The Harrow range from Darlings of Chelsea

Refresh your living room with spring pastels and classic design with the Harrow range from Darlings of Chelsea.

Featuring sofas and snugglers available in a variety of serene pastel shades, the Harrow range is perfect for bringing a soothing sense of tranquillity to your lounge.

Harrow Midi Sofa in Varese velvet Duck Egg

Harrow Midi Sofa in Varese velvet Duck Egg

The Harrow Midi is a traditionally inspired sofa with elegant curved arms, a fixed back and is finished with dark oak turned legs to keep the piece looking delicate. It features deep fibre-filled cushions and is upholstered in Varese velvet, which is made from 100% Cotton and comes with a sumptuous high pile texture, keeping the Harrow super soft and extremely comfortable.

Shown here furnished in the pastel Duck Egg velvet, this sofa is ideal for adding an uplifting spring touch to your living room to gently brighten the space.

Harrow Snuggler in Varese velvet Smoke

Harrow Snuggler in Varese velvet Smoke

With its classical styling, the Harrow Snuggler is the ideal love seat to add elegance to your living room. A superb option for small spaces, this snuggle chair is great for curling up with a good book and a cuppa but can also comfortably seat two people.

Shown here in the soothing powder blue velvet known as Varese Smoke, the Harrow is available in a  range of vibrant colours that will bring this timeless design right up to date.

Dreaming of a Luxury Condo in Florida? Here's 5 of Our Favourites

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As this never-ending winter drags on, our thoughts at Heart Home are naturally turning to holidays in the sun. But what if that holiday feeling could last forever? What if a permanent place in the sun could become a reality?

South Florida has become the ideal destination for the wealthiest to travel and invest. So we thought we'd explore why. No, it is not just about the tropical weather, the white-sand beaches, the cosmopolitan ambiance or the vibrant, sophisticated lifestyle (although of course, it helps). It's also about the luxury living options that this sunshine state has to offer. 

Here (in the interests of research you understand) are 5 of the most expensive luxury condominiums currently on the market.

Murano at Portofino, South Beach

The Murano at Portofino has incredible ocean, bay, city views and year-round ocean breezes and is located on the most southernmost tip on the western side of the island of Miami Beach. Not too many condominiums can boast a private Bay Side Beach Club on its premises. This one comes with a saltwater pool and a poolside café. With the fabulous Art Deco architecture, trendy restaurants, clubs and the Ocean just steps away, South Beach is the perfect location.

Price Range: $825,000 - $6,595,000

La Santa Maria Brickell

La Santa Maria soars fifty-one stories into the Miami skyline featuring top of the line finishes and fixtures. This beyond luxury development is located on a prime waterfront property right on Biscayne Bay. Although built in 1997, the Santa Maria condo remains one of the most desirable addresses on Brickell Avenue. It features lushly landscaped grounds that include an oak and gumbo limbo tree hammock plus the bayfront swimming pool and marina.

Price Range: $1,700,000 - $11,500,000

Auberge Beach Fort Lauderdale

Auberge Beach is an ultra-luxury new construction project on 4.6 acres with 450 feet of oceanfront. Some of the amenities include a World Class Full Service Spa, State-of-the-Art Fitness Center overlooking the pool deck and Atlantic Ocean, fine dining and casual restaurants offering the finest cuisine, a barefoot butler service and so much more.

Price Range: $1,783,900 - $5,038,900

Paramount Bay, Edgewater

At Paramount Bay, you will find the perfect combination of sophisticated, thoughtful design, resort-like amenities, and fabulous location. Miami is a cosmopolitan melting spot alive with unparalleled energy and excitement and Paramount Bay is situated in the very heart of it all, and yet uniquely secluded in its own private urban oasis.

