Posts Tagged ‘book ends’

I’ll admit that I am not a massive fan of Halloween. There is too much orange plastic in the shops for my liking and I’m fundamentally not good with fear. However, a little bit of dark side on the interiors front is something that I am delighted to embrace. So sit back and prepare yourself for a few interiors products that are very slightly, only just a little bit, verging on the tiny bit frightening.

I love these raven book ends from Abigail Ahern – a little bit menacing is exactly what is required to guard your favourite reads.

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This lovely light has just a touch of the Harry Potter about it – I love the combination of the dusky grey and warm blue. This is also my Abigail Ahern and can be purchased at Debenhams.

Abigail Ahern lamp for Debenhams

Unashamedly without purpose, a delicate decoration that is lovely all the year round but just perfect for Halloween night. Josh Harker Skull at Rockett St George

Rockett St George Josh Harker skull

Looking delightfully innocent until close up, then delicate layers of white moths appear before ones eyes. Exquisite and edgy – how can we resist?  Timorous Beasties White Moth wallpaper

Timorous Beasties white moth wallpaper

Penhaligons fragrances are my guilty pleasure and their Elixir candle gives off such wonderful heady, exotic and vaguely religious scents that I feel both inspired and indulged at the same time. Perfect for driving the demons away – no?

Penhaligons Elixir

Finally, I can’t help but include the beautiful House of Hackney midnight stripe tea service with its carnival of creatures and glorious gold edging. What’s frightening for me about this is that there is no way I am going to be able to resist a purchase.

House of Hackney

Happy Halloween everybody!

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Human hands are so wonderfully expressive that it is no surprise that they feature in some lovely, and well designed, interiors products. Some of my favourites are shown here and we start with the king of hands, Pedro Friedeberg, a Mexican surrealist artist and designer, who created the exquisite Hand Chair, designed so that you sit in the palm of the hand.

Pedro Friedeberg gold hand chair

Pedro Friedeberg chair

Elle Deco Pedro Friedeberg hand chair

White versions of the chair are shown in this super stylish shot taken from Elle Decor, with thanks to them for the use of the image

Charles Edwards lever handles

I have lusted after these door lever handles from Charles Edwards since I saw them in their fantastic showroom in the Kings Road.

Charles Edwards hand and ball door and cupboard knobs

An updated version of the ball and claw feet seen on antique furniture, Hand and Ball door or cupboard knob, also from Charles Edwards.

Cox London Caravaggio wall light

This beautiful wall light from super stylish Cox London was inspired by Caravaggio’s ‘Supper at Emmaus’ painting.

Rockett St George hand book ends

Charming and practical, these hand book ends from going to look great either side of your classics (or your Jilly Coopers). Hand book ends from Rockett St George

Broughtons front door knocker


This beautifully detailed hand door knocker from Broughtons would be a very elegant addition to a period front door.

After Noah paper clip

And finally, I couldn’t resist these delightful paperclips from After Noah – my order is on it’s way!

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