Stella rug. Courtesy of Michelle Mason
The designer Michelle Mason has a background in illustration, as her colourful, graphic and often pictorial home accessories demonstrate to lovely effect. Although she's based in London, she has
a brilliant online shop, too.
You'll find smart mugs decorated with bus blind designs - all very on-trend and perfect for a most English-style cup of tea. Ever a fan of colour, Michelle even manages to make buses look pretty. As well as monochrome bus blind designs, she's created pink and blue ones, too.
I like the new Type Set series of cushions with multi-coloured pom pom trims and cheerful slogans such as "Glorious" and "Lucky" emblazoned across them in vintage circus-style fonts. Her other cushions are decorated with fun collage-effect city scenes of London and Paris. They're all bunting, sunshine and sausage dogs. Although these cheerful patterns have a cartoon-like quality, they retain a cool, contemporary edge instead of being cheesy or childish - no mean feat.
Michelle has also recently taken on laser-cut felt and the result is her stunning Stella rug. Elegant, delicate and a favourite with interior stylists (it's been in at least seven glossy magazines already), its appeal is obvious. Made of 100 per cent merino wool, it comes in black, cream or purple and, although it's achingly modern, it would look great in a traditional home, too. I'd be lying if I said I didn't want one in every colour.
Before you log off, be sure to check out the fun melamine range, which features jolly Scottie dogs and cheeky wolves. What's not to love?