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    How to make an outdoor tiled coffee table

    How to make an outdoor tiled coffee table
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    As spring sprung and the weather became warmer the thoughts about outdoor furniture started and I decided to make an outside coffee table with some leftover tiles.

    The positive benefits of bringing plants into your bedroom

    The positive benefits of bringing plants into your bedroom
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    The positive benefits of bringing plants into our bedroom, how certain plants can improve the air quality by producing oxygen at night helping you to sleep.

    Creative outdoor seating area

    Creative outdoor seating area
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    How to turn a disused trampoline pit into a fabulous outdoor seating area. Here is how we designed and made an area for all our family and friends to have fun.

    Creative solutions to refresh your home with soft furnishings

    Creative solutions to refresh your home with soft furnishings
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    If you have an existing room that needs an update, an easy route is to bring in some new soft furnishings and add a new colour or fabric texture to your interior scheme.

    How to find your style and create a happy home

    How to find your style and create a happy home
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    Do you struggle to know what your style is and what colours to put together when creating a colour scheme?

    Find positivity through creativity and enhance your home

    Find positivity through creativity and enhance your home
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    How to manage your mood through creativity and build a positive environment through simple interior projects. Use your home and surroundings as inspiration and a route to make you happy.

    How to put together a creative gallery wall

    How to put together a creative gallery wall
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    Gallery walls have become a popular way of showing a group of pictures or memorabilia in a stylish design. It's an easy way to get creative and use your imagination, hang anything from paintings, prints, plates, ceramics and family artwork.

    How to choose the perfect paint colour for your living room

    How to choose the perfect paint colour for your living room
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    Are you considering repainting your living room? I have some useful ideas to help you choose your colours and how to create your own style to create a space that you'll love to be in.

    5 Easter styling tips bringing colour into your home

    5 Easter styling tips bringing colour into your home
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    April is the perfect time to have a spring interior refresh and what better reason than Easter to style up your home decor!

    How to create a statement downstairs bathroom

    How to create a statement downstairs bathroom
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    Designing a downstairs bathroom should be fun, creating a room that can interest, inspire and amuse the viewer. 

    Overcome the fear of adding colour to your home

    Overcome the fear of adding colour to your home
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    I feel so excited that at last everyone is recognising the uninspiring effects of a safe colour palette in their homes. The realisation that our home environment does make an impact on how we feel. 

    A colourful trip to Marrakech 2020

    A colourful trip to Marrakech 2020
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    Five sensational days in Marrakech taking in the culture, colours, sights, smells and sounds of Morroco.

    Creating a colour scheme for your home

    Creating a colour scheme for your home
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    The question I get asked all the time:

    "where do I start when choosing colours for my home?"

    My top tips on where to find inspiration for your interior project

    My top tips on where to find inspiration for your interior project
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    Do you want to think like an Interior designer?

    Whether designing a chic living room or a functional utility area, research and inspiration is fundamental to the success and enjoyment of your project. 

    10 easy steps to create your interior project

    10 easy steps to create your interior project
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    Planning a new interior project?

    Does thinking about it leave your head in a spin? So many ideas buzzing around with no order or process to follow? My step by step guide is essential to your interior project.

    Under the Tuscan sun

    Under the Tuscan sun
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    When redesigning your home try something new and be brave, create your story, give meaning and think about quality, longevity and above all enjoy the process.

    Always read the Label!

    Always read the Label!
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    When purchasing, look at the knitwear garment label, look at the fiber mix of the yarn used. Often fast fashion high street brands use synthetic mixes to keep the product costs down, but some designer brands are producing fabrics made from low percentage wool with high acrylic or polyester. Look for 100% Wool, think about longevity, about natural products and about production as well as lifecycle.

    Sustainable Fashion: Where to Start?

    Sustainable Fashion: Where to Start?
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    All the hype but not sure where to get started with ✨sustainable fashion✨? Read more to learn more about the materials and processes behind our clothing. There are also steps you can take to make sure you're sustainable moving forward. We're all about ecological materials and ethical production, join us and campaign for sustainable fashion! 💛

    Guest Post: Camp Bestival Essentials

    Guest Post: Camp Bestival Essentials
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    Today's blog post is provided by our friend Esther from Tea Huggers Woo hoo! I’m off to Camp Bestival next week and I can’t wait. It’s been on my bucket...

    Orla Kiely at The Fashion and Textile Museum: ‘A Life in Pattern’

    Orla Kiely at The Fashion and Textile Museum: ‘A Life in Pattern’
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    Last week on my birthday, after much anticipation I visited the Orla Kiely exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London. It was so inspirational a feeding ground for...

    June is for John Derian

    June is for John Derian
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    John Derian is an artist of many talents, he predominantly designs and produces incredible handmade decoupage glassware. Everything he puts his mind and hands to entice the viewer.   I...

    The Summer Party Edit: Festival Jewellery

    The Summer Party Edit: Festival Jewellery
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    Festival season is in full swing, so it’s time to dig out your denim shorts, sunglasses and wellies! But no outfit is complete without a piece of jewellery or two...

    Live Colourfully

    Live Colourfully
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    We adore colour and our curated interiors are known to reflect that! But how do you make a colourful home? How do you turn a neutral living room into a vibrant colour infused pad, that you love to spend time in? Here are our steps!

    Deep in Design

    Deep in Design
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    It's been a relaxing last few weeks. I've found myself deep into the summer hols (enjoying a staycation in Devon with hubby and the kids) and deep into my design...

    Make it last......

    Make it last......
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    April is almost here and for the culture vultures amongst us, it means FASHION month, as Bath In Fashion rolls into town once more bringing with it a plethora of...

    May is for Miho!

    May is for Miho!
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    To welcome May we are launching a new Lola Swift blog. Starting off with the Italian brand Miho Unexpected Things eye catching and fun, home décor sculptures.

    Winter Sale

    Winter Sale
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    Feeling the chill?All our cosy warm knitwear is now on SALE!For a limited period only we are offering 30% off our entire range of fashion and interiors   Use code: WARM30Valid until the 9th February...

    Summer fun so far.....

    Summer fun so far.....
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    It's been a busy Summer already and the kids haven't even broken up yet! Here's hoping there's more to come but for the time being a quick catch up on...

    Awakening...

    Awakening...
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    So it’s March and Spring is in sight. I have to admit I have been in hibernation for a while: ‘Lola Swift’ reverted back to ‘Lola Straw’ (my married name)....

    Open for Christmas 2016

    Open for Christmas 2016
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    The Lola Swift Pop-Up is OPEN! Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 4pm and late night Thursday shopping from December @28 Milsom Street (top end on the...

    The Pop-Up is back! (well almost)

    The Pop-Up is back! (well almost)
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    We're delighted to announce that the venue for this year's pop-up has been confirmed. We are setting up shop at 28 MILSOM STREET. Yup, that's right, the main Bath thoroughfare...
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