Maison&Objet Buying Trip – Part Four

On the last day of Maison&Objet Paris 2014 our buying team truly out did themselves by finding even more exciting new brands soon to join Amara. One of these new discoveries is 727 Sailbags, whose name is rather self-explanatory – their bags are crafted from boat’s sales! Each bag even comes with information on where the sail has come from and where it has been around the world.


 Another fantastic find is home accessory brand Bloomingville, whose beautiful vintage inspired products are sure to cause a stir.

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Mckenzie Childs’ fantastical tableware is sure to transform any setting from humdrum to unique instantly.

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The team also found more first ranges from existing brands such as children’s bed linen from Orla Kiely and nightwear from Desigual and the Woouf kids’ collection.

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After their four days of hunting for the next big things in the interior world Sam & Emily were understandably very much in need of a rest, luckily the Eurostar ride home was a perfect place to get catch forty winks…


Look out for all of the fabulous items you have seen in the Maison&Objet 2014 posts which will be available to buy from Amara soon!

Fabulous Florals in the Press

Perhaps it is just that time of year, or more likely the influence of the centenary Chelsea Flower Show at the end of May but we have noticed an influx of floral patterns & designs in the interiors world in recent weeks. Here are our favourite flowery picks…

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Funky florals are Pip Studio’s forte, this khaki ribbon set of four bowls are in Beautiful Kitchens this month & are ideal for subtly incorporating this style onto your dinner table. Also available in pink & blue these bowls are perfect for combining calming pastel colours.


If you aren’t looking to change your interior, why not just refresh the bouquet of a room with this Geranium & Myrrh scented mini candle & diffuser set from Orla Kiely. Appearing on Fresh Design’s blog, this fabulous set is an easy way to bring the floral trend to your home without upheaving your existing décor.

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The vibrant Vevey pouf by Missoni Home is currently featuring in Real Homes and is a bright addition to any room. With its handy leather carrying handle it can also be transported around your home & will add flower power to any room.

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Florals needn’t be feminine with the more edgy Ete Fideles cushion by Jean Paul Gaultier. Appearing in Country Homes & Interiors, this cushion features a black & red foliage interspersed with birds print & is perfect for adding this style to your home if pastel or vibrant hues aren’t to your taste.


Monochrome patterns are another interesting take on this style, like the Ozzy bed linen range also from Missoni Home. Appearing in this month’s Grand Designs this range is understated in colour but with its busy print is certainly not lacking vitality.

Have you been influenced by flower power this summer?

Amara Shortlisted for Pure360’s Email Design Awards 2013!

We are always extremely proud of our newsletters, every aspect from content & products to the eye-catching subject lines are carefully designed to perfectly demonstrate our personality to all that see it.

It is therefore very exciting to hear that our Orla Kiely 2013 Home Collection newsletter has been shortlisted for this year’s Pure360 Email Design Awards! See below for a reminder of the email dedicated to the brand’s newest iconic prints.


The polling closes on Sunday 26th May, so if you love receiving our emails then please support us by voting here.


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Top 5 bath mats

A luxury bath mat is the perfect way to add some style to your bathroom and freshen up the decor. Whether you are looking for a bold and patterned bath mat to be a statement piece or a contemporary and stylish bath mat to combine with your existing interior Amara has a wide selection for you.

Meala Bath Mat by Missoni Home

This Missoni Home Meala bath mat features a bright and quirky patchwork flower design in cool multi-colours. Luxuriously soft to touch it is made from 100% cotton and feels fabulous on your feet. This bath mat measures 90cm in diameter and is perfect for brightening up your bathroom and it also makes a brilliantly different luxury gift idea. Missoni Home Meala bath mat is available in two colours.

Ocean Organic Bath Mat in Snow White by Hamam

This Hamam snow white coloured Ocean Organic bath mat is eco & skin friendly- a luxurious treat for your feet. Made from 100% organic cotton, grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment, is also the highest in terms of anti-allergenic factor. Part of the Hamam Pure range this bath mat is made from Hydrocotton- a symbol for softness and absorbency, the fibre remains wonderfully soft even after repeated washing and retains its fluffy appearance.

Flower Abacus Jacquard Bath Mat in Poppy by Orla Kiely

An iconic Orla Kiely design, the poppy variety of this flower abacus jacquard bath mat shows Orla Kiely’s love of pattern & colour, with a deep red colour palette. Her designs are iconic, and with this distinctive style comes a timeless classic that will brighten any bathroom. Made from 100% cotton this bath mat has a deep pile and a weight o f 650gsm.

Jazel Bath Mat by Missoni Home

Missoni is a household name, and now Missoni Home is a world renowned home fashion brand in its own right. They have a superb range of stylishly patterned bath mats including this heavyweight thick piled Jazel bath mat. Featuring the classic Missoni Home narrow stripe, this bath mat is washable at 40 degrees and there are matching bathrobes & towels available.

