Mum’s The Word

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It’s nearing that one day of the year where we can say a little thank you to Mum for being so special, and show our Mothers some of our appreciation with a token of love.  It’s all about the thought, and we put a lot of thought, love and feathery snuggles into all of our finds.  Whether Mum lives down the road and she’s always popping in for a cuppa, or you do most of your chin-wagging over the blower, or Mum is not long out of antenatal classes and still struggling to get a good six hours a night – we’ve a Mother’s Day gift for all.
Silhouette Mugs

Silhouette Mugs

You can’t beat a decent cuppa and a catch up with Mum – they really are moments to treasure. Chewing-the-cud over the fact that Dad still thinks he can order an Uber on his Snapchat, the real reason Mum watches Bake Off has more to do with a certain Hollywood, and that you can share anything with Mum and you know she’s just gonna get it.  Give your Mum one of our fun, bone china Silhouette mugs for those moments – choose a pooch, feline, a cheeky moo, or, the one we’re quackers about…a duck.  All come with a cheeky punchline.
 
White Wooden Pyramid Lanterns

White Wooden Pyramid Lanterns

For the Mother who has everything, you can never have enough mood lighting.  If Mum prefers to spend her evenings reading in the conservatory, or when the weather is warmer sipping a glass of wine on the patio, or Mum likes to while away her time pottering around the kitchen, our elegant and stylish pyramid lanterns will enhance a cosy atmosphere inside or out.
 
Oslo Linen Grey Knitted Wool Pouffe

Oslo Linen Grey Knitted Wool Pouffe

The fulfilment of being a new Mum, a Mum who now heads up the PTA, or a Mother helping their child organise their own big day, is priceless.  But sometimes Mum just needs to put her feet up.  This Mother’s Day get Mum a gift that not only shows you care, but will give her tootsies some well-needed rest.  Our intricately knitted, Oslo Linen grey wool pouffe is of natural colouring and will complement any home.

Natural Duckling with White Floral Hat & Welly Boots

Natural Duckling with White Floral Hat & Welly Boots

We’re beaks-over-tail-feathers excited about our new additions to the Duck Barn family.  Who wouldn’t appreciate one on our specially made for Mothers Day painted and natural wood ducks sporting wellies, bow and a cute hat?  You can personalise a tag that sits around their new feathery friend with mummy, grandma, or granny – you have 12 characters to choose from, all in lower case.  Give one of our adorable ducks a new loving home and your Mum or Granny a lasting memory.
 
Wire Weave Lamp

Wire Weave Lamp

Offer some sparkle and a little piece of glam to that special lady this Mother’s Day.  Our contemporary silver lamp will sit beautifully on Mum’s bedside, add a touch of twinkly magic on the dining table, and will be a talking point when all your family and friends pop in.  Stylish by day and sophisticated at night our gorgeous lamp will make any Mother feel special.
See more gift ideas on our website at Duck Barn Interiors.
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Shake your tail feathers

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It’s nearing that time of year where love, hearts and romance take over from the grey clouds filling the air, admirers get to let themselves be known and cupid’s bow gets its annual marathon workout.  Whether you’re courting, betrothed or you’ve got your eye on that special someone we’ve got some amorous offerings that will warm all hearts this Saint Valentine’s.

White Wooden Heart Triple Tea Light Holder

White Wooden Heart Triple Tea Light Holder

Not only do you want to fulfil their heart’s desire this Valentine’s but you want to fill the room with ambient and romantic lighting.  Our white wooden heart candle holder by Gisela Graham will make a hearts-a-flutter gift and set the mood for a happy-ever-after dinner for two, a made-for-each other movie night, or a so-glad-I-found you soak in the tub.

Just Slate Heart Shaped Wine Bottle Stopper

Just Slate Heart Shaped Wine Bottle Stopper

What finer way to show your affection on Valentine’s Day than with an actual heart?  Isn’t it better that you finish each other’s sentences rather than finishing off the wine?  Our striking piece can be used today, tomorrow, and always reminding that special person of those heartfelt evenings.  Our vibrant heart shaped bottle stopper comes beautifully gift boxed.

In the Dock Beech Wood Docking Station

In the Dock Beech Wood Docking Station

Sometimes nothing says ‘you complete me’ better than a practical solution to a recurring problem.  Have you seen my iPhone?  Where’s my tablet?  Have you got somewhere I can charge my android?  Chocolates, new Calvin’s and flowers sometimes just don’t ignite the passion like a beech wood and engraved docking station does.

Just Slate Heart Memo Board

Just Slate Heart Memo Board

We’ve a flirty way for you to leave your Valentine’s wishes, romantic reminders and all year smitten sonnets.  Capture their heart with our heart shaped slate chalk memo board which comes beautifully gift boxed and complete with white chalk.  Tell them how much they mean to you every day as well as reminding them to pick up a pint of semi-skimmed – easily wiped clean.

Large Round Wooden Amba Tray

Large Round Wooden Amba Tray

Start your Valentine’s by treating your cherished cherub to breakfast in the boudoir.  Our Amba tray is made from natural wood and is a generous size for you to serve your fiancée a ‘fall in love’ fry-up, your boyfriend a ‘be my Valentine’ Benedict, or your wife some ‘wild about you’ Weetabix.  Also, fabulous for the evening for the ‘shower me with love’ Champagne.

