The Wedding Season Is Upon Us
As the wedding season hits an all time high this month, we’ve pulled together some of our most popular wedding presents to make that gift buying all the more easy.
From the tried and tested classics to the cool, contemporary and unusual, our range of giftware promises to make you a firm favourite guest. But where to start?
Weddings are all about two individuals, families, hearts coming together… we simply love it. From these stunning Heart Lovers Cups to keepsake Champagne cork holders, silver plated wedding certificate holders and cake knife, our classic range of gifts are sure to put you in the good books.
Our stunning collection of faux fur throws, cushions and accessories are sure to make your couple thankful for your RSVP. With a collection full of colours, patterns, prints and sizes, find the style that best suits your newly weds.
Make your present stand out from the rest, with our range of quirky tableware. From a miniature mini sugar pail and scoop to our top hat ice and Champagne buckets, they’re the perfect party piece too.
View our full range of wedding gifts here for further inspiration. Oh and even better news, we now offer a wrap service, meaning we can wrap and send your present direct to the newly weds… then all you have to do is enjoy the party!
Love The HOH Team xx
Date posted: June 2019
With the British Summertime doing what we hope it would do every summer… that is blessing us with gorgeous warm weather, evenings and long drawn out evenings… it’s no wonder outdoor living has become a style obsession. We cook outside, we drink outside, we relax outside, our entire lives have become centred round our lawns and hedgerows.
Interior designers, style enthusiasts and everyone in between have turned their heads in search of the most fashion-forward garden accessories, so we’ve outlined this season’s must-have that are sure to impress this summer.
Your Garden Oasis
In years gone by, you could practically reach the kitchen sink with an outstretched arm when sat outside. Patios, decking and dining areas were placed as close to the kitchen as possible to make them easily accessible and creating a short journey for you to carry your dining experience outdoors.
Yet this year, we’re moving further into the garden in a bid to find our own oasis right there in the garden. Further away from the hustle and bustle of the daily household, set your outdoor dining area up in the deepest of green surroundings and really relax.
The answer… trays! We love our slate trays, which will keep that au natural atmosphere on point. Investing in ice buckets to store drinks will also keep those trips down to a minimum. Have a look at our gorgeous Huntsman Wooden Wine Cooler for inspiration.
Creating a cosy ambiance for your garden oasis is easily achieved with the help of cushions and throws – adding a pop of character, colour and texture at the same time. Place cushions on your garden furniture to give them an extra edge. Whether bold and bright, or full of character like our Voyage Maison animal collection, they are easily adapted to your garden style.
And, for when the sun finally does decide to say goodnight, have a throw on hand to cover up. Our range of faux fur and soft pom pom styles promise to keep you warn enough to see the evening out long into the night.
We hope you have a fantastic summer!
Love The HOH Team xx
Date posted: April 2019
When Fashion And Interiors Collide
Avid trend followers here at House of Houghton, it’s not hard to see why we’re in love with the world of fashion too.
So when East Anglia’s newest fashion event, The Style Edit was announced, we knew we had to get involved in some way.
Taking place on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th May from 6pm until late at The Granary Barns in Woodditton, Cambridgeshire, the event is set to showcase an eclectic array of high street, independent labels and online brands across the evening.
With a runway show taking centre stage on the evening, guests will also be invited to shop amongst a handpicked line up of pop up shops offering everything from bowl foods, homeware, braid bars and so much more.
Supported by Cambridgeshire’s Pinkster Gin, guests will be able to enjoy a complimentary G&T before browsing the line-up and finally taking their seats to watch the show.
Hosting a charity prize draw throughout both evenings in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance Service, the event will also give back to the life-changing local facility, with prizes donated by more local businesses, including yours truly at House of Houghton.
Tickets are already on sale, but with a goody bag looking fit to burst we can see why they’re flying out the door. For the £15 cover price, ticket holders will receive a ticket to Newmarket Racecourses Winter Ladies Day meeting, a sample of Gin Jam from Pinkster Gin, several beauty treats and a little something from us here at House of Houghton.
