How I made my bedroom warm and snug

Blue Bedroom Little Greene Teal Cosy Moroccan Rug

I wasn’t sure whether to show this post right now as let’s face it, we are all a little preoccupied with you know what. But, having weighed it up, decided that a distraction and some colour inspiration might be useful. Also totally understand you might not feel like reading at the moment. But there’s no point in me stopping doing what I do. So, here is how I made my bedroom warm and snug. You know, I haven’t regretted it one little bit.

Some time ago we made some changes to the room with putting in different flooring. Then I changed the wall behind the bed. I’ve nothing against feature walls, I like them, but it wasn’t floating my boat in this instance because of the strong hue with white – the contrast was’t working in this instance.  I did though, love the teal blue colour used which was Little Greene Marine Blue. So went for it and covered all of the walls with the lovely creamy paint. Aside from it being very satisfying doing the job myself ( apart from removing the radiator in the process ) I immediately started to feel more comfortable and content in the space.

There can be an assumption that deep colours can make it feel gloomy and heavy, but it really depends on the light and use of that room. In fact, even in a room that isn’t for instance, South facing, embracing a rich colour can enhance and add character.

Disclosure: Gifted items from Little Greene, Next and Louis De Poortere included in this post.
Teal Bedroom Next RAttan Planter bookcase ideas for quiet cosy relaxing space

Adding accessories too such as a new Pink Bedspread which is actually reversible so grey on the other side, two Brass Brooklyn Table Lamps, a plant in in a new Woven Planter on Feet – all from Next, have added different textures which layer the room and I feel made it much more enticing.

Pink Next Bedspread Teal Bedroom Pictures aboce Sleigh type Bed

We have put some of my husband’s framed photography from his work travels up here. I think these are mainly of New York City.  As it’s a sleigh style bed, positioning two portrait pictures either side of a landscape one worked with the sloped sides of the bed.

Louis De Poortere Moroccan Rug Bedroom Teal West Elm Mid Century Chest Gallery Wall of Drawers West Elm Mid Century Dresser Moroccan Rug Pink Bedspread Cosy and Calming Stylish Teal Bedroom

We also put my lovely ‘ Silence ‘ Artwork by Bianca AKA French for Pineapple above my chest of drawers and a few family pictures. My Dad and Mum were both actors and models when I was little and I just love these photos of them. Such a cool era. Also I’ve put up a customised portrait that Karina Mansfield did for us a little while back. We are sat in Southwold by the beach huts with Sandy our dog. I will cherish this until we can go and visit the seaside again – hopefully soon.

Little Greene Marine Blue Beatles Artwork Boden Shoes Louis De Poortere Rug Next Pink Bedspread

Now, I have to tell you about the rug which I think is a total show stopper.  You may have noticed I have worked with Louis De Poortere a few times and was absolutely thrilled about doing so again. They are absolutely my favourite company for designs and I have had this cotton and finished Antiquarian Bakhtiari design one on my vision board for a bit so to have it now where I wake up and go to sleep, well, I feel very lucky. It works well with the Quick-Step Flooring down already.

It comes in several different colours, this is the Janissary Multi 8712. The blues match the walls brilliantly and the greens, reds, pinks and warner multi – tones but slightly faded look, feel extremely cohesive with it’s surroundings. It’s traditional in style but the the richness modernises it, making it perfect for the bedroom. It has been made with a flatweave and is super soft on the feet. I do lone wooden flooring and how practical it is, but this rug added completed the room.

Heart Mirror Teal Bedroom Cosy and Comfy Space for relaxation

What I have found since doing updating the room, is that I want to be in here more often. I found the white very peaceful which was my intention but the teal has made it restful and definite. I’ve now got some plans with my spare time ( let’s face it, most of us have more at the moment ) to do another bedroom soon. My eldest starts GCSE’s next September and I’ve been having a think with her about which colour would work to aid study and sleep. So, stay tuned for that one.

Louis De poortere Rug Blue retro chair vintage radiator cohesive colours

Hope you like the new bedroom too. I will be here in the house quite a bit over the coming months so I’m pleased to have got it sorted. A sanctuary.

Sending you all lots of love and if you have any questions about interior design then let me know. I am thinking about running a few online courses at very low rates for anyone wanting ideas while they are wanting things to do or might be thinking about training in the interiors profession – if anyone is interested. The first one I run will be free and on a first come, first serve basis with limited places. More to come on that soon. You can also find my services on this page and I am really happy to give advice, again as a gift, if you are feeling like you could do with some distraction and help on a project to get going. It’s something I can offer right now and feel I am doing some good, all be it on a very small scale.

