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Gift Ideas for any ocassion

18 August 2017 | Post By: Alexandra Samuilova | Gift Ideas

 GIFT IDEAS FOR ANY OCCASION

   Located in the heart of Norwich city centre, our Lifestore attracts customers looking for anything. We have recently noticed that many of our customers come in looking for advice on gifts, and we are happy to always have something to offer. Thus, we decided to dedicate this blog post on GIFTS and gift ideas to help out everyone out there looking for a present, and make the process of picking out a gift a little less stressful. We have top picks suitable for any occasion: wedding gifts, birthdays and so on. So keep reading if you want to find out what you can give to someone important to you.

 

   Maybe it is the season, but we get quite a few customers coming in, looking for wedding gifts. We have heard the question ‘What do I get to someone that has everything?’. And the truth is we all go for something we consider useful – stay on the safe side and get them something for the home.

 

Something old, something new, something for-the-home

lantern, wedding gift, tea holders, gift

 When it comes to weddings, they mark the beggining of a new life in a new home that the couple would share together. We believe that getting home accessories for newly weds will give them a good start.

 

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turntable, record player, gift, ideaA record player - ideal for all music lovers! This gift is guaranteed to be original as well as functional; it looks great as part of the interior and anyone that loves music would love to have it!

 

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Pair up with our remarkable collection of vinlys to go with the record player for a great combination!

 


 

 

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 No-fail gift for any occasion: match boxes.
 Pair up with a scented candle - imparting scent into the home,
while creating a relaxing ambience.
 
 
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A photo frame for displaying photography can be a thoughtful gift - great for the home and can work as a stylish statement to the interior.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
And gift ideas for children: What makes chidlren's gifts easy to pick out is that they like anything you get them as lons as it is colourful!
 
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And last but not least – you can never go wrong with a gift voucher. Guaranteed to be giving someone you love something they will indeed like and use, is through giving them a gift voucher: that way, they can pick out the items they love and you would shine with the best alternative.

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*Please note that all of the above displayed items are available in-store and online at http://www.waringsathome.co.uk

 
 
 
 
 

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Light up!

11 August 2017 | Post By: Alexandra Samuilova | Home style

LIGHT UP!

 

If you’re planning to update your home lighting, you have to make sure that you use the right type of light for the space and the ambience you want to create in the room. The proper use of light, whether it is natural or coming from a source, can wider the living space and equally serve as a great interior statement. Here at Warings we understand the importance of lighting, as we know it can turn a room into a warm and inviting space. Thus, we have come up with some tips and advice on how to choose the right lighting for your home.


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While appearing decorative at first glance, considering the striking prints on our lampshades for example, the lighting at Warings Lifestore is first and foremost functional. We have gathered some of our favourite items – from lamps to fairy lights to illustrate our ideas.


 

Ambient lights

This type of lighting usually provides the space with an overall illumination, without focusing on any specifics. As this is quite common type of lighting we bring you suggestions on how to update this in a stylish and tasteful way – by using the right lampshade.

 

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Task lamps

We further look at floor and table lamps, or as we prefer to call them ‘Task lamps’. These can be adjusted according to your need – if you’re planning to read a book on the sofa for example, use a floor lamp and situate it next to where you’re sitting. Table lamps function very similarly, the only difference is they can be placed on the coffee or side table, and vary in terms of design and shades.

 

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Dimmers are a must

Dimmers add to the oomph of the lighting in a room, and save energy too! Our Orbis lamp with marble effect and a dimmer comes in two colours – white or black, to best fit the interior. Effortlessly chic, the dimming option on this lamp will take it from task light to an intimate glow. The light itself features a warming amber tint.

 

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Don’t ignore the exterior

Use fairy lights in your home – pop them around the walkway, in the garden, even adore bushes with them. These are sure to create an intimate ambience! Another way of using fairy lights, while  being in sync with the current trend, is popping them into a glass terrarium to create a customized and unique display!

