Archives for "May, 2011"

Posted by the trend stalker on 30th May 2011

Because every bedroom should be a sanctuary…

It’s pretty commonplace to hear people chat about how desperately their kitchen needs a makeover or how much they’d love to give their guest loo a facelift. Newlywed wives spend what must feel like an eternity (to their newlywed husbands) choosing the perfect fabric for the living room curtains and making sure that the dining […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 25th May 2011

Competition: Win the battle against Zombieitis!

Here at The Furnishing Touch we’re all about being fabulous and, quite frankly, if you’re not getting your beauty sleep then you’re going to have a problem. So, in honour of Better Sleep National Zombie Awareness Month we’ve been checking out the BedPost blog which reckons that if you aren’t getting enough ‘shut eye’ then […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 23rd May 2011

Shabby chic: there ‘aint nothing shabby about it.

According to the source of all things Google-able, Wikipedia, “Shabby chic is a form of interior design’ where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their age and signs of wear and tear or new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. At the same time, a soft, minimalistic, and feminine feel […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 19th May 2011

Better sleep national zombie awareness month!

No, this trend stalker hasn’t officially ‘lost it’… according to International Sleep Products Association’s latest Bed Times Bulletin: “Not only is May known as ‘Better Sleep Month’, it also happens to be National Zombie Awareness Month, and what better time to coincide with the Better Sleep Council’s ‘Stop Zombie-itis’ campaign!” Whether you’re a horror movie […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 16th May 2011

Mirror, mirror on the wall… a reflective trick for chic decor

As far as I’m concerned mirrors don’t get enough credit. Often just banished to the bathroom or squeezed in among perfume bottles and make up debris on a dressing table, mirrors aren’t just for ensuring perfect mascara application, a well-placed mirror can make a cosy dining room spacious, a practical bedroom a little more luxurious […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 3rd May 2011

Old world charm: A treasure chest of great design

I have a thing for old school travel trunks. They’re a romantic symbol of a more glamorous era – when traveling to another continent took weeks by ship and a woman’s luggage consisted of monogramed trunks topped off with a hat box or two. Today, we have compact lightweight suitcases with retractable wheels that get […]