Layer up throws and blankets for a cosy winter look

Layer up throws and blankets for a cosy winter look

The tree is up, the halls are decked, but your home still doesn't feel Christmassy enough.  What to do?

For the final finishing touches, you can make your home a cosy winter paradise by layering up throws and blankets.  Our two key looks, a Berry Merry Christmas and a Traditional Christmas each work in different ways to add a festive feel to any interior. Berry Merry Christmas brings together blankets and throws from across our whole range and mixes colours you might not expect to work together.

How a British tradition inspired the autumn blanket collection

How a British tradition inspired the autumn blanket collection

I thought, we really need to celebrate this truly British tradition so we created our Cottage Garden collection of luxury throws and blankets in homage to the growers and gardeners across the land.  Read the full story ...

When Made in Chelsea picnic on your blankets....

When Made in Chelsea picnic on your blankets....

It’s not everyday you get a call from TV people requesting your help, so when the producers of hit E4 show, Made in Chelsea called us a couple of months back to ask if they could use our picnic rugs in the season finale, we were only too pleased to get involved.

Summerhouse styling for a beach hut vibe

Summerhouse styling for a beach hut vibe

Nothing says British Summer like the humble beach hut. Or rather, the not so humble beach hut, with seaside sheds on sought after coastlines exchanging hands for tens of thousands of pounds. Whether you’ve managed to get your hands on one for real, or are creating a hideaway in your garden summerhouse, you can easily achieve the beach hut vibe with a coastal colour scheme and a few essential items.

blue picnic rugs and blankets

We're off to Countryfile Live!

We're off to Countryfile Live!

Now the temperature has, just about, crept into double figures, we have unfurled ourselves and are looking forward to getting out and about for the summer ahead.  One of the highlights we have in the schedule for summer is Countryfile Live...  

countryfile live

Essential Ingredients for a Perfect Picnic

Summer is just about here and there’s no better a way to enjoy the sunshine than with a picnic. Weather you’re having an afternoon in the park, a walk over the fields or lazing by a river, pitching up with a picnic can turn a couple of hours outdoors into a really special day.

So what are the essential ingredients to a perfect picnic? 

Coast and Country Picnic Fun

Spring has well and truly sprung in our neck of the woods and we’ve been out and about with our families (nd our picnic rugs) enjoying the long awaited sunshine over the last few weeks. Find out what the Tolly gang and McRae clan got up to....

Home Styling Trends - Get Down with Blues

We saw rich deep blues starting to make a big splash a few seasons ago. Don’t get us wrong, we know blue schemes à la coastal are perpetual favourites, especially for boy’s rooms and bathrooms, but we started seeing deep dark inky blues and vivid cobalts cropping up making a statement in 2012, and they seem to be here to stay!

blue striped blanket

Grey - Here to Stay

Grey is still the new grey!!! Whether it’s used as an accent colour or as the base, we don’t see any signs of popularity flagging. Such a versatile colour, grey works well with almost everything, from whites and neutrals for a clean calm look to minty greens and duck eggs for country cottage freshness.

grey striped blanket

The English Point Blanket - Inspiring Tolly Stripes

Yonks ago, English Point Blankets, sometimes so called ‘shags’ (guffaw out loud) were made in Witney in Oxfordshire and later they were woven in Yorkshire mills. Our Oxfordshire HQ is a stone’s throw from Witney and I grew up streets away from one of the Yorkshire mills that shared the trade all those years ago.  With this pertinent heritage steeped in childhood memories, we resolved that Tolly McRae would bring the Point Blanket home...