Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Coming soon to Strawberry House Interiors!

Coming Soon...

With Summer over and Christmas creeping up fast we have some lovely new goodies
coming into the shop this autumn!

Beautiful pottery and textiles from Pip Studio

About the Designer...
To some she is Anke, others call her Catharina but everyone knows her as PiP.
A nickname she was given from an early age, PiP is the product designer and created of PiP Studio, the brand.
Based in the Netherlands PiP's inspiration comes from designing products that she could never
find but always wanted.

Also coming soon, beautiful items from Greengate Copenhagen.

Autumn Winter Collection from Powder Scarves
The new Autumn Winter collection from Powder Scarves will be available in the shop from September.

These uniquely designed scarves come in a variety of fabulous colours, and make
fantastic gifts, perfect with Christmas on the way! Prices start from£12.50

There are many more items in store, so don't be shy, pop in and have a browse!

Strawberry House x

Strawberry House Interiors, Castle Donington
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Thursday, 14 July 2011

{DIY} How to make a fabric flower corsage

Today we'll be showing you how to make a pretty, super easy flower corsage, which is a great way to accessorise lamp shades, cushions, curtain tie backs or anywhere you like!

Use whatever fabrics you like to match your theme - i'm using pretty floral Cath Kidston fabric.

You will need...
Some pretty fabric
An iron
Fabric scissors
Needle & thread
A glass or jar for drawing around
A pencil
A pretty button

How to make...

1. Using your glass or jar, draw and cut out 5 petal shapes. Iron out any creases to ensure that they're nice and flat!

2. Press your petal shapes - first in half, and then in half again...

3. Start a running stitch along the curved edge of your petal...

4. Sew all of the petals together in a long chain..

5. Pull the stitching together for a ruched effect...

6. Sew the two end petals together, attach a pretty button to the centre and....

...you're done!

If you like you could also attach a back along with safety pin or sew it directly to your favourite lampshades or cushions!

Strawberry House x

Strawberry House Interiors, Castle Donington
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Monday, 11 July 2011

An interview with Interior stylist, Selina Lake!

We are very pleased to share with you an interview with fantastic interior stylist, Selina Lake, who is bestselling author of two wonderful books - Romantic Style and Bazaar Style.

♥ Who are you?

Selina Lake
, Interior/ Lifestyle Stylist & Author

♥ What do you love most about what you do?
I work with amazing inspiring people, I
get to travel, visit gorgeous homes and be my creative self!

♥ What inspires you?
Colour / Vintage finds / Blogs / Crafts / Florals / Love / Images

♥ What is your favourite piece of furniture or decorative item, and what’s the story behind it?
My vintage china collection! I love buying second-hand pretty floral patterned plates & Teacups and Saucers. I have loads already but everywhere I go I always end up souring antique, charity or junk shops for more items to add to my collection. I bought some amazing gold pattered ones a few weeks ago while on a work trip in Norway. I'm getting married soon and planning to use some of my found pieces at our Wedding Reception!!

♥ What trends do you love at the moment? Do you have any tips on how our readers can create this look in their home?

I'm currently working on my 3rd book which is due to be released in Spring 2012, Homespun Style, so i'm loving the whole made by hand trend at the moment. There are so many crafters who sell their handmade homeware goods on Esty, Folksy & DaWanda, Homespun Style is all about decorating and furnishing homes with homemade items, recycled furniture and crafted details. It looks at craft style with a modern twist, I've used bold, cheerful colours and decorative details such as, Embroidered tablecloths, retro kitchenware, chunky knit, trims, ribbons, pom-pom embellishment and plenty of
homegrown flowers.

♥ And finally… anything else you’re itching to tell us?
Did I mention, I'm getting married???? I'm very busy at the moment planning and arranging all the details for my Big Day. I've been keeping a Wedding Ideas Moodboard on Pinterest ...
click here for the link!

Thank you Selina! We love your gorgeous wedding moodboard and cannot wait to see your new book!

If you want to know more about Selina you can check out her website or visit her blog for fabulous interior inspiration.

Selina also has a new Etsy Shop, Selina Lake Living, check it out for some gorgeous handmade items, such as these lovely cushions...

We hope that you've enjoyed and been inspired by this blog post as much as we have!

Strawberry House x

Strawberry House Interiors, Castle Donington
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Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Thank You Teacher! End of term gift guide...

It's coming to the end of the Summer term, so it's time to say 'Thank you' to all of the wonderful teachers, and what better way to say it than with a beautiful gift.

We've put together this gift guide for you, with all items priced from £5.50 to £11.50, so you can treat your favourite teacher to an item that she will love at an affordable price - much better than a boring apple!

1. Beautiful orchid in glass vase - price tbc
2. Terracotta herb planter (why not help your little one to plant some herbs in it too!) - £10.50
3. Rustic condiment basket - £10.50
4. 'Charming' scented room diffuser in a beautiful glass bottle - £9.50
5. 'Rose' scented candle in a beautiful presentation box - £8.50
6. 'Fresh linen' scented room diffuser set - £9.50
7. Rustic wall planter - £9.50
8. Adorable cherub photo frame - £6.50
9. Pretty trinket jar - £5.50
10. Gorgeous floral arrangement in a pretty glass jar - £10.50
11. Scented wax candle in jar - £11.50
12. Ceramic dove soap dish - £6.50

All items are available in the shop - why not pop in for a browse!

Male teacher?
Why not treat him to a selection of interesting ales from your local shop presented in one of our lovely summer wicker baskets - Click here for more info.

See you soon!

Strawberry House x

Strawberry House Interiors, Castle Donington
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Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Strawberry House ♥s Pastel Colours - pretty vintage inspiration!

We love love love pretty, soft and feminine pastel colours.

Mix creams and whites with lovely pale pink, peach, blue and green for a vintage look that is so pretty and incredibly easy to create!

Our hand painted range is the perfect starting point for this look - the chest of drawers looks stunning in any room, and can be accessorised any way you like - why not create a pretty floral arrangement from our large selection of silk flowers (not only are they beautiful but they are a perfect solution for hay fever sufferers!) or decorate with a gorgeous vintage style plate or jug.

Strawberry House x

Strawberry House Interiors, Castle Donington
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Tuesday, 7 June 2011

How to make a DIY fabric heart

You will need...

Heart template (see below)
Pretty fabric (i'm using a red floral bird print Cath Kidston fabric)
Fabric scissors
Normal scissors
Needle and thread
A button


1 - Print out the heart template. You can make it as big or as small as you like! Cut it out, as shown below:

2. Cut out two fabric hearts, leaving a small seam allowance, and pin the two sides together, facing each other...

3. Sew the two sides together, leaving a small gap..

4. Stuff your heart with lavender, pot pourri or cotton wool sprinkled with your favourite essential oil, and sew up the gap.

6. Place the ribbon onto the top of the heart in a loop, and pin into place.

7. Sew the loop into position, and cover the ends with a pretty button, and you're finished!

Strawberry House x

Strawberry House Interiors, Castle Donington
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Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Strawberry House Needs You!

We're looking for beautiful, inspirational homes to include on the blog in a new monthly feature, which showcases stunning REAL homes, created by YOU!

Send an email to strawberryhouseinteriors@live.co.uk with some information about your interior style, and we'll consider whether to feature you on the blog. You can then send us pictures and we'll ask you some fun interview style questions.

We especially love homemade crafty items, fantastic vintage finds and anything unique and interesting!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Strawberry House x

Strawberry House Interiors, Castle Donington
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