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Any excuse for a little revamp at home and as autumn approaches it’s all about creating a calming and harmonious environment.

A space that works for you, that reflects your personality and one you’ll never want to leave.

Shelf it

Kirkbymoorside might not be the first place that comes to mind when you’re considering modern furniture but think again and check out furniture designers and manufacturers, Shelved. Everything they sell is made in their factories in North Yorkshire with strength, durability and sustainability at the forefront. The framework of their system is made from steel sourced within the UK and their approach to design is clear. Their products are strong, robust and, the clincher, easy to build and re-build. If you’re working from home and need to create a little haven of creativity and inspiration, here’s a little set-up that will have you churning out some of your best work.

Green piece

Rooted in nature, choosing green hues for your home undoubtedly creates a soothing and restorative atmosphere and we all need some of that. If you don’t want to go the whole hog with green walls and furniture, tiny green details can make a big impact.

Table lamp


Eden plant mister £8

Green vase

Deco head ornament £48; Handmade glass bobble jug £120 ; Faux hydrangea stem £16

On display

There’s definitely an art to creating the perfect shelf arrangement and Jane Rockett, co-founder of the wonderful online homeware emporium Rockett
St George, knows her stuff. If you stick to her five rules, you can turn a cluttered mess into a beautifully curated masterpiece. Consider heights and sizes; mix up textures; keep the colour scheme tonal; stick to odd numbers and very importantly, include something that makes you smile. Nailed it!

Style SOS

Before reaching for the ubiquitous greys for your next home improvement project, check out Dowsing and Reyonolds new online interior design service to help you identify your interior style personality. It’s completely virtual and is led by the company’s in-house designers Xander Shreenan and Conor Prestwood alongside the country’s leading style psychologist, Kate Nightingale. At £145 per room or area, it’s a great way to ensure you make the right choices to create a home that perfectly reflects you.

Check out….

Kagu Interiors is a design-led boutique stocking items sourced from all over the globe from English skincare to Indian chopping boards. Their carefully curated collection includes ceramics, soft furnishings, lighting and home accessories in a range of earthy tones.

Print by
Anthony Burrill £100

Land cushion

Book worm

Influential stylist and decorator Lynda Gardener and interiors writer and stylist Ali Heath reveal how to create a truly individual and timeless home in this inspirational guide to decorating your space with a neutral palette and a carefully curated mix of vintage and modern pieces. Beautifully photographed and the perfect addition to any coffee table.

RRP £30
Published by Mitchell Beazley


It’s impossible to have too many baskets, weave them into your interiors to add warmth, texture and functionality. Use them as planters, for storage, shopping or to adorn your walls, and if you’re looking for inspiration, you’ll find it at The Basket Room, an ethical brand with a sustainable message.

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