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After an Indian summer and the hottest Halloween on record, it looks like the cold weather is finally set to reach the UK this week. Bonfire night could even be the coldest this century! Although having a comfortably warm home is important all year round, it is even more so once the mercury drops – so, before the cold blast reaches the UK we wanted to list our top tips for creating cosy rooms in the colder months!

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 Stunning range of handpicked, handcrafted and exclusive furniture and accessories unveiled.

The 120-piece strong collection features an eclectic mix of both classic and contemporary pieces which will suit modern and traditional interiors. Made in limited, low volume batches and handcrafted by skilled artisans, each piece is exclusive to the collection.

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The Atkin and Thyme Story

05/11/2014 14:46


 

‘All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.’ Martin Buber

This quote often springs to mind when we think about the story behind Atkin and Thyme.

We never quite imagined that our passion for travel and trips to destinations such as India, Scandinavia and Morocco would one day inspire a range of furniture and home accessories, but the unique designs in the collection would not have been possible without the inspiration gained on these visits.

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Scandinavian style has become a firm favourite in homes across the UK in recent years. Much of the design from the region takes its cue from the fact it is home to some of the coldest places in the world and winters are typically dark, long and cold.

For this reason, light, bright tones are used to keep rooms feeling fresh in darker evenings and there is a strong focus on comfort and cosiness. Natural, yet warming, materials are also used throughout Scandinavian schemes to boost cosiness further and functional, minimal pieces enhance the clean, fresh look. So as, the UK enters the colder season, we hope these tips will help you create stylish, yet warming, Scandinavian style spaces!

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The industrial look is based on the idea of leaving on display what is typically concealed. This highly stylish look is slightly raw and unfinished and also has a strong focus on function. Neutral tones are favoured over brights and preferred materials include wood and metal.

Because of the neutral tones and cool materials, effective lighting is crucial to industrial schemes. It is also a great way to nod to the look without committing to creating a whole scheme in that style.

So whether adding the finishing touch to a factory-inspired interior, or injecting some industrial charm into schemes of other styles, we hope the styles of light listed below will help create your perfect loft look.

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Are you cooking Christmas lunch this year? Although hosting friends and family is exciting, the thought of being entrusted with the festive meal (and not burning the turkey) can be, well, mildly terrifying. 

Although we can’t help with the cooking, we have put together some tips on laying the dining table for Christmas. As your guests will be looking at this for the majority of their visit, it is important it looks impressive (it might also help distract from any particularly ‘well done’ dishes…)  

As well as tips on getting your table looking stunning, we have also included our favourite ways to add those personal touches which should hopefully stick in your guests’ mind long after the meal itself.   

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After the excesses of the festive break, January is the month we typically resolve to streamline our personal lives and make a fresh start. 

It is also the perfect time to declutter and organise the home. A January interiors detox is an excellent excuse to stay in during the colder months and means you don’t have to undertake the annual clear out in the Spring; when tidying is likely to lose out to sitting in the garden in the sun! 

However motivated you are, an assault on clutter can be daunting, so we have put together some tips on making it make it more manageable and also suggested pieces from our collection which, in our opinion, work wonders at concealing clutter! (That from bread maker from Christmas 2013 which was only in action for three hours will no longer be visible to the naked eye…)

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Recreating the boutique hotel look at home is a trend that’s proving increasing popular, meaning there’s no need to leave behind the feeling of 5 star luxury when you check out.

Rich colours and sumptuous textures are key to the look; both of which are particularly comforting during the colder winter months.  Statement design pieces are also typical of boutique hotel style, so should be incorporated into schemes emulating this style.  

We have picked out some pieces which will help recreate the hotel look in your own home, and also included some tips on transforming rooms into suites worthy of a top hotel…

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Every room needs a focal point, but when a space doesn’t have one it can be hard to know how to create it. A well-chosen piece of furniture or home accessory, placed in the right position, is the ideal way to introduce one! To help you create a suitably striking feature we have put together tips on what to display and where to place it for maximum impact.

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Rugs crafted from wool and silk are both surprisingly practical options for the home. Although these materials may seem too delicate to display on the floor (where they are likely to fall prey to kid’s football boots and muddy shoes post Sunday-morning-walk) wool and silk rugs are surprisingly strong and will prove robust enough for even the busiest homes!

Whether you choose a classic pattern in subtle colours or a bold print in vibrant shades, a rug will add elegance and warmth to hallways, living rooms, bedrooms and even bathrooms. Being placed on the floor however, rugs are more prone to general wear and tear and if spillages occur, it is likely to be the rug which suffers most! In case this happens, we have put together some tips on caring for both wool and silk rugs, so that yours will always stay looking its best!

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