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Create an irresistibly welcoming hideaway with Farrow&Ball

16 November 2017 | Post By: Alexandra Samuilova | Home Inspiration

As the evenings draw in and the temperature starts to fall, our thoughts turn to creating an irresistibly warm and inviting home. Richly painted or papered walls can be used to set the scene, lifting the spirits with bright shades or soothing the soul with muted hues.

 

A warm welcome starts at the front door. You can try and create an inviting entrance for yourself and your guests this winter by brushing on a colour that you love on the front door. This season we’re all about moody shades such the deliciously dark Down Pipe.

 

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Farrow & Ball's Railings and French Gray continue to be popular 'front door' colours, and paired with a Christmas Wreath, they certainly look perfect throughout the festive season.

 

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When considering a colour scheme for your interior, bold colours such as Inchyra Blue or Studio green are a wonderful way to transform each room into a relaxed and almost hushed retreat.

 

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Shop Farrow&Ball paint on our website: https://www.waringsathome.co.uk/farrow-and-ball-paint.html

Christmas inspiration

10 November 2017 | Post By: Alexandra Samuilova | Christmas

 Christmas has arrived at WARINGS Lifestore

Christmas has arrived at Warings Lifestore, and we couldn’t love our range of decorations more. From Scandi-inspired, illustrating the best of Scandi simplicity wood decorations, to antique copper baubles we are feeling starry-eyed about every single piece. If you’re looking to update your decoration collection in time for December, keep on reading.

 

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If you're looking for a piece to start with, then the Tindra Star Tealight is great to start with. Made from Mango wood, it would look perfect in almost any spot in the home, from a centrepiece on your table top or adorned on your mantel piece above a cosy roaring fire.

 

 

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One of our favourite Christmas decorations this year is the Cubist Cone decoration in gorgeous antique copper, guaranteed to make a fabulous addition to any home

 

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Your Christmas decor isn't complete without a festive wreath. This Berry Christmas wreath in silver would make a great addition to your home this Christmas.

 

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We hope that we've helped you find some inspiration to start decorating in time for December. You can shop our range of Christmas decorations in-store and online: https://www.waringsathome.co.uk/christmas.html

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Plant-inspired prints

02 November 2017 | Post By: Alexandra Samuilova | Home Inspiration

Go bold with floral patterns

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Florals. A trend that everyone assumed had died back in the 1970s came rushing back this year. The truth is that for many people floral designs and greenery might sound outdated. However, some interior design ideas stand the test of time no matter what and floral centrepieces are proof of just that. You can pretty much apply this look to any style of home – from Scandinavian to Bohemian – as long as you use it with caution. This trend, it seems, has come back to stay, and it can let you create a chic home just by knowing what works in your space. From greenery to stunning floral designs, there’s certain to be something that suits your particular abode.

 


 

Rock an ultra-vintage theme in your home by incorporating flowers and greenery in your home décor. The flowers should complement your other interior decorating ideas in the best possible way. That’s why, before you do anything else, you should make sure that you take note of the tones and patterns in your home - this is the golden rule. 

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         The 'brights' garden bird cushion's distinctive abstract pops of colour are layered underneath the fine lines of a botanical woodcut.

 

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Embroidered Rannoch thistle rectangular cushion with a check pattern on the back and has Duck lining with a zip.

     

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This throw has a beautiful repeated Damson pattern in a gorgeous heather, and trimmed with tassels.

 

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Kangaroo Paws spray in red orange - combine a few stems to create a lovely winter decorative centrepiece.

 


Papering the walls in your home is a lovely way to create a sensory look with rich textures to explore. The new wallpaper collection from Farrow&Ball features large petal motifs, as well as classic floral patterns in various colourways.

 

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Go creative with sheen

24 October 2017 | Post By: Alexandra Samuilova | Farrow and Ball

Unwritten rules about the way many of us decorate our homes dictate that trims should be painted in high gloss with ceilings in bright matt white, for example. But the truth is that you can be as creative with sheen as you are with colour and use it to your advantage. For instance, the chalky matt nature of Estate Emulsion would allow you to disguise uneven walls, while the new Modern Eggshell would allow you to highlight your favourite pieces of furniture. To explain the advantages of unusual use of sheen, we have put together a simple finishes guide, containing the basics of finishes and where to use them. Then we go on to explain how you can add a twist to your home with a little play with sheen.