 Price Range: $599,000 - $5,750,000

Marina Palms, North Miami Beach

Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residence brings the yachting lifestyle back to Miami with the first luxury condominium and yacht club project in two decades. These luxury condos offer stunning views over the marina, the Intracoastal Waterway, and beyond to the Atlantic Ocean. Throughout the lushly landscaped, 14-acre waterfront enclave, its state-of-the-art marina, and in each of its spacious, well-appointed residences, there is an extravagant array of luxuries, services and amenities designed to help residents make the most of the time they spend aboard, and ashore.

Price Range: $850,000 - $1,490,000

It's a tough choice, but we think we'll go for The Auberge. How about you?

John Lewis x String Furniture

Designed by the iconic architect Nils Strinning in 1949, the beautifully distinctive string® shelf collection is now available at John Lewis.

Timeless, functional and aesthetically pleasing, string® shelving is a simple and versatile furniture collection that can be suited to any interior scheme. The sturdy and sleek ladders scale the wall, providing a stable structure that enables shelves to be arranged in numerous positions. An ingenious and flexible solution that is renowned all over the world, the units can be extended in all directions to grow with the home over time.

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Recipe of the Week - Tofu Pad Thai with Courgetti Noodles

Our latest healthy recipe from Mindful Chef. This veggie Pad Thai is made with courgetti noodles which are richer in vitamins and lower in calories than rice noodles, and served with a peanut and lime sauce. It's choc full of Thai flavours.

Mindful Chef is a food-box company with over 500,000 health-focused recipes.They believe in reducing your intake of sugar and refined carbs. As a result, they never deliver pasta, bread or white rice - instead all the recipes are based on innovative uses of fresh vegetables.

Deliveries are made Sunday and Monday each week and you can choose up to 5 recipes from the ever changing and imaginative menu. The recipes are all available online.

Serves 2

Serves 2

Ingredients: (all delivered by Mindful Chef)

  • 1 red chilli
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 280g firm tofu
  • 2 limes
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp peanut paste
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 300g carrot
  • 300g courgette
  • Two pairs of chopsticks

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Method

1. Finely chop the chilli and finely slice the spring onions, removing the root ends. Peel and slice the carrots into matchsticks and thinly slice the yellow pepper.

2. Remove the ends of the courgettes, but leave the skin on. Prepare the courgetti noodles using a peeler and slice the courgettes into long thin strips (or use a julienne peeler or spiralizer if you have one).

3. Drain, rinse and cut the tofu into 2cm cubes. Pat dry with paper towel.

4. Heat a frying pan with 1 tbsp oil on a medium heat and cook the tofu for 5 mins, then add half of the tamari and cook for another 5 mins until golden brown, turning occasionally.

5. Meanwhile, to make the sauce; mix the peanut paste with the remaining tamari, the maple syrup, the juice from 1 lime and the chopped chilli.

6. Heat another frying pan with 1 tbsp oil on a medium heat and cook the carrot, spring onion and yellow pepper for 2 mins. Then add the courgetti and the sauce and cook for 3 mins.

7. Serve the Pad Thai in two warm bowls, top with the tofu and drizzle over the remaining lime juice.

Read more at Mindful Chef
 

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Vibrant Living with A by Amara SS18!

With summer approaching, A by Amara’s SS18 Arcade collection is perfect for home dwellers who want to give their living space a vibrant overhaul. The range features an eclectic mix of fabrics, finishes and hues, inspired by adventure.

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To ensure that the collection reflects an energetic aesthetic, Arcade is a carnival of colours that are combined with unique patterns and designs that will transform your home into a fresh and zesty living space. 

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Sam Hood, Founder and Creative Director of Amara, said; “The Arcade trend is a carefully curated collection of accessories featuring vivacious hues and designs that will lift and enhance your living space. My favourite piece would have to be the Regale Cushion as I feel that the stripe design and pom pom details will revamp a neutral seating area.”

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Mix and match colours and designs from the Arcade collection to create a stylised contrasted look in your home décor.

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Check out the new Amara SS18 Arcade collection.

