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,
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.
In my opinion, storage is one of the essential components for making a house a home. Without good storage we are unable to display those items that we want others to see but hide away those that we don’t want on public display. In essence storage allows us to keep all our clutter at bay
When I was first approached by Michelle Bartleet-Greavey with her new product, the Baa Stool, I knew I had to feature it here on the Design Sheppard. I mean what more perfect product is there for this blog than a footstool that bears an uncanny resemblance to an actual sheep? The Baa Stool is a
I was recently sent the new Loaf catalogue and I must say I was bowled over by the beauty that lay inside it. Loaf wasn’t really a company that had been on my radar until now and I think that’s because it was originally launched back in 2008 as The Sleep Room and focused solely on
I discovered the IKEA PS Collections two years ago when I featured the PS 2012 collection here on the blog. The PS 2014 collection, which launched in stores on 01st April 2014, reflects the growing trend for compact, changeable spaces that feature furniture that is flexible, moveable and affordable and that helps us to maximise every
Since I started my blog way back in 2009, one of the things that has remained extremely important to me is to uncover great stories. Every product tells a story, every designer has a story and every brand is based on a story. Whilst we may not always hear the story, it can have a
If money and space was no object for me, I would undoubtedly fill my home with finely crafted furniture made from natural materials. There is just something so moving about furniture that has been lovingly crafted from sustainable and renewable materials. And moved is how I felt when I first came across the beautiful pieces
There really are some fantastic new designs coming out of IKEA right now. You may remember the Metod kitchen that I featured last week and this week it’s the turn of the new limited edition BRÅKIG Collection. BRÅKIG means rebellious in Swedish and the collection is the result of IKEA’s collaboration with ArtRebels, a Danish creative collective that brings
When I was a kid, I had an old wooden tennis racquet with a long neck and electrical tape wrapped around the handle for grip. My sister and I would practice our back-swing at the weekends in a nearby tennis court and while I learned to hit the ball over the net, Stacey learned to
As many of you will already know I have been a big fan of IKEA since my student days when the Swedish giant provided the only affordable way to kit out my home with style. Since my student days I have continued to enjoy the offerings of Ikea and marvel at the clever and extremely
To be perfectly honest I can’t quite recall where I first came across these wonderfully crafted pieces of furniture by Berlin-based design studio Coordination, but what I do know is that I fell in love with them almost immediately. There are three separate collections that really caught my eye due to the simple design, great
Images by Artur Szyperek As many of you will already know, I don’t live in London like most of the other design and interiors bloggers that I know. I live just outside Dartmouth in South Devon, which is the most beautiful rural location and I absolutely love living here. Admittedly I do miss out on
Furniture range produced by Donna Walker & The Living Furniture Project Just before Christmas I was contacted by a lovely guy called Alastair Sloan who wanted to tell me all about a project he is currently working on as he thought it might be of interest for me and for you guys, my readers. Well
A while back I interviewed Architectural Interior Designer Staffan Tollgard here on the blog and at the time he told me about this beautifully sophisticated new furniture range that he is stocking in his showroom this year. The Lunar Range is manufactured by a company called Stellar Works and when Staffan was telling me all
Firstly, I would like to apologise that is has taken me so long to get this imm cologne post up on the blog. I’ve had articles to write, other blog posts to compile, interviews to organise and pictures to edit…so many pictures. But then that is what is so great about BlogTour. You see so
Ever since I first moved out of my parents when I went to uni all those many years ago (thinking about it really is quite frightening) I have had a fair amount of Ikea furniture in my house. As a student, Ikea is obviously a great choice as it’s well made, hard-wearing, and reasonably priced.
There are very few things that I would say I couldn’t live without, but a good cup of tea has got to be one of them. I love tea and my day just isn’t the same without a steaming hot cup of Earl Grey. Whatever problems happen to come my way, I know that a
At the moment I am absolutely, completely and utterly smitten with the vintage, industrial trend that we are seeing in interiors right now. There is something very reassuring and timeless about this aesthetic, perhaps it’s because many of the products look and feel like they have already been around for a long time, even if
Little Tree Furniture is a family-run business based on the South Coast of England in East Sussex. The company specialises in the creation of beautiful handmade hardwood pieces of furniture for inside and outside the home. The materials that are used in the creation of the pieces are mostly hardwoods that are chosen for quality, durability and solidity.Where possible the
When I go abroad, one of the things I always like to do is pick up a few home interiors magazines at the airport on the way home. Even if I don’t speak the language I like to flick through and take in all the gorgeous pictures. Luckily I do speak German so when I
The John Lewis Home Studio team recently announced three key home furnishing trends for autumn/winter 2012. My favourite of these trends is the Home Comforts range, which sees nostalgic colours and shapes from bygone eras bringing warmth and cheer to home interiors. What makes the range so appealing is that the products feel familiar and cosy due to the
IKEA PS 2012 is the new design collection from IKEA and it is also the 7th IKEA PS collection since the range first launched back in 1995. Taking inspiration from more than 60 years of IKEA design history, the designers were challenged to look at existing IKEA designs and bring them forward by updating and innovating
Danish furniture Brand BoConcept make good quality functional furniture that looks great. Founded in 1952 the company has gone from strength to strength and now has over 230 chains in over 50 countries. For its latest collection the brand has collaborated with international design superstar Karim Rashid who has created a fantastic looking new dining range.