 

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The Special one

Our special one we saved for last! Our detailed map of Norwich lampshade features a truly remarkable typography! Norwich, The Norfolk Broads and over to Great Yarmouth… this lampshade would make the perfect addition to your table lamp!

 

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*Please note the selected above items are only a few of the lighting products we have available. Visit our website for the full range of lampshades and stands.

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Blue Inspiration

02 August 2017 | Post By: Alexandra Samuilova | Home style Home Inspiration

BLUE INSPIRATION

Inspired by the holiday season, the thought of beaches and sands… this week we bring you Blue-inspired home décor suggestions. Ideal to put as an accent to creamy-coloured surroundings, we see a lot of potential in Blue as a colour to bring a touch of freshness to your home décor.


We have gathered some of Pinterest's best examples of Blue-inspired home interior to inspire you:


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Blue is the type of colour to fit any room, whether it is the living room or even a child's bedroom. If you like it as much as we do, see below a guide on how to decorate with Blue:


guide

 

 

 

From indigo to light blue… here are some of our favourite Blue-coloured items to help you achieve this type of look at home:

Selection of thows

 

 

 

 Cushion galore

 

 

Home accessories

 

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Pop of colour

27 July 2017 | Post By: Alexandra Samuilova | Home style Furniture Home Inspiration Farrow and Ball

Minimalistic interior design with a 1950s inspired twist

 Inspiration, colour pop, home interior, home design, living room, orange

When it comes to home interior design, people tend to choose natural or neutral-inspired colours for their homes, in order to achieve a sense of harmony and comfort. But adding a pop of colour to your home interior can be an interesting twist and a way to create a customized look. In the 1950s, home design trends revolved around the idea of colour pop with the use of primary colours in addition to neutral ones, which would work as an accent to the room, also known as kitsch trend. Inspired by comics, kitsch trend on its own nowadays might be considered excessive. It is in the recent years, that minimalistic-inspired interior began trending, featuring cold Scandinavian-inspired colours, such as grey, white and black. Yet, we believe that to achieve great balance, a combination between the 1950s kitsch trend and Scandinavian vibes can be right for any living space. The colour pop inspired by the 50s can work as a focal point and a bold accent to the otherwise neutral home look. We have gathered some examples on how to do this at your home.



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As full stockists of Farrow&Ball, we have noticed that our customers prefer neutral shades for their living spaces, like Old White, Elephant’s Breath and Cabbage White. But in the range of 132 unmatched shades that Farrow&Ball offer, there are some confident and dazzling colours, which can be a great addition to the uniform colours.

Farrow&BallFarrow&Ball’s ‘industrial colours’ feature a warm Babouche yellow and Downpipe grey. Great combination, complementing shades and another dose of colour pop.


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Farrow&Ball's range of dazzling bright colours are perfect for updating walls or furniture inspired by the 50s interior design trend.

 


 

Take inspiration from the main combinations of neutral and bright colours trending right now.

Black+White & Yellow

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Black&White + Yellow

Being the colour of the sun, yellow is balancing this otherwise black and grey interior right. If you’re not feeling enough colour confident to paint a wall in bright yellow, accessorising is probably the safest option to try out new trends.


GREY & ORANGE

handsome grey and dazzling orange

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Our personal favourite, this combination is very subtle to the eye, but still exploiting the full potential of the twist that is pop of colour. For even better results, the orange can be even brighter, for a great bold look. Or why not paint your mirror in Farrow & Ball’s great colour, Charlotte’s locks – amazing colour to create a unique vibe.

 

GREY+RED

classy & chic

This evidently eclectic design is a chic and efficient to re-create the nature of 50s inspired interior trend. Simple as it is, red contrasts any shade of grey (or even any colour), which makes it a go-to option for an easy change.


*Pictures sourced from Pintrest



Streaming from vintage inspired trends, anyone can afford to be bold with some dazzling-colours pieces. Here are some of our favourite items to help you achieve this trend:

Saaga throws

Saaga Mohair Throws

 

Farrow&Ball Paint

 

Graden Birds cushion in Brights

Corona blanket

Boston Bean Bag

 

 

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Styling the season – July

13 July 2017 | Post By: Alexandra Samuilova | Home style Home Inspiration Farrow and Ball

Summer is in full swing and we decided to dedicate this week’s blog post on bringing you some fresh and innovative ideas for home design and decoration, inspired by the season. We’ve gathered some interior design tips and a few of our favourite items to help you transform your living space.

