This tiny little design shop in London is doing big things. Pentreath and Hall is a destination for great design, filled with colorful things that celebrate the best in classic British alongside new products that showcase a colorful, neo trad English style (I've written about my fondness for this shop before- here). Everything in the shop is highly edited by artist Bridie Hall and Ben Pentreath, who also runs an architecture and design firm. This curated vision amounts to a distinctly British sensibility with a twist. They select pieces that make an impact through vibrant color and great design and have an assortment of furniture, home goods, Marianna Kennedy lamps, John Derian decoupage, framed prints, antique objects, pillows and tabletop. Everything is appealingly arranged in a way that makes you want to own it all, set against a brightly painted walls that create a great contrast. One of my absolute favorite things they carry are the round framed intaglios in shiny lacquered frames that are made by Bridie. Bringing history back in a fresh way, the plaster cast Roman Intaglios are matted against a contrasting color, giving them a thoroughly modern sensibility. They sell out quickly, and have just been launched in new colors, so now is the time to order and bring a bit of updated antiquity to your world.
Garden stools, the versatile decorative accessory have been spotted in living rooms and sitting rooms, library's and porches, providing the perfect side table. Because of their interesting shape and small footprint, garden seats make a nice addition when space is at a premium. You can find interesting one's out there, and when I came across this trio of blue and white patterned ceramic versions at Wisteria I knew they were worth sharing. I love their versatility, and garden stools have become a new classic accessory in fresh traditional interiors.
The painterly squiggles and dashes of the Zen Stool feels very 1980's but very now because of the monochromatic contrast of the blue and white
A spiral design in two shades of blue on the Koan has a bit of whimsy; I like the use of positive and nagative space
In a candy stripe, the Dharma would mix well with prints and solids
Annoying, biting bugs are part of summer. Keeping them at bay doesn't have to be an unpleasant smelling experience anymore. Scented with relaxing lavender oils, Lavande Farms Mosquito Spray handles bugs for up to five hours by disrupting their nervous system and sending them on their way. Grown in Austin, the lavender is pure and the elegant bottle and label look more beauty product than bug repellent, so you will feel good giving it as a thank you gift. Make this must-have natural spray part of your beach bag contents and enjoy summer evenings unbitten.
Insert yourself here. Let the lazy beach days begin! But just don't get burned. Beach umbrellas are great, but if you really want a shelter oceanside, I have just the thing. A day at the beach with proper shade will not only keep things cool, it will protect from the sun's harmful rays. I discovered this stylish Australian-designed Lovin' Summer beach tent online at Domino, and like its fresh printed designs and easy to use carrier. Take advantage of your vacation time and spend the entire day enjoying the pristine view and seek shelter when you need to.
The Bondi Tent in a red and white zig zag print
A sunny yellow and white wavy print on the Biarritz tent looks great against the sand and sea
You can't go wrong with stripes. The Santorini has you covered with blue and white geometric sun-washed appeal
A carrying case with straps makes transporting the tent hassle free