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Shabby Chic Competition

Date posted: October 22, 2014

Congratulations To Our Shabby Chic Competition Winner!

Shabby Chic Competition

So here at Live Laugh Love we recently ran a Shabby Chic Competition held on Instagram. This required the participants to demonstrate their own take on shabby chic within their home for their chance to win.

Kelly Simpson was our selected winner and received the prize of a Live Laugh Love gift certificate worth £100!

As the winner of our Shabby Chic Competition, we felt obliged to get some information about Kelly’s inspirations/Interests and uploaded her response onto our blog for you all to read :)

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We want to know how you fell in love with Shabby Chic?

I started falling in love with shabby chic around 2 years ago when I got a job in a town with lots of independent and unique chic interior shops. I used to spend most of my lunchtime spending my wages in them, which was a bad habit, but I created a room I’m really happy with!

Tell us a little bit about how you created your room?

I love shopping around in shabby chic and vintage shops you can find lots of unique shabby chic treasures in them sorts of places. Over the past couple of years I have picked up items I have liked, and it’s all finally come together.  Cream and white really create an open space and make a room look much larger than it seem. As my room is fairly small, I think it’s important I went for a cream and white theme to my room

Where did your inspiration come?

I’m inspired by one off shabby chic shops, as most of the shops set their displays out like you’re walking into a house. I also love Cath Kidston. Her shop displays are always gorgeous and you can get a real idea of matching things in her shop.

Instagram is another inspiration for me, as people often post photos of their houses. You get an insight into what they currently love and their recent interior buys. There’s always endless photos of beautiful interiors on Instagram, that you can easily view by searching for a couple of ‘shabbychic’ hashtags. It would be rude not to mention your beautiful shop too! I’m always on your website looking at all the lovely bits and pieces, and your new products you introduce.

We want to know what your favourite shabby chic item is and why?

Picking my favourite shabby chic item is so hard! But I’d say my favourite would be the flowers wound around my bed. These make a boring headboard look beautiful.

How would you use the prize to enhance your shabby chic haven?

If I won the prize, I’d probably have to buy another shelf to put even more shabby chic things on – you can never have enough chic! I’m slowly working on changing the other half of my room into a shabby haven, so I would definitely put the prize towards creating that!

Here are some of the products Kelly purchased with her gift certificate…

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 Above are a few Hanging Hearts that were included in Kellys order. These hanging decorations are perfect to place anywhere around the house on door pulls, dressing tables to bedposts to add a subtle touch of character and femininity to Kellys room and complete her desired look or theme.

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 These stunning Tealight Holders were also added into Kellys order. All sets of 3 complement each other beautifully, creating a elegant feel to any room. Our range of Tealight Holders can fill any space on a mantelpiece or table letting the warm glow flicker throughout the room creating a luxurious warm environment.

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Here are some lovely Vintage Inspired products also selected by Kelly. These pieces are very unique adding a cute decorative feel however they may be used.

New Products from Live Laugh Love

Date posted: June 25, 2014

New Products from Live Laugh Love

NEW PRODUCTS

A recent photo shoot of new products from Live Laugh Love has us really excited about our summer collection. With our usual theme of shabby chic, country style, nautical décor, and vintage wedding accessories, you will not be disappointed with the eclectic mix.

Our new shabby chic clocks are well represented in this summer season collection. The variety of colours and patterns will make placement for any room in your home. These pretty practical time pieces have a vintage theme with faded flower and distressed edges. A lovely new addition is a ‘Pink Floral Bird Clock’ that hangs from a satin white ribbon. The chintz pattern, script detail and vintage theme to this bird wall clock is a must have for all you shabby chic lovers!

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Nautical décor and accessories from Live Laugh Love are the perfect option when you want to bring the beautiful sense of summer time into the comfort of your own home. Whether it’s the relaxing sound of waves washing up the beach as you bask in the sunshine or taking a dip and enjoying the sea. You just can’t beat the feeling of the seaside.

With nautical interiors getting ever so more popular it gives you the chance to start getting creative! Create a sense of the coastline to your home with a brand new nautical range from Live Laugh Love. There is a new selection of accessories to choose from and create the look that is perfect for you. You can drift between hanging rustic signs reminding you of what the seaside is all about or a  ‘welcome aboard’ hanging buoy to make a fantastic wall feature.

These new products can either freshen up your nautical themed room or give you the perfect excuse to start decorating! Our freestanding ‘Gone Fishing’ boat accessory with its rustic blue wooden base and net sail is a lovely feature and a must have. The new range also features our distressed pale blue ‘Nautical Toilet Roll Holder’ finished with a whitewash effect. This product features a little wooden seagull, sea shells, rope decoration and little rustic boat with fabric sail. Simply fantastic for any themed bathroom!