 

 

Simple finishes guide:

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Estate Emulsion creates the signature chalky matt finish, making it suitable for your interior walls and ceilings throughout the home.  (2% sheen)

Estate Eggshell is a very durable silk finish, especially suited to metal, wood and kitchen cabinets. (20% sheen)

Dead Flat is a traditional, very flat matt finish suited best to interior wood, plaster and metal surfaces. (2% sheen)

 

 

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Modern Emulsion is a high performance interior walls and ceilings paint, and is the perfect alternative to Estate Emulsion due to its slightly higher sheen.  (7% sheen)

Modern Eggshell extremely durable mid sheen finish, especially suited to floors, staircases, kitchen cabinets and interior metal. (40% sheen)


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Exterior Eggshell similar to Estate Eggshell, it is a very durable silk finish, but  suited best to exterior wood and metal. (20% sheen)

Full Gloss is the most durable high gloss finish, especially suited to interior and exterior wood and metal. (95% sheen)


 


 

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Front Doors are a brilliant place to start experimenting. Try Full Gloss finish with 95% sheen for a striking entrance or opt for a relaxed first expression with the not-so-bold Exterior Eggshell (20% sheen)

 

Furniture such as the outside of wardrobes or cupboards would look quirky with a flat matt on the outside – Dead Flat has only 5% finish, and Full Gloss within, adding a secret pocket of sheen.

 

Bathrooms & Kitchens are the place to use the mould resistant Modern Emulsion. Combine this hardy finish with Modern Eggshell on cabinetry and trim for a noticeable shift from matt walls to mid sheen woodwork.

 

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Ceiling and door frames in Wimborne White No.239 and walls in Lulworth Blue No.89 | Estate Emulsion, Modern Emulsion & Modern Eggshell

 

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Walls, cupboards and chair in Teresa's Green No.236 | Estate Emulsion & Modern Eggshell

 

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Walls and cupboard in India Yellow No.66 and floor strip in Green Smoke No.47 | Modern Emulsion & Modern Eggshell

 

 

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Ceiling in Mouse's Back No.40, doors in Green Smoke No.47 and basin in Pointing No.2003 | Modern Emulsion & Modern Eggshell

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Children's Gifts & Ideas

19 October 2017 | Post By: Alexandra Samuilova | Gift Ideas

 

With half term and Halloween just around the corner, we decided to dedicate this week’s blog on children’s gifts that we have available at our Lifestore.

Starting with half term, it is every parent’s struggle to keep their children entertained for two weeks straight. And yes, you can probably enjoy some free time with the kids, take them to some nice places they haven’t visited before, but we all know at some point you need distraction tools. It is so often this days that parents would just hand an IPad or a phone to their child in order to keep them occupied. If you are looking for something different to entertain your children with, why don’t you try some of our suggestions?

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1. Traditional games

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2. Colouring

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3. Origami Sets

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LAST MINUTE HALLOWEEN COSTUME IDEAS

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Update your kitchen

13 October 2017 | Post By: Alexandra Samuilova | Home Inspiration

With the indoor season in full swing, we're thinking more and more about updating the different parts of our interior. If you're looking to introduce a slight change into your kitchen, then we might have a few suggestions to help you do this.

1. Update your kitchen accessories   

Updating your accessories is the easiest and probably the safest way to decorate your kitchen. Try a  selection of timeless items such as natural wood appliences to create an efforlessly chic decor.

Olivewood Utensils & Pot Set  | Olivewood Salt Pot with Lid | Olivewood Mustard Spoon | Olivewood Round Board

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2. Colours

Kitchens are a great place to add a striking colour. Currently trending in kitchen designs is Blue hues. The rich tones of Stiffkey Blue or Inchyra Blue by Farrow&Ball would  give a kitchen a wonderfully cosy and welcoming feeling.

 

          

 

 

 

 

 

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Home Grey and Blue Autumn/Winter inspiration

05 October 2017 | Post By: Alexandra Samuilova | Home Inspiration

With the temperatures plunging each day, the indoor season has well & truly arrived, so this week we’re finding inspiration from some season apppropriate grey and blues!

 

Ideal for decorating this winter are our new vases that sport a frosted finish:


    

The frost finish and clear base on these beautiful vases makes them the ideal accessory for the winter.

 

 

1. Tall Half Frosted Glass Vase    2. Stout Half Frosted Glass Vase    3. Geometric Stitched Hide Cushion

 


And while accessorising is certainly the easiest way to decorate for the new season, if you're feeling confident with bold colours, you can create an irresistibly warm and inviting home with Farrow&Ball richly pigmented shades.

