The New Cath Kidston Bed & Bath Collection Arrives

Vintage inspired homeware brand Cath Kidston amaze and delight us all each season with the release of their fabulous new prints. Spring/Summer 2014 is no different, with a host of stunning new patterns in the brand’s classic pastel hues now available at Amara.

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New to the bed linen collection are the fabulously floral Painterly Rose & Budgies prints which are both a traditional testament to Cath Kidston style. The Painterly Rose range has a fluid hand painted inspired design with a turquoise spot reverse. The combination of the two patterns allow you to mix and match pillowcases, sheets and duvet covers to create your own unique pattern variations.

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Perfect in both children’s and adult’s bedrooms alike, the Budgies bed linen range features the adorable creatures set amongst flower sprays with a pale blue reverse. This fun print brings carefree style to any room and is a beautiful summery addition to the home.

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Not to be forgotten, the new Cath Kidston range also includes towelling for you to give your bathroom a refreshing update. From the Bright Daisy floral print, to the fun Stars design you will be completely spoilt for choice, which is the perfect excuse to sample them all!

Which new print is your favourite?

Lexington Spring Collection Arrives

Spring is just around the corner which means it’s nearly time for the Lexington Spring Collection! The brand ever famous for their clean and crisp New England elegance, have mixed this signature timeless style with vivid colours such as raspberry red and aqua green to give off a fabulous spring feel. The new collection is working wonders on getting us all in the mood for garden parties and long walks in the countryside.



The fabulous new additions to the Amara website blend the traditional stars and stripes prints with a rejuvenated feel to bring something completely new to the brand. My personal favourite in the new collection is the red flag throw which would be a beautiful statement piece for any room; it would look perfect draped over a sofa or to wrap up warm in the evening after a spring barbeque.


Lexington Creative Director Kristina Lindhe says of the brand ‘we have a philosophy behind everything we create. Lexington is a lifestyle brand but for me it’s not only a lifestyle, it’s a look, I would even like to call it a feeling’.  This shines through in the new spring pieces and has definitely made the Amara Team ready for the new season!

Visit the new Lexington Spring 13 collection on the Amara site now! Which pieces will you choose? 

Written by Emily Bird

New Designers Guild Autumn Winter Collection

The latest collection from Designers Guild has arrived and it’s bursting with vibrant colours and luxe fabrics, perfect for updating you home this autumn.

The new heavier wool quality throws and blankets are great for layering over a sofa or bed. Ideal for adding extra warmth or a splash of colour & texture this latest collection includes styles with honeycomb geometrics, neutral checks and vivid mohairs.

Designers Guild always produces a beautiful range of cushion designs with every new collection. This season there are lots of gorgeous florals, cross-stitched and digitally printed on linen and embroidered on silk. Cushions are the perfect way to lift the character of a room and add a touch of luxury.

The ideal finishing touch to a living space is a beautiful rug to complement your chosen decor. Designers Guild have produced a striking new line of rug designs to coordinate seamlessly with their soft furnishings, traditions of weave meet with new innovations of technique & expression.

The Designers Guild Autumn/Winter collection combines superb quality, innovative design, the very best materials and an extensive colour palette to create a magical range of accessories, inviting you to reimagine your home.

Are you a fan of Designers Guild? What pieces are you looking to update this autumn?

New Must Have Michelle Mason Cushion

Bring the cheery seaside atmosphere into your living room with the fabulously retro Whitely Bay cushion from Michelle Mason. Part of her seaside themed capsule collection for the National Railway Museum archive this cushion was inspired by the NRM’s extensive collection of vintage travel posters.


Featuring a distinctive early 1960’s family on holiday this colourful design will instantly brighten up a sofa or even a bed. This unique design is digitally printed onto cotton satin and a complementing French Riviera design is also available. Ideal to combine with more cushions by Michelle Mason this design also makes a fabulous gift idea, ideal as a new home present.

What other soft furnishings would you use to brighten up your living space?

Corita Rose Cushion Makes The Style List

Add striking and original design to your home in an instant with the fabulous Love & Kisses cushion from Corita Rose. It’s so unique and eye catching that it’s made it into the coveted Style List this week.



‘With its Fifties-style tattoo motif, this vibrant cushion is an offbeat home addition.’

It features a bold swallows & hearts tattoo style pattern, different on either side with ‘LOVE’ and ‘KISSES’ text on the front. Offset against a bold red background this comfy cushion also has a velvet soft texture and is available in two sizes. A fabulous gift idea this Love & Kisses cushion will add instant style & substance to any sofa or bed, and whenever you fancy a change you can simply turn it over.

Corita Rose was set up in 2009 by textile artist Caroline Ritchie and her husband Joshua Ritchie. Celebration of life is at the centre of their ethos and all of their products and fabrics are made and printed in England.

Adorable My Best Friend Bed Linen

Fill your child’s bedroom with the adorably stylish My Best Friend range of soft furnishings from Designers Guild. A wonderful design featuring a whole host of quirky animal motifs and a lovely patchwork reverse of stripes and polka dots all printed on pure cotton. As featured in a recent issue of Real Homes magazine this unique and original range will instantly update a child’s bedroom.

Layer this fun bed linen with complementing cushions from the Designers Guild Kids collection including the cute Little Owl design & the delightful Panda Bear Cocoa cushion. There is also a selection of rugs and pillowcases that are made to mix & match, so you can create the perfect personalised style.

When styling a child’s bedroom is it best to let your imagination run wild or keep it simple & easy to update as the child grows- what do you think?