Room Therapy: the Joy of Staying in

These short winter days and dark icy nights call for some serious down time, self-indulgence and general hibernation. At this time of year the sun makes a very rare appearance so energies are running low, we have post-Christmas fatigue, and most of us are fighting off some sort of winter bug. Throw in the added pressure of dry January, new year diets, new year’s life resolutions and exercise regimes and it’s no wonder that many of us find ourselves frazzled and fed-up by mid January! My message is simple: beat the January blues and discover the Joy of Staying In!

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5 Ways to Style your Home with a Sheepskin Rug

We were recently asked what our favourite item in our home was and we both agreed that the sheepskin rug is definitely up there in our top picks for easy and cosy styling. A sheepskin is a versatile accessory working well in neutral room schemes where it can bring depth and texture, as well as in more colourful rooms where it brings warmth and cosiness.

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Cocoon Has Coffee With: Sophie Hunter

1. TALK US THROUGH A TYPICAL WORKING DAY?

Every day is different for me as Monday to Wednesday I teach art A level at a secondary school which I love, it keeps me up to date with what the teenagers are up to- they teach me what jungle music is! Thursday and Friday are my precious private days that I love to spend painting in my studio. In between all that I fit in kids’ school run, the dog walks, baking with my daughter and dealing with children’s homework!

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Emily Wells
Paris is Always a Good Idea!

Paris is always a good idea... A phrase made famous by the beautiful Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina but oh so true! It would seem that most fashion brands have fallen in love with Paris this year with PARIS printed across many a top. One such top made it into my 14 year old daughter’s wardrobe last month, shortly followed by, ‘I’d LOVE to go to Paris mum!’

Alors, pourqui pas! I really didn’t take much convincing. So we set off for 24 hours in Paris. A real treat!

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5 Ways to Bring Your Holiday Vibe Back Home With You

Sand in your feet, salt in your hair, the scent of orange blossom in the air. Olive trees twinkling with candle-lit lanterns, huge terracotta pots tumbling with herbs and flowers, a cold glass of rose in your hand and the sound of children laughing.  If only we could bottle that holiday feeling and bring it home with us…

I was inspired on my recent Easter holiday to Cyprus try to do just that, and so I have come up with my list of tips to add a touch of holiday charm to your home in a few simple steps. Mediterranean style, here we come!

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