Are palm trees the new Pineapples? I think they might be. 

All hail the palm tree table lamp in all its glory, and its pals the palm tree candle sticks.

This week I was invited to the House of Fraser SS17 press preview. It might be November, and I don’t want to start wishing Christmas away quite yet, but how nice is it to start thinking about summer and what’s to come for 2017.

All ranges will be launching for spring summer 2017, so keep your eyes peeled from January folks. You won't want to miss out. Get ready for some serious summer swooning...

Biba. Oh, Biba. You delicious brand. Biba is the go to brand for a more eclectic interior offer, and was a standout favourite of mine. The SS17 collection offers bold zebra printed throws, distressed baroque printed cushions and the infamous palm tree lamp which is a bargain at £120. And it wouldn’t be a Biba range without a signature Biba item. This time it’s the beautiful Biba logo cut out lantern at £90. I’ll take two please.

Biba Home

In order of my preference, second up is the Villa Vista range by Linea. Inspired by the vibrant streets of Cuba. This home ware trend is bang on, especially when everyone’s looking at Cuba for fashion inspiration. This is a great example of how fashion and interior trends can collide.

It’s also good to see that the Cacti trend isn’t slowing down with plenty of cactus planters and vases on offer which range from £28 for the small to £50 for the large.

There was even a toucan ornament (£35) and parrot napkin rings.  (£15 for a set of 4)

The Villa Vista collection looked so new for spring and made me feel so happy, as if transporting me back to Havana for some alfresco dining. Roll on summer and decorating the garden table with parrots and toucans. 

Villa Vista, Linea Home

Launching for spring summer 17, Junipa is a new brand for House of Fraser. Junipa explores an eastern approach to interior design, channeling decorative colonial style with a modern twist, 

The collection offers an elegant range of beautifully modern home decor across furniture, dining, accessories and soft furnishings. Its natural earthy palette and intricate textures emulate a collected feel, whilst carefully considered techniques and materials bring together traditional and new.

stand out items include the silver drum coffee table at £200, wicker bench (at the end of the bed) for £350 and the wicker headboard bed frame for £1,279 for a double. 


Living by Christiane Lemieux is a carefully considered blend of luxe materials of copper and brass, refined finishes and vibrant prints are at the heart of this mid-century inspired collection. Mix glossy surfaces, graphic silhouettes and matt finishes for an instant contemporary update. 

The cleo 3-door sideboard  (£825) and Hexagon tea light holder below were favourite stand out items for me.

This is my kind of living. Clean, modern with hints of historical references, and clutter free. 

Living by Christiane Lemieux

Tribe by Linea home draws inspiration from key elements of modern African design, from bold prints to intricate embroidery and ornate carvings. The ceramics and tableware were particularly magical, with patterned vases ranging from £25/£42, and tribe printed mugs in sketchy prints for only £6. The other two  stand out items that I was lusting over were the weaved teardrop pendant light (£95) and weaved tray (£38).

Tribe- Linea Home

Calling all you lucky people who live by the coast.

Coast is House of Fraser's take on nautical living. Drawing inspiration from dramatic moody skies and the wild shoreline. A weathered palette of watery blues and inky tones are combined in a contemporary manner to create a chic and comfortable seaside aesthetic. 

Key pieces include the fish shaped chopping board (£32), blue crackled dinner ware (from £6) and painted stripe duvet set (£90)


Gray & Willow combines a muted palette of soothing shades with beautifully tactile textiles for a calming effect. Soft layers, wooden textures and gentle prints add to this relaxed, nature- inspired aesthetic. 

Gray & Willow