If your Ikea kitchen is in need of some TLC, but you don’t fancy the upheaval of ripping everything out and starting from scratch (dust and debris – no, thank you!), Bristol-based HUSK has a practical and affordable solution. It offers custom cupboard fronts and worktops that can be altered to fit any existing kitchen – not just Ikea – so you can give your space a colourful and contemporary overhaul. Prices start from around £90 per door.
0117 442 0377; madebyhusk.com
‘For the Love of White’ by Chrissie Rucker
Chrissie Rucker, the founder of The White Company, offers a definitive guide to decorating with her signature style of elegant white and neutral tones.
£30, Octopus Books
Lugo by Ercol
Handcrafted from solid wood, Ercol furniture is built to last. With its soft curves, tapered legs and dark lacquer stain, the new Lugo collection taps into classic, mid-century design. The Lugo open display unit is £899, and the Marino armchair is priced from £1,340.
01844 271800; ercol.com
Thomas Sanderson curtains
We’ve all heard of a gallery wall, but the latest collaboration between Harlequin and curtain specialist Thomas Sanderson brings the colour and drama of a great painting to your window. We think the blush abstract florals of these Flores Damson curtains offer soothing hues and a subtle pattern that isn’t too overpowering. Prices vary due to the bespoke nature of the product.
0800 688 8082; thomas-sanderson.co.uk
Bluebellgray anniversary cushion
Featuring signature watercolour designs by founder Fi Douglas, this extra-special 10th anniversary cushion from Scottish brand Bluebellgray will have your home bursting with colour. The Giverny cushion costs £85.
0808 164 0130; bluebellgray.com
Autumn/Winter from Neptune
Ah, autumn… Finally, we can turn our attention to long evenings spent hunkered down in front of the fire, surrounded by cosy textiles and dark, cocooning paint colours. This scene from Neptune looks particularly inviting, don’t you think? Ink Matt Emulsion paint, £38 for 2.5l; Caspar armchair (in Harris Tweed Bilberry), £1,820; Beswick ceramic stool, £120; Ravenhead mirror, £520, all available at Neptune.
01793 427450; neptune.com
Fee Greening for Polkra
Artist Fee Greening draws on her love for medieval and Flemish art when sketching her elegant designs – and these illustrated garden herbs take inspiration from ancient English folklore. Now printed onto linen and cotton-mix napkins, you can offer your dinner guests mint for good fortune, basil for luck and rosemary for protection against evil spirits. The Garden Herbs napkin set, created in collaboration with Polkra, costs £45.
‘Zuber’ by Brian D. Coleman
In Zuber: Two Centuries of Panoramic Wallpaper, author Brian Coleman delves into the history of the oldest wallpaper manufacturer in the world.
£55, Gibbs M Smith Inc
New paint finishes from Little Greene
Alongside a dazzling array of quick-drying and odourless paint colours, Little Greene has introduced three new finishes to its range: Intelligent Floor Paint, Intelligent Satinwood and Intelligent ASP (a primer). We’re particularly excited about the Intelligent Satinwood, which is ideal for painting antique wooden furniture or kitchen cabinets, such as this roomy larder painted in Chimney Brick (£72 for 2.5l).
0845 880 5855; littlegreene.com