Website of the Week - Sara Miller London

While browsing online at the weekend for Mother's Day gifts, I came across the website of Sara Miller London. Immediately captivated by her beautiful, sophisticated and elegant designs, I knew I just had to share.

Navy hummingbird tea cup & saucer, £22, green birds tea cup & saucer, £22, set of 4 cake plates, £40

Navy hummingbird tea cup & saucer, £22, green birds tea cup & saucer, £22, set of 4 cake plates, £40

Named 'Most Promising Young Designers 2016' in the prestigious Henrie Awards, Sara Miller is a British designer who expresses her passion for travel and love of different cultures in her art. From the intricate decorative henna work in Jaipur to the sensational Sakura cherry blossom in Japan, Sara loves exploring it all and bringing a piece of this inspiration back to her London studio, where she uses her unique creativity to produce a huge range of products.

Green bird magazine rack, £16, Document wallets (set of 2), £11, Green bird notebook A4 £15, Flamingo sticky notes set, £9, Pencil set, £12, Luxury hummingbird A5 notebook, £18, Hummingbird weekly to do pad, £8, Green bird pen, £14.

Green bird magazine rack, £16, Document wallets (set of 2), £11, Green bird notebook A4 £15, Flamingo sticky notes set, £9, Pencil set, £12, Luxury hummingbird A5 notebook, £18, Hummingbird weekly to do pad, £8, Green bird pen, £14.

Products on the site include greeting cards, gift packaging, home fragrance, tableware, stationery and kitchen textiles. The designs are stunning and vibrant, complemented by exquisite packaging and gold detailing.

Flamboyant Flamingo Mug, £12.50.

Flamboyant Flamingo Mug, £12.50.

Mum will love you forever.

Swan Placement Tea Towel, £13.

Swan Placement Tea Towel, £13.

Mother's Day UK - Sunday 11th March. Don't forget!

Sara Miller London

Urbanara is Launching A Limted Birthday Capsule

Just in time to mark the brand's seven-year anniversary, URBANARA is launching a limited capsule collection. Available exclusively in the online shop and in the Düsseldorf flagship store, the collection, launching 19th February, combines high-quality workmanship and natural fibres – the cornerstone values of the Berlin-based label.

The capsule collection also serves as a sneak-peak into URBANARA’s take on the upcoming trends and key pieces for the Spring/Summer ‘18 season

The capsule collection is designed in Berlin and manufactured by some of the world’s leading textile and weaving experts – and longtime partners of URBANARA. Representing some of their best work yet, each piece lives up to the outstanding quality, clean design, and natural materials that URBANARA’s fans have been accustomed to for since its inception in 2010.
 

Seven new collections: Albufeira Bed Linen Set, from £59; Suri Cushion, £25, Deomali Pouf, £89, Arade Towel, £29, Alvoco Wool Rug, £99, Zezere Cotton Blanket, £79, Zesere Cushion, £35.

Seven new collections: Albufeira Bed Linen Set, from £59; Suri Cushion, £25, Deomali Pouf, £89, Arade Towel, £29, Alvoco Wool Rug, £99, Zezere Cotton Blanket, £79, Zesere Cushion, £35.

The natural-fibre capsule collection replaces last season’s bold, ornate trend colors and materials with Art Déco patterns, clean lines and 1920s colour schemes. The clean, geometric pattern found in most pieces is an extension of the winter trend-pattern, skilfully updated for spring.
 
Its colour scheme shifts towards fresh, spring-like pastels, while remaining calm and natural.
 
Delicate pale pink forms harmonious contrasts with cognac and natural white, while ice blue and mustard set lively accents. Together with the geometric pattern, the colours create a lively contrast that adds freshness to the birthday collection, designed to give the home a gentle, natural glamour.

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In each of the brand’s collections, high-quality natural fibres are designed as elegant homewares that nod to current interior trends, but which transcend passing fashions to become timeless classics that last for years. In their limited capsule collection, velvet cushions meet natural cotton in throws and bedding, wool and cotton come together in the patterned rug: a focus on the natural is how URBANARA stays true to its core.
 