Amy Hughes, Operations Director of The Granary Estates, said: “The whole event is going to be a great night out – whether you want to have your hair done at one of our pop ups or look for some of the latest homeware trends, it’s set to be a good evening.”
Ticket price includes The Style Edit programme, complimentary drink and gift bag.
Love The HOH Team xx
Date posted: April 2018
Loving Interior Blogs....
We can't get enough of all the fantastic interior blogs out there right now. There's so much advice on hand for established homeowners, first time buyers and those just looking for an injection of creativity to get you going.
Sarah's Top Tips:
Use soft furnishings to create your own space...
Cushions, cushions and more cushions! Although it may drive your other half up the wall, cushions are an easy way to add a bit of colour without breaking the bank. And when the seasons change, so can they. Add in throws, luxurious blankets and more layers to create a cosy look, or strip it back to light and colourful designs to see the summer through.
Our brand new watercolour inspired cushions from Voyage Maison are the perfect way to add a pop of colour to your home this spring. With a range of floral and animal designs available in a variety of accessories for the home, explore the full range here.
Dining differently is just what we're all about here at House of Houghton. With an ever-growing range of tableware, Sarah's top tip to create place settings that people won't expect is made all the easier. Whether you fall in love with our stag head wine coolers or add a little bit of 'Alice In Wonderland' charm with our mini pail and scoop sugar bowl, our collection offers a talking point at any table. Discover our range here.
With so many impressive blogs on how to make the most out of your home, be sure to visit Sarah's site. We simply love it.
Date posted: April 2018
Treat Yourself This Easter
Make your Easter pop this year, with pared-back elegance across every room. Decorate with bowls of painted eggs, natural greenery from the garden, and elegance at the dinner table.
Gone are the days of overloading your home with bunnies and yellow fluffy chicks, now Easter is all about the natural look of spring, with an added touch of luxury for that informal, yet stylish mood.
Welcome family and friends round for a relaxed Easter meal. Spread the table with muted, white flowers and natural greenery, before injecting a touch of luxury with our finest tableware. Our stainless steel serving dishes form the perfect platters to present freshly cooked salmon, slices of lemon and all the trimmings, whilst our knotted servers are sure to finish the look.
Serve freshly made lemonade in our stunning champagne hammered tall pitcher, or celebrate with a bottle of bubbles to really toast the long weekend in.
Once the last guest has bid farewell, sit back and enjoy a well-deserved moment of rest. Snuggle up in our ever-expanding collection of faux fur throws from the stunning UK-based manufacturers Katrina Hampton. The perfect way to beat off the weekend’s threats of snow and minus temperatures, our range of throws and cushions are sure to make you unwind in a way that only Katrina Hampton owners know.
And, with the enjoyment of the Bank Holiday Monday still laying in wait, all that’s left to do is to wish you all a very enjoyable Easter from everyone here at House of Houghton.
Date posted: March 2018
Peter Rabbit and Friends… We Love Them!
With The Peter Rabbit Movie set for release in just a few weeks, we can’t help but fall even more head over heels in love with our Beatrix Potter range.
Full of the childish charm we expect from Peter Rabbit and his glorious friends, whilst also offering that touch of sophistication so many of us crave in our homes, this is an easy way to relive your youth in style.
Featuring some of the finest tapestry made in the Oxford, by the English manufacturers Hines Of Oxford, browse our range of cushions, throws and home accessories that promise to delight. Hines of Oxford oozes a classical style seen throughout its entire portfolio. A family owned and operated company that offers roots dating back to 1830; the internationally recognised brand expertly combines its talents with the Beatrix Potter collection.
Perfect to mix in with any style décor, Peter Rabbit’s classic vegetable patch pose has caught the hearts of many already, whilst his friend Flopsy and Tabitha allow you to welcome the whole collection into your living areas.
And now, set to welcome an exciting collection of children’s accessory this month, we at House of Houghton really are going BP mad. Stay tuned for the release dates to be the first to grab our amazing children’s must-haves.
