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Laura Ashley Hunterhill Dark Linen Patterned WallpaperI Rate… The Trend for Wallpaper in the Kitchen

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.

Vanessa_Arbuthnott_2014_17_ERI Recommend… The Chic Bathroom Update

Mix together a beautiful soft grey palette with a delicate, modern/retro pattern and a hard-wearing finish – and you end up with this rather divine wallpaper from Vanessa Arbuthnott, which is just perfect for bathrooms, both period and contemporary. It’s called Up The Garden Path – just imagine how many hours you can while away, glass of fizz in hand, following the pattern around the room, as the water grows chillier and chillier!

Metallic Penguin Lamp, £85

Metallic Penguin Lamp, £85

I RATE… The Chicest Home Accessories Designer
If there was one interior designer I’d love to be able to afford to do-over my home it’s Abigail Ahern. I’ve long lusted after her quirky design and products on her website especially her lamps with amazing kitsch shades. So I’m mighty pleased indeedy that she’s just launched an interiors range at Debenhams (which I was lucky enough to see at their preview show back in April) – how long will it be until I can’t resist buying the Metallic Penguin Lamp to grace one of my tables I wonder!

Plus, Plus, Plus! Abigail has turned her hand to food and also launched The Larder on her own website – a range of delish ingredients sourced from the south of France (one of my fave holiday destinations because of the food and du vin) – I’m just about to pop the Salt with Parmesan and Basil into my online trolley!

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.

£12.43, Ashley Goldberg, Etsy

£12.43, Ashley Goldberg, Etsy

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!

£65, Anna Wright, annawright.co.uk

£65, Anna Wright