Turtle Mat: Heroes in a Hallway

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Happy New Year, everyone! It’s OK, you can keep your shoes on for this blog post.

If you don’t follow us on Instagram you might have missed that waaay back in September I (Jo) moved from a flat into a house (not on my own, I brought my husband and baby along for the ride too because I’m super generous like that). Naturally we have spent a lot of time scrolling websites to source pieces that will transform our very blank canvas into something that feels like home. Now as lovely (albeit expensive) as it is buying new furniture I have discovered that it’s the little touches that make all the difference to a space. It’s the photos, the cushions and the little bits and bobs that make me smile and give our home its identity. 

Enter Turtle Mat who kindly got in touch before Christmas inviting us to have a look at their range of mats and to choose a couple that we liked. The new homeowner (and thus frontdoorowner) in me found this incredibly thrilling and I had a fine old time perusing their wares. I have been a fan of the brand Scion Living for a while so I was really pleased to discover that a couple of their Scandi inspired designs were available amongst the many featured. I opted for the very cute Kissing Spike* and the rather dapper Mr Fox*. 

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As you can see, they’ve gone down a treat with both Poppy and Ada who have kindly tested Turtle Mat’s claims that they are super absorbent.  It’s so handy that they are machine washable and can be tumble dried (the mats, not the babies) and I’m really pleased with this super practical but very stylish addition to our new home. I’m very tempted to get a couple more for the living room and bathroom, especially as their Lume collection of floor mats are all under £30! Bargain.

If you’re heading to Top Drawer in London this week be sure to tell them we said hi!


This post was written in collaboration with Turtle Mat but all opinions are my own

The Great Wall (and some china)

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Now for something slightly different. Here at She & Hem towers, our primary passion is blogging  about fashion. Writing, reading, oggling Cara Delevigne, you know the drill. However, if I’m honest, I’ve recently found that I like reading lifestyle posts just as much. I love hearing about holidays and weekends away, exciting events, and of course, admiring certain cakey creations. However, my absolute favourite kind of blog posts are all things interior inspiration and homeware hauls, because I just love STUFF. So I thought I’d give it a little go myself, one room at a time!

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Buying a house can be a really moving experience…. I’ve been such a busy bee, that I haven’t even held a house swarming party yet! Sorry for those puns, they didn’t really bring down the house, did they? Anyway, a few months ago I moved into a new flat and ever since I’ve had lots of ideas about what I want it to look like. After learning how to put up shelves, prune the shrubbery and build a wall (!!), I thought it was about time to pop my overalls on and tackle wallpapering. Unfortunately, I’ve simply been too lazy busy, and as Handy Andy wasn’t available, I just asked (*cough*) the OH to do it.

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Luckily for the both of us, you don’t need awesome DIY skills to do this job, as with Superfresco Easy wallpaper, you paste the wall and not the paper. This made for some hassle and mess free decorating. Pretty innovative stuff! After too much browsing I picked what I consider to be the best wallpaper ever, the 1970’s inspired Ponder by Graham and Brown from Superfresco Easy.* I am quite indecisive, so spent a good few days pondering (ha!) between Ponder and Tower. It’s a big, bold and rather jazzy pattern, making for quite the feature wall. I’d love to know if you think I have made the right choice!

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China and tins from Orla Kiely, TK Maxx and Cath Kidston.