Visit The Design Sheppard Shop

Design Sheppard Shop

I’ve been dying to tell you all about this for a while now but I wanted to wait until it was properly up and running before I let the metaphorical cat out of the bag. But over the weekend it all came together and now I can finally announce the Design Sheppard Shop. I’ve been working with the guys over at An Inkling to curate my very own list of hand-picked interiors gifts for the design lover in your life and now we have reached an exciting new stage in this development which allows me to actually host my own shop right here on my blog. (Further developments still in the pipeline!) Read More…

Tattoo-Inspired Rugs from Floor Story

Rob Pybus Lover tattoo rug from Floor Story

When it comes to rugs I love nothing more than really bold, dramatic designs that make a statement. I have previously featured some fantastically bright and graphic rugs from Sonya Winner and also some amazingly arty and abstract rugs by Calle Henzel, which are two of my favourite rug collections. Today I am adding a new collection of rugs to that list in the form of these wonderful tattoo-inspired rugs from East London-based designer flooring company Floor Story. They are so fabulously eye-catching, like no rugs I have come across before. I was particularly impressed with the concept of this collection as you wouldn’t necessarily put tattoos and interiors together. But as you can see it works so well. Read More…

Woodly Baby Cradles & Toddler Beds

Pluma cradle by Woodly

As many of you will know by now, my husband and I became parents for the first time back in December and since then life has been completely different in the most wonderful (and exhausting) way. One of the consequences of this is that I have obviously started to take far more notice of furniture, interiors and general equipment for babies and children. I’ve never really paid much attention to it before but now that we’re parents it is something that is very much on my radar. I can’t say though, that in my limited experience with baby products, I have come across many that I would describe as “design-led”. That is until I came across Woodly, an Italian company that produces green furniture, wooden toys and furnishing accessories in a zero impact, sustainable way. As part of its baby furniture range, Woodly produces a couple of stunning baby cradles and a magnificent floor bed for toddlers. Read More…

Rebel Walls Wallpaper & Murals

Rebelwalls wallpaper

It’s been a while since I posted about wallpaper but I’ve been rather distracted by all the new AW14 Home collections that have been coming out recently. Then as I was browsing my rather hefty drafts folder I remembered this great company that I had bookmarked for a post. Rebel Walls is a Swedish wallpaper company with its own design studio and production headquarters in Borås. It offers a wide range of designer wallpaper but also offers the opportunity for customers to create their own patterns tailored to their requirements, both in terms of dimensions and design. Irene and Christofer Gimmersta, the founders behind Rebel Walls, are no beginners in terms of wallpaper. Part of the Gimmersta group, they have extensive experience in the wallpaper industry and are behind a number of wallpaper brands available in the market today. Their vision for Rebel Walls, which launched in Spring 2013, was to revolutionise the wallpaper industry by taking a step away from the idea of traditional collections linked to long-running collection books. I think it is safe to say that they have achieved their goal!
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Hübsch Occasions 2014

Hubsch Ocassions 2014_

I first discovered the Danish company Hübsch back in 2012 when I featured the Ocassions 2012 range here on the blog. I have been an avid Hübsch fan ever since and I was very excited to discover the recently launched Hübsch Occasions 2014 range which hits shops in August/September. The new collection takes inspiration from navaho patterns and colour combinations, which are used for woven baskets and rustic pillows. I also love the clear geometric influence that is evident in many of the products from the collection. Graphic silhouettes play a major role in the collection, especially the diamond shape, which can be seen in the lampshades, the vases, the quilting on cushions and the textiles. Another of my favourite trends also makes an appearance in the form of metallic surfaces with a particular focus on brass. As is to be expected the styling is absolutely gorgeous and shows off the new products in all their glory.  Read More…

Normann Copenhagen Storage Pockets

Normann Copenhagen Pocket Organizer

Every time I walk through my front door, (literally every time), I think about how I would like to change my hallway to make it more inviting and welcoming and more importantly to make a better use of the space that we have. We definitely need more storage and preferably the type that hides everything away from visitors’ prying eyes. So when I came across these new wall pockets from Danish design brand Normann Copenhagen I knew that they would be just perfect for my dream hallway, but also for my bedroom, my livingroom, my bathroom and possibly my kitchen. I guess I need a lot of pockets!!

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H&M Home Autumn 2014

H&M Home Autumn 2014

I know that recently we have been experiencing some of the best weather we have had in England for what seems like forever, but I still can’t help secretly looking forward to autumn, just a little bit. Don’t get me wrong, I love summer and I relish the summer sun when it comes out but part of me really enjoys those dark, snuggly evenings wrapped up all warm inside. So while we all enjoy the rest of the summer season I wanted to share a sneak peek of what we can all look forward to this autumn from H&M Home. Sadly there isn’t a H&M with a home department anywhere near where I live, or at least not within 100 miles, which is a real shame but at least there is online shopping! I really love so many aspects of this new H&M Home Autumn 2014 collection but particularly the metallic elements as seen above and also the soft furnishings, textiles and crockery printed to look like marble. So decadent!

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Favourite Finds from Etsy : Ceramics

Favourite Etsy Finds Ceramics

Every now and then I’ll be browsing the internet and inadvertently follow a link that will take me off into the vast, undiscovered world of Etsy. Once I get sucked in, that’s it, I practically need to call for a rescue mission to help me get back out again. I’m embarrassed to even admit it but this week alone I have spent three whole nights lost in the Etsy Labyrinth. But the good thing is that I have not returned empty handed, oh no! I have emerged with a nice long list of Etsy Sellers to add to my favourites list. Last time I was lost in Etsy-land I discovered some wonderful little shops selling home accessories and you can read that post here. Knowing just how hard it is to navigate Etsy and hunt down the best of the best I thought you might like to see what I found this time. I had my eye firmly focused on ceramics and I am very happy to report that amongst my favourite finds from Etsy are some real gems. Read More…

Pretty Pegs Table Legs

Pretty Pegs Table legs range

You may remember a post I wrote a while back all about a Swedish company called Pretty Pegs that makes shiny new “shoes” for your IKEA furniture allowing you to customize it and add a unique bit of flair to what is otherwise undeniably mainstream. If you haven’t read the original post you can do so here. But I wanted to write another post about Pretty Pegs today as the company has just released an exciting range of new products. Now, not only can you buy new “shoes” for your sofas and beds but you can also buy replacement legs for your tables. Read More…

Luxurious Linen Bedding from LinenMe

LinenMe Bedding Blue Silver

I have to be honest here, bedding has never been something that I have invested heavily in. This is stupid I know, as we spend such a large part of our lives in bed. Surely then it’s common sense that a good quality bed and great bedding should be right up there on our priority list? Well this is something that I’m hoping to change as soon as I can afford to get some proper, good quality, grown up bedding. So when I saw this divine linen bedding from LinenMe, it went straight on my Lust ListRead More…

Graphic Art Prints from Mleko

Mleko Yummy Tea fine art giclee print

Today I am extremely happy to announce that another great designer has joined the Design Sheppard Shop! Hurrah!! I’d like you all to welcome Mleko to the party. Mleko is a fresh and exciting interior and gift label offering contemporary, graphic art prints directly from the artist. The venture was set up by Ania Newland, a Polish-born designer/maker, whose love of bespoke items and graphics inspired her to set up shop. Read More…

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