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As we had friends coming over for dinner recently it offered the perfect opportunity to dress the table and shoot the dining room for you all to see. Over the last few months I’ve been slowly adding a few design updates to make the space feel more like home. Join me as I show you around the space and explain why I chose the pieces I did…bright-bazaar-dining-room-2
Aren’t these Marimekko dining plates simply gorgeous? I find myself just staring at the watercolour beauty of them. Yes, my husband thinks I have gone insane. And he would be right. Still, they are *so* good, right?! I love how the blues pair with the copper dining chairs – it’s a chic yet unpretentious combination; a gentle air of luxury but not in an OTT way.bright-bazaar-dining-room-3
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The linen table runner was a direct result of the dining plates and a total steal from H&M Home. Regular readers will know how much I love the Danish brand Kähler, so it’s no surprise that I fell for their jubilee vase that celebrates 175 years since the company made their first piece. It looks so striking against the navy backdrop, as well as pairing perfectly with the dining chairs. I’m thrilled with it!bright-bazaar-dining-room-5
Another of my favourite elements in this space is the vintage factory pendant light – the turquoise-meets-mint colourway sold it to me from the off. It really helps to anchor the dining table and draw the eye down to the table. A little dash of colourful industrial chic is always a good thing, I think. Plus, it goes so well with my Bright.Bazaar art prints!bright-bazaar-dining-room-6
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Thanks to their chevron detail, the curtains inject a splash of pattern and graphic vibrancy into the space. I pulled out the navy colour when choosing the plates and linens for the tablescape.bright-bazaar-dining-room-8
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I’m so pleased with how this space has come together – it feels perfect for sharing cosy autumnal dinners with my heartmate and friends. Which elements of the space do you like? I’d love to hear how you would decorate with these designs in your home?bright-bazaar-dining-room-13

SOURCES: Dining Table (similar) | Dining Chairs | Table Runner (similar) | Napkins | Dinner Plates | Side Plates | Vase (smaller version) | Curtains | Pendant (similar available) | Art Prints

// Photography by Will Taylor-Willis

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Each time I see a new collection from Kauniste my decor-loving heart beats that little bit faster: I just *know* it’s going to be good. Their previous collections (blogged here and here) offered beautiful pieces to layer into the home, and their latest offering is no different. Let’s take a look…kauniste-tray
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Kauniste’s new pattern Konfetti is a festive play of simple shapes and pastel colours; it has a touch of lightness and randonmess of everyday life. The pattern was designed by artist Hanna Konola, who is originally from a small village in north of Finland, but she now lives and works in Helsinki. I think there is a really nice contrast between the modern pattern & colours and the more traditional linen material it is printed on.kauniste-apron
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The brand are also carrying a new 100% pure wool blanket called the Swans – doesn’t it look a treat in this gorgeous green colourway? For this item Kauniste collaborated with Elisabeth Dunker from Swedish brand, Fine Little Day (and whose summer house is in the Bright.Bazaar book!). Which pieces are catching your eye, folks?kauniste-design-homewear

// Photography by Kauniste

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1. The colourful mews houses in London are total #makeyousmilestyle inducing.
2. It was such a thrill to see the 2015 calendar I styled and shot for Mollie Makes for the first time on Sunday.
3. I had a big smile on my face on Sunday because BuzzFeed listed Bright.Bazaar in their feature on 40 Instagrams To Follow If You Love Color – so exciting!
4. This styled photograph of IKEA’S STOCKSUND sofa is pretty much my ideal country living room – The colour! The light! The furniture!
5. Jana Bek’s brush lamps are each painted by hand; colourful and character-packed, I love them.
6. An honour to receive a copy of Inside Out magazine from Australia that features my 10 Brilliant Colour Ideas article.
7. Autumn is so.darn.pretty, isn’t it?!
8. Oliver Perrott’s photographic print of Willow Springs Raceway in California perfectly captures the graphic line and colour of the area.
9. These pretty stars and stripes cups caught my eye.
10. Thinking I might need to invest in this mint washing up bowl. Chores made colourful!