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Best of Houzz 2014

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

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H is for Home doesn’t collect awards every day so when it does happen, it’s very exciting! This month, we we voted one of the Best of Houzz 2014.

The Best of Houzz award is given in two categories: ‘Customer Satisfaction’ and ‘Design’ (which is the category in which we were included). Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz, known as ‘Houzzers’. Houzzers from all round the world saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors & exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz website, iPad/iPhone app and Android app.

And now for our teary-eyed acceptance speech… We’d like to thank Houzz and all the Houzzers who made this possible!

Happy Valentines Day

Friday, February 14th, 2014

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vintage red enamel coffee jugdecorated with little white hearts

We love you vintage enamel coffee pot

Easter Treats

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

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collection of Easter themed homewares and foodstuffs

Easter is all about spring birth, rebirth and renewal. That’s why it’s celebrated with animal motifs such as eggs, chicks, rabbits, lambs and spring flowers. Here’s our pick of Easter-themed delights!

  1. Duck Timer, kitchen timer -£34, Alessi
  2. Cottage Delight Simnel Cake – £4.50, John Lewis
  3. Hop to It! Paper Cups – £4, Fortnum & Mason
  4. Personalised Solid Silver Egg Cup – £65 (spoon extra), Not on the High Street
  5. Sunshine in a Bag – £11.99, Nigel’s Eco Store
  6. Free Range Tea Cosy – £12, Ulster Weavers
  7. Clockwork tin collectables – £6.99, Culture Vulture

You’re All Heart!

Friday, February 1st, 2013

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selection of alternative Valentine's Day gifts

I’ve never really been into Valentine’s Day – unimaginative boxes of chocolates, flowers and lacy undies… and all those tables-of-two in jam packed restaurants.

Here’s my top ten selection of things that could get me into the Valentine’s swing of things!

  1. Sweetheart Shape Sugar – £6.95, Fortnum & Mason
  2. Personalized Carved Heart Engraved Wood Cutting Board – $45 USD, Etsy
  3. Heart Mirror – £12, Urban Outfitters
  4. Mulberry Valentines heart key ring £70, Selfridge’s
  5. “home is where the heart is” Mug – £9.50, Oliver Bonas
  6. Double Heart Silicone Mould – £3.99, Lakeland
  7. Diana F+ Love Letters with Flash – €99, Lomography
  8. Heart Snow Globe – £10, Paperchase
  9. Vitra Heart Cone Chair by Verner Panton – £1900.60, Heal’s
  10. 12 Mini Heart Silicone Cases – £5, Marks & Spencer

Jubilee Gems!

Friday, June 1st, 2012

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Union Jack flag in the H iss for Home colours

For the past month or so everywhere you look there’s been bucket-loads of special commemorative things being produced for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. There’s a lot of tat out there, but there are some future classics too!

Here’s a rundown of our top ten…

Alison Gardiner Golden Jubilee commemorative china tableware available at John LewisEmma Bridgewater Union Jack pottery comport
Alison Gardiner tableware: £12.95-£69.95 | Emma Bridgewater comport: £75

Think jubilee… think garden and street parties – this fabulous crockery will do any gingham cloth-covered trestle table proud!

Red Jubilee English Breakfast tea tin from Liberty of LondonPrestat Jubilee box of truffles
Liberty of London English breakfast tea tin: £7.50 | Prestat truffles: £29.99

If you’re going to be watching the festivities on television from the comfort of your sofa, the combination of this English breakfast tea & truffle chocs will help keep your energy levels up!

FieldCandy Rule Britannia tentFulton Union Jack Funbrella unbrella
FieldCandy tent: £395 | Fulton funbrella umbrella: £12

You may be planning on spending the Jubilee weekend in the great outdoors. How better to nail your colours to the mast than with this fabulous two-person tent? Just don’t forget your brolly – you can never rely on the Great British weather!

Barbour Beacon backpackRadley Large Tote Bag
Barbour Beacon backpack: £205 | Radley tote bag: £99

And to carry your stuff on your travels during this extended bank holiday, a couple of patriotic bags -  for him & her.

Tala Union Jack cook's dry measureGreat British Street Party Cook Book by Nancy Lambert available from Amazon
Tala cook’s measure £8 | Great British Street Party Cookbook: from £3.62

And if you’ll be having a Great British Bake Off of your own this cook’s measure will make calculating your ingredients that more enjoyable! And how about impressing the neighbours with your culinary prowess with the help of this cookbook?