{Soft Spot} Mini Moderns

As a long-time lover of the fabulous wallpaper and fabric designs by London-based interiors brand Mini Moderns, imagine my delight when this little beauty popped into my inbox this week. This Paisley Crescent cushion in Indigo, £45, is part of a set of brand new accessories to join the Buddha of Suburbia Collection – including cushions, tea towels and bone china mugs in the collection’s Darjeeling, Paisley Crescent, Jacquet and Chouette designs. Love it.

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{Soft Spot} Nikki McWilliams

I am continuing my biscuit obsession, and bagging the first spot in my new ‘cushion of the week’ series is this hand-printed Custard Cream cushion by Nikki McWilliams. My good friend, Victoria, recently purchased this cushion and I have had cushion envy ever since. Dundee based designer and maker Nikki’s fun biscuit-inspired design has been screen-printed onto weighty 100% cotton, with a biscuit-tone linen/cotton backing, and the cushion costs a very reasonable £28. And if custard creams aren’t your thing, there are other flavours – including Jammy Heart, Tunnocks Caramel Wafer, Nice and Chocolate Digestive – to tempt you. Just make…

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Cushions are a waste of time. Discuss.

Yes, unbelievably, this was the tweet that greeted me one Tuesday morning. Where to even begin? For an interiors stylist, this tweet is like a red rag to a bull. Cushions, beloved of any home shoot or interior magazine, are such an integral part of furnishing interiors, that to even suggest they might be anything but one of the most essential instruments in anyone’s decorating tool kit, is tantamount to heresy in my book. Scandalised, I immediately replied to Molly (Molly, before you bombard her with outraged tweets, is also a cushion fan who was just looking for like-minded individuals…

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