See our range of furniture, gifts and accessories online at www.duckbarn.co.uk

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Christmas Quackers

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’Tis the season to be jolly and here at Duck Barn Interiors we’re feeling particularly Christmasspirited.  We can’t wait to see Rudolf, Dancer and Prancer dashing through the snow, the roast turning goldenbrown in the oven and Grandad sporting his reindeer socks and matching jumper at the family gathering.  

We’ve so much more than just frankincense and myrrh in our Santa sack to share with you this figgy-pudding time of year.  We’ve been busy sourcing so you can spend more time rocking around your Christmas tree, decking your halls and building snowmen if the white stuff falls.

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Christmas Ducklings & Santa Penguin – Personalise for an extra special gift

Give a personalised gift and bring a smile to your grandparents, Mum or Dad or a special friend on the nut-cracking day with one of our Christmas ducklings.  You have fun and festive options: Rudolf Reindeer, Santa, Snowman, a cheeky Elf duckling or even Santa penguin on skis.  Each of our Yuletide little fellas is handcarved and handpainted giving them their own individual personality.  The tag is tied with ribbon around the duck’s neck. If you would like a personalised name tag, don’t be a last minute shopper, as we need a few days for printing and delivery of personalised names. 

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Luxury Woollen Throws – Perfect For Snuggling

There’s nothing more romantic than snuggling up with your loved one as you dream of a white Christmas.  Make her feel special and as warm with one of our luxury throws. Choose from reindeers, hedgehogs, horses or the soft green and grey blanket with its beautiful and ohsocute rabbit design.  Perfect for you two to burrow down on the sofa and enjoy the festive flix.  

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Choose from a range of Newgate Watches including The Ship, The Grand Cube and The Electric Grand

Whether he’s always in time for the sleigh ride, forever in a hohoho hurry or somewhere in between, we’ve some stunning timepieces that will please any busy man.  One classic is the sharp and stylish Newgate Watch, named The Ship, with its vintage stainless steel case is waterresistant to fifty metres and has full chronograph and date function.  The Roman dials give this handsome piece a classic edge and will bring an air of sophistication to any gents wrist.  He’ll not only be singing carols but your praises with a Newgate sitting under the tree. 

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Melt Christmas Candles with hints of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, orange and Christmas spice

Candles are always a hit at this time of year, whether you’ll looking for that Christmas scent to add a festive feel or looking for a gift that will provide a sniff of their favourite fragrance. The sumptuous Melt Christmas candles add colour as well as gorgeous hints of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, orange and the all important Christmas spice.

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Prisma Multi Photo Frame

Let him cherish one of your Noel moments forever with our dapper Prisma coloured photo frames.  Whether it is capturing one of your little ones opening a significant gift, snapping Grandma attempting to help build the Lego Star Wars Rogue Striker, or a rare group shot of the whole clan – make this the best Christmas ever. 

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We’ve been sourcing: New In

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The Duck Barn Interiors team recently headed to London’s Kensington Olympia for the Autumn/Winter home, gift and craft exhibition ‘Top Drawer’. We are always on the hunt for new eye-stimulating home accessories that give us a fuzzy feathery feeling inside, and get you, our awesome customers, super excited. Keep a lookout for our Top Drawer sourcings – here with us soon.

Here are five of our favourite ‘New In’ goodies that we’re bursting to share with you:

Savore Spinning Lazy Susan

Whether it’s a dinner party, family gathering or you’ve the neighbours around for a midweek catch-up, our Lazy Susan by Umbra will help cover all nibble, dip and snack ground. The five ceramic white dishwasher and microwave safe dishes are removable and give you plenty of scope for convivial sharing little bites, the sides to accompany your mains or a quintet of puddings. The perfect gift for those about to tie the knot.

 

Rabbit picture Marge by Heather Fizz

Marge by Heather Fizz

Marge by Heather Fitz

Calling all rabbit lovers – we’ve a gorgeous bunny that’s in need of a loving new home. Marge was brought to life by artist Heather Fitz and depicts a life-like lovable carrot-muncher against a fresh and neutral background and frame, making this adorable wabbit suitable for any colour scheme. Add some cotton-tailed magic to your living room, the kids’ bedroom or to a friend’s home.

Umbra Little Black Dress Hanging Jewellery Storage Organiser

Umbra Little Black Dress Hanging Jewellery Storage Organiser

Umbra Little Black Dress Hanging Jewellery Storage Organiser

Are you fed up with untangling your necklaces from your bangles, only finding one of your favourite earrings or damaging your gems by squishing them into an over-cluttered jewellery box? We have a fun and fabulous storage solution for your jewels. Our Little Black Dress jewellery storage organiser by Umbra has 33 clear pockets and 17 tabs for looping bangles to keep your accessories safe, separate and organised – locating your Pandora charms has never been so easy, and it hangs neatly away in your wardrobe.

