Friday, 25 May 2012

Diamond Jubilee at home

As with cosmetics, the home sector has really gone to town over the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, and boy there is some awful stuff out there. However, there are some pretty good pieces too, and even when they're perhaps not particularly stylish they possess that kitsch quality, which means they will take pride of place in lots of homes.

Here are a few of my favourites from the many cups, linens, decorations and items of furniture I have seen over the past few weeks. That's not to say I would give them all house room, but they do have a certain something...

This Queen chair in 100% merino wool is finished in a Union Jack pattern and was
created by designer Melanie Porter for Natuzzi. It is on display in Natuzzi's Tottenham Court
Road store from 28 May until 10 June, after which time it will be auctioned to raise money for charity
Back view - this chair looks so comfy!

Why is it women like cushions and men don't? what's wrong with them?
Cushions make a room cosy and a sofa squishy. This one will also provide a talking point.
Union Jack cushion in silk, £120, from Moghul Interiors,

I don't own a tea pot but if I did this is the tea cosy I would like I think. Tea cosies are so old fashioned and
remind me of growing up in the 1970s and 1980s - back then no self-respecting tea pot would be seen without one.
£49 from Iapetus,

Makes a change from the flags and red, white and blue. Linen tea towel, £12.99,
designed by Maria Holmer Dahlgren and available from The Contemporary Home,

That cake looks good. The Alison Gardiner Diamond Jubilee Collection
tarts at £12.95 from Roman At Home,

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