creature comforts

This week’s Design blog comes to you from Emma, our Ollie & Lloyd store manager. Enjoy!

Bring joy and enchantment into your home with this delightful collection of woodland creatures, soft and colourful textiles, organic accessories and magical tableware.

The Down to the Woods collection of whimsical lamps is designed to evoke the imaginations of children while “recapturing the memories of adults”. 

These night lights have a retrospective appeal without coming across as too kitsch, and have featured heavily in a myriad of current Interior Design publications. We have more styles in store, but the cute little bunny rabbit is our favourite!

Toadstool and Bunny Lamps from Down To The Woods

“Luxurious yet practical,” Luna Gallery’s Couch Cardy collection is a range of knitted throws that come in an deluxe choice of colours, textures and patterns. The Tree Blanket, shown here in Chestnut and Feather, is perfect for dressing up a bed, or for cosy nights on the couch! Luna Gallery is an Australian designed and made company with a collection that is suitable for all interiors.

The Couch Cardy Tree Blanket

Venucci brings us a range of “flat-pack” pear trees and moose busts. Ideal for hanging jewellery and seasonal decorations, the pear trees are a perfect centrepiece for your dining table or sideboard and are suitable for creating both eclectic and minimal themes.  The moose heads are great for creating a winter lodge aspect to a room. Alternatively, try painting them in a solid ‘pop’ colour with enamel paint for some pop-art drama!

At Ollie & Lloyd we have the Iittala tableware range by Finnish designer Klaus Haapaniemi, bringing to life his imaginative Taika (magic) illustrations.  Wise Owls, slender foxes and fantasy forests – the Taika range is designed to add a touch of magic to everyday life.  Each piece can be bought separately, and are considered by some to be collectable items.

And in all of our stores we have the adorable Florabelle Moss Rabbits, the set of 3 ceramic rabbits by Venucci, and mushroom sets by Orson & Blake. Shown with the brightly coloured Bubble Rug (Down To The Woods) and Missoni Jerash cushions, this delightful collection of shapes and patterns will warm the heart on a cool winters eve and let imaginations run wild!