Thursday, 22 January 2009

NEW Bathroom Accessories

New Bathroom Accessories

Have you checked out our bathroom range? A wall mounted cream toilet roll holder? Wall mounted wire heart soap dish? Pretty and functional stand free wire holder for all your lotions and potions.

Holiday Homes Need a Revamp Too

Add a Fresh Look to Your Holiday Home

Updating your holiday home can be simple and easy. Changes can be made ready for the Easter and Summer breaks and if you let your property, nows the time to refresh a little for all your guests. Simple improvements such as adding new cushions, kitchen accessories and bathroom bits can make a huge difference to the look and feel.

Although it may not be the time for a complete remodel, you can achieve a really fresh look and feel by simply moving pieces of furniture around and adding a new throw or cushion. Pop up a new clock or handy memo board. It’s a simple way to have your family, friends and returning guests do a double take when they enter your new updated space.

It's also worth noting that here at Touches we are awaiting new furniture pieces that can be slotted into your exisiting decor with ease. Keep your eyes open for all the new and exciting Touches products that are coming in over the next few weeks......

HINT: If your short of space it's worth thinking about popping a selection of hooks on the wall instead of expensive, space consuming coat stands and even wardrobes in the bedrooms - a set of drawers and five or six hooks with some padded hangers is perfectly acceptable in a holiday home........

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Good Enough to Eat - yummy!

Check out these Cupcake Pin Cushions

These really are so much fun.
as a design and product they make a functional object a work of art....... I really love them and just wanted you to love them too xxxx

Kati xxxx

Friday, 9 January 2009

Cosy & Comfortable Room Designing

Designing a Room?............Think Comfort First.

As a designer I am regularly inspired and drawn to lots of different textures, patterns and ideas and it's often hard to make a decision about what colour and idea to go with when I'm designing a room. I always visualise the type of room I see in magazines and forget that actually I have to live in the impractical place I want to create. However, the one thing I try to keep in mind is a bit of wisdom I heard some years ago.

In order to love and really live in a room you have to feel comfortable.

The key to this is to design the room from the onset as how you visualize yourself living in it. Imagine, cushions, throws, fabrics, drapes. Look at where the sun comes in and what time and how that works with the way you use your room and where to position furniture, lamps and mirrors. Chose colours that will create the feel you are after. If you want to feel awake and fresh then look at subtle blues and greens, if the room is going to be a cosy hideaway that you want to slump into in the evening then find inspiration from burgundy reds and purples.

Before I start any project I collect together all sorts of bits and pieces that I find inspirational and create a simple mood board to collect my thoughts. It doesn't have to be a work of art, just an ideas board of pictures from magazines, samples of fabric and paints that you can make notes of your thoughts on so you can really see how your idea will come together. (It's also handy to carry with you when choosing paints, wallpaper and furnishings).

Hope this helps, if you want any help or advise then please feel free to get in touch and let me know how you get on.

All my love

Kati x

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

wrap up warm for a wintery walk

“the best things in life are free”
this lovely statement is never more true when the festive season is over, all over indulging has been done and the doom of January begins to set it. It’s never a better time to consider wrapping up warm in gloves, hats and scarves and heading down to the nearest beach or woodlands for a wintery walk. this time of year is truely magical. A cold crisp wind, the sound of the waves and the sheer beauty of nature can give us time to clear our thoughts, focus our thinking and prepare us for the year ahead. In this technology age it’s a real treat to simply pull on some wellies, wrap up warm and head out for a spot of mind clearing, reflective thinking. it’s what my plan is for this weekend, I’m heading to the beautiful coast of North Wales to collect drift wood and creative ideas.

Friday, 2 January 2009

Happy Happy New Year - Resolutions?

Welcome Welcome 2009

Well it's finally here 2009..... what will happen in this exciting new year? Resolutions made? Planning ahead for whats to be an exciting 2009? It's going to be a good one for me I hope. I am planning to get married this year, buy a house and lose weight. Not to ambitious I think! So, I have told you mine, whats yours? Feel free to let me know please send me an email or add a comment, I'd love to hear what 2009 holds for you xx

Full of Optimism

Kati xxx