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Using home accessories to update your living space is a smart way to bring some light into your home. Try using different materials and styles to create an individualised look.

 

 

 

Our simple and stylish fern tea candle holders are a must-have home accessory.  

 

 

 

 

These aqua-inspired throws and cushions can add a further touch of colour to your sofa or bed. Or maybe pop them on your favourite armchair for maximising its comfort.

 

 

 

 

Contrasting furniture and décor is a simple but effective way of creating the desired ambiance, as the added item would pop out due to eye-catching colours. A great example of this is the dazzling bright colours on this lamp, which contrast the dark shade of the furniture.

 

 

 

 

 

To bring your home decoration a step further to a nature-inspired look, add lots of plants. Plant decoration sure makes a living space more comfortable and breathable.

 

 

And while we’re on the subject of plant decoration, terrariums are having a major moment in home style and decoration. They are miniature gardens created under glass and there are ways in which you can plant your own terrarium.

 

 

. Here are some guidelines on how to do this:

 

Terrarium Guide

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re feeling colour-confident, why don’t you try updating your living room walls or kitchen cabinets with the fabulous colour range from Farrow&Ball. Some of the colours are bold and bright for an extra-summer vibe.

 

 

Here are some suggestions:

 

 

 

Summer bedroom refreshed with Farrow and Ball Paint. This shade is Cromarty no.285, not too blue or grey, it is the perfect shade for a July bedroom, bringing a soft touch.

 

We love a twist on walls painting, like this one here.

 

TIP: Arsenic No. 214 looks great when paired up with Farrow&Ball’s Old White, hence the contrast in colours….

 

 

 

There is something almost defiant about using the botanic Studio Green on living room walls. This colour, reflecting nature, is ideal for modern rooms creating calm and serene feeling.

 

 

 

 

*Some of the images sourced from Pintrest

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Farrow&Ball grey inspiration combined with pink

04 July 2017 | Post By: Alexandra Samuilova | Farrow and Ball

 

Interior Idea: Grey combined with pink for a great paired look


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Jumping on the Scandinavian-inspired bedroom trend, we have collected some great examples of grey inspired home decor, combined with a colour-confident pink. In this week's blog, we offer you two of Farrow&Ball's colour paints to accomplish the suggested home looks. The chosen grey is Dimpse No.277, which is purposely cool with blue undertones, ideal for a Scandi-inspired minimalistic bedroom.

 

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 To add an edge to the cool looks of Dimpse, use another one of Farrow&Ball's finest paints - Nancy's blushes. This confident pink can update the grey base and work as an accent to the entire room interior.

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 It is certain that this neutral paired look can also be used in a children's bedroom, creating a relaxed ambiance.

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The suggested combination can also be used in a quirky wall decoration way, as it creates a remarkable contarst in between the two selected colours.

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If you're not into bright pink walls, you can always accessorizethe grey-dominated room with pink-based homeware, like cushions, throws or blinds.

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 The great colour scheme ideas from Farrow&Ball could accomplish any look. And the current key interior design trend is no exception.

 

*All images sourced from Pintrest

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Beautiful...in all shapes and sizes!

27 June 2017 | Post By: Alexandra Samuilova | Home style

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Here at Warings, we pride ourselves in an exquisite lampshades and stands collection

The following are some of our top picks

lamp shade, mediterranean
This lampshade characterizes itself with a magnificient Mediterranean blue colour, adorned with people, ships and places. Its noticable colour is enhanced by the lamp stand which is made of carved wood. Ideal for any living space.

 

lamp shade, fish

What makes this lamp shade special is that its got interesting fish illustrated on it in earthy colours. It is definitely a way to give a quirky touch to any room in your home or office. This lamp shade also comes with a stand.