Sia Decorative Wooden Elephant Head

Sia Decorative Wooden Elephant Head

Sia Decorative Wooden Elephant Head

Bring a touch of safari to your mantelpiece, boudoir or bookshelf with our Sia handmade, mango wood elephant head. This magnificent Nelly will add trunks of character to any home – timeless and elegant, only a Dumbo wouldn’t appreciate such a lovely pressie.

Sia Decorative Bronze Hurricane Candle Holders Set

Sia Decorative Bronze Hurricane Candle Holders Set

Sia Decorative Bronze Hurricane Candle Holders Set

Enhance a cosy mood at home as the days grow shorter and the nights draw in. Our opulent Sia bronze hurricane lamps will flicker beautiful shapes through the ornate handcrafted lace design patterns – place the trio together on your patio, fireplace or dining table for the full stunning effect.

Keep an eye on our new finds by visiting www.duckbarn.co.uk

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Pampered Pets

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As our name might suggest, at Duck Barn Interiors we are quackers about both furry and feathered friends as well as our passion for our homes and interiors, so we are always happy when we can combine the two. Crazy in love with your cat, passionate about your pooch? Our furry friends are more than just pets, they play a huge role within the family.  We know that you want the best for every member of your family including your cuddly kitty and your handful of a hound. 

We’ve sourced some pawsome (sorry!) quality pet beds, bowls and accessories which we think will have tails wagging, pussy cats purring and the birdies outside chirping. 

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Rectangular Wicker Dog Basket with Cushion

Every handsome hound deserves a comfy bed to rest in after a hard day of walkies, belly-rubs and ear-ruffles – it’s a dog’s life.  These contemporary and stylish, kooboo grey natural wicker beds will blend easily with all ranges of decor.  Our mutt mattresses are so snug and cosy you won’t have to persuade your pooch to settle down.  Different sizes available to suit the small sausage dog to the giant Great Dane. The oh-so-comfy cushion is included and is fully washable.

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Wicker Cat House with Cushions

No doubt your timid tabby brings you little treats all the time: ankle rubs, the odd mouse or vole – your feline’s generosity is never-ending.  It’s time you pampered your pussycat and gave them the purrfect pad to doze.  Our luxury, kooboo grey, natural wicker cat house gives your kitty the option of where to snooze depending on your moggie’s mood.  The house has a cosy dark environment to hide away from the stresses of nine lives as well as a comfy cat-nap top bunk.  Cushions are included and also removable for washing.

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Wooden Hedgehog House

This is somewhere Mrs Tiggie Winkle would be proud of – give the super-cute and spiky garden visitors somewhere safe to set up home and hibernate during the winter.  Our wooden hedgehog house will encourage the prickly pals to take up residence in your garden. The front door of this home is small enough to secure them from unwanted visits from Mr Fox.  The wood is untreated so it doesn’t upset the tum-tums of the hungry hogs. 

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Woof Woof Doggy Bowl

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Miaow Cat Bowl

Our four legged friends’ table manners may well reduce him to tears but designer Keith Brymer Jones has made meal time stylish with these fun bowls. Made from super white china, they are dishwasher and microwave safe.  So whether you have a fussy feline or a greedy labrador they will love licking one of these gorgeous bowls.  

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Bird Nut Feeder – Chalk White

We all enjoy the beautiful melodies of birds tweeting, chirping and singing in the garden – so why not give the feathered choir something to sing about?  Our chic, chalk white hanging bird feeder will add a splash of style to your outside space and keep the chirpers full and chirping.  The roof lifts super-easy to mix up what’s on the menu for the beaked vocalist – you can fill selections with nuts, mealworms or dried fruit. 

For further pet accessories please visit our website.

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Bunnies and Baskets

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Oval-shaped confectionaries are lining the supermarket shelves and it won’t be long until hot cross bun aromas are wafting through the aisles.  You’ll soon be racing around Waitrose hunting for the perfect ingredients for the Sunday lunch in time for the big bank holiday weekend.

So let’s take the emphasis away from calorie-chocker chocolate eggs, sugary buns and the pandemonium that is feeding the troops with the perfect Easter roast. 

We have a few gift ideas that are kinder to the waistline, won’t have the kids in a sugar frenzy and will last longer than a bunch of daffodils. 

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Sia Fabric Check Chicken Doorstop

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Sia Fabric Chicken Doorstop

What says Easter more than a checked chuck?  No one wants to see a piece of folded card, an old slipper or one of those unattractive rubber doorstops propping open the kitchen, utility or dining room door.  Our fun and cute chickens will bring a playful smile to the lucky recipient’s face, as well as to all who pass through the doorway.  A few little chocolate eggs placed around the doorstop on Easter morning will have the kids guessing.

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Country Matters Large Decorative Jug

A bunch of daffodils on Easter morning is a splendid and thoughtful token.  A bunch or daffodils presented in our elegant, County Matter decorative jug is a treat on another level.  This cheerful jug will not only bring someone joy over the choccy-eating weekend but can be used throughout the year without having to adjust belt loops – a guilt free gift.

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Spotty Chick Ceramic Egg Cups (Set of 3)

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Bunny Tea Light Holders (Set of 3)

Start your Easter morning with merriment and present your family or friends with a boiled egg in one of our loveable spotty chick ceramic egg cups by Gisela Graham.  Brekkie with this fun egg cup set won’t just guarantee enjoyable soldier dipping, your dining companions won’t be able to stop grinning at the cheeky trio. The bunny tea light holders are a delightful addition and will flicker away while you devour your chocolate egg (did one sneak in, just the one?).

