How is it March already? Here's this month's news round up and a quick edit of some of the products that have popped up on my radar this month.
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1. Barber & Osgerby design limited edition vase to mark 200 years of Royal Doulton
Royal Doulton are celebrating their bicentenary this year with a series of artist collaborations and limited edition collectables. They include this matt grey 'Pipe Vase' designed by Barber & Osgerby. Available in a limited edition of 2,015 the statement design references Royal Doulton's early history manufacturing salt-glazed clay water pipes.
2. Stylish storage solutions for a clutter free home
I'm delighted to be the new resident guest blogger for Barker and Stonehouse. Over the next few months I’ll be looking at interiors trends and sharing some of my favourite designs and style inspirations over on their blog Your House. For my first post I've tackled a subject that is an important foundation for any home interior design scheme – storage. If I could choose just one single thing that would most improve my own home it would be more storage, so with banishing clutter in mind, I've picked out ten stylish storage solutions. They include this fuss free well-proportioned piece from B&B Italia - the Mida cabinet (above). To see what else I chose head over to the Your House blog.
3. Coloured marble
As Elle Decoration highlighted in their March edition, the marble trend is evolving. Alongside pure white carrara and other grey and white veined marbles we're now also seeing darker, more dramatic shades - from reddish browns to emerald green or even black. I'll take this Pepe mirror from Menu please.
4. New outdoor collection from Ferm Living
Ferm Living have just released a new collection of modern geometric plant pots in on-trend hues of grey and terracotta. Both functional and decorative, the fibre reinforced concrete planters are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Just in time for Spring.
5. Win a Mother's Day gift of your choice from The White Company
I've been testing out a few new candle fragrances recently and this month I'm enjoying Flowers * by The White Company. With rich, sensuous top notes of jasmine it is subtly more exotic than its name perhaps suggests. This, combined with softer hints of rose, along with neroli, lavender and geranium gives it a decidedly calming mood, so I'll be saving mine for long, lazy soaks in the bath at the end of the day. Here it is ready and waiting on my bathroom shelf.
Candles always make a thoughful gift - well I certainly enjoying receiving them anyway - and with Mother's Day just around the corner, The White Company are offering customers the chance to win the gift of their choice for Mother's Day. To enter, take a photo of the product you'd like to win for your mum (this could either be taken in store or a picture of something you already have in your own home) and tag it with #treatmum and you could win it and be sent it in time for Mother's Day. The competition is running across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and you can find a few potential gifting ideas here.
* courtesy of The White Company