There will also be some more Youtube tutorials up soon if you feel make something for the home.

Have a good week and stay indoors x

How to Make a Pencil Pleat Door Curtain

front door DIY curtain on Youtube

Although making videos takes quite some time, I really enjoy them so have put together a Youtube tutorial alongside this blog post on how to make a pencil pleat door curtain, which you can see below, but hang on just a sec while I talk you through the rest of the area which I’ve also updated with new hues and textiles.

Although making a fuller gathered style of curtain involves more fabric in width than, say, a tab top or a pinch pleat which is another option, but for something on show downstairs and potentially keeping drafts at bay, my choice is for something full and cosy looking. There’s nothing nicer on a winter’s night than shutting out the darkness and cold.

I know a before and after is useful but I’m not sure I want you to see how it looked prior – it’s a distant memory now thank goodness.

Considering the curtain is right on show, I’ve been too busy to get round to making it more cohesive but it’s done now and I love looking at it while I am working.

As all sorts of things end up by the front door … boots and bags for starters, I felt just one curtain would be a good idea, to take up less space and there was enough room to the side to enable pulling it back easily.

Disclosure: Gifted items from Style Library, Horace Panter Art and Next included in this post.
Pink Door Paint and Green Door Curtain by Sanderson lovely combination

Some might say that putting a green curtain and pink door together is a bold move, but they are a natural fit. I was careful about which colour tones I went for. Both being too strong might not have worked but a slightly lighter shade like this Rose Ash Light paint with the Papavera Plains in Cactus both by Sanderson, balanced nicely.

If I had to pick my favourite thing about interior design I would opt for textiles and putting them with paint colours. I’m so glad that I learnt to sew years ago as it really helps knowing what each type of fabric can do and how it will work with it’s surroundings.

DIY Curtain on Youtube how to make a front door curtain

Recently, one of my favourite artists Horace Panter sent me one of his Walkman Fine Art Prints which was a really lovely treat as a big fan of his work, both artistically and musically with The Specials, so we’ve had it framed and it really brightens up the wall. We also have Horace’s cassette print and I love them both equally. They are real talking points – my friends and I love to reminisce, although they are available again and very trendy. I used to record Top of the Pops off the television (which I ended up years later working on ! ) and then playing it on my way to school with my headphones. Good times.

Sanderson painted door Rose Ash Light and Papavera Plains in Cactus Green

The curtain pole is from Next. It is extendable and they come in different sizes ( and colours ) which is handy to fit the the area exactly, as needed here.

Colourful woven fabric by Harlequin

So, back to the fabrics. Everyone who comes in loves this woven Harlequin, Hamada in Fuchsia Marine. Inspired apparently by textural elements of pottery making. It has a 70s look and feel to it. It’s so rich and the plaid is really eye catching. The paint on the bench is called Ocean Spray Light made by Sanderson. I opted for Water Based Eggshell finish, which was the same as the door. It is a very subtle grey which makes the vivid stripes above it pop.

I had a bit of material left over so made some cushions too …

Hamada by Harlequin fabric in multi colours

Plus there was enough to use for a roman blind. I don’t like waste, so also kept the lining of the original blind there and fittings and just took the front off and replaced with the Hamada. Guess that’s maybe a Youtube tutorial for another day ? It makes sense to re – use everything if you can. Less measuring, cutting out and good for the planet :)

Hope you enjoy this video and find it useful. A curtain is quite a straightforward thing to create and once you’ve made one, you’ll find it really easy to navigate the next time. It’s the joins, if some are necessary – and adding lining that can be a bit confusing but hopefully it clarifies all of that.

As I’m fairly new to making these little films, any thumbs up or subscribers are really appreciated as it’ll help me grow on the Youtube platform.

Let me know how you get on if you give the DIY a go ?

If you would like to check out more colourways in these fabrics and paints then head over to Style Library. But make yourself a cup of tea first. You will be there a while, I always am.

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Interview – Little Greene’s Marketing Director Ruth Mottershead

So, here we are in 2020. Hope you had a good break ? I thought I would start off the year with an inspiring interview I did recently with Little Greene’s Marketing Director  – Ruth Mottershead all about her job role and how this family run company work together to produce their new colours and prints each year. 