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Alfie, Lily, Jake by Gracie Tapner

Rather then giving a chocolate rabbit that won’t last the Easter weekend, why not give a pressie that will last a lifetime.  Alfie, Lily and Jake are inquisitive hares by Grace Tapner and are the ideal offering for all animal lovers and those who appreciate the rolling British countryside.  The framed sketches have beautiful neutral tones on watercolour floated paper, so they’ll look dapper with all colour schemes.

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White Flat Wire Baskets (Set of 3)

It wouldn’t be Easter without a banquet, bunnies, bonnets and of course, baskets.  We have this set of three contemporary and practical white flat wire baskets by Gisela Graham.  They’re egg-cellent for buffets, bathroom accessories and bunches of flowers.

Hop over to our Easter page for our full range of gift ideas (and not a chocolate egg in sight…yet).

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Who Are You Quackers About?

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The grey clouds and abundant rain are soon going to be quashed by romance filling the air.  Cupid is preparing to load up his quiver, chocolatiers are priming their praline and florists are placing their biggest order of the year.  As February 14th hurtles towards us, amour is pushing through the winter blues – a romantic evening for you and your fave is on the horizon.

Rather than sticking to the above mentioned clichéd Valentine’s gifts, Duck Barn Interior’s would like to help add a few extra heart-throbs, joie de vivre and dreamy alluring stares this Valentine’s day with our seductive and sophisticated sourcing.

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Pair of Glass Champagne Flutes with Silver Cork Holder

Popping your cork for that special someone is as romantic as it gets.  Whether it be Dom Pérignon, prosecco or some fizzy wine, do it in style with our elegant pair of glass champagne flutes.  The slightly tapered rim condenses bouquets and enhances flavour – a perfect offering if you’re about to propose, show off your culinary skills or engage in an indulgent evening snuggling on the sofa.  The silver cork holder will keep that significant evening a memory forever.

Sia Grey Honeycomb Vase

Sia Grey Honeycomb Vase

Don’t just stop at the twelve red roses this St Valentine’s, go the extra love-arrow and surprise your beloved with our contemporary, handmade honeycomb Sia vase.  Your gestures won’t just last a week or so, but a lifetime – your loved one will be able to replenish this striking piece with floral tributes all year round.

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Live Love Laugh Beech Wood 6 Bottle Wine Rack

What says love more than a fun wine rack with the word LOVE engraved on it?  Don’t hand it over empty though.  Give your partner somewhere to store their fave bottles of plonk, and when they reach for that midweek Merlot their thoughts will turn to you.  Our make-you-chuckle wine rack is made from beech wood and holds six bottles of vino.

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Loop Candle Holder in Satin

Elevate the romantic mood and give a gift that can make cosy evenings in for two feel like February 14th whenever you chose.  Our avant-garde Black+Blum candelabra demonstrates how two candle holders can beautifully merge as one – show your loved-one how you feel the same about your relationship.  The loop design was inspired by natural Fibonacci curves – it’s simply stunning.  Finished with satin steel – each is individually boxed.

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Daisy Blue Vanilla Rose Scented Candle In A Luxury Glass

Perfect to accompany a Valentine’s soak in the tub with the rich and alluring aromas from our Daisy Blue scented candle with notes of sweet, creamy vanilla, delicate flowers, and hints of tea rose for that cupid-struck early night.  With 45 hours burn- time you can look forward to many more amorous nights in.  Handmade in Scotland and it comes housed in a beautiful white gloss presentation box.

See our full range of Valentine’s ideas and gifts at Duck Barn Interiors.

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Deck the Halls

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Yuletide adverts are decorating our TV screens, Regent Street is lit up like Santa’s grotto and Christmas trees are shooting up like festive mushrooms – it’s the time of year to don your reindeer jumper, swap your elevenses digestive for a mince pie and ease Santa’s load by sourcing gifts for your loved ones.

To help you get in the festive spirit, Duck Barn Interiors wants to bring good tidings to your home, and assist you in making your very own Winter Wonderland.  Here are a few of our decorative trimmings:

Gisela Graham Silver Glitter Cone Fir Wreath

Gisela Graham Silver Glitter Cone Fir Wreath

Make your friends, carol singers and elves feel joyful with one of our Gisela Graham glittery silver wreaths residing on your front door this December.  Our gorgeous wreath is made up of a mix of cones, fir and glitter, and will add some Ding Dong Merrily on High to your home.

If your cherished Christmas decs are looking as healthy as Scrooge after his visit from the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, it’s time to embellish this year’s tree with some fresh ornaments and dazzling new baubles.

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Sia Fluffy Glitter Reindeer Tree Decorations (Pair)

Our cute and feathery Sia reindeers will add fun as well as sparkle to your tree with their sweet dangling glitter boots, glitzy noses and gleaming antlers covered in sparkly snow – adorable.

