Heart of Home - Making your House a Home

Heart of Home - Making your House a Home

9 November 2017

Dieneke Ferguson

Here we have selected 8 products that contribute to making your House a Home and create your Heart of Home. You will find more in the Hidden Art Heart of Home collection  

For all things warm and cosy and creating memories around the hearth on wintery days. From delicate tableware to comfy cushions to glowing tealights welcoming you to make wishes well into the New Year. Here, are some glittering lights for storytelling in the night and home accessories to liven up the walls to help build and create the most magical Christmas of light-hearted fun, relaxation and celebration.

 Kew Garden Scented Candle by Snowden Flood

This beautiful candle was inspired by spruce, Scot's pine and fir trees. As the light glows through the design of fine lined needles, the candle's scent is crisp, fresh and clean. It is perfumed with pure oils of Mint, Thyme and Spruce. Snowden sourced a traditional British candle-maker to hand pour these candles. And once the wax is finished you have a striking and evocative tea light holder to last for evermore!

Snowden Flood is an interior accessories designer based in a studio/shop on the River Thames in London's Oxo Tower Wharf, and you can visit her and buy directly from the studio if you are in the area. She studied Fine Art and then did a masters in sculpture in NYC. She is inspired by many different things but is particularly keen on souvenirs and keepsakes. She frequently undertakes commissions - clients include Tate Modern, British Museum, Chatsworth House, London Transport Museum. Her work is made in the UK.

Kew Garden Scented Candle by Snowden Flood

Haveli Two Dancers Side Plate by Suitcase Susie

This ornate plate depicts two traditional Indian dancers with fire pots on their heads, surrounded by patterns inspired by woodblock prints and henna patterns. The design is based on the old Havelis of Rajasthan. Made from fine bone china, these products are screen printed and hand decorated in small quantities in Stoke-on-Trent, home of the famous British Potteries.

Suitcase Susie, founded by Australian Michelle Kent, is a luxury range of fine bone china tableware and home textiles with distinctive designs inspired by travel. All the products are British made – the textiles in Lincolnshire and the tableware in Staffordshire, home of the famous British ‘Potteries’. These pieces aren’t mass-produced on a factory production line but are lovingly hand-finished to a very high standard. Suitcase Susie isn’t about physical things that one collects while travelling, it’s about impressions, experiences and memories.  These are not ‘souvenirs’ as such, they’re ideas and dreams and moments captured.

Michelle says:

‘’As much as I love to experience the world, there’s nothing quite like coming back to my own safe and comfortable home to relax, so it seemed appropriate to design homewares with a travel theme. Who of us hasn’t returned from a trip and said ‘it’s good to be home’?’

 Haveli Two Dancers Side Plate by Suitcase Susie


Cushion Kits – Molly the Cow by Ashley Thomas

Everything you need to hand make your own animal cushion in one little box. This easy to make kit includes, printed fabric, stuffing & instructions on how to make it yourself. Ashley’s kits add a handmade touch to your home and creates a real talking point to boast to all your friends, you can proudly say… I made it myself! The perfect gift for someone crafty.

Each animal has its own character waiting for you to bring it to life. Molly the Cow: she is a curious cow, she loves to eat dandelions and doesn’t like hedgehogs.

Ashley Thomas launched her own brand of home accessories working from her attic in 2008. She produces beautiful interior accessories & giftware from her humorous designs and whimsical illustrations and has a first class degree in Surface Pattern Design. Her range is all about making a house a home, updating your table ready for family gatherings . Her collections are feminine, quirky and patriotic. Colourful mix and match, vintage style prints and conversational scenes are her signature style, which are a great way to achieve a playful and completely unique look in your home. Making your home welcoming with sweet sentiments and sayings. Her own brand is exclusively handmade in England.

As well as designing for the high street, she hand makes unique interior accessories and gifts from illustrations and paintings.

