Trending now :: Dazzling Blue

Pantone’s Dazzling Blue may be better known as their colour of Spring 2014. If you look at it a little more closely, you may even recognise it as the colour of choice for one of the social media giants- Facebook.

One of the main reasons we like this colour so much is because it is so versatile and can be used to create so many different moods around your home.

If you’re after a rustic, country chic feel or even a summertime coastal vibe, Dazzling Blue is the colour for you.

As well as classic themes, it can also be used to create a more funky, loud atmosphere if you’re looking to achieve a more modern and contemporary look to your room.

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Blooming Colour Inspiration

In honour of the Chelsea Royal Flower Show taking place this week, we though we’d dig out a little list of the most colourful gardens in the world to give you some inspiration for your own home, inside and out!


Up first we have this beautiful candy pink moss that grows round the base of Mount Fuji in Japan and creates a wonderful contrast with the blue skies above.


Mixing earthy neutrals with vibrant shades, this mind-blowing shot of rice fields in Yuanyang County, China shows of the wonder of nature in all its glory.


Everybody knows about Holland’s famous tulip fields, home to over 7 million flowers and a whole host of vibrant shades.


Japan again and this time purple and white Wisteria flowers covering this inspirational tunnel in the Kawachi Fuji Gardens.


Finally, for the more adventurous of you, these wild flowers found only in Namaqualand, Namibia turn an arid desert into a blossoming canvas of colour each and every spring.2533

Trending Now :: White Spaces

Under appreciated yet always there, our latest trending tone is that age old classic – white!

You might think that a white home is boring but we’d have to disagree. White is anything but boring.

This summer, simplicity is king and if you want to create an elegant, open and relaxed space white is definitely the way to go.

Chalky palettes, shabby chic finishes and relaxed linens add texture and tone to this clean look and help you to create a home that’s effortlessly chic.

Luckily, white is all around us, from crisp fabrics to whitewashed woods, this clean ‘colour’ can be found everywhere.

In fact, at tuiss we specialise in white, from wooden blinds to elegant curtains you can delve into a wonderland of white that will help you create a smart and sophisticated style.


Hanging Out – Great Ways to Jazz Up Your Garden

It’s not often in this country that we get to enjoy our beautiful gardens in the summer sun. So when that big star does pop its head from around the clouds for a few days, it’s nice to make the most of it.

A relaxing weekend reading a book (or ordering blinds on your mobile device) can be just what the doctor ordered and why not do it in style.

Swing seats are a great way to jazz up your garden as well as giving you a relaxing place to sit and unwind.


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There are lots of styles to choice from, starting with the strangely eerie Victorian style metal swing through to the more modern basket seat in a vibrant array of colours.

Not only do swing seats give you a place to sit, they look great to and help you make the outside look just as good as the inside.

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tuiss loves :: Charlene Mullen

Today we’re bringing you yet another hidden gem from the world of fashion. Charlene Mullen, creator of these fabulously quirky cushion designs, isn’t actually that well hidden – more internationally renowned in fashion circles.

Still, it might be the first time you’ve come across her work and we can assure you it’s utterly fabulous.

It centres around line drawings in an almost folksy style, updated for the 21st century. She’s a particular dab hand at city skylines. Her series, that includes the Millennium Wheel, the Gherkin and London Calling, are unique and wonderfully eclectic.

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What’s more, we think they’d look great with one of our Cityscape roller blinds! Here’s a look at some more of her work:

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Animal Magic

Sometimes you just love your pet so much you want the whole world to know. You just want to squeeze them and squeeze them and squeeze them until they burst.

Well, rather than risk the wrath of the RSPCA, why not show everyone just how much you love them with our fabulous new collection of woven roman blind designs.

Whether you’re a cat lady or more of a dog person, there’s a design for you. We highly doubt any of you have a pet Indian elephant but we’ve catered for that just in case.

What’s great about these designs is that they’re not just ‘all about the animals’, they’re stylish too! Made out of a gorgeous, neutral fabric, they’re subtle, sophisticated and we just love them.

So why not head over to tuiss now to browse through the entire selection.
















A Throne of Books

Ever sat down and thought; ‘I really fancy a good read’, only to realise all your books are packed away in a box in the attic because you had nowhere to put them.

So you pick up the remote control and flick over to a repeat of the 2009 Great British Bake Off quarter final – the one where Beryl makes a Victoria sponge.

Well, thanks to ‘Nobody & Company’ – maker of beautiful designer furniture, this need no longer be a problem since they’ve come up with the fabulous ‘Bibliochaise’.

It’s a comfortable, throne-like chair with a built-in bookcase surround. The funky and functional design can house up to 300 books – the equivalent of 5 metres of regular bookcase!

So not only do you get a chair that looks great and is incredibly comfy, it also saves on storage space and gives you access to hundreds of other worlds, right at your finger tips. It even has wheels to move it around!

Now, where did we leave our copy of the latest Danielle Steele…?


At One With Your Sofa

Buying a new sofa is great but nothing beats the feeling of an old, worn in couch with the faint outline of your own posterior embedded into the seat.

This idea of couch potato was taken on by designer Charlotte Kingsnorth in 2009 for London Design Week and has been recently updated and expanded into vintage chairs.


The result is the strangely fluid and fluctuating “At One” couch that marries sofa and sitter into one hybrid creation.

An interesting concept but a little creepy. Maybe this one is better left in the exhibition hall than in the home.


Trips Out for Easter

Easter rolls around and you’ve finished all your jobs ready for the long weekend. You’ll probably give yourself five minutes of well deserved rest before you’re either crawling up the walls with boredom or being driven up it by a score of screaming kids free from school.

So what’s the solution? You can remortgage the house in order to go and see the latest release at the cinema – Monster’s Wardrobe 4 (Monsters Go to Brunch). Or you can brave your local [insert generic fast food restaurant here] where you can join your score of screaming kids with four score and ten more of the little blighters.

If none of that sounds too appealing (we can’t imagine why) then Nerdy Day Trips is most definitely your next port of call.

The kind old souls over there have painstakingly compiled a list of thousands upon thousands of ideas for trips out throughout the UK – even spanning into Europe.

What’s more, they’ve stuck them all onto a handy map so you can find the trips closest to you. It gives you a little information about each one and provides you with a direct link to each place’s website.










There’s everything from transport museums to stately homes, historic centres to farms and zoos.

So if you’re stuck with nothing to do this bank holiday weekend, check out their site, you’ll find no shortage of ideas.

Beach Ball Shades

Over at Toby House, they’ve taken recycling to a whole new level. Just in time for the summer, why not get your hands on these incredible, colourful Beach Ball light shades.

They’re actually made from real, recycled beach balls. Each one is rendered using a unique and pioneering treatment to make the inside rock solid while maintaining a soft and bouncy look on the outside.

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You can even see the blowhole poking out!

We think these shades are the perfect addition to a fun and funky home and would look great in a beach hut, kids room or maybe even your lounge!

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