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  • The impact of kids…

    My second son just turned 2 – wee Sam who’s a little bundle of energy and chaos is becoming even more chaotic and energetic! So many changes at this stage – they start trying to chat (only a language a mother knows and understands…), Peter Rabbit teddies are replaced with big plastic diggers and bulldozers,…

  • The beauty of bespoke

    At Gilly Nicolson bedlinen we like choice. That’s why we have six different colours of Egyptian cotton sateen to choose from – White, Ivory, Soft Grey, Natural, Slate and Black – and hundreds of colours of ribbon, trims and stitching. We can even work with ribbons you have sourced, or we can source a particular…

  • Remembering colour

    Peonies are without a doubt my favourite flower. When we moved house last year, it was of great excitement when we first realised how many peonies had been planted around the garden. And then they started growing, and growing and they’re enormous! Huge, vibrant heads of rich cerise – stunning! It reminded me of our…

  • The Nation’s favourite, Corded Stitch

    Corded Stitch is an absolute classic – the solid, dependable favourite that just oozes simplicity and quality. Opting for one, two or three rows will provide different amounts of impact, especially once you’ve chosen your colours. Sometimes we suggest to clients who just want something simple with a bit of texture, that two rows of…