As an interior designer I tend to seek out brands that are consistently reliable for both work and home. I’m a huge fan of Little Greene’s environmentally friendly ethos, twinned with their incredible paint and wallpaper palettes, having used them many times.

There were many questions I wanted to ask and hope I’ve covered anything you might like to know too …

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Ruth, can you tell me a bit about Little Greene’s history and how the company was founded ?

Little Greene has historical roots dating back to the early 1700s when the Little Greene Dye Works, based on the outskirts of Manchester made paints and dye solutions for the cotton industry. The original home of Little Greene is one of England’s most ancient industrial sites for making paints and Little Greene as we know it today was founded by my father David Mottershead. Colour has always been a huge part of our family life, David trained as a chemist at university and worked in the paint industry for many years before founding Little Greene. My father’s creativity and love for art combined with his technical knowledge inspired him to create beautiful colours and high-quality paints. Little Greene was certainly something that evolved around our home and one of our first colour cards was actually produced around the kitchen table. My brother and I joined my father nine years ago and my role today is at the front end of the business as Marketing Director. My role has been taught both through experience, within the industry environment as well as marketing training – I have a masters in Digital Marketing to assist in the ever changing way our consumers wish to choose colour.

My career started in London as a Landscape Architect, designing outdoor public spaces including urban and green spaces as well as heritage sites. The job was certainly inspired by my love for design and outdoors – a fabulous chance to be creative in the outdoor environment. When the opportunity arose to join my father and brother at Little Greene, it felt like a natural transition particularly as there is a close relationship between exterior/spatial design and interior design. I have been working in the business for nine years and have experienced much change within the business within this time. It has been fantastic to be part of. We have recently moved to a new headquarters located a little further down the road than the original site but standing proudly in the heart of an area with a rich and envied manufacturing pedigree…

 What is your day to day work life like as Marketing Director – is it very different each week ?

 My role is diverse, which is great as every day is different ! My job sees me creating concepts and ideas for upcoming paint and wallpaper collections, choosing colours for new cards and browsing archives at the National Trust for new wallpaper collections. I write content for our marketing material, manage photoshoots and communicate with our customers. I spend a lot of time travelling, visiting our showrooms, journalists, exhibitions, managing our PR strategy and undertaking colour workshops. My job as Marketing Director is to communicate and this means making lots of talks and presentations. I undertake talks with end consumers, interior designers, architects, journalists and internal staff too. Topics tend to be colour related, based on new or existing collections and how to use colours in combination.

My work on a day to day basis focuses on managing our design and marketing team to ensure we complete our campaigns for the year ahead.

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I’d love to know about the process of making your paints and wallpapers ?

All of our paints are made in our paint factory nestled in the foothills of Mount Snowdon in North Wales. We’re not the biggest manufacturer but we are obsessed with quality, innovation and an enduring commitment to be the best. Our technical team are briefed to make the best paint they possibly can ! Making paint is a complex process. The first stage is about colour and opacity – the dispersion of pigment into water. The pigment particles must be dispersed as finely and evenly as possible to achieve the maximum opacity and whiteness possible. This is very important as this provides the ability to make a full range of colours that cover in the minimum number of coats. The second stage is where we add the binder – this is the ingredient that holds the paint together and makes it stay on the wall. Our quality binders create quality products with properties such as stain and water resistance, prevention of marking and cleanability – all required for busy households ! After this the final ingredients are added to ensure the feel of the paint and the thickness are appropriate to ensure the best result on application of the paint.

Our paints are made using premium quality bases and highly pigmented formulations meaning our products are high in opacity and have fantastic coverage making them practical, beautiful and economical. We continue to make interior and exterior paints in water-based and oil-based finishes and we are the only British paint maker still producing a complete range of traditional and modern finishes.

Our wallpaper is made in Lancashire at my husband’s wallpaper factory ( another family business ) and one that is also steeped in great history. The machines they use to make our wallpapers date back to the 1830s – yes they are still using the same machines today ! Our main method of wallpaper printing is Surface Printing – this creates a beautiful painterly look that combines perfectly with our paint colours.

Our historic wallpaper designs and paint colours are sourced from historic archives. At the start of January 2018 we began a collaboration with the National Trust. With access to their properties, we conducted an extensive research project to uncover original colours and to tell the stories of the people who first enjoyed them. We uncovered over 200 shades from which we created a shortlist of 31 beautiful greens, these formed the ‘ Green’ colour card which has been a great success.

