HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s the second day back in the office for Ideal Home and after trawling through hundreds of emails (whilst trying to resist the urge to gorge on any left over Christmas choccies) I stumbled across a little cheery news. The Queen of Prints, aka, Orla Kiely, has created a lovely garden accessories range for Wild & Wolf – perfect for Spring 2012. There are enamel pots in varying sizes, a trowel and fork with wooden handles (note the Orla Kiely logo embossed in the wood, nice touch) and a gorgeous flask all in her 70’s inspired petal print in orange, olive and blue. A little something for the birthday wish list, me thinks. Available on line soon. – Alice

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1. Enamel plant pots, from £12.95; 2. Flask, £19.95; 3. Gardening tools, £19.95 each.

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I’m a huge fan of these stunning new wallpaper designs from Focus – and an even bigger fan of their Credit-Crunch-tastic tiny price tags!

Sara Green, £9.99 per roll, Focus

Sara Green, £9.99 per roll, Focus

Mode Elinor Gold, £16.99 per roll, Focus

Mode Elinor Gold, £16.99 per roll, Focus

Cherish Fresh Green, £14.99 per roll, Focus

Cherish Fresh Green, £14.99 per roll, Focus

These papers have added more confusion to my never-ending search for the perfect bedroom feature wall pattern – the elegant Sara Green design is in my new top five…but the hunt continues! – Ellie