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Gisela Graham Baubles

Add a touch of class and magic to your evergreen with a few of our silver and gold, clear glass baubles by Gisela Graham.  You don’t need to be one of the Three Kings to enjoy luxury treasures like these – being transparent, they’ll work well with the colour scheme you’re opting for this chestnut-cracking season.

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Wooden Ducks with Red Flower Wellies

For the friend or family member who has everything, we have just the offering.  You’ll have someone special Rockin’ Around their Christmas Tree with one of our beloved ducks which we’re quackers about.  You can personalise each individually-carved, hand-painted duck with their very own name tag, which ties around the neck with ribbon.

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Sandy Point Canvas by Anthony Waller

Shepherds, wise men and even Joseph himself all no doubt fall under the category of ‘what to buy that man for Christmas’.  We have a beautiful and bright beach huts picture by Anthony Waller that will make all dads, brothers and partners feel Jingle-Belling jolly.  This narrow and uplifting landscape canvas will look handsome by his favourite chair, hung in his office or pride of place in his man-den.

Silver Etched Geo Vase

Silver Etched Geo Vase

All She What’s For Christmas Is Yooooou – and flowers on a regular basis.  Whether it be your partner, sister or Mother Claus – there are not many girlies who don’t appreciate a floral gift every so often.  Make her holiday a happy one with our unique silver etched Geo vase – contemporary, stylish and versatile, it will sit well on her dresser, the coffee table or mantelpiece and to make the most of it, why not complement it with a lovely bunch of Christmas flowers.  She’ll be Harking! The Herald Angels Sing with this perfect home for all the beautiful bouquet.

Have a very merry Christmas from us all at Duck Barn Interiors.

 

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No Tricks, Just Treats

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Tick tock, the clocks have gone back and the cosy dark evenings are drawing in.  Pumpkins are being carved in their masses (even we had a go!) and it won’t be long until the night’s sky will be lit up with Catherine wheels, sparklers and a rainbow of rockets.

Our attempt at Pumpkin carving.

 

So, lots to look forward to, but we know that the chilly evenings need warming and we have a few ideas to help…

Nothing says intimate, snug and cosy like a log fire.  Whether you’ve come back from a long country jaunt, or you’ve just arrived home after hours of being glued to your desk, or you’re simply getting comfy in front of your fave box set – the warmth, and crackling sounds from the mesmerising flames, will thaw cold extremities, melt bad moods and cosy-up the chilliest of evenings. Here are three stylish gems to help store, prod and poke your fire:

Wrought Iron Log Holder

Wrought Iron Log Holder

Our contemporary black iron log holder by Garden Trading is crafted from wrought iron.  A simple and elegant piece that will not only store wood by your fireplace or log burner but will also add a touch of class with its stylish curves.

Giant Rattan Log Basket

Giant Rattan Log Basket

What a giant.  Our rattan country-cottage-style round log basket by Garden Trading limits the unwelcome log-fetching trips out in the cold.  The natural colour and texture from the rattan gives this piece the versatility to sit well with any colour scheme.  The handy handles make the basket easy to move – adaptable for storing toys and other household items. 

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Wrought Iron Fireside Tool Set

The fire’s ablaze, the wine’s uncorked and the DVD’s in – you’re ready to go.  Someone still has to get up to stoke the fire every now and then, but who wouldn’t want to grab the logs and poke it with this fabulous set? Providing all the tools you need to keep your room toasty, and your hands burn-free, it includes a fire poker, log grabber, ash shovel and brush and looks stylish alongside your fire or log burner too.

Autumnal nights are perfect for cosying up on the sofa, indulging in long hot baths, and spending romantic evenings with that special someone.  Enhance your downtime with low lighting and beautiful aromas with one of our Melt scented candles.

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Melt’s Angel Candle Range

 

The beautiful round pale blue candle is from Melt’s Angel range and is a mixture of dewberry, cassis, jasmine, rose, vanilla, patchouli, amber and a hint of chocolate.  Rich and brimming with musky aromas, and notes of chocolate – heavenly.   The hand-poured candles are made in an English farm in Lancashire’s stunning Ribble Valley.  The largest candle burns for 160 hours and they all come beautifully gift boxed.

Newgate Empire Black Alarm Clock

Newgate Empire Black Alarm Clock

Now, we might admit to being more of a night owl than a morning lark and we certainly know how tricky it is to get out of bed when it’s dark and, not to mention, chilly (we blame the cosy duvet). This quirky, gloss satin black Newgate alarm clock will add some pizzazz to your bedside table, and aid the morning bolt-out-of-bed ritual.  Its metal cased oversized pocket watch style has Roman dials and brings a hint of fun to dawn timekeeping.  Charlie Chaplin was rarely seen without his pocket timepiece – add a little character to your desk or mantelpiece.

Find our full range of products at Duck Barn Interiors

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Autumn Dining In Style

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It’s that time of year when you can’t see your lawn through the iridescent leaves, you can’t find your slippers without the help of the bedside lamp in the mornings, and the central heating has made a return.  Al fresco dining seems a thing of the past and it’s time to move the morning lattes, meal times and soirées back inside. We can offer a few gems to add some finesse to your autumnal dining experiences.