The birthday collection will be available from 19th February on urbanara.co.uk and in the URBANARA flagship store in Düsseldorf.

A Cutting Edge Design Apartment in the Heart of Amsterdam

This stunning apartment is just one of seven recently revealed by The Collective Studio in Amsterdam’s art district, surrounded by galleries and world famous museums. 

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Every apartment is decorated with an exclusive range of the most cutting- edge art and design. The Collective Studio designers made it their mission to give each home its own character. From table to linens, all the design details have been attentively selected to ensure luxury living in the heart of a city.

This one has been named Ghyczy, after the designers that created it and not surprisingly it's already sold. It consists of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open plan living, dining, kitchen space and a large terrace. 

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To see more and to see the other apartments visit http://project.dstrct.nl/

Spring Collection 2018 With Rose & Grey

Rose & Grey's Spring 2018 collection has now launched! Introducing the new collection of velvet and wool sofas and armchairs, faux plants, side tables and accessories!

The highlight of the new collection is undoubtedly the three new upholstery ranges. The Broughton, the Epsom and the Heywood collections combine comfort and style to produce beautiful sofas, armchairs, ottomans and snugglers that are available in velvet and wool fabrics. There are 14 colours available with brights and neutral tones to choose from. 

Rose & Grey have also launched new additions to their side tables collection. From affordable yet stylish circular side tables to elegant marble and brass designs, there is a style for everyone.

Their faux plants range has also grown with new hanging plants and stems that look incredibly realistic. We love how these fake plants require no watering and can be placed wherever looks best without worrying about finding the perfect conditions for keeping them alive.

There's also a selection of new accessories, including textiles, vases and hanging decorations to discover.

And not to forget Rose & Grey's brand new children's collection! The capsule collection features a selection of beautifully designed pieces from Ferm Living, including a circular shelf, a fun mirror and vibrant textiles.

Epsom corner sofa and Broughton ottoman

Epsom corner sofa and Broughton ottoman

Broughton Armchair

Broughton Armchair

Epsom sofa

Epsom sofa

Sculptural Porcelain Vase

Sculptural Porcelain Vase

Pork, Sage & Apple Meatballs with Cauliflower Mash

Our latest healthy recipe from Mindful Chef. Sweet and tangy, these pork meatballs are infused with grated fresh apple, wholegrain mustard and sage, to help aid digestive health. They are served with our favourite crispy kalettes and cauliflower mash.

Mindful Chef is a food-box company with over 500,000 health-focused recipes.They believe in reducing your intake of sugar and refined carbs. As a result, they never deliver pasta, bread or white rice - instead all the recipes are based on innovative uses of fresh vegetables.

Deliveries are made Sunday and Monday each week and you can choose up to 5 recipes from the ever changing and imaginative menu. The recipes are all available online.

Serves 2

Serves 2

Ingredients: (all delivered by Mindful Chef)

  • 1 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 vegetable stock cube
  • 1 apple
  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tsp dried sage
  • 2 x 150g pork mince
  • 4 tsp cornflour
  • 80g kalettes
  • Medium handful of fresh thyme

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Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200C / gas mark 6 and boil a kettle. Slice the apple in half, remove the core and finely grate half of the apple (you won't need the other half, keep for a healthy snack!) Thinly slice the onion. Trim the kalettes.

2. Trim the cauliflower, remove the leaves and reserve for later. Cut the cauliflower into small chunks. Place in a saucepan and cover with boiling water. Simmer for 20 mins until soft, then drain and mash with a potato masher. Season and stir in the leaves from the thyme sprigs.

3. In a bowl, mix together the pork mince, apple half of the mustard and half of the sage. Season with sea salt and black pepper. Roll the pork mix into 12 meatballs.

