Thursday, 27 October 2011

Twinkle, sparkle & glimmer

I don't care what anyone says, the world would be a miserable old place without glitter. There is absolutely nothing tacky or naff about a hint, a splash or even a huge great wallop of shine and shimmer, just be careful how you go about doing it. After writing my latest article for Exeter Express & Echo all about making your home sparkle this bonfire night (out Thurs 3rd Nov) I am feeling inspired to write about all things shiny today yay! So here we go.

Latest love and obsession... Kallinanthi Collection by Clarissa Hulse for Harlequin.

Out just a short while ago (September 2011), this range of fabrics and wallpapers is inspired by her passion for plants and pressed flowers.

It is bright, show-stopping and oh so colourful. Stunning fabrics include Salvia – a beautiful embroidered silk to Demeter stripe – a digitally printed distinctive watercolour stripe, and wallpapers range from the delicate Grasses design to the bold, striking Persephone.

All of the designs highlight Clarissa’s flair to create the ultimate combination of colour, print and texture. And, to top it off, the range is full of shine and shimmer. 

My favourite - Persephone, bold large scale design, woven silk, in lustrous bright Turmeric

Other sparkly and shiny things to have taken my fancy of late are...

Velvet Brown's globe shaped tea-light holder £6.95

John Lewis' shiny wintry leaf spray napkin ring £3.50 each

The White Company glass beaded placemats £25 for 2

And it you fancy a bit of sparkle in your life but don't want to have to spend money on shiny new home accessories, why not check out Rust-Oleum metallic spray paint and give some of your existing objects a makeover.
This paint is perfect for creating elegant and brilliant metallic finishes. It can be applied to wood, metal, plaster, masonry, ceramic or wicker. It is fast-drying, can be used indoor and outdoor and available in bright gold, gold, chrome, silver and bright copper. So for £7.98 (available from B&Q and Homebase nationally) this has to be the cheapest, easiest and most personalised way to add some shimmer and sparkle to your furniture and home accessories this autumn / winter. But don't say I didn't warn you that once you get that spray can going you'll find it hard to stop...! Send in any photos... x

1 comment:

  1. One of the things I always love about Christmas is that we get to fill our homes with lots of lovely shinny, sparkly, glittery things. It always puts a smile on my face!