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Whitehaven Breakfast Table Set and Sherwood Oak Breakfast Table Set

Mornings in a full household can be a little stressful: chasing the kids to pack their PE kits, leafing through all the paperwork piled up on the dining room table to find their homework, and creating the little ones’ packed lunches.  The Sherwood Oak or Whitehaven space saving breakfast tables provide the perfect little kitchen workstation – eat, drink, do homework, catch up on your laptop. Not to mention a place to perch for 5 minutes of calm while sipping your cup of camomile and thumbing through a magazine when they have finally trotted off to school – or are we just dreaming?

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Olive Picks and Just Slate Heart Cheese Board

Sharing food with friends is always a treat. Who will neatly pop their olive pit on their plate and who will lose it across the table – who cares if you’re amongst friends?  Of course, no dinner party is complete without an oozing Stinking Bishop, a potent Pont l’Eveque or a rich Roquefort. Show your love for cheese with this beautiful hand-crafted heart shaped cheese board that will add a touch of amour to the end of a meal. The slate provides a cool and resilient surface for your fave fromage and won’t scratch your manicured-mahogany as it sports a soft foam back.

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Just Slate Heart Shaped Coasters

Sprinkle a little love on to that after work vino, emulate that rom-com you’re curled up in front of, or simply add some love to your cuppa. Our cute and heart shaped coasters will not only warm the mood but protect table tops and work surfaces.  A perfect beautifully boxed gift for new lovebirds setting up nest, or for a couple who’ve just walked down the aisle. 

Westbury Reclaimed Oak Dining Table

Westbury Reclaimed Oak Dining Table

Duck Barn Interiors is proud to show you the chic, hardwearing, highest grade solid oak, of the Westbury reclaimed oak dining table – built to last and a timeless piece that will remain in the family for generations to come.

This chunky and simply-elegant piece of furniture can be dressed up for the most elaborate of dinner parties, and just works as the place to bring the family together for meals.  The contemporary lines and a soft satin lacquer finish emphasise the alluring wood grain.  Delivery in 10-14 days and no messing around with rivets, screws or nails – it comes fully assembled. 

Find our full range of furniture on our website at Duck Barn Interiors

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On Your Marks, Get Set, BAKE!

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Hurrah! Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood are back on our screens scrutinising scones, poring over puddings and criticising cakes. Whose signature bake will improve with more proving? Who will impress on the gingham altar and win star baker in the technical challenge? Whose show-stopper will give Mel and Sue the opportunity for a cringe meringue-cracking innuendo?

On your marks, get set – BAKE. 

We have some fabulous items for your kitchen that will help your baking and house your culinary delights.

Round Cake Tin Shutter Blue

Round Cake Tin In Shutter Blue

Whether you’re a dab-hand with fairy cakes, chelsea buns or the full Victoria sponge, you’ll need somewhere to home your oven-fare before budding Paul Hollywoods get their hands on it. Our round cake tin in shutter blue is ideal for a standard sandwich cake, french fancies or elaborate cupcakes of all flavours. This tin will keep your bakes oven fresh with its tight-fitting handle, but there’ll be no butterfingers opening – it comes with an easy-to-lift chrome handle.

Shutter Blue Square Biscuit Tin

Square Biscuit Tin In Shutter Blue

Cookie monsters, macaroon munchers, and flapjack fingers all need to keep their fave bakes from losing their crunch. Our stylish shutter blue square biscuit tin has a smart chrome handle that will keep biscuits as fresh as when they left the cooling tray.

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Loulou Black and White Dotty China Cake Stand by Bombay Duck

 

You’ve been inspired by Bake Off’s ‘cake week’  – so, have a party and present your bakes. Our round double layer china dotty cake stand with handle is perfect for showing off your brownies, Battenbergs or butterfly cakes. The simple but classic black dots on white china design will sit well with any spread, perk up a coffee table or stand out at a cake fair.

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Bake Off 6 Egg Beech Wood Holder

We’re egg-cited to share an egg-cellent solution for storing your eggs. Our wooden egg holder homes half-a-dozen eggs and is embossed with ‘Bake Off’. This fun piece is crafted in beech wood and will look cracking in any kitchen.

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Set of Baking Cutters in Clay

Appearance is everything in the Bake Off tent, and we’re sure the same applies to your kitchen. No one wants to see turned-up noses because of crooked cookies, skew-whiff scones or precarious pastries. We’ve a set of baking cutters, with their own storage tin, that will keep your bakes in shape, to the standard of Mary Berry.

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And we found this recipe for the best ever brownies  – it really is foolproof and we usually need all the help we can get! Why not give it a go?

Click on the link for the recipe – Best Ever Brownies

Visit our kitchen and dining ranges at Duck Barn Interiors.

Happy Baking!

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Simple Stylish Storage Solutions

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Nowadays our homes are awash with too much clutter and not enough storage. Net-a-Porter and Asos have made it too easy to stock up your already oversized shoe collection. Ocado is to blame for the overcrowding in the kitchen with their tempting offers on Chianti and Rioja and who wants to see your dining room table transformed into a Macbook-filled, paper-littered untidy mess?

