HOMEWARE

H&M’s new homeware is totally timeless

Made with natural materials such as linen, acacia wood, banana fibre, rattan and mouth-blown glass, explore H&M’s exclusive limited-edition collection where every piece is unique… H&M’s exclusive pieces offer a cosy and personal vibe to suit every individual. The cushions have been handwoven by a skilled weaver and dyed with plants and many others are […]

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HOMEWARE

Furniture Village launch the sofa-style dog bed for every pampered pooch

Furniture Village has launched its very first dog sofa. Complementing the popular ‘Holly’ collection. Featuring ten trendy colourways to style into your existing interiors, owners can choose between light or dark removable wooden feet and the option of metallic studded detailing for a stylish finish. Hand upholstered in the UK, the velvet fabric is both […]

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HOMEWARE

John Lewis expands furniture rental service following successful trial

Thanks, it’s rented! John Lewis has decided to expand their furniture rental service following the successful of their recent trial. Clothing rental has seen a rental boom over the last couple years, with shoppers choosing monthly subscriptions which allows an individual to keep up with trends without taking part in the consumerism that is fast […]

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HOMEWARE

Five cute mugs for the perfect cuppa on our wishlist

Here at Style-and-Wear we love a cuppa — Morning, noon or evening and any tea drinker knows that the right cup makes all the difference. Now, I don’t know about you but the shape, size and style of the mug I choose usually says a lot about the mood I’m in — a general rule […]

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HOMEWARE

Seven gardening tips for beginners

One summertime activity you might find yourself indulging in this season is gardening. While not an exact science — because even experts make mistakes — beginners shouldn’t be intimidated by this much loved hobby. Here are a few tips to get you started. 1. CHOOSE THE RIGHT PLANTS FOR YOUR SOIL TYPE Most plants normally […]

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HOMEWARE

Get your office organised with these desk accessories

If you work in a office then you know that your desk is a very personal space and it can become a war zone on a busy day. So, if you’re looking for a few ways to keep things tidy, stay organised and find files under those mounds of paper we’ve got you covered. STATIONARY […]

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CELEBRITY NEWS, HOMEWARE

Sofology launched TV ad campaign starring Helena Bonham Carter

Furniture retailer, Sofology has teamed up with BAFTA winning actress Helena Bonham Carter for their “Bring Imagination to Life” advertising campaign. Harnessing Helena’s uniquely imaginative world, the latest Sofology advert sees the actress take us on a journey through her home while musing on everyday creativity, imagination and little style decisions that define us as […]

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HOMEWARE

Review: Witchy Woman Wax Melts

You may know the delicious donut shack R Place based in Newcastle, and while their donuts are proving as popular as ever, the owners have taken on a new challenge – wax melts. We try them out… Witchy Woman Wax have all the creative scents you would expect, just like the one-of-a-kind donuts they make. […]

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HOMEWARE

Accessorize launch stylish home collection in collaboration with WWF

British accessories brand Accessorize has launched a stylish home collection in collaboration with WWF. Inspired by the film, “David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet” the Accessorize Home collection has been developed with WWF’s environmental policies in mind. The collection features materials such as natural silks, organic cottons and Oeko-Tex fabrics, which have been certified […]

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HOMEWARE

Cute interior plants perfect for any home under £20

Plants have quickly become one of the most popular interior accessories. Whether you’re a leafy plant lover or passionate collector of cacti and succulents, indoor plants are set to be a big homeware trend this spring. 1. ENGLISH IVY Price: £5 Where to buy: thestem.co.uk 2. SPIKE Price: £6 Where to buy: patchplants.com 3. WALLACE […]

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FRAGRANCE, HOMEWARE

Five fragrances perfect for your home this Spring

The warmer months are here, or at least what we like to consider warm here in the UK. But regardless of bipolar weather your winter fragrances may seem too warm and cosy for this time of year. As it’s spring, It’s a good idea to adopt lighter scents that leave your home smelling fresh and […]

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HOMEWARE

Spruce up your garden for al fresco dining this Spring

It’s officially spring, and we’re dreaming of life outside our homes. While we still may have to wait a few more weeks before we can socialise with friends and family outdoors, it’s no reason to ignore lovely weather. Spruce up your garden for al fresco dining this spring and summer for those perfect evening barbecues, […]

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HOMEWARE

Tips for decorating your home this Easter

This Spring, H&M Home encourages you to bring new life into your Easter dining areas and get creative whilst decorating your space Now more than ever, we look to make holidays more special and intimate by creating new memories and traditions with loved ones – whether that be crafting Easter bunny table settings using eggs, […]

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HOMEWARE, NORTH EAST

Traditional: The interior trend Newcastle loves

It’s been revealed that the people of Newcastle just love traditional decor in their home. So here’s some inspo for your Spring transformation LuxDeco, the luxury online interior marketplace, has revealed the most popular interior design styles in the UK over the last 15 years. When it comes to the most searched for design style, […]