4. Heat a frying pan on a medium-high heat with 1/2 tbsp oil and cook for 10 mins, turning occasionally until golden brown. Remove from the pan.

5. Place the kalettes and cauliflower leaves on a baking tray with 1/2 tbsp oil. Place in the oven for 10 mins.

6. Dissolve the half vegetable stock cube in 150ml boiling water and dissolve the cornflour in a small bowl with 1 tbsp cold water. In the same pan that the meatballs were in, heat 1/2 tbsp oil on a medium heat and cook the onion for 5 mins, then stir in the vegetable stock, cornflour, remaining mustard and remaining sage. Add the meatballs to this mix and place a lid on the pan, cook for a further 5 mins until the meatballs are cooked through.

7. Spoon the pork meatballs and sauce onto two warm plates alongside the cauliflower mash, kalettes and cauliflower leaves.

Read more at Mindful Chef
 

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PATTERNITY + John Lewis

PATTERNITY was founded to inspire mindful living through design. We’ve collaborated with these pattern pioneers to create our first ever collaboration across fashion and home, to create an exclusive collection which celebrates the fundamental shapes and textures of life.

The pattern of our lives is shaped by the objects we use, places we visit and spaces we live in. From cushions which are designed to create mindful daily rituals of comfort and consideration, to athleisure wear with bold patterns and inspirational mantras.

Founded in 2009 by ‘cult pattern pioneers’ Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham, PATTERNITY was born from a drive to use pattern as a tool to explore, innovate and inspire mindful living through design.

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The PATTERNITY + John Lewis collaboration celebrates the power of design to inspire moments of reflection and positivity in daily life.

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Anna Murray, PATTERNITY Co-Founder: ‘This collaboration is a celebration of the power of pattern to positively connect different areas of our daily lives. It is a playful exploration of the fundamental shapes, rituals and textures that make our lives and we hope it will help inspire people to consider pattern in a much deeper way.’

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Industrial Style Wall Murals from Surface View

If you love the look of warehouse living and would love to recreate this industrial style in your own home, you need look no further than Surface View.

Styling Hannah Franklin, Photography Oliver Perrott, Image courtasy of Warehouse Home magazine. 

Styling Hannah Franklin, Photography Oliver Perrott, Image courtasy of Warehouse Home magazine. 

This bespoke printer has teamed up with interiors magazine Warehouse Home to curate an Edit of industrially inspired interiors, and Editor Sophie Bush has chosen her pick of wall coverings to channel a warehouse aesthetic. 

Styling Olivia Gregory, Photography Oliver Perrott , Image courtasy of Warehouse Home magazine. 

Styling Olivia Gregory, Photography Oliver Perrott , Image courtasy of Warehouse Home magazine. 

Warehouse Home has worked with Surface View on a number of interior design projects in the past. Most recently, they transformed two expansive walls in a former match factory from plain white to ‘aged and cracked concrete’. Another aged concrete mural was incorporated into an interior design project completed by the Warehouse Home team for a Manchester based property developer - creating a dramatic bathroom scheme in an old mill.

Prismatic Colour Wheel from Royal Academy of Arts collection, Canvas prints from £155.

Prismatic Colour Wheel from Royal Academy of Arts collection, Canvas prints from £155.

Sophie explains why the collaboration was such as success: “We were particularly impressed by the fact that Surface View adjusted our chosen designs to complement the existing architectural details of the building. Such murals are a fantastic way to transform a space without the expense of actually exposing brickwork or plasterwork! And they mean that an industrial aesthetic can be achieved in any residential or commercial project. Surface View’s expert in-house team will also guide you through every step of the process to ensure you receive the best possible results.” 

Parquet Dogtooth from Ella Doran collection at Surface View. Bespoke wall murals from £65 per sq/m. 

Parquet Dogtooth from Ella Doran collection at Surface View. Bespoke wall murals from £65 per sq/m. 

