Interiors designed to banish the January blues

published by

Fran Puddefoot

Given that we spend most of our time in our own four walls, why not invest in some pieces that are guaranteed to make you smile. 


The Maria S.C.Test Tube Chandelier by Pani Jurek is inspired by the Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Maria Sklodowska-Curie. Made from laboratory test tubes, set in two plywood bands, this light fitting blends Art Deco style with a contemporary finish. £239,

Get into the groove with this Gold & Pink Stripy Disco Ball. Featuring a colourway of gold, pink and orange mirrored tiles, hang this disco mirror ball in a cocktail corner, kitchen or living room to create a party feeling. £53,



Create a fun play area for your little ones with the new Cloud Foldable Floor Mat by Nobodinoz. Playful, stylish, and incredibly versatile, it can be used open to create a large floor mat, put against a wall to make a sofa, or closed for a comfortable seat. £129.95,


Fancify your bathroom floors with this striking Kip & Co bath mat. Puddles of green, pink, purple, red and mustard on a creamy white base will make a bright start to any day. £49,


This handcrafted woodpecker door knocker will make any visitor smile. Made from quality brass and available in four finishes it is a fabulous addition to any exterior. £142,


Cake stands have enjoyed a bit of a comeback in recent years thanks to the Great British Bake Off. We particularly love this quirky pear design in borosilicate glass by Alessandra Baldereschi for Ichendorf Milano. £57.99.


Author:  Sarah Freeman, V&A Homes



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