To your home - with love

PUBLISHED: 12:09 09 February 2015 | UPDATED: 12:09 09 February 2015

Learn to use Annie Sloan paints

Learn to use Annie Sloan paints


Give your home that loving feeling this Valentine’s with the prettiest of accessories for every room

Pretty in Pink

Add a splash of pastel prettiness with the following:

a. Brabantia’s new Flatback+ bin comes in 30 and 40 litre options and is also available in mint and blue, from £130,

b. Classic espresso coffee pot pink, £16.95,

c. Roberts Revival RD60 DAB Digital Radio, £159.95,

2. Cushion the blow

This pretty Magenta rose linen cushion, £56 is new to Susie Watson Designs and will help bring some cheer to grey February days. It features a hand-made rose appliqué in silk and velvet on natural linen with a feather pad. Buy online at: or at the Tunbridge Wells store, 01892 521 859.

3. Out with the old

If you’re looking for some interiors inspiration or fancy giving a piece of wooden furniture a new lease of life, check out the Annie Sloan Workshops run by Kiss Kiss Heart in Rochester (01634 813349,

Choose from an introductory workshop which covers three basic painting techniques, the ‘Take a seat’ day which includes painting and reupholstering a chair (provided) or a ‘Paint Your Own Furniture’ workshop. Workshops cost from £65 with refreshments and materials included and there are a range of dates in February, although space is limited. A 10% discount on any Annie Sloan products bought on the day is also offered to attendees.

4. House proud

Those with a creative leaning should check out Wild & Wolf’s new Makery range which includes a kit to make your own lampshade, one to make decorative flying ducks and the sweet little Haberdashery House shown here. At £24.95 it comes empty to fill with your choice of threads, ribbons, twine and more. Buy online at or call 01225 789909.

5. Material world

Give a room the luxury touch with some of the new fabrics and wallpapers from the Metropolis collection by Linwood. The wallpaper shown is LW57/07 (Panther) from £ 59.90 per 10 metre roll, the sofa is covered in LF1748C / 06 (Chartreuse) from £49.90 and the curtains areLF1752/ 03 (Royal) from £49.90, both per metre. Stockists include Vinall & Macey, Tonbridge, 01732 850484 and Wesley-Barrell, Tunbridge Wells 01892 536286 or visit

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