Tuesday, 26 June 2012


For the first time in weeks, we are experiencing a little taste of summer.  The sky is blue, the sun is out and, for the time being, the waterproof jackets can be discarded.  So what better way to celebrate than to enter our Summer Giveaway competition to win one of our fantastic summer Tote Bags?  

Bang on trend, our dip dye Totes come in three different colours; Aubergine, Indigo and Coral.  Each bag has a beautiful hand block printed lining, internal pocket and real leather handles and we are also giving away a matching clutch!

So to be in with a chance of winning Andara's fantastic Tote bag and clutch in the colour of your choice, all you have to do is click on the link below to go to Andara's Facebook page and 

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Perfectly Patriotic?

I walked out of my local supermarket in Fulham on Tuesday afternoon at the exact moment the red arrows roared over head from the direction of Buckingham Palace.  I stopped to look up and found myself joining in with my fellow shoppers as we all spontaneously burst into applause and whoops of delight.  It was a very cool moment and a perfect way to end my four days of Jubilations (Jubilee celebrations).  

This weekend it felt good to be British and I was a proud Londoner as I walked through the streets awash with red, white and blue.  All I could see were flags, bunting and people all bearing our country's colours proudly.  It got me thinking, how far is too far when it comes to being patriotic with your paint? Can red, white and blue ever look as good inside as it did outside this weekend?

Blue stripes but not a hint of nautical

Too far?

Contrast Stripes from alluringinteriors.com

Child's bedroom, dayandagedesign.blogspot.co.uk

A softer approach to patriotism 

Perfect for a swimming pool setting?

Bold blue panels

Cheating with Duck Egg Blue

Checks and Stripes from elledecor.com

Countrify it, deborahherridgeshomebydesign.blogspot.co.uk

Smart in New England, newenglandsocialite.tumblr.com

Runnertastic from sunset.com

Soft and chic from Southern Living

Best wallpaper ever? Birds of a Feather wallpaper can be ordered exclusively from Brewers Decorating Supplies in St Johns Lane, Bedminster, Bristol or online from wallpaperdirect.co.uk