My style

A little bit of luxury with Hurn & Hurn

I love interior design, coming up with new ideas, matching different colours together, and having my own go to style. Which for my home, has a country/rustic/modern style running through it.  A couple of years ago my friend’s daughter painted me a beautiful water colour floral bouquet which I have framed and is currently in our family room. However, when we move to our forever home it is going to be my inspiration for our master bedroom.

A while ago we stayed in a beautiful boutique hotel that was the perfect mix of country checks vs quirky modern and I loved it. I’m always on the lookout for online retailers that offer everything I want, my love of the country side and my modern style. Hurn & Hurn are my home inspiration dream.

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Ooh Hurn & Hurn how I love your style!

Hurn & Hurn have everything I have been lusting over for so long and one of those things is by a brand call Voyage Masion. Hello everything I love wrapped in one! The fabulous team at Hurn & Hurn have kindly sent me a foot stool and I couldn’t be happier.

I chose this Morning Chorus Monty Stool it really reminds me of my Mum and her love for wild flowers and garden birds. The quality of the product is fabulous and I have checked over each and very seem and stitch very carefully, when you are paying almost £80 for a little stool while one offer (RRP £100) it’s always worth checking. Safe to say it is perfect, made to such a high standard, the fabric feels fabulous, the wooden feet are all wonderful, no marks, no tiny little chips of missing wood on the edges. These are the little things I check for when buying something.

The fabric is beautiful, so pretty and although the colours are slightly pale or washed out as my Hubby would say. It is meant to be this way and is the perfect way to bring country style into our home.

It is perfect for the children to sit on to watch TV, but more importantly it is great for my feet to go on while I’m sat in the living room with a cup of tea, the log burner on and enjoying wonderful Christmas film. I love it! I couldn’t be happier with this item. It has really fitted into our home well.

I have to say that Hurn & Hurn have chosen the some of the most wonderful brands to stock, it is a testament to their vision and brand. I cannot wait to fill our forever home with more of their gorgeous products.

Thank you Hurn & Hurn for gifting me, my beautiful foot stool.

Entertaining this Christmas with DOMU

Christmas is my favourite time of year. I love it, the decorations, buying beautiful gifts for people but most of all I love to socialise with family and friends. We have Christmas day at home, I cook a traditional Christmas dinner for the family, I drink a bit too much and eat too much, but I love it. It’s a real family day, full of love and laugher.

For the last few years we host a turkey curry night between Christmas and New Year, it’s always lots of fun. We have a few drinks and eat a lot of curry. One of my favourite things about the run up the Christmas is the Christmas drinks night we host at our house each year, at some point in December. We have quite a close group of friends we generally have the same people around each time we have a gathering.

Entertaining this Christmas with DOMU

This year I have decided on a Gin and Whiskey night, along with nibbles. I do love a gin, I have been sent a couple of fabulous items for my Christmas gift guides that I cannot wait to try. Cocktails are something I love, I like to make them and especially drink them.

Entertaining This Christmas with DOMU

To help me out with my Gin and Whiskey night, DOMU have sent me some beautiful copper items. A cocktail making kit, a cheese board and a cafeterias that will help the following morning with the sore head.

Cocktails

The Parisian cocktail making kit exudes glamor, it’s cooper in colour and comes with everything you could possibly need to make amazing cocktails, other than the liquids. The kit comes with a muddler, twisted bar spoon/fork, strainer, bottle pourers, double ended shot measurer not forgetting the cocktail shaker and arecipe guide. All packaged up in a lovely geometric patterned gift box.

Cheese lovers

The herringbone cheese board, is gorgeous. It comes complete with 3 specialised knives perfect for cutting all of your cheeses. The knives sit beautifully within the back of the board, to keep them safe, each one has its own little magnetic space so they are secure while not in use. The board is made from bamboo and comes with a hanging loop to allow for it to be stored hanging. I love the herringbone finish to this board, it looks really classy and I cannot wait to use it for my Christmas drinks night. Plus it arrived boxed in love geometric black and gold box.

Morning Coffee

The copper French press is another beautiful VonSuf product. It is the fashionable copper colour that is making it’s way into kitchens everywhere. It has a 1L capacity and makes the perfect coffee and apparently it can be used for tea as well, which is something I hadn’t even thought about until I read about it on the box. The press is easy to clean and I just love it. Another product that is beautifully packaged. It’s going to be perfect for the sore heads the morning after my Gin and Whiskey night.

The VonShef items, are all of fabulous quality, they not only look stylish they are also well made, high end products. As Christmas is coming these would make for perfect gifts, they are affordable, stunning and beautifully packaged.

Thank you VonShef for sending me out these beautiful items, I love them all.

 

The perfect tea and cake with Maxwell and Williams

I love nothing more than a cup of tea. I even take a travel mug of tea with me on the school run. But it’s just not the same as drinking loose leaf tea from a tea pot in a lovely mug and with a slice of cake. What could be better?

I always think that loose leaf tea tastes so much better than that in a bag, however it’s not often that I have a pot of tea. I’m normally so busy it goes cold so I normally stick to a bag and a mug.

Tea and cake with Maxwell and Williams

Maxwell and Williams have recently launched their autumn/winter collection and were kind enough to send me a couple of gorgeous items from the collection. Including a cute little pink teapot, with a matching mug from their gorgeous Tint stoneware range and a serving platter from the Artisan collection. Perfect for having tea and cake.

The teapot in Rose has a build in loose leaf tea infuser, plus it works as a leaf strainer so you do not have to worry about having one of those as well. I love the shade of pink, it’s a pastel dusky pink shade. It is also light weight, even though it is stoneware, and very easy to take apart for cleaning and easy to load with your tea leaf of choice. Although it is not the normal vintage style china tea pot with a little lid that no doubt I would drop and break, I actually love the modern style and yet it feels traditional to be using a tea pot.

The matching snug mug also in Rose, really is snug as it sits beautifully within your hand. It the perfect mug for cuddling on a cold winters day in front of the fire. Both hands fit around curves, plus it also has that beautiful dusky pink shade that I love so much.

The Artisan serving platter is a gorgeous bespoke item. It has a lovely pink shade to it, so although it is not part of the Tint collection I actually think the items sit beautifully together. The platter has a crackle glaze finish, which looks beautiful and very unique, using the crackle glaze technique it means that each item within the Artisan collection is unique. I love it. As the platter is also not a traditional circle or oval shape, it is more of a tear drop. It means I can add cake and still have space to place the knife or add a pot of hummus if I was using it as a bread board.

I am going to make sure that I incorporate my cute little Tint tea pot and mug into my everyday life. It will be my companion while sat at my desk working from home each day. Do you use a tea pot or do you just go for a bag in a mug?

 

*Thank you Maxwell and Williams for gifting me this stunning items, they are now a firm favourite in my house.*