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Original Art under £100

On October 4th, 2014 by .

Whilst scouting for affordable artwork to use on an ITV home makeover show (airing in January 2015) I found this fantastic new art website; Original Art Under £100.  The site was created by husband and wife team, Mary Sheridan and Bob Barber from Hertfordshire, in a bid to make original art accessible to everyone, rather than just the privileged few.  As the site’s name suggests, Original Art Under £100 only exhibits original works at prices under £100, and after just 18 months, it has attracted over 80 artists, exhibiting over 700 works; take a look at some examples of art below:

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But what about the quality of the art at this price point? Can you really pick up good original, signed works for under £100? Generally speaking, we found the quality of the art to be pretty good. As you might expect, since everything’s priced under £100, you may have to do a little bit of digging to get to something you really like – but the site is very user friendly and with 700 odd pieces available, there’s certainly no shortage of choice.

Member artists manage to keep their prices so low, because unlike other original art sites (which typically take between 30 & 50% of the sale price), here there’s no commission on sales. Instead artists sell direct to the buyers and pay a small annual fee to exhibit their work. If a customer sees a painting they like, they simply click to contact the artist directly, who emails them back with payment/delivery details.

So if you’re looking for truly affordable original art, hop over to their site and take a look.

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We review Home 2013

On January 16th, 2013 by .

I attended Home 2013 at Earls Court yesterday and came away feeling inspired by some beautiful products.  There were lots Swedish, Norwegian and Danish exhibitors, feeding our passion for all things Scandinavian. The soft furnishings and textiles were awash with illustrative prints and geometric shapes (check out Mini Moderns backgammon prints), amongst all of this was a LOT of bright colour, the whole exhibition floor was alive with bursts of vermillion, mustard, yellow and cobalt blue (I am sure you are sick of me talking about these colours by now!) The kitchen accessories were either loud and proud (Rice) or simplistic and organic (atelier tete is a good example).
A few people that really stood out to me were Thelermont Hupton and KaunisteSerex Maison d’etre, Ferm Living, String, Italesse, LADP, Jielde, atelier tete, Design House Stockholm,  Another Country, LSA, Jessica Hogarth (Confessions of a Design Geek bursary for Home) and Rice.

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BlogTour NYC: Part 3

On April 18th, 2012 by .

My BlogTour trip to New York seems like a distant memory, but there are still lots of fantastic pictures to share with you.  Below are some images from the fabulous D&D building (Decoration & Design).  Housing some of the world’s most sought after Interior companies, the D&D building is home to 130 premier showrooms with over 20,000 design and architectural professionals passing through each month. The building also offers cutting edge programming including; events, exhibitions, a design concierge service as well as the famed chef and restaurateur Charlie Palmer’s ASTRA cafe.


This was the stunning mosaic outside the D&D building.  As well as the
gorgeous furniture and home accessories, each floor housed the most incrediable artwork

Just some of the beautiful fabrics at Scube Design, Anichini and de Le Cuona


Two of my favourite design pieces, both Lorin Marsh.  The chair is a modern interpretation
of Japanese design, taking elements such as the signature lacquer finish and transforming it into a
21st Century chair

Wishing the chair could be mine…

I fell in love with this floor standing lamp from Fortuny and just look at the rest of their showroom (below).
The lights are original, salvaged from an old industrial factory.

Andrew, Arianna & Kate checking to see if they have Wi-fi!!

As you can image the Donghia showroom was stunning, think silks, texture and luxury.