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I’ve always gone the paint and tile route in the kitchen, but viewing the latest offerings at the Autumn/Winter 2014 press shows a few weeks ago, I was surprised to see so many wallpapers being showcased dans le cuisine. One of my faves, being a major fan of the unsurpassable Dachshund, was this rather country-cool Hunterhill number from Laura Ashley – certainly makes waiting for the kettle to boil a bit more fun! £39.90 per roll.
I’ve fallen in love with these Valletta tiles in Carmelo, from Fired Earth. They’ve got that wonderful vintage feel about them with the added bonus of Mediterranean colours. Great in a dining room, large hallway or open plan space – and fabulous with the decor in this beautiful photo (adore the picture gallery) or with a more contemporary-designed home. Handmade encaustic tiles, 20 x 20cm, £8.99 each or £224.70 per sq/m.
I LOVE… The Quirky Wall Art Look
Pinterest and Etsy – two of my major daily obsessions – brought to my attention these two fantastic illustrators: Ashley Goldberg, etsy.com/shop/ashleyg and Anna Wright annawright.co.uk
I bought two of Ashley’s: ‘We’re Going to Be Fancy Today’ for me, and ‘How Does She Always Look So Pulled Together’ for a friend’s birthday present. They really are adorable and all individually signed. And a bargain at just under £13 each.
Anna Wright’s gorgeous animal prints are so whimsical – I can’t help but smile just looking at them. I already have the ‘Friday Night’ print, and my latest want for a Christmas/Birthday/Just-Because present is ’Midlife Crisis’. Just genius!