Well, these are strange times, there's no denying. First and foremost, I hope that you and your family are well and that you are managing to stay healthy and happy at this time of isolation or quarantine.
Welcome to my new blog series of Spotlight blog posts, which are something I’ve been working on for a while. I am lucky enough to be friends and cheerleaders of some of the UK’s hottest indie interiors businesses and I wanted to showcase them here and help you find other beautiful products that you may not have found online.
Last year saw the increase in popularity of rich earthy tones, with sumptuous fabrics and lots and lots of layering of textures. Wild browns, beige, deep jungle greens and the end of the year saw baby blue creeping in.
As shoppers of small brands ourselves, we know only too well how shopping small in the UK and online can be tricky. So, this year to make it easier, we’re super excited to have teamed up with twenty other independent online brands. Our aim is to make shopping small for Christmas simple and packed full of treats for you and your loved ones.
We are keen to support small business and Indy brands both in Pop & Punch and in our home. You can’t deny the holiday season is now upon us and no doubt you are being bombarded with ads, images and sales from all the big boys on the high street, but I want you to remember the little guys too.
To help you get packing (and, let’s face it, starting is often the hardest bit!) you could use our lovely animal string bags, perfect for keeping everything in and they come in different designs so each child can have their own little pal to be in charge of on your journey. We always fill ours with:
I don’t know about you, but isn’t finding an activity that’s ridiculously fun and yet incredibly good for you like the holy grail? We believe reading is just that kind of magic activity and helping children to get into the habit of reading for fun can be life changing for them.
Whilst we are told it’s only paint, it is the most cost effective way to transform a room. It can also be a complete waste of money, time and environmental resources if you get it wrong, something that is super easy to do. The last thing I would suggest is picking a paint colour of the shelf and thinking “that’ll be alright” because it probably wont be right.