Stylish new candle brand SevenSeventeen gets its name from that heavenly time when the kids are bundled into bed, the wine is poured, you light up and relax. Perfection… and so are the fragrancesRead more
Category: Homes & Interiors
Wonderful though it is living in these ‘ere countrified parts, the one area that can be under-represented is the cooler end of contemporary interiors. Thank goodness then for one of the grooviest couples I’ve ever met, Russ and Tessa Turner, whose quirky shop Epoch3, selling refurbished period furniture, local artwork and stylish gifts has been like a breath of minty freshness amidst Reading’s otherwise chain-heavy streets.
In this wonderful treasure trove on the Caversham Road (just before the Mothercare roundabout, I managed to park quite easily on Brigham Road, there are a smattering of 2-hour free parking bays in the neighbouring streets) you’ll find some fabulous mid-century furniture (stuff like G-Plan, Ercol, Vanson) with life breathed into it by Russ who lovingly restores and hand-paints the pieces the couple finds at auction, like these Ercol chairs…
They also sell lots of local, original art.Read more
Well hello there sexy! Uh, I meant the house, but ok, you too.
Well, this is the most expensive Property Flirt I’ve written about so far, giving a little ‘Hey Big Spender’ sequins and shimmy to proceedings. We’re talking 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms (yes, really), 5 reception rooms, a wine room and roughly 8 acres of grounds in affluent, elegant Winkfield in Berkshire. Want to take a sneaky peek?
What more to tell you?Read more
A cosy wrap, a cool messenger bag for kids and funky ceramics made out of bricks! I’ve pulled my 5 favourite gift ideas from the exhibitors who’ll be at the Windsor Christmas Gift Fair from Thurs 17 to Sun 20 November at Royal Windsor Racecourse.
The Gift Fair is quite simply the answer to all your Christmas gift questions, with over 160 exhibitors selling a range of gifts from the fabulous to the quirky – you’ll find something to satisfy even the most difficult person to buy for on your list.Read more
The Windsor Contemporary Art Fair boasts some brilliant artists and stunning pieces that will give your home character and don’t cost the earth. Plus, they’re offering Muddy readers 2 for 1 on tickets!Read more
Quick! Get up your loft and start rummaging – BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow is coming to Caversham Park this Sunday 26 June! Yes indeedy, foxy Fiona Bruce and the team will be filming the next episode in the 39th (wowzers) series of the show at BBC Radio Berkshire’s HQ, Caversham Park. Apparently, the show was last in Berkshire about 8 years ago when they filmed in Ascot, so we’re well and truly due a revisit.Read more
Having bought a couple for myself and tested them out, I’m now a total convert to the Turkish hammam towel. Have you tried them yet?Read more
Bunting, as British as fish & chips or a nice cup of tea, and these gorgeous vintage designs from Bunting Boutique are simply spiffing for a summer wedding or garden party, what!Read more
Colour me happy! Cool Danish lifestyle store Tiger is coming to Reading. It opens on Mon 9 May. Check out some of the bargains I’m going to be liberally chucking in my basket!Read more
How seriously slick and stylish are these retro-inspired chairs from OKA’s new Spring Collection? Interiors crush right there. Hubba Hubba.Read more