Chinoiserie

Decorating with Chinese Garden Stools

Bamboo Bed Linen

Chinese garden stools are so easy to decorate with and make a great addition to any home.  You may already be familiar with these barrel or drum shaped ceramic stools. Image – Frontgate About Chinese Garden Stools Garden stools have been used in China for over 1000 years.  Traditionally Chinese homes were built around a […]

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How to Plump Cushions

How to Plump your cushions

This may seem like a strange thing to talk about, but today I want to show you how to plump up your feather filled cushions for that casual relaxed look.  And why you can’t achieve the look with polyester filled cushions. Last week two people asked me how to I get my cushions looking all […]

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Ginger Jar Vase

I love the idea of using ginger jars as vases.  Take the lid off the jar and add a bunch of flowers for an instant colour pop.  Here are four classic colour combinations of flowers that work with blue and white ginger jars. Pink Flowers Pink flowers really add a pop of colour against the […]

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Decorating with Blue & White Lamps

Alfresco Emporium

A blue and white palette can add a cool and calm style to your home, decorate your bedroom, study or living room with colour and pattern with a ginger jar lamp to transform your living space.  Today we have found some inspirational pictures to show you how you can decorate with your lamp and some […]

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Chinoiserie Bar Cart

chinoiserie bar cart

Have you seen the new range of chinoiserie bar carts and side tables from Gilles & Franck yet?  They are gorgeous.  It makes me want to dress up in a Camilla kaftan and host a soiree.  Take a look. Drop dead gorgeous right?  This bar cart is exclusive to Gilles & Franck and was designed by […]

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Decorating with Blue & White China

decorating with blue and white - Botticelli House

Blue and white decorating is very popular with our readers, so when I decided to write about decorating with blue & white, I knew exactly who to go to for expert advice.  Botticelli House.  Di from Botticelli House is the queen of blue and white china, so here are her tips for decorating with blue […]

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