 

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5 THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT AUTUMN

29 September 2017 | Post By: Alexandra Samuilova | Lifestyle

   5 things we love about autumn

Autumn is undoubtedly our favourite season here at Warings Lifestore. Warm sweaters, the rain tapping on the window and lovely fall hues that fill the streets in the blink of an eye. It is clear that autumn brings a sense of cosiness and,  what's more, autumn aesthetics are just great to look at. Therefore, we decided to dedicate this week’s blog to the starting of the indoor season and share with you five of the things we just love about it.

 




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1. COSY BLANKETS AND THROWS


The first thing we love about autumn probably doesn't come as a one is a no surprise to anyone. As the temperatures are plunging, a soft and warm blanket become one’s best friend. Not only to beat the cool autumn breeze, but blankies are also perfect for snuggling on the sofa. 




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And speaking about snuggling on the sofa, our next favourite thing about autumn is candles. Creating a relaxing and smooth ambience, lighting a candle would light up the space and impart great frangrance into your home. Reading by the candlelight, wrapped in your favourite blanket, while smelling a faint smell of cinnamon - does it get more autumn-y than that?



 

     

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Right. We are on the doorstep of colder months, which means hot chocolate is A MUST. Find your favourite spot for a great hot chocolate, and you know what: get all the works! Cream, marshmallows, sprinkles… treat yourself! (that’s our sweet tooth speaking right there). As well as a treat, a hot drink would keep you warm while conquireing the daY

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 4. THE SOUND OF RAIN


Lots of rain is inevitable during autumn. The sound of the rain is a great addition to a cosy afternoon in, guaranteed to help you nap. But not so great when you’re outdoors, some might argue…

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5. RUGS 

Warm floor coverings are guaranteed to make a home feel cosier and more welcoming. Rugs can be a stylish addition to your home, by adding a bold statement to the room. While watching the rain drop and autumn leaves fall, having a rug can make you dream of a colder wheather........

 

 

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Card Room Green Inspiration

18 September 2017 | Post By: Alexandra Samuilova | Farrow and Ball

Take inspiration from our Colour of the Week here at Warings Lifestore, Card Room Green No. 79 by Farrow&Ball.

 

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A masculine green, with visible grey undertones, this colour is named after the study like rooms much favoured in the Victorian period. Being particularly moody, Card Room Green works great when contrasted with warm neutral colours.

 

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For best results, pair with Farrow&Ball's Dark Tones Primer & Undercoat.

 

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*Some of the pictures were sourced from Pinterest


Did we manage to inspire you to change your home using Card Room Green No. 79? If so, we have the full selection of Farrow&Ball paint available on our website.

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3 simple ways to style cushions

13 September 2017 | Post By: Alexandra Samuilova | Home Inspiration

Adding cushions to your home décor is a wonderful way to bring texture, colour and a luxurious edge to an interior scheme. Here at Warings Lifestore we believe that you can never have too many cushions – it is the sense of comfort they bring to the place that makes them truly special. Thus, we have put together a few tips to help you choose the perfect type and colours of cushions for your space.


 

Generally speaking, interiors can be bold and confident, in terms of colour schemes and furnishings, or Scandi-inspired, featuring mainly neutral hues. So you can go either way with cushions, based on the basics of your interior.

 

            1. Colour co-ordination

TIP: Choose one colour and decorate with different tones of that colour.

One of the simplest ways to guarantee colour scheme perfection is to mix design but keep the colours of the cushions within the same palette. This rule is crucial to follow especially when using really bold colours; neutral base colour is easier to follow, but has the same unifying effect.

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             2. Size and shape

Colour might seem like the most important feature of your cushions, but the truth is that size and shape will impact the overall look of your home just as much. For a uniform look, choose one of two shapes of cushions and create two symmetrical displays on either end of your sofa.

 

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TIP: For a more relaxed and eclectic feel mix and match odd number of cushions in different shapes and sizes.


            3. Consider the season

TIP: This season neutral is trending – go with brown, beige and white hues.


Soft furnishings, and especially cushions, are fairly easy to chance, and are perfect for updating your space quickly. With autumn just around the corner, cushions can be the perfect way to reflect the changing of seasons – light coloured cushions, as well as warmer colours and textured materials are all great for autumn. Updating the range of cushions is a small change that will help you keep your room and design concept fresh and current.

 

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