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Siobhan Murphy's pink and gold home bar, with hand painted gold foil wall mural by Bland Design

Daniel Bland is an artist who specialises in hand painted, gold foil murals. The results are absolutely breath taking! So, we were delighted to have the opportunity to speak with Daniel to find out more about his career and inspiration behind his pieces.

Have you always been creative and can you tell us a bit about your journey to becoming an artist?

I always wanted to be an artist but my ‘sensible’ head always told me that is impossible to make into a paying career, so once I left school I went straight into retail and kept my artwork as a hobby. It wasn’t until I started my Instagram account @bland_design and posted photos of my home and decor that found my audience and it gave me the confidence to try and turn it into a business.

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Mustard yellow scalloped armchair styled with a glam, gold art deco style canvas and quirky home accessories

Velvet furniture is visually stunning (and one of our personal favourites), however it is a unique material, so we’ve put together some top tips on how to care for velvet furniture, to keep it looking its best for years to come.

Why does velvet require special care?

Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric, which can be made from several different types of fibres that are then woven on a specialist loom. The fabric creates a short dense pile, which gives the velvet its unique softness. However, due to its unique finish, it requires a little maintenance.

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Effortlessly cool, and a cult favourite, about sums up our Gold Rock On Hand Ornament.  Exclusive to Audenza, and a firm favourite with Instagrammers and press alike, our customers just love it.

And whatever your style, from minimalist to maximalist, monochrome, pretty in pink, colour saturation, elegant pastel and everything in between, our Gold Rock On Hand rocks it!  So much so that we have brought you our Gold Rock On Hand styled 20 ways, so you can see how our lovely customers make it rock for them.

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The new buzz in home interiors has got to be your very own home bar – complete with stylish glasses, glamorous bottles, a cocktail shaker and a quirky neon light to show the way.  If you are looking for some home bar ideas – or just want to ogle at what’s out there – we have brought you a fabulous selection.  From the smallest to the largest, you will be spoilt for ideas.

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Quirky and colourful gallery wall with gorgeous mustard velvet sofa and colourful accessories.

Today we speak with Amara, a self-confessed nocturnal DIY-er and colour enthusiast. She loves a challenge, as despite renting her property for 8 years and not being able to paint walls, she has created a gorgeously technicolour, family home! We are so thankful that she has taken part in our House Tour series. We cannot wait to share all of her interior insight and tips with you!

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We’ve been asking you to share your décor dilemmas with us on Instagram. Thank you for all your brilliant responses about a whole range of topics. For today’s blog post, we have decided to select some of our most-asked questions to try and help you out. So, let’s dive in and get started!

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Do you fall in love with a product, buy it, excitedly unwrap it and then think, what am I going to do with it?  We all do it, that’s why we love to see the different ways our customers style our products – it gives us all inspiration and ideas that helps to bring out our own individuality.  So if you have fallen in love with our sexy little Gold Rock On Hand Wall Décor and Gold Peace Hand Wall Décor, we bring you 6 customer photos to inspire you to style them your way.

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Colourful, bohemian rental home in pink and orange with a stunning gallery wall

Today, Sisi welcomes us into her bohemian rental home in Brighton. Our customers often ask us for advice on how they can add personality when renting and Sisi is the perfect example of how this can be achieved! She shares how her battle with chronic illnesses and childhood in Madagascar has influenced her interior. With a warm colour palette of pinks, peaches and oranges, her home practically radiates warmth and positivity! We love the way she has paired bold patterns of polka dot and animal print with boho details of fringed wall hangings, natural wood and leafy foliage.

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Ideas for decorating a rental property - use washi tape on the walls and cover furniture in patterned wallpaper

Do you live in a rental property and despair of how bland and soulless the décor is?  Do you long to stamp your personality on your space and create a warm inviting home?  It’s a common problem but there are plenty of options open to you with a bit of hard work and imagination.  Often the best ideas come with having to be inventive and thinking around the box for a solution, it seems to crank up the creative juices and create something wow.  So, with that in mind we have a few ideas for you here on how to decorate a rental property and bring some joy into your life.

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Gorgeous colourful homewares including a pink Frida Kahlo inspired flower crown canvas, pink flocked bust, and who can resist a macaron candle holder?!

We have so many lovely things to celebrate this week – spring, sunshine, lighter evenings, and the easing of lockdown, plus the arrival of lots of lovely pastel homewares to bring the joy of life into your home. There is definitely a theme going on here, and it’s all about happiness and bringing a smile to your face, with our fabulously kitsch homewares. Revitalise yourself with an upbeat and sunny refresh to move forward to happier times.

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