Friday, 5 June 2009

Hints, Tips - Always Good to Have Feedback

When I am at the Caernafon shop I am constantly talking to customers about there wants and needs and take this on board when out buying stock. We see this as important in find out what customer's are looking for.

We are always trying to solve practical problems and rediscover items that are missing in people's homes. A great example of this is the doorstops. We found that they were a lost concept or had simply fallen out of fashion, but that didn't stop people needing them it just made them harder to find in shops or online, especially in country style designs.

Another great example of what we try and do is see if a product can be used in a creative way such as the cream metal towel rail doubling up as a scarf and bag hanger in the bedroom, or hooks as necklace ad jewellery hangers instead of simply coats and tea towels.

Lets not forget the metal vintage plaque can also be fantastic individual magnetic notice boards when you pop some of your favourite magnets on. Personalise for friends birthdays and for different rooms.

Creativity is a wonderful thing and trying to solve practical problems with shabby chic country style accessories is what we strive to achieve.

I would love to see if you have done anything innovative with our products, maybe you have used a cream mug hook as a stylish jewellery hanger? Please feel free to let me know and maybe you can inspire others xxxxx

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

60 Minute Makeover

Touches is to appear on the ITV hit programme 60 Minute Makeover, it's being filmed this month and will feature our Shabby Chic Lamp Table (this is a really lovely product) for a romantic vintage style bedroom its a perfect bedside but is also versatile enough to use as a lamp table in the living room or as a plant or telephone stand in the hallway. So keep your eyes peeled for us over the next few weeks and lets see what the 60 Minute Makeover Designer has in store for this great little table, who knows they might give me some ideas for the shop in Caernarfon....

Moorish & Spanish Wall Art

This is set to be big this year, inspired by Moorish and Spanish art and architecture, the Moorish Mirror and the Spanish Arch are wall mounted pieces of art that are steel welded, hand finished with an aged metal coating.

The Moorish Mirror has a central mirror to create the illusion of a window, so you can discover a secret garden. This stunning feature really does inspire a Moroccan look and bring a stunning piece of art to any garden or home.

The Spanish Arch is designed to inspire a traditional church window art effect. Attached to ant wall it becomes a feature in its own right or inspire plants to grow and weave around it for a sleeping beauty castle look.

Stunning gift and versatile, use in the home or the garden.

PS.Also looks fantastic on a living room, bedroom, bathroom or hallway wall for an unusual and inexpensive wall statement.

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