By Hilary Rudnick


Its summer … warm sunshine (most of the time anyway), beach holidays, parties, barbeques and flower filled gardens bringing frivolity and colour to our lives.

Ian Hertslet

At home, I’ve opened the windows and switched some of my beloved landscapes with a few stunning florals including one of Ian Hertslett’s large flower abstracts, this bright Lesley Charnock “Nasturtiums” and, a reminder of home, this wonderfully atmospheric Dante Ruben,  “Flower Sellers”.

Lesley Charnock “Nasturtiums


Dante’s Flower Pickers


To “summer-fy” the kitchen I’ve embraced Pantone’s colour of the year and popped an arrangement of coral inspired, handwoven Swaziland-made baskets on the wall.  I’m also using monochrome patterned and plain versions of these baskets to hold chips, rolls, fruit etc. on my outdoor BBQ table.

Baskets for your Barbeque

And finally, I’m keeping a sunshine smile on my face by sharing my bathroom shelf with a trio of these irresistible ceramic dancers – free-spirited goddesses!


Free spirited dancing ladies by Tania Babb

Catch us at our stand in the Country Living marquees at the Hampton Court (1st – 7th July) and Tatton Park (17th – 21st July) RHS flower shows or click through to our online store now.

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Zimbabwean Mbinga Baskets


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Rwandan sculptural giraffe baskets


Dancer -Red stripes

Size: 6cm(l) x 14.5cm(h) x 4cm(w)

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Couple on a Couch

Size: 9cm(l) x 9cm(h) x 5cm(w)

In the Rain

Size: 40cm(l) x 50cm(h) x 4.5cm(w)

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Red Rachel

Size: 25cm(l) x 19cm(h) x 6cm(w)

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Floral 6

Size: 97.5cm(l) x 97.5cm(h) x 5.5cm(w)