Seasonal Scents: Get Festive with Essential Oils
Sunday, 9 December 2018
Last minute shopping, family visits and endless to-do lists can impose an underlying sense of tension throughout the Christmas build up. Take some time for yourself this December to connect with the healing potential that seasonally inspired essential oils can offer.
As we enjoy a season strongly tied in with our sense of smell, the festive period is a particularly favourable time to invest in a diffuser for the home and to experiment with scents that can offer powerful health benefits to get you through the busiest time of the year.
As pictured above: Neom Organics
Creating warmth and festive cheer is essential with the arrival of family and friends. Cinnamon, Clove and Ginger are strongly inviting and particularly spicy essential oils that relieve the mind and make people feel at ease. Blended delicately with the sweeter, citrus notes of orange will nurture a welcoming and relaxed ambience at home.
Captivate the scent of a Christmas Tree and the freshness of the outdoors by diffusing Pine. Alongside Cypress and Cedarwood these woodsy, evergreen blends will detoxify and balance your emotions, encouraging grounding that can act as a joyful reminder of the true nature of Christmas.
A simple gift solution, give your loved ones a boost of wellbeing this Christmas. Neom Organics offer an expert range of essential oils that target specific needs including sleep, energy and stress. Gift it in conjunction with a stylish ultrasonic oil diffuser for an impressive present that will keep on giving when they need it most.
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Christmas Space-Saving Dining Solutions
Tuesday, 4 December 2018
“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” Edith Sitwell
Deck the hall with boughs of holly and adorn your festive table with a Christmas feast for family, friends and fellow guests.
December is the perfect time to make use of a space-saving table and extend it to its full purpose. The Cattelan Italia Party Extending Console Table is the perfect product to let the feasting begin. This extendable console has everything you could wish for from Father Christmas – a variety of finishes, a practical storage bag for when the extension leaves are not in use, and it comes in a range of sizes – so you can choose the one that suits your family.
As pictured above: The Cattelan Italia Party Extending Console Table from Lime Modern Living
Or why not impress your visitors with the Calligaris Omnia Glass Extending Table? Designed by the cutting-edge internationally renowned contemporary furniture company, Calligaris, the Omnia is an elegant extending table with a simple-to-operate assisted opening mechanism that allows the legs to remain at the corners of the table – so you won’t need to worry about table legs getting in the way if you need to squeeze in an extra last-minute guest.
Also available in this collection is the Omnia Ceramic Extendable Table, Omnia Wood Extendable Table, Omnia XL Wood Extendable Table and Omnia Extending Console Table.
Alternatively, if it’s an extendable and height adjustable table you’re looking for, then the Calligaris Magic J Glass Table is a perfect choice. The Magic J can be adjusted to seven heights and features a coordinating central Glass extension for a stylish finish.
As pictured above: The Calligaris Magic J Glass Table from Lime Modern Living
With such a choice, you’re sure to enjoy the festivities in comfort and style.
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Dulux Colour of the Year: 2019
Wednesday, 21 November 2018
As we shift towards 2019 Dulux recently announced Spiced Honey as its colour of the year. Following the cocooning influence of 2018’s Heart Wood, this warming and inviting hue is a positive selection that reflects transformation and awakening.
Described as a ‘warm amber tone’, Dulux believes the versatility of Spiced Honey can be ‘both calming and nourishing or stimulating and energising, depending on the palettes and light surrounding it’. Following a period of retreat, going forward, this shade signals a universal desire for positive action, optimism and purpose.
As pictured above: Dulux Colour of the Year 2019 - Spiced Honey
By inviting tones of amber and rich caramel into a living room setting, Dulux warmly demonstrates the soothing qualities of Spiced Honey when applied to walls. A cool and earthy grey sofa creates a timeless setting, while a linear black accent piece, such as the Twiggy Floor Lamp by Foscarini brings an intentionally graphic edge.
Providing balance in the bedroom, an energising yet zesty aura reinforces enough positivity in the morning to get you out of bed, while soothing hints of ochre encourage rest and reflection to promote a good nights’ sleep. Introduce a contrast of pure white elements such as the Drift Bed in soft leather texture to harmonise the scheme even more.
Get tactile with textiles to truly spice up this shade - leather and velvet cushions or throws in muted pastel tones will help to spatially inject the dimension and versatility this colour is set to inspire.
It's All About Sage and Colour Up Your Kitchen
Itís All About Sage
Saturday, 10 November 2018
Among this years’ new neutrals, comes perhaps the most organic hue yet. From colour schemes to Feng Shui practices, Sage has been hailed as a multifunctional powerhouse that presents a host of physical, symbolic and decorative uses.
A grounding hue that invites the outdoors in, this subdued variation of green derives from the soft tonality of White Sage. From a wellness perspective, Sage can be a positive addition to painted walls or ceilings, creating a relaxing essence amidst current interior trends.
As pictured above: The Bonaldo Blanket Bed from Lime Modern Living
Creating necessary delicacy in the bedroom, Bonaldo explores the vintage quality of this grey muted finish on classic wood panelled walls with modern forms and soft textures that help to maintain a contemporary edge. For living spaces, truly unravel this pastel finish with complementing earthy elements such as brown leather sofas, dark wood furniture and metallic accessories.
Getting physical with this potent plant can have a direct effect on reducing stress. Referred to as ‘smudging’, the act of burning out bundled sage is an ancient ritual that releases aroma and smoke into the air.
Though traditionally it has the power to shift negative energy, science suggests it can absorb up to 94 per cent of airborne bacteria. Embrace this form of Sage as a valuable clearing concept in the home following winter illnesses, redecorating or before taking on new ventures.
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