In January, we will launch ‘ National Trust Papers ’ an eclectic collection of contemporary wallpapers based on original designs from the National Trust’s properties. The beauty of working with the National Trust is that many of the designs are still on the walls of properties and can be seen today.

When creating a wallpaper collection, we will rework the historic patterns to make them more suited to the contemporary home, this may mean removing elements of the pattern or making design amends. We will then begin to look at creating different colourways using Little Greene paint colours and selecting 3 complementary paint shades for each design. We try to help our customers to create coordinating schemes in their homes to combine colours and wallpapers with ease.

Little Greene Factory Process Little Greene Grey Paint Bedroom

Do you tend to have ongoing popular colours and shades or does it evolve with trends ?

We certainly do – Grey has been the colour of the last decade ! Grey was a collection we launched in 2013 and was seen as an ideal neutral replacement for magnolia. The trend for grey will continue, although we are experiencing a shift to warmer greys rather than cooler shades ( those with a little blue in them ).

Many factors influence interior design trends, we look to fashion, architecture, market shifts ad well as our surrounding environment. We see trends that last as little as six months or a year and then we experience trends that last much longer.

Prior to launching our ‘ Green ’ collection in 2018, we could see Green being used regularly as a fashion choice. Green has been popular but it is still only just hitting the consumer market. Navy Blues have been a hugely popular choice over the last few years.

It is often the case that the most popular colours are also the oldest. For example, ‘ Celestial Blue ’ was originally discovered on a colourcard from 1807 and can be used in a really contemporary way.

Little Greene Blue

How long does it take to produce each new collection ?

It takes about 12 months from start to finish. Sometimes the ideas for new collections start years in advance ! In September we launch paint collections in London and wallpaper collections are launched in Paris in January. We start choosing and thinking about the colours we want to include in a new collection first then we pass the colours over to our technical team to formulate. There is a lot of toing and froing at this stage as we ensure the colours are as we see them in our minds and on paper! Once the colours have been finalised we start on the colour cards, the photography, the content etc.

The same process is the case for the wallpaper – we start with a concept then begin by scouring the archives for designs we believe fit our brief. We then work with the team to ensure the designs are complete before beginning the colour work.

Little Greene White Paint

Are more people turning to eco friendly paints ?  

People are definitely becoming more conscious of the products that they use and the impact that they have on the environment. Not only are people considering what they eat but also what they put in their environment. The home is an important environment for all of us and we are pleased to be able to make environmentally friendly products that also stand the test of time ! We insist on using only the finest natural, organic and safe synthetic pigments, giving superb depth of colour, high covering power and the long life expected from modern paints. Our water-based paints far exceed all legislation on VOCs with a VOC content of virtually zero. This means you don’t need to worry about solvent contributions to the atmosphere or any respiratory issues, or the smell; they are virtually odourless. Our oil-based formulations contain vegetable oils as a replacement for any harmful solvents. Greater coverage of course means fewer resources used and all of our packaging including our metal cans can be recycled.

Little Greene Paints interiors colour inspiration for home

What do you think is the secret to your company’s longevity ? 

Running a family business is extremely enjoyable and also a challenge, being part of the family means we are in control of our own destiny and can make the decisions that we feel are best for our company in the long term. We have always strived to create beautiful colours and quality products, to the best of our knowledge and ability. We will continue to work hard to adapt to our business needs in all areas of the company in order to create a product we hope our customers will enjoy and love as much as we do.

Little Greene Paint

Is there any advice you can offer to someone not knowing where to start with an entirely new home palette ?

I would always start by looking for inspiration in magazines or online. Create a mood board or Pinterest page to discover the schemes that you like and what you might like to incorporate into your own home. Follow brands that you like on Instagram and make sure you really think about the kind of environment you are looking to create. The next step would be to order a Little Greene colour card. Browse the colours and don’t be afraid to try testers ! The great thing about the colour cards is that they are produced using chips of real paint so you can see exactly how the colour will appear. We would always advise ordering a tester pot and painting large swatches onto different walls so you can see how the varying light affects the colour throughout the day – this is really important. A colour that you see in an image may look very different in your own home, depending on light, shape and proportion of the room, existing colours etc.

If you are struggling with combining colour, our Colour Scales families provide four strengths of the same pigment which can be used in combination for a really coordinated finish- you can find these on the Little Greene Colours of England card. If you need more help then visit one of our stockists, showrooms or our website to get more information and helpful tips on combining colour and how to choose. If you are really stuck, then a colour consultation could certainly help.

Little Greene Paint Green Home Walls

Which colours are going to be big for Little Greene in 2020 ?