Duck Barn Interiors has some beautiful, environmentally friendly and sturdy storage solutions that will help your flat, house or castle feel less like a dumping ground and more like a show home. All of the Mobel Oak range is crafted from the highest grade solid oak. There’ll be no fiddling around with screws, washers or trying to make random pieces fit with an Allen key as no assembly is required. 

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Mobel Oak Extra Large Shoe Storage Cupboard

Girls can never have enough Blahniks, Choos or Louboutins – there’ll always be an occasion when nothing in your already bursting-at-the-seams shoe collection quite goes with the new frock, so off to Bond Street you totter. We have the perfect shoe-lution to keep your prized heels hidden away so they stay in tip-top condition for your next red-carpet event. Plus – more importantly – giving you room so your collection can grow.

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Mobel Oak Tall Narrow Shoe Storage Cupboard

Depending on the size and shape of your home, we’ve a broad shoe cupboard that holds up to 20 pairs, and a taller narrow piece that houses 16 pairs. Both have extra storage for your Phillip Tracy trilbies, your Anya Hindmarch cashmere-lined gloves, and the all-important Hermés scarves. This stylish practical cupboard will sit well in any room in your home. 

Mobel Oak Wine Rack Lamp Table

There’s nothing worse than being caught short at your own dinner party, drinks soirée or BBQ as you uncork your last bottle of Château Margaux.  We can all agree that cluttering up your work surfaces with your favourite bottles isn’t ideal either. Duck Barn Interiors has a functional wine rack that stores 16 bottles, so there’s no chance of thirsty guests leaving your social gatherings. It comes with a neat drawer to house coasters, corkscrews and cocktail sticks. Even if you have a little spillage, this rack has a resilient satin lacquer finish – a quick wipe, and no harm done. Add a touch of joie-de-vivre to your home, lounge or dining room with this practical and stylish rack.

Mobel Oak Hidden Desk Unit

Mobel Oak Hidden Desk Unit

When you’re not poring over spreadsheets or playing around with presentations, do you really want to be reminded of your IT chaos? Routers, printers, scanners and laptops should all have a home out of sight. We have an innovative home office desk to hide away all your computer equipment when not in use, which will restore calm and tranquility to your home. The pullout keyboard drawer and removable shelves make this piece totally versatile and adaptable for any small business owner, accountant or budding entrepreneur.

The beautiful Mobel Oak collection is delivered free in the UK¹ and we ask that you allow up to 10-14 days for delivery.

¹  (some restrictions may apply for non-mainland UK)

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Alfresco Delights

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Wimbledon’s creating a racket, the Hampton Court Flower Show is in full bloom and we’ve just had the hottest day of the year so far.  Hurrah, British Summer has arrived and it’s time to enjoy your outdoor space.  Whether you’re a keen green-fingered gardener who wants to admire the fruits of your labour, or you’re a social butterfly and can’t wait to entertain and get the BBQ smoking, or you just want sit peacefully and read at Pimm’s o’clock, then we have a few super suggestions for you to make the most of the warm summer evenings.

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Handmade Sia White Honeycomb Terracotta Lantern £39.99

Stun your guests with rustic mood lighting at your early evening summer soirées.  These chic Sia terracotta lanterns will not only make your garden feel like an extension of your living room but will create a tranquil and romantic environment. Sia have been creating quality unique pieces since the ’60s and this shabby chic decorative accessory will embellish your warm summer nights as the candles flicker away through the honeycomb design.

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Large Stornaway Lantern in Shutter Blue £29.99

Shed some light on your al-fresco suppers with this beautiful shutter blue Stornaway lantern.  You can while away the time chatting with friends on those balmy evenings when you just don’t want to head back inside.  This stylish piece is perfect for your patio, balcony or table and available in small or large.

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Round Glass Globe Lantern with Rope Decoration and Handle (Small £62.50, Large £89.95)

Even when the sun goes down, you’ll be able to appreciate your prized roses, elaborate water feature or perfectly positioned pansies with a few of these nautical style glass globe lanterns dotted around your garden.  The rope detail adds a romantic rustic charm to any outside space that family and friends won’t want to leave.  Ideal for creating that perfect peaceful atmosphere to gather your thoughts after a busy day.

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Oval Metal Champagne Ice Bucket £49.99

Summertime is the perfect excuse to quaff chilled champagne, sip ice-cold spritzers and guzzle refreshingly chilled beer. These practical and stylish options will keep your Bolly crisp and peachy, your wine fresh and fruity and the Peroni bottles cold enough to quench any thirst. Ice buckets with rope handles for classy coolers – perfect for ice and a slice.

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Garden Bistro Round Table and Chairs Set in Clay £114.95

Romantic meals for two on the patio, Eggs Benedict and an espresso on the balcony or a cheeky cocktail whilst watching the sun set – our Bistro table and chairs is perfect.  Even in the smallest of spaces, you’ll be able to enjoy the long summer days and starry nights.  This neat little set takes up very little room and folds flat when not in use.

We have more garden planters, accessories and furniture to help you enjoy the best of the British summer – enjoy!

 

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Father’s Day – No Time Like The Present

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With Father’s Day speeding towards us faster than a group of thirsty Dads at last orders en route to the bar, it’s time to get organised and sort out his pressie. Sourcing Dad’s gift can be as tricky as him teaching you how to drive. Most Dads want more socks, ties and aftershave like we crave shorter weekends, more time in the supermarket and Monday morning wake-up calls. 