“There is such an incredible range of products and designs in Surface View’s collection. The works I have selected represent this breadth - from wall murals that can be used to cover entire walls to prints that will bring a reading area or study space to life.” - Sophie Bush, Founder & Editor of Warehouse Home.

Cracked Concrete from Textures collection, Bespoke wall murals from £65 per sq/m. 

Cracked Concrete from Textures collection, Bespoke wall murals from £65 per sq/m. 

Surface View’s bespoke printing techniques allow you to play with size, scale and surfaces so that the artworks can be skilfully re-interpreted for modern homes.

New From Muuto

We super excited to share with you a first look into the new fresh Muuto designs of 2018! Here is a roundup of the new products that you will love!

Outline Sofa Chaise Longue by Norwegian designers Anderssen & Voll: A new member of the Outline Sofa family is the chaise longue version, bringing added comfort and size to the architecturally refined design.

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Mimic Mirror by French designer duo Normal Studio: A contemporary modern take on the table mirror that uses a study of repetitions to create a design that is at once an object of decoration and use.

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Loft Bar Stool by Danish designer Thomas Bentzen: A bar stool that joins together Scandinavian design tradition with industrial references.

Fiber Armchair Front Upholstery by Iskos-Berlin: A new take on the iconic Muuto Fiber Armchair, here in a version with front upholstery that allows for endless combinations of upholstery and shell color.

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The Dots by Lars Tornøe: Four new contemporary colors to the family of The Dots Coat Hooks: Pale Blue, Clay Brown, Burgundy and Beige-Green.

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Furthermore, we’re also introducing Cecilie Manz’ Airy Table in a new color, Plum, along with the Loft Chair now being available in upholstery versions.

A Seaside Retreat Full of Colour and Pops of Red

This delightful seaside retreat delivers all that you'd expect from a house by the sea. Painted weatherboarding, a country kitchen complete with butler sink, and an enormous fireplace to snuggle up in front of. And it is (mostly) painted in the colours you'd expect - misty ocean greys, greens and a lovely soft white. But then there is the red. A powerful and energetic shade of red has been used on the dining room walls (did you know that red stimulates the appetite?) and then crops up as an accent colour all around the house. It's unexpected and impactful and we love it.

Walls - Sharkskin (2139-30), Trim - White Opulence (OC-69), Door - Wolf Gray (2127-40).

Walls - Sharkskin (2139-30), Trim - White Opulence (OC-69), Door - Wolf Gray (2127-40).

Walls - White Opulence (OC-69), Cabinets & Moulding - Stone (2112-40), Door - Wolf Gray (2127-40), Trim - Moonshine (2140-60).

Walls - White Opulence (OC-69), Cabinets & Moulding - Stone (2112-40), Door - Wolf Gray (2127-40), Trim - Moonshine (2140-60).

Walls - Caliente (AF-290), Trim - White Opulence (OC-69).

Walls - Caliente (AF-290), Trim - White Opulence (OC-69).

Walls - Whie Opulence (OC-69), Door - Caliente (AF-290), Trim - Wolf Gray (2127-40).

Walls - Whie Opulence (OC-69), Door - Caliente (AF-290), Trim - Wolf Gray (2127-40).

Walls - Silver Marlin (2139-50), Trim & Ceiling - White Opulence (OC-69), Door - Wolf Gray (2127-40).

Walls - Silver Marlin (2139-50), Trim & Ceiling - White Opulence (OC-69), Door - Wolf Gray (2127-40).

 Walls & Skirting - White Opulence (OC-69), Window Trim - Black Beauty (2128-10), Window Frame & Railings - Wolf Gray (2127-40).

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Window Frame & Railings - Wolf Gray (2127-40).

Walls - Caliente (AF-290), Alcove & Ceiling - White Opulence (OC-69).

Walls - Caliente (AF-290), Alcove & Ceiling - White Opulence (OC-69).