 Green is still popular and is certainly taking off in a big way in the consumer market. Dark Green such as ‘ Puck ’ is being used on woodwork and kitchen cabinets in combination with brass and golds. Earthy, muted tones such as ‘ Boringdon Green ‘ and ‘ Ambleside ‘ are perfect for creating calm in the bedroom whilst the bold brightness of ‘ Sage & Onions ‘ creates energy and vibrancy in a lively kitchen.

We predict the use of warmer neutrals and a slight shift away from the cooler grey tones to take place. Natural warm colours such as ‘ Portland Stone,’ ‘ Clay ’ and ‘ Bath Stone ’ are expected to be popular. Warm neutrals are perfect for creating restful living spaces that bring comfort to the home.

Little Greene Green Paint in Bedroom

A huge thanks to Ruth for sharing her time and knowledge. Hope you enjoyed this interview ?

If you want to check out Little Greene’s amazing paints and wallpapers you can do so here.

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30 Cool Christmas Homeware Gift Ideas.

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  1. Bowie Illustration – Karina Mansfield 2. Sloth Planter – Sass and Belle 3. Tea Towel – Bluebellgray 4. Reusuable Bag – Kin Home 5. Leopard Frame – Doing Goods 6. Flamingo Plate – Trouva 7. House Plants Book – Urban Outfitters 8. Elephant Key Hanger – Trouva 9. Leopard Mug – Roos Beach 10. Large Matches – Osmology

Every year I tend to do one of these posts as I know what a minefield it can be coming up with cool Homeware Christmas ideas gifts in December, what with everything else going on. So this time I have written one with 30 ideas and three different budgets in mind so hopefully something to suit everyone.

Is it just me or does the festive period come round more quickly each time ? Even if this selection isn’t quite right for you, maybe you will find something that’s right at these stores.

I find online shopping a bit easier as it gets so busy out there, although there are some small independent shops that I try and always support as we all know what a difference it can make. There are some online here, and also I’ve added some great eco –  focused places.

So to start with, we have £20 and under items.

I’ve wanted to write about Karina Mansfield for a while because she creates amazing illustrations that are really affordable like this Bowie one, or if you want something bespoke she does that too. We have one with my girls and I in Southwold and it’s really lovely. So I recommend her.

It wasn’t intentional to put in so many animal themed things but there were just so many unique things to choose from.

The sloth is very sweet and extremely reasonable from Sass and Belle.

We also have the House Plants book and it’s a great little read or coffee table number.

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christmas gifts on a budget ideas inspiration
1. Basket Storage – The Basket Room 2. Pineapple Door Knocker – Bombay Duck 3. Brexit Egg Cups – V & A 4. Serving Set – Anthropologie 5. Rock on Candle – Audenza 6. Leaf Vase – Amara 7. Tool Box – Heals 8. Mirrors  – Bohemia Design 9. Dog Wash  – Aesop 10. Cushion – Anthropologie

Next are the £50 and under ideas. There’s a lot of choice so good to have narrowed it down a little. I’ve definitely written about The Basket Room before and happy to again as their ranges get bigger and I love a bit of Sisal. Such great colours. You must check them out.

The pineapple door knocker is divine. If we needed one, I’d have ordered a present to myself. Bombay Duck have been around for years and are definitely here to stay.

Those egg cups made me smile. Probably the first and last time Brexit will feature on my blog. The V & A gift shop is one of my favourite places to visit. They have great taste and it’s always full of inspiring things from their exhibitions.

If you want to really treat the pet in your life then Aesop do a lovely wash. For the pooch who has everything …

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  1. Candle – Matthew Williamson 2. Suitcase – Liberty London 3. Silver Vases – Nkuku 4. Pink Jug – Tate 5. Glass Birds – Pols Potten 6. Neon Sign – Oliver Bonas 7. Sisal Floor Mat – The Basket Room 8. Antiqued Brass Dice – Conran Store 9. Work Hard Framed Print – Oliver Bonas 10. Cactus Lamp  – Trouva

I had some fun finding these. Mainly because I wouldn’t normally spend this amount on myself but when looking for other people, you can go to town a bit.

As you may know I ran a Matthew Williamson Home Fragrance giveaway last week to win one of his amazing candles. I’ve added here a different size and scent. we are still really enjoying the aroma in our kitchen. It gets nicer and nicer. This Winter Oud version would make a very special treat.

