Summer Shopping at Liberty’s

No visit to London-town would be complete without visiting one of London’s greatest shops, Liberty, one of the capitals oldest department stores. Situated in a Tudor building since 1875, this iconic store has a magical atmosphere that sweeps you up the minute you enter. This summer, their collection is as beautiful and inspiring as always.

Sunlounger in Green Palmeral linen by House of Hackney

Sun Lounger in Green Palmeral linen by House of Hackney

Lovely new quirky addition like the House Of Hackney sun lounger, sit beautifully with vintage sourced pieces and recycled glass.

Recycled Glass Bottles and Vintage Stools

Recycled Glass Bottles and Vintage Stools

Dining Combination

Exciting Dining Combinations

 

One of my favourites is their big collection of milk glass in mint green, pale blue and pink, white and also lemon yellow. And I think I might just have to start collecting this lovely bone china range from Material Pleasures, designed and made by Julie Spurgeon – love, love love.

Material Pleasures Bone China & Milk Glass

Material Pleasures Bone China & Milk Glass

 

Don’t miss their new iconic Liberty Print fabrics, and also the new ‘Flowers of Liberty‘ range, a collection of pretty gifts and table top wares.

Iconic Liberty Print Fabrics

Iconic Liberty Print Fabrics

Flowers of Liberty New Launch

Flowers of Liberty New Launch

Liberty Print Deckchair

Liberty Print Deckchair

Vintage China in Liberty Print Suitcase

Vintage China in Liberty Print Suitcase

 

I wish my dining room wall could look like this, a quirky collection of fabulous plates and platters by Astier de Villatte...

Astier De Villatte, Printed Plates & Platters

Astier De Villatte, Printed Plates & Platters

 

My favourite is to enter the shop through the middle door, entering into a little florist with gorgeous creations, setting the mood for what’s to come.

Liberty, since 1875

Liberty, since 1875

 

Photos by Theoda Solms Iles 

M&S Outdoor Living Trends, Summer ’14

The good thing about this time of year is, while it is still cold and wet outside and not quite Spring yet, I get to go to the Summer shows seeing what’s new for the season. The designers and buyers at M&S have been really busy, they revealed 5 different looks. Below is the my favourite 2.

M&S outdoor living summer 2014

M&S Outdoor Love-seat Lounger Summer 2014

Indoor-outdoor living is still a huge trend. Make it contemporary with this cosy love-seat lounger. The colour palate is very stylish, black combined with a neutral taupe. They have used yellow in an acid shade as an accent colour. But any other bright colour would work here too.

M&S outdoor living summer 2014

M&S Hurricane Lanterns and Planters, Summer 2014

 

Hurricane lanterns are key. I like these modern ones, great for outside candle light in the summer and during the winter months they will work well indoors too. Large planters in organic shapes are great and I love the texture on these ones.

M&S outdoor living summer 2014

M&S Blue and White, Summer 2014

Blue, blue, blue, is luckily still here for another season. Even more popular than ever, dark blue and white combinations are everywhere. The vivid contrast makes this look a real modern classic. I love the white woven furniture, their slim arms gives this classic style and updated look. Perfect for the conservatory, beach house (if you’re lucky enough to have one) or ideal in a sunny room. Accessorise with oversized items like large vases and bowls. Textiles could go either beach and nautical inspired or more modern with a graphic geometric print.

M&S recycled glass vases

M&S Recycled Glass Oversize Vases, Summer 2014

I just have to have these oversize recycled glass vases. Big enough to display on the floor, or make a bold statement with them all grouped together on a table. Even one will do with a single branch inside. They are a nice take on the original vintage glass trend.