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The Top 10 home accessories for a fresh take on traditional


Interior designer Alexandra Langdon picks her top 10 home accessories in a very fresh take on 'traditional', all of which are available to buy through her studio as well as via the links below.

With our houses being stretched to become spaces to work, play, teach, relax … and more, it is more important than ever to make your home a space you are happy to be in.  One of my favourite places at home is my bedroom. I love to escape with a cup of tea and spend time looking at the river.  

When creating a ‘happy’ space in your home, a perfectly shaped armchair, a pretty coffee table, a pile of books and a beautiful lamp are a good place to start.  You can then introduce layers of pattern and colour that add interest and create a room you want to spend time in.  Here are ten items that have caught my eye and why I love introducing them into the rooms that I design:

1. Adding a painting to a wall is a simple and effective way to introduce pattern and colour into your home.  Angela A’Court’s paintings will add a spark of interest to any room.



2. A colourful cushion can add real warmth to a room.  Molly Mahon recently launched her new cushion collection.  Molly asked her customers what they wanted earlier in the year and she then curated her new collection with a little something for everyone.  Some are linen, some cotton, some piped, some double sided … all are hand blocked.   I adore ‘Luna’ in pink.



3. I have a collection of platters for cheese, this one by Nina Cambell is really fun:



4. Changing the handles on a piece of furniture or a cupboard can really change a room.  These ‘Brass Bow Handles’ from Beata Heuman are beautiful:


5. I love the effect of warm light so will always include a variety of lamps into my designs. The ‘Wrappling’ is a great option, seen here with a colourful shade:



6. In addition to the ambience a lamp brings I love adding extra interest with colourful lampshades.  A favourite is ‘Yellow Wicker’ from Fermoie://


7. Our house seems to be overflowing with paper, art projects and school books to name a few.  This cabinet from Howe’s Caterpillar cabinet is a great option, combining a console table with storage.



8.This Scalloped Planter will add joy to any plant.



9. These colourful candles from Matilda Goad are a fun pop of colour during the day and create ambiance in the evening:



10. I love a coffee table with a shelf for books:



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