Liberty London make these little suitcases. So distinctive as always and a real keepsake – also the glass birds from Pols Potten are very unique. The colours are very pretty.

Oliver Bonas make some excellent Neon lamps, this one especially stood out as I used to work in a TV studio and the ‘ On Air ‘ words are very familiar. Maybe I am just making this selection to please myself really ?

If you like anything you see then you can click on the links below the images. Just so you know, I don’t make any commission at all. I’ve purely made this post up because I adore Christmas ! We just do Secret Santa here for adults these days so we try and make sure that the one thing we choose for someone is personal and an item that they will utilise.

Hope this has all been useful ? What are you up to over the festive period ?

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WIN: Matthew Williamson Midnight Jungle Candle

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Disclosure: Candle gifted to me by Matthew Williamson Home Frangrance.

Think it might be okay to mention that Christmas is creeping up on us, especially as I have something really rather special to offer as a giveaway. A large 600g and beautifully scented Luxury Matthew Williamson Midnight Jungle Candle worth £140.

Maybe it would be an early gift for yourself – we all deserve a treat at this time of year do we not ? Or something you would love to win for someone.

As a big fan of iconic world renowned British Designer Matthew Williamson and his use of Kaleidoscopic colourI feel really lucky to have received a candle for myself to try out. He is way up there when it comes to his signature prints and vibrant textiles. Matthew has poured together these elements to create his own collection of home fragrances which I can confirm are stunning. Not only to fragrance your room but also aesthetically too.

Being pretty picky about aromas, loving especially quite earthy and rich tones – this does not disappoint. In fact this is how Midnight Jungle is described by Matthew: Exotic, dense jungle terrain inspires the scent of blackcurrant, fig leaves and gardenia. A mysterious mix of natural honey, patchouli and cedar wood evoke the undergrowth of a midnight jungle.

I’d say it is exactly how it has been described.

Matthew says of his home fragrance designs: “As well as creating unique scents that I personally love, I wanted the candles to be objects of beauty and reflect all of the design elements which I have become known.” 

Each of the candles from the luxury range come beautifully presented in boxes and are hand finished in Matthew’s London studio. The great thing about these is that when you’ve burnt the candle completely, you can then keep the ceramic jar as a keepsake. I will be using mine to store some of my interior design tools in, on my desk but they’d look good as a vase too.

Matthew Williamson Candle Midnight Jungle Parrot Colourful Print Designer Styling

So you can see both sides, I’ve taken a picture of the parrot on the reverse.

The other four signature scents in the range are as follows …

Jaipur Jewelaipur Jewel captures the essence of India’s bustling and vibrant pink city. A heady mix of incense, spices and woody notes combine with natural accents of juniper and cinnamon.

Summer Siesta  – Inspired by coastal and Mediterranean towns and villages. Summer Siesta is a refreshingly crisp and uplifting scent with notes of mandarin, lemon and tuberose.

English GardenTraditional cottage gardens and meadows provide inspiration for this floral and fruit based scent with accents of Ceylon tea, orange blossom and rose evoking the unique charm of an English garden.

Palm SpringsFragrant white roses and delicate jasmine flowers form the heart of the Palm Springs scent. Vanilla, leather and musk add depth whilst ozonic top notes evoke a fresh summer breeze.

Midnight Jungle Matthew Williamson Candle Leopard Tropical Patchouli

Thought I’d also mention that there are also 200g candles in glass jars finished with his pineapple and peacock motif and room diffusers with bottles and grey reeds. They are quite timeless in style and all with a really luxurious feel.

Each fragrance has been refined with natural materials from all over the world – from jasmine flowers and tuberose sourced from Grasse in France to spices in Indonesia.

Now that I’ve photographed my own candle to show you, I can use it – thank goodness ! We are having a Birthday celebration here this weekend and I cannot wait to fill the room with this gorgeous scent for everyone.

So, if you’d like to enter this giveaway, I’m using Rafflecopter as it’s a nice and easy way to do it. The winner will randomly be picked once the giveaway ends on the 3rd December. I’ve added some terms and conditions below. This is a UK only giveaway.

Wishing you good luck. Hope you win.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
You must follow instructions on Rafflecopter correctly to enter. The winner’s entries will be checked and verified.
This giveaway is UK based only.
Postage and Packaging supplied and will be sent out on behalf of Matthew Williamson Home Fragrance.
No alternative prize or cash offered.
Entrants must be 18 or over.
A winner will be picked randomly and contacted soon after the giveaway ends. If I do not receive a response within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.