Home Tones: Violet

October 3rd, 2015

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This week’s Home Tones sings the praises of violet. It’s Adelle’s favourite shade of her favourite colour, purple – just the right balance of red & blue. It looks great against all shades of grey – so in addition to paint and wallpaper, it works well with natural stone, silvery wood, stainless steel, zinc and concrete.

A rich, regal shade – up until the Victorian era, it was so expensive to produce the dye, only royalty were allowed to wear purple clothes.

Pair it with metallics, grass green or brilliant white; canary yellow clashes brilliantly against it… in a good way!

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Gimme Five! Laundry baskets

October 2nd, 2015

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Selection of laundry baskets

Clothes (and even more so bedding) washing is always a monotonous chore – at least it is in our house. We allow it to build up for ages! We need a very big laundry basket to accommodate the piles of clothes – well, two actually! Washing bins may be mundane things, but they needn’t be ugly. Here are some very attractive laundry baskets to hold all those linens.

Cushti number!

October 1st, 2015

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'Newport' sofa from sofasofa

Happy October, ’tis the season approaching to hole up indoors! The weather’s getting chilly, the nights are drawing in… all we want to do is light the fire, eat hearty meals, curl up on the sofa and take it easy.

'Florence' sofa from sofasofa

Who wants to go out when all the good (and some of the bad!) stuff is back on the box? Strictly Come Dancing, The X Factor, Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, the Rugby World Cup – something for everyone.

'Montana' sofa from sofasofa

Lucky for you sofasofa is here to help you in your mission to lounge! They’re offering one of our readers £50 to spend on some comfy cushions of your choice. Pop across to their website and have a look at their range and come back and comment below telling us the one(s) you’d like. Get extra entries by following us & them on social media. Good luck!

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