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HOMEWARE, NORTH EAST

An interview with Bee-autiful Designs

We caught up with Emily from Hartlepool-based Bee-autiful Designs – handmade gifts to order for any occasion. Tell us a bit about yourself I’m a student nurse and I’ve got three beautiful dogs. When did you get into craft? I first got into craft in school. I’ve always loved drawing but I didn’t really do […]

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HOMEWARE, NORTH EAST

An interview with Stephen Carr Art

We caught up with Stephen from Stephen Carr Art. Tell us about yourself My name is Stephen Carr and I am currently studying my final year of an honours degree in illustration at Newcastle collage, as a mature student. I have worn many hats in my life: I’ve been a salesman, a bar tender, an […]

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HOMEWARE, NORTH EAST

Make your house a home with these homeware brands

As we’re spending more time indoors, we want our homes to look and be their best. Here’s where to get your inspiration Olives & Lilys Where: Rowlands Gill Reinvented with Love Where: Sunderland Naked Lane by Charlotte Crosby Ships regionwide Terra Homeware Where: Sunderland Finishing Touches Where: Stockton Our top picks: Faye Candice

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HOMEWARE, NORTH EAST

Wax melt businesses to watch out for this year

Wax melts are becoming more and more popular as we’re all spending more time at home. These are the exciting wax melt businesses, based in the North East, to have on your radar. Melts by A.B Where: Northumberland Why we love them: Perfect gifts Melts By Mel Where: Teesside Why we love them: 100% Soy […]

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HOMEWARE, NORTH EAST

An interview with Blossom Card Designs

We caught up with Amy from Blossom Card Designs. Tell us a bit about yourself My name is Amy, I’m 26 years old and I created my business, Blossom Card Designs, about three years ago. I’m based in Guisborough in the North East. When did you get into crafts? I’ve always been interested in crafts […]

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HOMEWARE

Donut vases – the sweet interiors trend you need to know

Your home would never look so sweet with this new trend. Here’s where to get your donut-shaped vase Of course, they’re not ideal for big bunches but they do look pretty cool, and they’re great for dried plants. Circles are well and truly coming AROUND for 2021. Share your photos with us if you’re onto […]

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HOMEWARE

Five S/S21 fashion trends you can add to your home

Fashion Weeks are an exciting time for the industry as they influence fashion and beauty trends for the upcoming year. While some designs can be outrageous and often something the average person would never wear day-to-day signature elements become staple parts of our wardrobes such as plaid or checks, leather, feathers or ruffles. Naturally, high-street […]

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GIFT GUIDES, HOMEWARE

Gift Guide: Six stylish stockings for Christmas

Hang them by the fire, or give them to a loved one filled with gifts, here’s the stockings you need this Christmas. 1. Faux-Fur Christmas Stocking 2. Alphabet Stocking 3. Personalised Stocking 4. Quilted Alphabet Christmas Stocking 5. Traditional Christmas Knitted Stocking 6. Jolly Reindeer Christmas Stocking

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CELEBRITY NEWS, HOMEWARE

Festive ways to decorate your home this Christmas

It seems as if the minute the Halloween decorations came down, Christmas arrived. The North East has gone Christmas crazy and the decorations are out in full force. However, it was a predictable move considering the year we’ve had and people are searching for joy, merriment and something to look forward to. If you’ve not […]

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BOOK CLUB, HOMEWARE

Five festive books to fill your stockings

Get into the Christmas spirit with these festive books you’ll want to find under your tree. 1. Starry Skies Over The Chocolate Pot Café Jessica Redland The snow is falling, fairy lights are glistening and Christmas shopping is underway – but for Tara Porter, owner of thriving cafe The Chocolate Pot, this is the loneliest […]

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HOMEWARE, NORTH EAST

Where to make your own Christmas wreath in the North East

Looking to get into the festive spirit? Here’s where you can make your own Christmas wreath in the North East. Moth Studios, Newcastle 5th & 12th December Using real twigs, moss, greenery, pine cones and even real butterflies, you’ll create your own wreath while listening to festive music and enjoying a mince pie with mulled […]

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HOMEWARE, LIFESTYLE

Six new makers to have on your radar

Recent times have seen many creators becoming – well, more creative – and these are our favourites that you should keep an eye on Their creations could even make perfect Christmas gifts. In the North East… 1. Hannah Why we love her: She uses her tattoo-style designs to create amazing homeware. Where to buy: etsy.com […]

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HOMEWARE

Creative ways to decorate your home this Halloween

Keeping with the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve, we’ve gone to one of the more creative social media platforms – Pinterest – and created a board full of spooky and fun ways of how you can decorate your home this year. Whether you want to go all out with a haunted house or simply dress […]

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