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RECEPTION ROOM REFIT/REFRESH

OUR DESIGN IS OPULENT Featured: Wallpaper by Rasch Feature Wallcovering pictured above is by Rasch (available to account holders) is Home Vision VII #732535 Silver Metallic LAYERED AND TEXTURED Pictured above and below is Grey Check Squares Lampshade handmade by Karen Davey in Cornwall OUR RECEPTION ROOM DESIGN IS CLASSIC Quick-Step Laminate flooring CREO Tennessee Oak Light Wood AND HAS VERSATILITY QUALITY Rug is beige Drift Rug at The Rug Seller ELEGANCE Lighting above and below from http://www.bhs.com Above the Amina Pendant Ceiling Light Below The Frances Floor Lamp AND HOMELINESS Hand poured in the UK, 220g mineral wax Home Candles by Sandy Bay LONDON    

THE BRITISH HOME STORE (BHS.COM) is TSS Business of the Month for November 2016

The British Home Stores (BHS) chain enjoyed the penchant type following of the British public for decades, successfully selling factory-made goods across many departments: fashion and accessories, children’s clothing; lighting and textiles; home and garden; as well as toys, stationery and confectionery, until it fell into administration in April of 2016 under circumstances steeped in controversy. Subsequently, it failed to attract a buyer which resulted in the closure of all of its UK stores this summer (2016) However, there is another thread to the BHS story happening right now. In recent months Qatar based corporate business the Al Mana Group has acquired the BHS Brand, the International franchise business, plus BHS.com for online retailing purposes About Al Mana Group: has a diverse portfolio of businesses and represents many large and successful brands worldwide across the luxury goods, beauty; fashion; home interiors; watches and jewellery areas of retail. TSS can confirm that Al Mana has a new company called BHS International which is now operating BHS.com It is our understanding also, that the Al Mana Group has bought …

A Short Review of Paper Home – an origami project book

Breaking the origami rules somewhat because of the inclusion of the use of quick -drying glue, and some cutting techniques. Described as multi-modular origami creations in fact. Some projects require other objects either to hard wire, to present or to decorate, but not much more is needed than quality papers (some patterned) of differing densities and a bit of creative time on your hands. Project papers by Caroline Gardner, Minerva Crafts and others. Follow Esther Thorpe’s step-by-step instructions and you can make home decorations that are strikingly unique.     More about the book: • Hardcover book with clear presentation of the projects. Excellent photography and art editing • Offers 15 origami style projects to make home wares and home decorations from quality paper • Author, Esther Thorpe adds a contemporary edge to a traditional Japanese art (origami) • Contact and Supplier information included  

CREO laminate flooring by Quick-Step Floors – Product Review

THE PRODUCT QUICK-STEP CREO Laminate flooring. For use as floor covering in buildings according to the manufacturer’s specifications CREO designs have the look and feel of wood and incorporates ‘single plank designs’ Available in packs (8 planks per pack) Each plank measures: Length: 120 cm – Width: 19 cm – Thickness: 7 mm Coverage per Box: 1.824 m² Matt Finish: Design under review is TENNESSEE OAK LIGHT WOOD and is one of eight from the CREO collection, with every design matching the characteristics of the wood, making the chosen finish more authentic Uniclic® installation system – Installation method: Floating 20 years warranty Matching accessories and cleaning aids available THE PLACE Active in over 100 countries Buy online directly from the official Quick-Step webstore (supply only) Home delivery is free for orders over £300. FIND a local installer if required or buy from a local flooring dealer FIND who will offer supply only, or installation at a cost THE PRICE CREO CR3179 12.99 £ /m² VAT incl THE PROMOTION Quick-Step flooring is designed, manufactured and produced …

High-End Kitchen Business PROVENCALE is TSS BotM for June 2016

After having a face-to-face meeting with Provencale founder, Ian Philliskirk, TSS Ed. decides to profile Ian as well as his company in this Business of the Month article, as Ian is very much the embodiment of the Provencale business About Ian and Provencale Please meet, Ian, a personable man, a no fuss professional, who has well and truly earned his stripes within the KBB industry. Not just as a business owner but as a fitter, a designer and a planner. He is a small business supporter and commentator and a known community figure in his long established surrounds of South Derbyshire. Ian has 35 years of total involvement in the kitchen industry as a whole. Ian has valued connections with other skilled workers and chooses to deal with only one or two tried and tested suppliers/brands with a reputation for manufacturing quality, and who offer Ian a high standard of customer service that he can pass on to clients The Product Complete fitted kitchens including related building works i.e. flooring, lighting etc. and the supply …

10 reasons why we should give shelf space to Steenbergs Organic

  because Steenbergs is an organic and Fairtrade spice business. and is a friendly firm (family run over sixteen years) who places Fairtrade, the environment, and people at the forefront. Primarily selling spices, as well as loose leaf teas (mainly from Sri Lanka and India), and home baking ingredients to business to trade and retail customers because founders and owners of this North Yorkshire based business, Axel and Sophie Steenberg (The Steenbergs) were the first to be UK licensed to sell spices carrying the Fairtrade Mark, and they continue to add to the range   because Steenbergs Organic is a carbon neutral company and that the business is run out of a purpose built eco-factory in which environmental features have been incorporated such as sun pipes and green energy. The Steenbergs use ‘green’ suppliers wherever possible and their packaging is fully recyclable   because Steenbergs Organic range consists of over 400 spices and spice blends and several carry the Fairtrade Mark. The majority are organic, Steenbergs offer the widest organic range available and the company knows …

Find out what TSS loves about candle brand Sandy Bay London, Our Business of the Month for December 2015

    Firstly, acknowledging the unwavering professionalism of Founder and Director, Sandy Burns, and her business acumen And we love the cool design elements from across the Sandy Bay London product ranges We very much like the fact the candle product remains ‘fresh’ to the very last burn (keep the wick trimmed short and you will find the paraffin wax does not diminish in any way from its level of high quality) We like also that the packaging and presentation is suitable for both male and female tastes and, of course, we love the evocative fragrances and scent combinations which Sandy has invented we love the dynamics of Sandy’s business and enjoy getting to hear about her work with other working professionals like wedding designers, boutique owners, interior designers, event handlers and much more Liking too, the website retailing and the growing availability of Sandy Bay Candles in independent shops across the UK   Also acknowledging that Sandy favours the hands on demonstration of her products in the form of Sandy Bay Candles to global audiences …