Let the sunshine in: decorating in summer...

Maybe it's the lighter evenings and longer days or perhaps it's just the fact the temperature rises into the 20s, summer just has that feel good factor. People seem happier, the world seems brighter, and there's colour everywhere you twist and turn. From gorgeous green foliage and pretty floral hues, to azure blue skies, and ice-cream pastels. One thing's for sure, when the sun comes out to play, a spectrum of colour isn't far behind. So what better source of inspiration than summer to use as a colour scheme in your home? With the season packed full of colours guaranteed to raise a smile, a home decorated in summer shades is sure to bring about the same uplifting feel. So, with that in mind, here are Willow & Hall's picks for 6 summer colours to introduce in your living spaces if you need a seasonal pick me up. Yellow The...

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English Country style

How to decorate in English Country style

When people think of English Country style they imagine chocolate box cottages and huge country piles. But, just because your home doesn't resemble a country manor on the outside, doesn't mean it can't on the inside. In 2018 English Country style is considered an interiors trend in its own right. It isn't just making waves this side of the pond. All the way over in America, quintessential English interiors are fast becoming a staple theme in U.S homes thanks to the popularity of TV shows such as BBC America's Downton Abbey and Netflix's The Crown. So, if you love the look of Lady Mary's living room or fancy yourself sitting somewhere as pretty as the Queen's Balmoral Castle, the good news is achieving English Country style is easy! Follow these 5 tips and we guarantee you'll be enjoying a slice of English Country life in no time: 1. Mix old...

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Best of British: 5 places to source...

We may be famed for fish and chips, The Beatles and black cabs but Britain's influence on pop culture (and the world) doesn't stop at food, fashion and cars. We've also enjoyed a long design history in the UK too, especially when it comes to homewares made with quality, craftsmanship and heart. Truly the best of British! What's more, we're not just talking about our own British-made furniture (although of course we do design and handcraft every item here in the UK #justsaying). In fact, all across our fair isle is rife with amazing interior talent, making home grown products using time-honoured techniques and skill. We think this is something very special, and thus, worth celebrating. So if (like us) you also champion British design, here’s our Willow & Hall pick of 5 of the best places to source unique and British homewares. Made, sold and, above all, manufactured right...

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Dream holiday to home: interiors you don’t...

There's nothing like a holiday to warm the soul. But for some holidaymakers, a trip abroad also means the chance to soak up interiors inspiration, so you can return home full of fresh ideas to try out. When it comes to seeking out design abroad, there's no shortage of destinations with style. From the bustling spice souks of Marrakech to the skyscraper heights of Tokyo, our humble planet is teaming with towns and cities, each with a unique take on interiors. So if you're looking to give your home a holiday feel (without leaving on a jet plane) here are 5 places to channel right now… Ibiza Ibiza may be famous for its club scene, but that's not all this Spanish island has to offer. Escape to its North East coast and you'll encounter Ibiza's boho alter ego. With its laidback lifestyle, beautiful beaches and flea markets it's full of...

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How to add a personal touch to...

Just like the clothes you wear, your furniture is a reflection of your unique personal style; making a statement about who you are, and what you like. So having the freedom to change (not only) the colour of your furniture, but also its feel and appearance, is the best way to find items you love. Not just today, but in the long term too. The beauty with handcrafted and made-to-order furniture is that it allows you to do just that. It gives you the chance to change elements to your exact tastes, and add optional extras that fit in with your unique lifestyle. All this for a fraction of what it costs to commission bespoke pieces, or refurbish old items. Our Unique Customisation Options At Willow & Hall we're big believers in this approach, which is why we offer several customisation options on each of our handcrafted furniture designs. We...

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Making a grand entrance: stylish hallway ideas

If it weren't for our hallways we'd never get anywhere in our homes! Hallways are the central glue that holds a home together, taking us from one room to the next. But far from being just a connecting corridor, in the most stylish homes, a hallway is a celebrated space, where creativity and ingenuity come together. After all, the hallway (or entranceway) is the first impression guests have of your home. So, being met with piles of assorted shoes and coats probably isn't the warmest welcome. We've scoured the Internet, Instagram and our own image archives, to bring you the most inspiring ideas for transforming an unloved entrance into a beautiful space. No more opening the front door - just a slither - out of sheer embarrassment with these inspirational hallways ideas there's nothing to hide. Light filled hallways feel fresh and airy Let There Be Light! This modern double-height...

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