Love The HOH Team xx
Date posted: February 2018
Wellness In Your Home
We love staying up to date with the latest trends here at House of Houghton. Avid readers of Ideal Home, this month’s blog on wellness in interiors definitely caught our interest.
Window dressing experts, Hilarys, and beauty expert, Liz Earle, presented their top tips on how to bring well-being into your home, identifying it as a big trend for 2018.
We couldn’t agree more. As more and more of us spend more time working at home, opt for the cosy night in front of the fire and generally increase the amount of time we spend in our carefully crafted homes, it’s no wonder we need to take care of it.
Installing a mix of environments to suit your home’s need will ensure you stay on track with the day’s task. From predictable ‘eat better’ ‘exercise more’ ‘get more sleep’ New Year’s resolutions we attempt year on year, choosing products to aid these mantras can make them last… well until February at least!
As the saying goes – you eat with your eyes – so make sure your food looks as appetising as possible. Gorgeous green salads, tossed with colourful vegetables and drizzled with the lightest, most flavoursome dressing become a work of art when placed in one our stunning stainless steel bowls. Served with our polished steel knot salad servers, and you know you’ll end up going back for seconds – and why not!
Creating a calm, luxurious environment in which to rest your head can solve even the toughest of challenges. Starting the day refreshed, revitalised and raring for anything that’s thrown at you will not only make that early morning trip to the gym bearable, but you’ll even be a pleasure in the morning. Trust us!
Beautiful, faux fur and cosy, our Katrina Hampton throws continue to be one of our most popular products as the winter temperatures continue to drop. Whether you want to relax in the evening, snuggled in one of our large throws or simply want to bury your head in the vast number of cushions we have on offer, this collection promises to delight.
Following on from the above article mentioned, we couldn’t go on without discussing lightening. Bring as much light into your home as possible to really feel inspired this month. Whether its de-cluttering the windowsills to allow as much natural light in during the day, or simply adding lights to your rooms to battle the early sunset.
Whatever your New Year’s Resolution is this year, we at House of Houghton want to wish you all a very prosperous year ahead and thank you for your continued support.
Love The HOH Team xx
Date posted: January 2018
When Luxe Living and Christmas Collide
Dressing your home for Christmas can be a challenge when it comes to interior design. Too tacky, too bright, too much… who knows when to stop? As our high streets become flooded with bright colourful lights this month, get prepared early to can bring the cheer back to your festive season.
Less Is More
Styling your home with the latest festive trends can be easier said than done. Whether you live in a city chic dwelling or reside in one of our countryside’s gorgeous cottages, each and every look will be as individual as you are.
Choosing products that suit your home is the key to pulling off a stylish, sophisticated theme. Luxury fabrics, simple colour schemes and traditional designs are often those that work best.
Faux fur throws can add that cosy touch, with our Katrina Hampton throws standing head and shoulders above the rest. Featuring a colour to suit any scheme, choose from the more muted, earthy shades to bold bright and fiery pieces to make a statement in any room.
While your traditional festive colours of reds, greens, golds and silvers may scream Christmas cheer, 2017 is showcasing the crisp, clean lines of the colour white.
From snow covered scenes to simple white home accessories, create your own simple look this year and match to the style your home already holds. Cosy cottage chic meets tapestry and traditional scenes in our Hines of Oxford range, whilst Culinary Concept’s modern candleholders enable you to combine this season’s look with the warm glow of a naked flame.
Dressed To Impress
Decorating your home for Christmas is just half the job done when it comes to true luxe living. The big day itself now presents even more opportunities to express your interior enthusiasm by extending your flair to the Christmas table.
Impress your family, friends and loved ones with modern, statement tableware, combining the simplicities of this year’s trends with practicality and style.
From bold dining pieces, such as our silver plated champagne buckets, to finer details seen in crisp, white table linen and stylish glassware, Christmas Lunch just got a whole lot more exciting…
Tag us in your Christmas decoration pictures on Facebook, we’d love to see them!
Love The HOH Team xx
Date posted: October 2017