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Guest blogger Sophie Conran on spring bulbs and her new cutlery range 9 March, 2010

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Hello, I am Sophie Conran, home body and mum of two gorgeous kids. Over the next four weeks, I am going to be writing a blog and I really hope you can join me!

Image credit: Dominic Blackmore

I write for two fabulous magazines: Junior, for whom I have been doing the yummy food pages for about 3 years, and more recently House Beautiful, which is really great fun – check out the current issue for some special Mother’s Day ideas.

One simple gift idea is to group together a collection of white vases and jugs and fill them with irises and daffodils – the bulbs are really easy to plant and the colours look stunning. For something more subtle, try filling them with white narcissus and hydrangeas. Have a look at Candida’s blog on my spring bulb workshop for more tips and inspiration.

As well as writing, I also work with a number of businesses as a designer. I have created a range of tableware with Portmeirion, some wonderful wallpaper with Arthouse and a range of elegant cutlery with Arthur Price, soon to be launched at John Lewis:

Image credit: Sophie Conran

I’ve been working closely with Tony and Simon for the past few months and am really excited about the launch.

Next week, I will be talking about my countryside retreats, so watch this space!

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Hot House of Fraser deal hits mydeco 16 September, 2009

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Good news bargain hunters – the mydeco spies have found out about a special offer on homeware at House of Fraser. And this one’s so hot that it’ll be gone by next week. So use it or lose it, folks.

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Until next Monday House of Fraser are offering Buy one get one half price on all of their gorgeous, new season Linea pieces, as well as their fabulous Arthur Price range.

I’ve been having a quick scout around and have found something for pretty much every room of my house!

Top of my wish list for the boudoir is the sensually tactile Suzie touch green table lamp, with some luxurious Egyptian cotton bed towels for my en-suite (both above). Granted, I don’t actually have an en-suite – but a girl can dream, can’t she?

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And just think how much my Saturday baking sessions would improve with the funky and flexible silicone bakeware range safely stored in my kitchen cupboards? No more bashing the bottom of the tin to get my cakes to turn out. I love its deep aubergine colour.

Finally, if I was really going for my dream refurb, my living room would get an on-trend update with the bold Milano occasional chair in statement velvet (very A/W 09). I’d contrast it with a delicate Pre lit vase filled with lilies (both above). Perfect.

This deal won’t last for ever bargain hunters, so get shopping!