Win an #IBA14 Goodie Bag!

Posted by Bianca on November 21st, 2014

The team at the Amara Interior Blog Awards are giving away a fantastic goodie bag from the IBA 2014 Awards!

Packed full of some fantastic goodies including a Missoni Hand Towel, Amara Scented Candle, Penhaligon’s Scent Library, Indulge 9bar, Culti scented sachet, Bang and Olufsen bottle opener, Alessi Heart Spoon, Hotel Chocolat body butter and a Missoni Home notepad!

To be in with a chance of wining head over to

Good luck!

Interiors Spotlight { Gingerlily }

Posted by Bianca on November 18th, 2014

If you’re looking to add a little of bit of luxury to your bed linen then look no further. For the ultimate luxury sleeping experience, Gingerlily’s pure silk bed linen is wonderfully soft and seamless with a subtle sheen. Made from the finest ‘A’ grade mulberry silk, it adjusts to the individual’s body temperature, it is kind to the skin and hair, and is also naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to dust mites. Their range includes various shades of soft core colours and some more striking patterned bed linen to make a statement to any bedroom setting.

Gingerlily’s silk filled pillows, duvets and mattress toppers offer year round luxury and comfort. A natural heat conductor, silk adjusts to the individual’s body temperature and is also naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to dust mites. They offer bedding in many different sizes and we have three different duvet weights to canter for seasonal weather changes.

Gingerlily’s range of cushions, throws and blankets are perfect additions to enhance any bedroom look. Many of the cushions include silver thread detailing or embroidered beads and pearls.





{From Burberry With Love}

Posted by Bianca on November 7th, 2014

I know it’s only just November, so maybe it’s a little early to start thinking about Christmas, but after watching Burberry’s new film ‘From London with Love’ you’ll soon change your mind!

Click on the image to watch the film and you might just start to get into the Christmas spirit!


Travel Spotlight {The Pig}

Posted by Bianca on November 4th, 2014

If you’re looking for a weekend retreat then look no further.  The Pig, nestled in the New Forest, is an idyllic country B&B perfect for when you just want to escape and relax.  The Pig is a 26 room country house that feels more like someone’s home than a hotel.

The focus of this hotel is without doubt the restaurant.  The kitchen only uses local produce from within 25 miles of the hotel and many of the items from the menu are either from the garden or foraged that morning. Because of this the menu changes almost daily.  During our stay we enjoyed delicious New Forest mushrooms & black garlic mayonnaise with lamb shoulder and chicory, freshly picked from the garden.  They also have a wonderful wine selection with the sommelier always on hand to help.

The Pig

The Beautiful House


The Vegetable ‘Patch’

The rooms are quaint and throughly English with many pieces being reclaimed or second hand, all of which further adds to the charm.  On ground floor there are two large living rooms where you can relax in a big old armchair and read a book next to the fire.

If you’re looking for something more active then you can take advantage of being in the middle of the New Forest and enjoy one of the many great walks.  Although make sure you take a map as there’s pretty much no phone reception!


New Forest ponies spotted on our walk


Vintage furniture and original floors

To relax after a long day of walking (or reading!) book in for a spa treatment in The Shed, it really is a shed but a very pretty one at that!


The Shed (The Spa!)

If you are looking for a quite weekend away with some really good food and wine then make sure you visit The Pig, you’ll need to book in advance though as this place gets booked up very quickly and I can see why!