Accessories

Succulents from Blueleaf Plants

Tiny succulents in tiny terracotta pots make fabulous wedding favours and are a stunning table top addition. Surely no one would think they're an amuse bouche...

Keep your desk tidy with Mad Lab storage boxes and pen holders

Mad Lab likes to think small. Choose from Useful or Soul objects, all hand-made from sustainable woods

A novel idea for a splash back

If your kids won't stop drawing on the walls, or you harbour latent talents as a mural artist, why not turn your house into a wipe-clean canvas... And we're not talking black walls, because you can buy low to no VOC chalkboard paint in every colour under the sun

Chrysanthemum rug by Jennifer Manners

Rugs are a wonder product because they have the capacity to make a room look great in an instant

Berry Bowl colander is made in the Potteries of stoke on trent

A great idea from Stoke on Trent ceramicist Reiko Kaneko, the from tap-to-table Berry Bowl colander

Vibrant Jassa range from Ikea

With Mother's Day hoving into view you may be inspired to buy more than flowers for your mum...a vase to put them in perhaps, or a rose scented candle. We've also been on the hunt for useful and always attractive pieces for the home, from baskets and bedside cabinets to pot stands and linen cushions and fabrics. All eco friendly, of course

special effects from Amberlights

For lighting that creates special effects that are relaxing and more interesting that anything on TV, choose an eco-friendly LED lamp by Amberlights

Hyacinths are a great source of pastel colours in the winter months

With spring almost upon us, it's time to embrace the pale pinks, baby blues and lilacs over darker autumnal hues

Incised lidded jars, £45 at Jardins Florian

The Japanese ceramicist studied at Falmouth University but has returned home to set up her studio specialising in elegantly informal and eminently useable pieces

Peony Red Charm

Nurseryman Alec White of Befordshire’s Primrose Hall Nursery urges us to fill our gardens with peonies, that most lushly petalled beauty

Transylvania birdhouse by Gary Edwin Wild, 80cm, £150

Gary's left London to return to his native Northumberland...and he's so thrilled to back in the bosom of nature that he's designed a charming collection of houses for our discerning feathered friends