At Duck Barn Interiors, we have selected a few winners that will give him something practical to play with, will look stunning in your home and more importantly won’t find their way to the back of his sock drawer. 

Newgate Clocks 

If your Father applies military punctuality even to his annual MOT, is ridiculously late to every event or wavers somewhere in the middle, one of the Newgate clocks is an ideal gift.  Newgate is a reliable iconic brand – all the handsome time pieces are designed here in Britain.  With an extensive range, there is bound to be one that will suit – no time like the present!

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The Newgate Chelsea antique cream wall clock will suit Dad’s study, den or games room.

The Cookhouse wall clock in kettle blue is perfect for the Father who dabbles in the kitchen, tinkers in the garage or brews beer in the shed.

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Newgate The Cookhouse Wall Clock – Kettle Blue

This New Covent Garden alarm clock in overcoat grey will not only add a bit of style to Dad’s bedside table, but will get him up for the school run on time.

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Newgate The New Covent Garden Alarm Clock – Overcoat Grey

Black+Blum Chrome Flow Wine Rack

For the Pa who enjoys a little vino or two, we’ll go with the flow. Rather than him clogging up the kitchen with his vintage bottles of Chateauneuf du Pape, the kids kicking over his prized Chablis in the garage, or Dad running out of Malbec because of lack of space, this floating chrome flow wine rack will cover all ground. 

The award winning designers Dan Black and Martin Blum have made a functional and contemporary piece. Not only will it provide a solution for storing Dad’s plonk as it holds eight bottles, but it will certainly catch the eye and set tongues wagging when he entertains. This little work of art will enhance any kitchen, lounge or dining room wall. 

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Black+Blum Chrome Flow Wine Rack

Silver Triple Multi Photo Frame

There isn’t a Dad who won’t appreciate a framed photo of you, the grand-kiddies, or snaps from the latest family gathering in a silver mount, or his happiest memories encapsulated behind glass?

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Lene Bjerre Silver Triple Multi Photo Frame

This classic multi aperture silver photo frame from the Lene Bjerre Ashlyn designer collection has space for three individual photos. The frame stands freely and will brighten up his office desk, bring a smile to his mornings on his bedside, or sit pride-of-place next to his favourite chair. Whatever your Father’s taste, this frame is a sure winner.  Go on, make his day.

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Stylish and practical – Furniture cute little monsters/angels can grow into

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White Nutkin Nursery Furniture Collection

When it comes to decorating and fitting out your little darlings’ nursery, it’s much like choosing the family car. You want quality, something that can go the distance but looks pleasing to the eye.

Whether you’ve left it late and your bundle-of-joy is already in their terrible-twos, you’re coming to the end of your second trimester and want the job done before the big squeeze, or the flatpack you bought from that Swedish bargain furniture store isn’t quite cutting it, Duck Barn Interiors has a simple yet timeless collection to suit your bouncy, burpie newborn up until just before the mood-swings kick in and they’re about to start secondary school.

This stunning white collection will fit with all pink princesses’ boudoirs, Transformer-mad 6-year-olds’ dens or Disney-sing-along fanatics’ play-rooms.

Nutkin use environmentally friendly, high quality timber to make their solid children’s furniture range with growing children in mind.

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Nutkin White Painted Children’s Chair

Take Nutkin’s beautiful pint-sized table and chairs. Perfect for your little Picasso’s early works, superb for precious Jemima’s decadent tea parties, and a great place to give your little Einstein space to reinvent the Wagon Wheel.

The white paint is non-toxic and easy to clean and maintain, so if your Picasso-to-be does get a little boisterous with the crayons, there is no need for tears before bedtime.

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Nutkin White Painted Children’s Toy/Blanket Box with Drawers

This blanket/toy box is ideal for storing Barbies, Furbies or a whole family of WorryWoos. The main storage compartment features three removable internal storage boxes – handy, so you don’t mix your little bruiser’s Lego with ballet Barbie’s tutus. With two additional drawers where you could stash bedding, comfort blankets or the family’s fave games like Twister.

There’ll be no trapped little pinkies with this practical yet attractive storage box – this piece is fitted with a ‘soft close’ for child-friendly play.

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Nutkin White Painted Children’s Double Wardrobe with Drawers

Every nursery needs a multifunctional wardrobe to store your little munchkins’ threads. This crisp white double wardrobe features fours drawers and a drawer-stop, to prevent inquisitive little heads getting a knock. The wardrobe also features a useful wicker basket – ideal for those miscellaneous football boots / scrunchies – and would make a perfect dressing-up box.

With two hanging rails, the lower one of which is removable for sprouting, there’s plenty of room to hang school uniforms, Iron Man outfits and pony-riding clobber.

This elegant collection of children’s furniture is hand made with love, for thriving little people but with a stylish edge for the discerning parent.

Here’s a link to the rest of our collection: Nutkin Nursery Furniture

Deliveries from this range will come directly from our supplier. All deliveries are booked in 2-3 days prior to delivery and the driver will call 1 hour before arrival.

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