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It’s certainly not often you get an email from Oprah Winfrey’s team inviting you to share decorating advice on their her online OWN show. I screamed with delight. For at least five minutes. (Sorry neighbours!) As a follow up to the colour tips I wrote for Oprah magazine’s July issue, the OWN show team asked me to share a range of advice that related to various spaces seen in the Bright.Bazaar book. I’ve embedded the four videos into this post and you can hear my tips on everything from decorating with black and white, to perfecting the introduction of accent colour into a scheme. I won’t lie, I was quite nervous (I mean, hello, OPRAH!) but I definitely relaxed into it and really enjoyed making the videos with their team. I hope you will enjoy them and find the advice useful.

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If you would like more colour inspiration and advice, there’s stacks of ideas in the Bright.Bazaar book! Thanks, as always, for all your kind and generous support.

UK: Amazon UK / Waterstones / The Hambledon and many more.
USA: Amazon USA / Barnes & Noble / IndieBound and more.

// Interiors photography by Andrew Boyd from the Bright.Bazaar book

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Fig.1 Coral vase | Fig.2 Dining table and chairs set | Fig.3 Cage pendant lamp | Fig.4 Palm Springs Colour Block print | Fig.5 Yellow armchair | Fig.6 Blue cushion | Fig.7 Pink and yellow tray | Fig.8 Blue vase | Fig.9 Rustic storage unit | Fig.10 Baskets | Fig.11 Colour block clock | Fig.12 Chevron rug | SHOP MR. BAZAAR’S PRODUCT PICKS

In the mood for a little Sunday shopping? Oh good – you’re in the right place because today Mr. Bazaar’s Rustic Whites & Scandi Brights sale is live on Joss & Main! I wrote a lot in my first book about how one of my favourite ways to decorate is to layer colourful accents against a rustic white base palette. My inspiration for the sale was the gorgeous Norwegian home of Ingrid and her husband (in fact, this was the cover for the US edition of my book!), so it felt like the perfect Bright.Bazaar look for my sale. I’ve pulled together some of my favourite picks above, but I think the coral vase, Palm Springs print (from the Bright.Bazaar print collection!) and statement yellow armchair might just be my favourites. What’s catching your eye, folks? How would you decorate with these Joss & Main pieces in your home?

// Interior photography by Andrew Boyd from the Bright Bazaar book

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As the weather gets cooler and the nights draw in I love to cook up cosy, comforting meals. While I used to make a lot of lasagnes (GAH! so good) and other such rich dishes, this year I’m trying to eat a little healthier. I remembered I had seen a recipe for a vegetable stew in Sweet Paul magazine that looked delicious, so I hunted it down in last year’s Winter issue. Packed full of delicious and colourful veggies, I felt it was the ideal dish to pair with my new Rick Stein cook and tableware pieces from Tesco. I learnt a lot about Rick Stein and his approach to cooking during my trip to Cornwall this summer, so I was excited to try cooking with his pieces in my own kitchen back at home! Here’s how to make this all-in-one Mediterranean Vegetable Stew…tesco-tableware-2
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SHOP THE TABLE AND COOKWARE: Dinner Plate | Cereal Bowl | Casserole Bowl | Serving Bowl | Oval Platter | Tapas Dish Set | Beaker Set of 4 | Mezzaluna Board Set | Spoon Rest | Tableware Set

Recipe for four:
1. Scrub and chop all the vegetables, peeling only the potatoes and onions.
2. Saute all the vegetables on a low to medium heat for a few minutes in a frying pan.
3. Add the chopped tomatoes and vegetable stock.
4. Stir the stew and then cover and simmer for half an hour or so until the vegetables are tender.
5. Season the stew with the herbs and seasoning to taste.
6. Add the olives, basil and crumbled feta.

// Photography by Will Taylor | Posted in partnership with Tesco; all views my own | Recipe adapted from Sweet Paul