Lohja Bath Mat by Missoni Home

If you are looking to make a statement with your bath mat then the Missoni Home Lohja is the perfect choice. This wonderful starfish bath mat is in blue and cream with thick tufting it feels great under your feet. This is a versatile home accessory as it can even be used as a rug- ideal for a child’s bedroom.

Visit the Amara website and browse through our wide selection of bath mats and add a touch of luxury to your bathroom today.

Beach Towel Top 5

Amara has a fantastic range of beach towels in various styles from bright and eye catching to classic and cosy. Beach towels are a must have accessory for this summer holiday season, great for lounging on and just what you need to wrap up in after a swim. Whether you want to look super stylish in a beach towel from Missoni Home or classically cool in a design from Lexington we have the right beach towel for you.

Jamelia Beach Towel by Missoni Home

Missoni Home consistently provides us with beautiful products and this glorious Jamelia beach towel is no exception. With its beautiful multicolour butterfly pattern it’s the perfect gift idea for any special lady. It has gloriously bright bands of colour with the Missoni brand logo subtly placed in the corner, and is made from 100% cotton velour so is super soft to touch.

Stripe Petal Print Beach Towel in Clementine by Orla Kiely

For those who love all things retro this Orla Kiely Stripe Petal Print Beach Towel is a total must have. In a fun yet stylish Clementine colour tone, the graphic design is simple and stylish with a sense of nostalgia, inspired by the 60’s and 70’s. This Orla Kiely beach towel measures 100x180cm and is made from 100% cotton.

Stars in Red Beach Towel by Lexington

 This Lexington Stars Beach Towel has a red background with navy stars and rope boarder. You don’t have to wait for the beach to use your Lexington beach towel, it’s ideal for use when you get out of the shower or bath too. This beach towel will add a flash of colour to your bathroom or look fantastic at the beach. This Lexington beach towel measures 100x180cm and is also available in red.

Paradise Birds Beach Towel in brown by Pip Studio

Pip Studio has beautiful vintage inspired designs throughout their product line and we love their beautiful and bright beach towels. This beautiful Paradise Birds beach towel has a warm brown background with big bold pink flowers and a cute bird featured in the design. Luxuriously soft to touch this Pip Studio beach towel is made from 100% cotton velours and measures 100x180cm. With its vibrant and fun design this beach towel makes an ideal luxury gift for someone special.

Marlon Beach Towel by Missoni Home

Stripes are huge this season and Missoni Home as always are bang on trend with this stylishly stripy Marlon beach towel. It features a narrow and wide stripe design in warm multi-colours of greens and browns. This Missoni Home Marlon beach towel is perfect for lounging on the beach or wrapping up in after a bath or shower. Missoni Home Marlon beach towels are available in two colours.

To see a wider range of fantastic luxury beach towels from all your favourite home brands head to the Amara website today.

St Patrick’s Day Top 5 Amara products

Amara wishes you all a very happy St Patrick’s Day! We have put together some of our favourite products in today’s top five and in honour of the Irish patron saint they are of course all gorgeously green. Green is a great colour for home interiors as it is known for being tranquil and relaxing. A few home accessories in green will subtly add some colour to your home and gently create a relaxing atmosphere.

Absinthe Scented Candle by DL&Co

The perfect mix of St Patrick’s Day tradition is this light green coloured Absinthe scented candle from D.L&Co. This absinthe scented candle is in a beautiful light green hand blown frosted scalloped glass, and it has a great aroma of anise, coriander, armoise, vetiver & mint. It is extravagantly packaged in a hat box style container which is stitched in Burmese silk, and the candle is wrapped in tissue imported especially from Switzerland, making it a fabulous luxury gift idea.

Amelie Cushion in Olive by William Yeoward

Cushions are always a fabulous way of adding colour and style to your home by updating a sofa or bed. This deeply rich and luxurious Amelie cushion from William Yeoward is in a sophisticated olive green colour. Completely hand crafted this cushion is made from 98% silk viscose velvet and 2% art silk thread. It is the perfect cushions to combine with others from the William Yeoward collection to add texture and style to your sofa or bed.

Kyla Rug by Missoni Home

This Missoni Home Kyla rug is in a bright green and has a gorgeous smooth short pile. This rug is incredibly soft and feels great underfoot, the mix of sage and bright green looks fantastic on this fun flower design. A great rug to brighten an entrance hall or bedroom and looks great combined with Missoni Home cushions and decorative throws to bring a room together and complete the look.

Country Ellen Moss Green Bowl by William Yeoward Crystal

 Amara adores the dramatic moss green colour of this William Yeoward Crystal Country Ellen bowl. Exceptionally stunning, this bowl is handmade with a sheared rim, a perfect bowl for individual portions. This William Yeoward Crystal bowl measures 13cm and will add instant style and luxury to you dining table.

Organic Multi Stem Towels in Zest by Orla Kiely

Brighten up your bathroom with these zest coloured Organic Multi Stem towels form Orla Keily. Luxuriously soft they are made from 100% cotton and feature an embossed stem design. Wrap yourself in colourful luxury with these fabulous towels from the Orla Keily range, coordinating bathmat also available.