Kids rule the world!

July 19th, 2017|

Can you believe it's almost the end of the school year, where has the time gone - in fact where have the last 7 years gone?? Primary school almost done and BIG school is looming....It's time to bulk buy the Kleenex and mop up the tears as we listen to [...]

Ennis & Brown – practical – perfect – pieces!

July 18th, 2017|

Gone are the days when a kitchen had to be fitted in its entirety - these days it's all about what you actually desire and works for you! Multi toned cupboards, large farmhouse tables to get all of the family around, lovely wooden chairs in all shapes, sizes, shades and [...]

Very vintage – very gorgeous!

July 12th, 2017|

What's happened to summer? We've gone from a scorching few weeks to a deluge in a day! Time to stay indoors; keep dry; have a clear out; take stock of what furniture works and doesn't work in your home! We outgrow furniture as we do clothes and we often change [...]

A beautifully soft patterned square of gorgeousness!

July 10th, 2017|

I don't think you can ever have enough cushions! Cushions on the sofa; chairs; beds; outdoor furniture - who can resist that beautifully soft patterned square (or rectangle!) of gorgeousness. My home is absolutely full of these wonderful accessories! I'm constantly moving them around, rearranging the order - it's amazing [...]

Let’s party – with the aptly titled Party Ducks by Hilary Clea!

July 10th, 2017|

Party time, with the aptly named 'Party Ducks' in pencil, ink & watercolour by the lovely illustrator Hilary Clea   @Hilaryclea. I couldn't help but smile when I saw this gorgeous piece - it could have been commissioned for me - I have 3 Indian Runner Ducks too - Rocky, [...]

Go crazy for linen – spots, stripes, prints!

July 6th, 2017|

We are absolutely delighted to welcome Beyond France   Beyond France Ltd to the Humble Country marquee, at BBC Countryfile Live this August 3-6th. For those who have not come across this great company - you are in for an absolute treat. The team at Beyond France travel across Europe [...]

Wood glorious wood!

June 30th, 2017|

There is something just absolutely wonderful about the natural beauty of wood. The blended subtle tones; the shape, feel, texture and the fact that it looks absolutely stunning in your home - each piece is unique. When I pass pieces such as these, I just can't help but reach out [...]

Just Bliss….!

June 26th, 2017|

I feel like a child in a sweet shop! What an absolutely gorgeous array of goodies available from another of our fantastic exhibitors - Bliss Home & Vintage   Bliss The striking pattern of this fabric, with it's neutral linen base and bold charcoal print would be a fantastic addition [...]

Fathers Day Inspiration!

June 15th, 2017|

Where has this year gone? We are already half way through June and Father's Day is just around the corner! The forecast for the coming week and indeed the big day on Sunday is beautifully warm - hooray for an early summer, shorts and flip-flops at the ready! Back to [...]

Where has summer gone?

June 6th, 2017|

Whilst it’s cold and grey on this June day, I’m thinking ahead to warmer times ahead and balmy evenings. All ideas for the home or garden come from a colour, texture, image, pattern or perhaps a memory. My thought process for when imagining what I wanted my garden space to [...]

Humble Country loves….

May 25th, 2017|

Humble Country – things we have liked, loved and are looking forward to! Such excitement in the air at HC HQ today as we write our inaugural blog - corks popping (well ice cracking whilst lovely G&T poured over it!), fireworks lighting up the sky and joyous laughter all around! [...]