Caliente is Benjamin Moore’s Colour of the Year for 2018, and is a vibrant and versatile shade. It brings radiance to the bedroom and dining room, and complements its surroundings, from the wood tones of the dining room to the inviting nautical stripes of the bedroom soft furnishings. It plays an important role throughout this home and demonstrates how a range of shades can work together in harmony. 

All paints are from Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore products are distributed exclusively in the UK by Shaw Paints Ltd. Established in May 2015 by founder Craig Shaw, Shaw Paints Ltd. shares the vision and values of Benjamin Moore and wishes to extend the company’s industry leading brands, products and services to become the clear benchmark for colour and quality in the UK.

Louisa Grey For Deidre Dyson

Louisa Grey creates extraordinary and beautiful interior spaces and here at Heart Home we are big fans of her work. 

We always get excited when her newsletters arrive in our inbox with images of her latest projects. This one is no exception, her latest work for Deidre Dyson is simply beautiful. 

Known for her strong sense of placement of objects, Grey has developed her own unique sense of spatial style. Her background is in Textile Design having studied at The Chelsea School of Art and where she credits her passion for experimenting with raw materials and composition within her work..

So today we just wanted to share an easy on the eye, inspirational post.

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5 Fashionable Floors for 2018

Drag your floors out of the past and bring them up to standard. There’s a massive range of different colours and styles to choose from, but which combination is right for you? Would a bright and bold carpet work better than a subtle, contemporary wood flooring?

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We’ve compiled the best-looking 2018 trends, so you can get ‘in the know’ before you take the all-important leap to purchasing.

Carpet Tiles

A stylish alternative to regular carpet, carpet tiles are making their way out of the workplace and into domestic floors across the country. Not only do they give your home a modern look, they’re much easy to install yourself, and you can mix and match colours and designs to perfectly match your colour palette.

Grey Wood

It’s been around for a while now, but grey wood flooring doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. It’s got contemporary style, coupled with great durability, means that you’ll have a perfect looking floors for years to come. And if you’re installing it yourself, why not look into engineered wood or even luxury vinyl tile (LVT) which are easier to fit.

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Herringbone Parquet

Although commonly associated with high-end traditional style, parquet flooring has recently developed appreciation worldwide. This year, the herringbone style is unrivalled in its popularity. To ensure your floor looks flawless in its chosen location, you can find oils and finishes to stain the wood to a colour that’s perfect for you.

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Frieze Carpet

Commonly referred to as ‘twist’, Frieze carpet is a bona-fide upgrade from the old shag style carpet. And, they’re tougher – not to mention much more stylish. They’re perfect for hiding seams if you’re covering an especially large floor, and the texture hides any dirt marks with ease.

Cork

Cork flooring’s surface is lovely and soft. The fact it’s often used in kitchens is testament to how comfortable it is beneath your feet. It’s also a great insulator if you’ve got any upstairs rooms that tend to have a lot of noise. It is, however, susceptible to damage due to its soft texture. But if you’re after a new trend that’s practical and achieves a genuine rustic style, cork flooring could be a good choice.

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Portugese Piri Piri Chicken with Orange & Parsley Quinoa

With most of us thinking about healthy eating in January, we'd like to introduce you to Mindful Chef, a food-box company with over 500,000 health-focused recipes for us all to enjoy. 

The company was set up by school friends Giles, Myles and Rob in 2015, from small farms in Devon where they grew up. Their approach is very simple, yet incredibly effective in helping you lead a healthier life. They believe in reducing your intake of sugar and refined carbs. As a result, they never deliver pasta, bread or white rice - instead all the recipes are based on innovative uses of fresh vegetables.

Deliveries are made Sunday and Monday each week and you can choose up to 5 recipes from the ever changing and imaginative menu. The recipes are all available online.

Serves 2

Serves 2

Coated chicken thighs in a spicy Portuguese blend of chilli and paprika, and then roasted oranges for a tangy drizzle which is packed with B vitamins.
 

