August 2019


2019 Interior Colour Inspiration

With the impending autumn season a popular time for DIY and giving interiors a refresh, we thought we’d share some popular colour schemes to inspire your own home décor. 1. Woodland Shades Woodland-inspired interiors have been around for some time, but this year moves on from oversized botanicals and twee repeat prints with woodland animals, to soft, tonal colour coordination with mushroom and fern taking centre stage. Browns and greens can be paired with warm greys and off-whites to keep them fresh and mixed with raw natural wood or upcycled... Read More


7 of the Best Cycling Routes in North Yorkshire (and Beyond)

Whether you’re visiting Yorkshire or are a local resident with an interest in cycling, there is an abundance of fantastic routes to suit all levels, from short and easy family-friendly cycling routes, to more challenging journeys. Here are 7 of the best cycling routes in Yorkshire. 1. Harrogate Cycling Route (Medium to Hard Level) Time: 3 hours and 30 minutes Distance: 56 miles (90km) Useful information: There is parking in Victoria Car Park and public toilets in Harrogate Railway Station Take in the sights and sounds of some of Harrogate’s... Read More


How to Host the Perfect Afternoon Tea Party

A quintessentially British tradition, afternoon tea is a fun-filled social activity that’s great for catching up with your nearest and dearest, yet it’s rarely held at home. Summer is the perfect time to gather your friends and family together to enjoy some sweet treats, so here’s a little inspiration for tableware, home decor and your afternoon tea menu… 1. TOP UP YOUR TABLEWARE Afternoon tea is ideal for showcasing your favourite ceramics and glassware, so invest in a beautiful set, or top up your existing one to really wow your... Read More


10 Interesting Facts About Highland Cows

  Lucy has always been fascinated by art, drawing inspiration from the world around her. As a child she loved drawing her dog Toby, and pet rabbit. Fast forward to the present day, and you’ll find the intriguing farmyard animals that surround her North Yorkshire studio in many of her paintings. She’s also inspired by majestic Highland cows, offering a quirky collection of the curious creatures in vibrant, cheerful colours. Interesting Facts About Highland Cows But what makes Highland cows just so interesting? Here’s a few facts that we bet... Read More