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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HOMEWARE

Seasonal Scents: The best candles for autumn

Treat your senses, and your home, to these autumnal aromas. Forever Sunday / £15 Why we love it: The strong and sweet scent for a lazy day. Sandalwood / £12.99 Why we love it: The beautifully-patterned glass holder. Pumpkin Spice Latte / £14.99 Why we love it: The perfect scent for spooky season. Hocus Pocus […]

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HOMEWARE

Christmas shopping with a difference at John Lewis

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and John Lewis & Partners have launched their first ever virtual shop tour for those doing their Christmas shopping from home this year. Bringing the magic of the festive period to customers direct to their living room, John Lewis have launched a 3D tour of their Oxford […]

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BOOK CLUB, HOMEWARE

25 Beautiful coffee table books to inspire your home

Coffee table books are a statement. Generally more expensive than any other book – they are part decorative, like an ornament on a shelf or canvas on a wall and part book – however they are not novels with plot twisting story lines, instead they give insight to those who own them. These inspirational talking […]

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HOMEWARE

Nine small desks for small spaces – under £100

Trying to get work done at home, especially when you live in a small flat, studio apartment or even house can be really tough. Space is just not something we have much of these days, let’s be honest. During lockdown, more than 80% of the UK began working from home, and those who can still […]

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