Ingredients: (all delivered by Mindful Chef)

1 1/2 tbsp oil
180g cherry tomatoes
1 orange
1 red onion
2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp piri piri seasoning
2 x 150g free-range chicken thighs
40g rocket
80g quinoa
Large handful of flat-leaf parsley

Method:


1. Preheat the oven to 200C / gas mark 6.

2. Cut the onion into small chunks. Slice the orange into 8 wedges, leaving the skin on. Roughly chop the parsley.

3. In a bowl mix the piri piri seasoning and dried oregano with a pinch of sea salt and 1 tbsp oil. Place the chicken thighs in this bowl and coat evenly.

4. Place the chicken in an ovenproof dish (or on a baking tray), alongside the onion and orange wedges and drizzle with 1/2 tbsp oil. Place in the oven for 20-25 mins until the chicken is cooked through. After 10 mins of cooking, add the cherry tomatoes to the ovenproof dish and place back in the oven for the remaining cooking time.

5. Meanwhile, boil a kettle. Rinse the quinoa and add to a saucepan with 300ml boiling water and a pinch of sea salt. Simmer for 15 mins until cooked.

6. Drain the quinoa and stir through the cherry tomatoes, roasted onion, parsley and rocket. Season with black pepper.

7. Serve the chicken thighs on two warm plates, alongside the vegetable quinoa. Squeeze over the juice from the roasted orange quarters.

To see more about this recipe including nutritional values, or to find out more about Mindful Chef just follow the link below.

Born To Be The Girl Boss With New Collection From Murals Wallpaper

Let's make 2018 another year packed full of female power. So many successful lady-led blogs, brands and businesses have emerged in recent years and have been paving the way for other pioneering women to follow in their footsteps.

So, keep the ball rolling this year! Murals Wallpaper have designed a set of statement, motivational murals in four different designs made to suit the styles and workspace needs of any girl boss.

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Wave goodbye to the blank, uninspiring wall space around you as you work. Take control of your year and confront a mural inspired by the girl boss mindset each morning.

Murals Wallpaper embodies Pinterest's hot trend for 2018 of big, statement wall art, and they have incorporated a selection of other trends set to be big hits this year into this collection - including the likes of millennial pink, mix 'n' match textures and botanical leaves (because it's a jungle out there!).

With multiple larger than life designs that are everything a multi-tasking girl needs to personalise her space, dramatically refreshing the vibe of your office area is as simple as changing up the look of a single wall to give off a truly awe-inspiring aura.

Now you can get on with your #bosslady hustle.

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Website of the Week - Emma & Louise

Emma & Louise is a recently launched on-line marketplace featuring carefully curated fashion accessories and objects for the home. Every single object on the website is made by women for women, and made in the U.K. Naturally that piqued our interest and once we had a look at the website we immediately fell in love with these beautiful prints.

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Yasmina Bona is the founder of Emma & Louise and she has curated a collection of one-of-a-kind inspirational objects that you won't find elsewhere. She is passionate about creating a meaningful business committed to building a true community of talented artisans. Browsing through the beautiful objects, you will find each craftswoman’s story and inspiration behind each piece, making your purchase more personal and significant. 

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So if you love to seek out unique gift ideas or want to bring something different and infuse authenticity into your life, you're going to love what you find. As well as these prints there are scarves, throws, tableware, jewellery, bags and much, much more. 

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Go on. Have a look.

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Introducing New Illustrated Prints from Sian Elin

We have always been big fans of Sian Elin so we are super excited to see her back. This time she may surprise you as it isn't all about wallpapers and cushions.

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Add some personality into your home with Sian Elin's  brand new limited edition collection of hand-drawn quirky illustrated Art prints! Fun and colourful they will brighten up any space and leave you with a feel good factor! 

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Prints are printed with state of the art Indigo technology that allows for a beautiful matt uncoated and sharp finish, with an unrivalled depth and range of colour. Printed in the UK. £15 /A3.