Picture perfect, part II

This week at Millbrook Beds we’re pondering whether that bit of blank wall you’ve had above your bed for years now is really crying out for a piece of wall art or whether, in fact, what it actually needs is the artistic touch of a fine handmade headboard? A well made and well chosen headboard...

Picture perfect, part I

Upstairs, and out of view, our bedrooms are a typical room to fall afoul of ‘unfinished decor syndrome’.  So much of the time perhaps another project gets in the way, we get design fatigue or we simply can’t find what we’re looking for in the way of accessories or furnishings to complete the look we...

Switching off

When it comes to bedtime, we all need to get better at switching off. Lavender is wonder stuff for some, warm milk may be comforting to others but, however we get there, allowing our bodies and minds to fully relax and unwind is by far the best way we can prepare for a good night’s...

Save your skin

As Mark Twain is often famously quoted, “Wrinkles merely indicate where smiles have been.” And, whilst this is undoubtedly true, and we love the sentiment that we ought to embrace and cherish our ageing selves, let’s face it, the memory of smiles that have been isn’t always what we see when we find a newly...

Face time

Let’s face it, timing is everything. As Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour once famously said...“It’s always about timing. If it’s too soon, no one understands. If it’s too late, everyone’s forgotten.” And, although finding the right timing for things is important in many aspects of life, it doesn’t mean to say that it’s always easy. For...

Spread your wings

Looking for the next thing? Sometimes we just get a sense that we need something new to refresh our bodies and minds. After a while, things can feel stale and we want to break free of the mould and to spread our wings. If at no other time, this sense of freedom should be available...

Change your tune

It’s weird how quickly songs we really like can, in a beat, suddenly become irksome to us. One week we’re turning the radio up when that feel-good tune comes on and humming it under our breath but then, at some imperceptible moment, a switch flips and the same tune we enjoyed bopping along to has...

A thing of beauty 

So the saying goes that ‘you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear’... On the surface of things this makes a good deal of sense as a silk purse by definition can obviously only be made of silk, but the saying uses this metaphor to illustrate that you can’t make something beautiful...

Beauty spot

The beauty spot. Cindy Crawford has one. Eva Mendes too. Goldie Hawn was famous for hers. And no one glamorised the beauty spot more so than the ageless beauty and glamour of Marilyn Monroe. At Millbrook Beds we’re a fan of the beauty spot and, what’s more, our mattresses have a beauty spot of their...
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