments.  It’s like rummaging through the best stocking in Britain.  Have an eclectic Christmas from HomeSense.




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Our resident stylist Abigail is now going to be contributing regularly to our blog. Abigail styles, art directs and consults for a diverse range of editorial and commercial clients as well as designing residential interior schemes and creative workspaces.


Abigail has recently designed her first hand drawn wallpaper collection. We are very excited to have her on board. Find out more about her at



Flesh tones

After many years of grey being a classic fall back of the sophisticated but trend led interior, flesh tones have started to creep in. You can still use a pale grey as your base colour if you wish but make sure it is a warm grey rather than blue toned. Add hints of oyster and pale flesh pink that whilst still neutral create a slightly more gentle and cocooning atmosphere.



Flesh from Schiele



Loft conversions we love!



Animal prints

This season has seen an abundance of animal skin patterns in the shops but this time round they are bright! This may sound alarming but cast images of Kat from East Enders from your head and think more of luxe textures and a sophisticated 70’s vibe with warm jewel colours.


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Autumn’s arrivals have got the HomeSense office all a-flutter. Not just because we want it ALL. Because this season’s beautiful catwalk trends have hit homeware, too. We’re talking jewel tones, sumptuous fabrics, touchy feely textures. Bring on the big chill!



Rubber floors and folksy wall hangings? So many different, daring textures and influences going on in just one room. But it works a treat.



Our buyer has bought in loads of bold and beautiful lighting to see you through the dark nights. Check out these eye-catching bases in textured glass and painted ceramic.



This ruby-red creation must surely be inspired by an opulent, medieval banquet. The pool ball and shells add a splash of quirkiness.



How gorgeous is this emerald-green bedroom? Because every boudoir needs satin-soft sheets, our buyer has bought heaps of amazing Egyptian cotton bed linen for winter. A great excuse to hit the snooze button one more time.







Our location. The photographer’s classic Citroen DS



Propping for the kitchen shoot



socks roasting over the aga



Abigail on set with her veggies



Checking the shot behind the camera



The Art Directors



Loony the house dog



boudoir bathroom



Light up your drawers



Photographer’s conflab

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