 

lamp shade, wool, grey

This grey coloured, checked shade comes in a set with a cinnamon stand. Looking modest, this lamp set can bring a classy touch to your living room.

 

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If you're local and love the district you live in, then this is the perfect lampshade for you. The typography on this shade is truly remarkable, being an exact map of Great Yarmouth District in Norfolk.

 

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Talking extraordinary typography, this vintage postcard lampshade is ideal for the traveller. It characterizes with a great colour scheme, which further establishes its unique look.

 

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This antique lamp stand with a linen shade appears simple but elegant. What is more, it looks beautiful next to our reindeer hide, complimenting each other on nuances and fabrics.

 

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Okay... we saved the best one for last. This is our personal favourite lampshade. The details on it are what makes it so special and appealing to us, with beautiful gold and green dragonflies illustrated on it.

 

 

*All of the lamp shades and stands, as well as additional accessories, are available for purchase on our website.

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In honour of the holiday season, here are some fresh summery colours to let into your home now

Bright colours; Farrow&Ball

 Cinder Rose   Charlotte's locks   Yellowcake  Arsenic

 

Summer Colours; Farrow&Ball

The sunlight brings out the best of the freshness in the selected colours. Yet, if you are not into colourful walls, update your home setting with some bright coloured accessories.

Cushions; Colourful

Flamingo cushion  Rabit cushion Feathers cushion   World Map Umbrella Throw

And while we're on the subject of summer, plants can always bring a ray of light into your home.

Plant, pots, green

Bee plant pot

 

Plant, pots, green

Being colour confident would give your home the summer vibes that you'd want to bring in this season. Bright colours and beautiful green plants are the way to go, and would suit your home even better when updated with accessoaries, such as throws, mats and other homeware.

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All White Inspiration

20 June 2017 | Post By: Kelly Hunter | Farrow and Ball

Take inspiration from our colour of the week, Farrow & Ball's No. 2005, All White.

 

All White Farrow & Ball

 

All White is exactly what it says. Unusually, it contains no other pigment except for white, creating the softest most sympathetic colour without the colder blue undertones of a brilliant white.


Farrow & Ball All White


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All White Farrow & Ball


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One of Farrow & Ball's most Contemporary Neutrals, All White pairs seamlessly with Skimming Stone and Strong White for a warm scheme with a slight edge. For a clean and almost graphic finish, contrast with fresh, strong tones like Pitch Black and St Giles Blue.


All White Farrow & Ball


Love Kelly x



*all images sourced from Pinterest

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Inchyra Blue Inspiration

12 June 2017 | Post By: Kelly Hunter | Farrow and Ball

Take inspiration from our colour of the week, Farrow & Ball's No. 289, Inchyra Blue.

 

Farrow & Ball Inchyra Blue

 

Inchyra Blue is an aged blue grey, and is inspired by the naturally dramatic Scottish skies that act as a backdrop for the classic Georgian Inchyra House. It can be found on the exterior doors of their very impressive byre or barn which nestles at the bottom of a rather grey and imposing brae (also known as a hill). Such is the magic of our colours, this moody hue can read more grey, blue or even green depending on the light. A great alternative to charcoal, use it to inject a hint of colour into a super contemporary home or create a dark and intimate feel by combining it with Black Blue or Vardo.

 

Farrow & Ball Inchyra Blue

 

Farrow & Ball Inchyra Blue

 

Farrow & Ball Inchyra Blue


Farrow & Ball Inchyra Blue


Inchrya Blue also looks beautiful when painted on woodwork. Why not update a cabinet, table or chair with a touch of paint, and contrast it with a neutral background? Alternatively, why not break convention and add a hint of colour to the room through the skirting boards, and contrast with a neutral wall.


When painting woodwork, make sure you use Estate Eggshell for the best finish.


Farrow & Ball Inchyra Blue


Inchyra Blue is the perfect alternative to a neutral front door, for someone looking to add a subtle pop of colour.


Farrow & Ball Inchyra Blue


Love Kelly x



*all images are sourced from Pinterest

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