Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A Little Home Tour

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Hello there! It's been a while since I've done an interiors post, hasn't it? They're something that I really enjoy putting together, so I thought I'd better get back on it. So, today is aaall about one of my homeware favourites... Matalan! I have a few go-to shops and websites when it comes to buying homeware and Matalan has long been up there. When I moved into my first flat (many, many moons ago now... realising now how old I'm getting) my Mum took me there to pick out some bits to brighten up my room. I ended up leaving with half of the pillow department and enough mugs to keep a family of 10 happy. And thus a long-standing love affair was born.

What I love is that everything is so well-priced without looking at all cheap or poorly made and you always, always find unexpected gems. One of my favourite finds as of late was this little patchwork stool that you see - I found a very similar one last year in a different shop, saw the £350 price tag and swiftly put it back and pretended I had to leave to make a train. This one - wait for it - is now in the sale for a glorious £85. Let's all rejoice! It's the best little living room addition for brightening up empty corners and comes in verrrry handy when you want to prop your feet up watching tv. Another favourite is this copper lamp which, again, comes in at a lot less than it looks. It's one of those things that I can't stop staring at because I like it so much, I think I'm actually starting to make it uncomfortable. Then of course we have the LED letter lights which I've wanted for SO long after seeing them in the breakfast room in the Artist's Residence hotel. They're amazing aren't they? Possibly a little narcissistic to have your own initials lit up in giant font, but I'm ok with it if you are. I'd love to get some for the kitchen that spell out 'COOK' next, and maybe some for the bathroom that spell out 'BOG', Just kidding about that last one. And last but not least, a couple of little additions, the ones that are always the fun parts to shop for - candles and mugs. I couldn't leave without a mug could I? As you may have noticed, I'm very drawn to colourful, Morroccan themed items (which is 100% down to me Mam) so as soon as I spotted the orange candle I knew it had to be mine. 

The Little Magpie Home Tour
You may also have noticed a particularly amazing slogan jumper that I'm wearing, and we aaaall know how much I love a slogan jumper. This one's a wee dream to wear as it's so, so comfy and slouchy and really lovely and warm too. Just everything you could ever need or want from a jumper! I paired it with these fantastical brocade boots which, again, I couldn't believe were Matalan. I kind of like the way they look balanced on the stool and, although I know better than to have boots as an ornament, I'm very, very tempted.

And there we have it - go Matalan, huh? I couldn't actually be more in love with any of the bits, they really do always deliver. I hope you like 'um too, leave me a wee comment and let me know what your favourites are! I've said favourites plural because I'm not going to force you to narrow it down to just one.

Post in collab with my homeware favourites, Matalan. And thank you to my interiors-queen of a mother for helping my useless self style the living room!


the gold lipstick said...

Absolutely love it!

P.S.: I'm running a giveaway on my blog.

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The Emerald Dove said...

Looks amazing!! Also your nails are gorgeous

itsnatalieemmah said...

I've just moved to a new flat and LOVE this for inspiration x

Michelle / Daisybutter said...

You have the most beautiful place! Love the rich, darker tones! x

Unknown said...

Those boots! Your home is lovely, so many gorgeous pieces. Also can't help but notice your amazing nails.
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thefashion-junkie said...

Your flat is gorgeous. I love all of the cacti plants :) X


7sevendays said...

You have always perfect nails!

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Love this!

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Mariel Parton said...

Love your interior decorating skills Amy :) i never really considered Matalan for homeware but im definitely going to after this post, they all look so great and do not look cheap at all like you said.
I do love the patchwork stool and the letters, i love that they both give such a statement but works so well with all your other items, love it <3

Unknown said...

Beautiful home decor, your style and interior are really lovely!
Much love xx

Kristina said...

Decor goals or what?! LOVE IT!

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thursdaysarchive said...

wow! what a beautiful flat! I recently went in their too (and got the dreamer jumper!) and was sooo surprised at how nice the homeware was!

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Megan Ellaby said...

Oh Amy your home is DIVINE! Love literally everything so much!
The A&O also melted my hear a little bit too ;)

Anonymous said...

Your house looks lovely and cosy. love the deco


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The Style Rawr said...

You have such a beautiful crib!! I actually tried to buy these lights when I first spotted your pictures a few weeks back, but our letters were out of stock! WAH... just checked and they are back. Waiting til payday and then they will be MINE.

T x

The Style Rawr said...

P.S Okay, I got too excited there, they are still out of stock...THEY WILL BE MINE! T x

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