As with any new season, the approaching Autumn brings with it a wonderful collection of seasonal homewares. To prepare for our impending launch we’re going to warm you up to its arrival with some of our favourite seasonal images. Although autumn lacks the lushness of spring, turning leaves, dried grasses and autumnal blooms create a wonderfully warm palette to replace the early summer greens. Throughout the summer months we talk a lot about getting outdoors and enjoying the finer weather, with the arrival of fall we still enjoy the country walks and working in the garden, however with the occasional return to a fire lit abode to warm up. Our Autumn collection will be arriving very soon, we can’t wait to share it with you all…

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Today’s newsletter focuses on one of our favourite collections at current. Coastal classics features our latest Welsh textile additions as well as our sea-side inspired lighting and furniture. You can peruse our full Coastal Collection here.

Over the past decade bathrooms have evolved a huge amount. No longer are they purely considered a functional room consisting of a bath, sink and toilet, nowadays they are just as much of a design statement as any other room in the house. Recently bathrooms in the home have been particularly influenced by those featured in hotels and spas, making them mini sanctuaries to relax and revive in. In turn this has made them much slicker, utilising an array of luxe materials such as marble and polished cement and accessorised with brass fixtures and elegant toiletries.

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Today’s newsletter is all about the great outdoors. We’re very hopeful that August brings with it plenty of dry and warm weather so we can get out in the garden to enjoy our latest outdoor-wares. You can peruse our full garden collection here.

Our slightly unpredictable Summers always cause a multitude of wardrobe dilemmas. It seems that on the days we dress for warmer climates we get drenched with torrential rain and when we wrap up on an unseasonably cold morning we’re sweltering by lunch time! Therefore July brings with it the need for a wardrobe refresh including some light weight layers, relaxed sandals and an assortment of on-trend accessories. The palette is (as always) mainly neutral, however the introduction of a fresh celadon green brightens the look for summer. Team this with tan leather and some monochrome geometrics for a stylish yet timeless wardrobe for whatever the great British summer throws at us. 

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Today’s newsletter showcases our beautiful collection of soft, summer linens. Whether it’s a simple scattering of our washed Towan cushions, or a perfectly laid table with our herringbone napkins and runners, you can refresh your home for the summer season with our linen collection here. 

As a small business, social media has been essential in marketing R&W and reaching a varied audience. We are therefore very fond of all social media ports and you may well have seen previous posts about our fondness for Instagram. Another firm favourite that we spend many hours on (probably too many hours!) is Pinterest. As we’re purely an online company we rely heavily on imagery to promote our brand, so any form of promotion that revolves purely around visuals is perfect for us. We also love a spot of personal pinning too, whether it be ideas for our home and garden or recipes we’d love to try, if you head over to our pinterest page you’ll find a host of pin boards to hopefully interest and inspire you.   

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Dad’s, have a cold one on us this Father’s Day!

Wishing you all a wonderful day, especially our number one follower, father, grandfather (Bampa) and all round handy-man x 

Here is a little preview from today’s newsletter: A well placed mirror can transform any room creating the illusion of space and reflecting natural light throughout your home. You can peruse our beautiful collection of handcrafted mirrors here.

 

As we prepare to launch our Autumn/Winter 2016 collection to the press, we thought it was only fair that we share a little behind the scenes preview with you all. It’s always tricky to get into a wintery state of mind in Spring, but with the help of a little artificial snow, a batch of mulled wine and plenty of candle light, we transported ourselves to the relevant season on a sunny day back in March. Although we’re reluctant to hurry Summer, we can’t wait to share the full collection with you all later on this year. 

To celebrate the launch of our beautiful new Odin drinks cart, we’re aptly marking the occasion with a cocktail recipe. This Classic Gin Martini is a timeless favourite for any occasion. (Even a Wednesday night!)

You can view our Odin drinks cart and our other new arrivals here.

The limitless abyss of social media has transformed the way in which people connect and exhibit snapshots of their lives and individualism. At R&W, we’ve embraced this modern environment right from the word go and we are constantly amazed at its power and influence within all social circles. We thought we’d use this as an excuse to do a post about our favourite form of social media, which is (of course!) the one all about imagery, intrigue and interesting aesthetics. Yep you guessed it, we love the relaxed and personal platform of Instagram and enjoy the chance to give you sneaky peeks behind the scenes at R&W and an insight into our (minimal) time out of the office. We’d love for you to head over here and take a closer look at the life of R&W in pictures. Happy scrolling!

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Having spent the weekend in the cottage garden, we’re reminded of one of our favourite quotes; “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” Audrey Hepburn. As you may have gathered, it is taking us some time to get work on the cottage properly underway so this quote currently feels very apt. Although we’re having to delay the work on the cottage itself at the moment, we’re never happier than when we’re investing time in the garden as we know we have future years there to reap what we sow. So this weekend we planted bulbs, sowed seeds and did a lot of weeding. Our arms may be scratched and our backs may be sore, but we can start the week knowing we’ve had a weekend well spent.

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A careful collaboration of British craftsmanship and fabrics has helped to create a truly traditional Rowen and Wren furniture collection.

You can view our new English Upholstery lookbook here and view the collection in full here.

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter. We hope it’s filled with good food, good friends and of course a shed load of chocolate! x