  Cushion Kits - Molly the Cow by Ashley Thomas

Choppy Coctail Tray in Pink and Green by Jonna Saarinen

This pink & green ‘Choppy’ cocktail tray is perfect for serving drinks, but is also great for storing condiments.  
Made from Scandinavian birch wood, it features a new Jonna Saarinen print ‘Choppy’, inspired by stormy summer nights on the Finnish Archipelago. Made in Sweden.

Finnish textile designer, and Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design & Royal College of Art graduate Jonna Saarinen’s work combines influences from Nordic nature and memories of times gone by, and developed by hand drawing, mark making & screen printing. Since her graduation in 2011, Jonna has launched her self-titled homeware label and worked on several freelance design projects & collaborations. Jonna currently works as a textile designer/ screen printer at her S. London studio. She regards herself as a lover of VW campers and foxes

Choppy Coctail Tray in Pink and Green by Jonna Saarinen

Pearls and Horses Teacup and Saucer by Sasha Tugolukova

This fine bone china teacup and saucer set features an intricately drawn horse galloping across the cup and a coco plant with gold plated rims. It is a part of Sasha Tugolukova collection and makes a wonderful gift on its own or mix and match to create a unique and dynamic set. Designed with love in London, produced with fineness in Stoke-on-Trent.

Sasha Tugolukova is a London based designer and illustrator behind the "Mask' collection - a series of collectable fine bone china plates. She creates unique, collectable pieces working with the finest artsans in England. All designs emerge from creative exploration through pencil illustrations where individually drawn floral motifs are composed into multi-faceted ‘Mask’. It’s a fusion of her love and curiosity for nature and its forms.The aim was to create unique high quality lasting pieces that could not only be used but cherished and collected, satisfying the demands and tastes of the most sophisticated interior lovers. 

Pearls and Horses Teacup and Saucer by Sasha Tugolukova


Detray, Flexible Sofa Tray by Debosc

The DETRAY is a flexible tray that takes the shape of the arm of any sofa and creates a stable surface. Made of hardwood oak strips placed on a piece of fabric, it adapts to arm rests and cushions of any size, it folds into a regular tray, and it can be rolled up and put away easily.

DEBOSC specialises in the design and production of wooden objects, and was founded in 2014 by the Bosch i Roura family in Anglès (Catalonia). Using wood is the essence of all of their creations. They look for solutions to small, everyday challenges.

Detray - Flexible Sofa Tray by Debosc

Mushroom Tea Cosy by Tee and Toast

This super cute, woodland themed happy mushroom tea cosy is the perfect accessory for any teapot. It will bring smiles and laughter to any tea party or it will be perfectly happy to hang out in the kitchen looking cute!

The design was hand doodled by Tee and Toast and then made with love right here in the UK. It's a perfect fit for large teapots but it can still keep smaller pots cosy too.

Made from bleached 8oz cotton drill outer and lining with needlepoint polyester wadding insulation plus it has a very handy hanging loop. 

Tee and Toast is a friendly and independent t-shirt company with a quirky sense of humour based in sunny Belfast. With the help of many a cup of tea, illustrator Claire Mullan designs unique tees and things that will make you smile. We make funky t-shirts for grown-ups, happy t-shirts for kids and super silly things for the home and they all started off as a wee doodle. We love owls, foxes, dinosaurs, robots, fairies, mushrooms and gnomes... and at Tee & Toast we are obsessed with all things to do with a good brew!

Mushroom Tea Cosy by Tee and Toast


Trioglo Tealight Holders / Vases Set by Ralli Design

Trioglo is a set of three earthenware tealight holders / vases. When used with tealights these elegant holders are designed to emulate pillar candles that will never melt down, are easy to clean and nest inside each other to store. When flipped over these vessels are perfect for use as vases. They are easy to clean and nest inside each other for storage.

London based studio Ralli Design was formed by brother and sister Louis and Sophie Ralli in 2009 after graduating from Central Saint Martins where they specialised in Product and Ceramic Design. Their products have pure, functional forms with a space saving element. They are made from fine English earthenware and manufactured at the renowned Royal Stafford pottery in Stoke-on-Trent, England. RALLI Design believes in less clutter and more beauty.

Trioglo Tealight Holders /Vases by Ralli Design

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