Moving On

before and after cath
I spent last week viewing properties with a client. I cant believe after all the programs,  articles in magazines and news papers offering help and advice that people still don’t prepare their property before they put it up for sale.
Its been proven that spending a minimum of 1% of the value to freshen up, declutter, clean and tackling all the jobs you meant to do, will attract a wider target market, achieve a quicker sale and a higher price. It also amazes me that so many estate agents don’t offer this service or advice to clients as it would move properties languishing on their books!

Q & A : Form meets function

click to see the rugs in the Pebbles Collection range

Q:  We moved into an older style flat  which has high ceilings and lots of character. The hall way has a solid wood floor which makes it look very spacious but everything echos.  Can you help me find a modern designer rug!  .

A: Funky Rugs offer an exclusive range of contemporary rugs. Available in a vast selection of shapes, designs, colours and textures that will add style and personality to you home while furnishing the space. The rugs are procured from top designers such as Joseph Abboud, Angelo Rugs (shown above), Calvin Klein, Nourison… Cost from £195.00 T: 0845 838 7816

Just in time for Christmas

tartan scatter cushions
Have taken stock of these gorgeous 100% wool/ tartan cushions all beautifully hand made in Scotland. The adorable Terrier Tam £34.00, w44 x h37cm, will make the perfect stocking filler.  Or give your room an instant makeover creating a cosy, comfortable look with the warm textures and colour range for the winter ahead. Available from

Iconic Style

ImageQ:   I promised my family that I would cook Christmas lunch this year, as I’ve just moved into a gorgeous new 2 bedroom apartment which has an open plan kitchen/ dining / living room. I already have a glass dining table but cant seem to find the right designer chairs that look good, fit my tight budget or my funky style.
A:    Family run Lakeland Furniture offer an amazing range of affordable high quality reproduction modern classic dining chairs and bar stools designed by some of the best innovative designers such as Charles Eames, Phillipe Starck, Arne Jacobsen, Antonio Citterio. The iconic designs are available in a stunning range of colours and finishes giving you the opportunity to mix and match styles to create your own unique look. From £29.99 with 1-3 day free delivery service you will have the chairs in plenty of time to impress your guests. T 0844 870 6961

Creature Comforts

Q: I love the style and trend just now of using a stags head for decoration. I’ve seen a few in various auction houses, but don’t quite feel happy having the real thing hanging on my wall. I’ve also considered the metal and wood designs available but would prefer something more realistic.

A: Chloe Harrison of Studio Gnu designs and hand crafts beautiful realistic animal Trophy Mount sculptures from fabric and stitching which are embellished with real horns. The material used to make each sculpture is locally sourced. The Scottish collection includes a 1.5m Stag, Fox, Badger and Shetland Lamb which look amazing. Chloe prefers to works directly with each clients and can be contacted on 07980392989