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With our new collection of wedding accessories from Live Laugh Love you can add an extra bit of sparkle to what is such a special day. Garnish the wedding tables with our simply gorgeous ‘Clear Crackle Glass Tea light Holders’ to set a real pretty scene. We also have our new ‘Clear Glass Bottles’ with a hanging silver key decoration and pearl white satin ribbon, these would add a wonderful addition alongside any table decorations with the ability to add the sprigs of your favourite flower inside for a beautiful natural feel.

Our new collection also brings beautiful wedding gift ideas. Capture the special memories and place them in our lovely shabby chic ‘Mr & Mrs White Freestanding Photo Frame’ with its distressed edges this product would look fantastic on a mantel piece or shelf.

The hanging heart accessories that feature in our new collection can simply hang on a bedroom door handle and would make a perfect gift token to the newly weds and an everlasting memory of the special event. Alongside some of our smaller wedding present ideas we have these lovely glazed ‘Mr & Mrs Ceramic Magnets’ that could be perfect to give with one of our gift certificates.

New Spring Collection

Date posted: March 14, 2014

Hi Everyone, we are launching our new Spring Collection and would like our loyal customers to be the first to see this unique range. With over 40 new products online we have selected a snippet of our favourites. Click here to view the full range http://www.livelaughlove.co.uk/New-Products/
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Our beautiful ceramic tea-light holders, with wish and love have a smooth finish and are very tactile.They make an ideal gift, whilst our rope heart chunky candle holder is also great for storing bits and bobs, this product has already proven popular with our nautical lovers.

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Our new spring collection has some rustic garden charm, these signs… Welcome to my garden and please shut the gate will fit the bill perfectly. These signs are printed on rustic wood with a twine hanger and at £1.95 each are really affordable.  

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  Three hanging hearts live laugh love look great grouped or equally  sit well on there own. With a vintage charm this set will not brake the bank at £4.95. Our twiggy flower wreath is great for your Easter display especially garnished with mini chocolate eggs. This style heart is also available with butterfly’s.  

Make do and mend tin

French garden tin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cute make do and mend tin for our great British sewing bees. Need to tidy all those small pieces then this tin fits the bill. This Le Jardin tin is decorated with lavender and butterfly’s and has a delightful French garden look. A must for all those Percy Throwers who need a little storage !!!

Glass jars

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Vintage glass jars are perfect for decanting your lotions and potions. Give your home the apothecary look of yesteryears with large and small storage jars. These labels have been copied from French and British originals and are gorgeous as well as practical.

 

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What can we say… truly sumptuous.

 

Vintage Style interiors

Date posted: September 9, 2013

Vintage Style Interiors

The vintage style within your home is a great way of creating an environment that is comfortable and easy to live with. The style is all about returning to items and ideas that have a proven past and have stood the test of time. It is a look of yesteryears that is generally less than 100 years old.Vintage Style Interiors These looks and items are brought up to date, but maintain a classic feel, rather than an overtly modern one. Pretty painted shelves and cabinets and naturally faded fabrics are simple ways to kick-start a vintage style interior for your home, but there is much more to considerVintage Style Interiors.Finding vintage gems can be exhausting and involve a whole lot of travelling. The reproduction side of things came about when the Internet became more accessible, making it a lot easier for people to get their hands on the vintage pieces they desired for their homes. While you can get your hands on some real reproduction treats, mix them up with vintage Vintage Style Interiorspieces from your local flea market or antique fair. You will be amazed at what you might find just around the corner. Check to see if your local second hand outlet- has what you are looking for, and for a bargain price!

Vintage Style Interiors

The vintage look has become increasingly popular in recent years as it evokes nostalgia, recallingVintage Style Interiors the stability and comfort of previous years. The vintage look is achievable through using tried and tested pieces that have been given a modern twist to make them relevant and appealing today.

At Live Laugh Love, we adore vintage suitcases and 1930s eiderdowns. You can use the suitcases as decoration in themselves, as well as storage, and the eiderdowns just exude comfort and that homely feel. Pressed glass is also a great way to dress up a vintage home, and of course, these can also prove very practical. Ditzy flower china, French wire work and enamel are all great things to look out for when putting the finishing touches on your personalised space.

Vintage Style Interiors Vintage style interiors Vintage style interiorsMix together the old with the new and you will be amazed at how the work together. Pieces that look like they are taken directly from an era in the last century mixed with a few shabby chic accessories and some worn looking reproduction items should ensure that your vintage look is complete and utterly unique.

When going for the vintage look, think about:

  1. Getting your hands on some original items from the past 100 years that still have life in them.
  2. Go for some reproduction vintage pieces.
  3. What comforts you when you think of homes from the past? Where did you spend treasured times of your childhood?
  4. Mix old with new pieces
  5. Check out your local flea market, antique fair,or second hand store.