Posts tagged affordable
[Star Buys] How to buy original yet affordable artwork with Predella House

I am a tiny bit excited to introduce Predella House - an online art gallery, curating art 'for the culturally curious' that looks 'to break down the traditional barriers of elitist art purchasing' and open the doors into a new dimension of art buying. While offering support and advice to first time buyers. In other words, the perfect place to source original art without breaking the bank. Sounds right up you strasse? Yep, mine too... 

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[Stella Loves] Affordable Art Fair 2015 or how to source contemporary art on a budget

I attended the Battersea fair this weekend, like I do most years, which gathered over 100 galleries and 1,100 artists showcasing pieces up to £4000 with a focus on art under £500. The first thing I should mention for the mamas out there who will read this, is that the AAF team cleverly offers a free creche at the event. Yes, you read this right, FREE. CHILDCARE. While you browse (and have a cheeky G&T break at the fair's bar, with both hands). TOTES HASHTAG GENIUS, non?

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[Mini Style] Stylish high chairs that won't ruin your home decor

There are about a million bits of paraphernalia you'll need to welcome a small human in your life and like all things in life, unfortunately, it's much easier to find cheap-looking, plastic-tastic stuff that's bland at best, tacky at worst, than it is to source beautifully-designed yet affordable gear. One of the things I really struggled was with equipment and accessories that needed to live in our sitting area full time. Like a baby high chair. I looked for ages for something that was stylish, would fit with our existing decor, and wouldn't make me go bankrupt (some high chairs can set you back £400 and over. Oh and that I wouldn't see in every other people's houses... A lot of boxes to tick, I realise. But, good news, I found THE ONE. 

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[Star Tips] How to be a smart shopper for your home decor

This weekend, I read the whole of the September issue of Elle Decoration. Yes, every single one of the 211 pages. And it felt wonderful, not just for the reasons stated above but also because it's the most refreshing read I have had for absolute ages. I usually read Elle Decoration for inspiration purposes only rather than shopping ideas as most of the beautiful things featured in its pages are more often than not totally out of my (or anyone's) budget. However, this month they've gone all affordable on me with a special High Street issue [insert massive Hallelujah/Praise Hands Emoji here]. 

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[Eye Candy] Spotlight on Petite Friture

We started the week with shower curtains, and although I thought my selection of funky designs almost made them seem like the new must-have in home decor, I thought I should try and raise the bar slightly today. And how better to do that than to have a little spotlight on an up-and-coming French design studio that is just too cool for school? Let me present: Petite Friture. 

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