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Make Your Toilet Your Throne

A person’s toilet should be their throne. With our ‘The Throne’ lidstick, you can make it just that.

'The Throne' lidstick

‘The Throne’ lidstick – available for £13.95 – click HERE to view on our website

To see if you enjoy your toilet like a king/queen, tick off how many of the below apply to you…

1) You have a magazine next to your loo

2) You have a selection of magazines next to your loo

3) You have a magazine RACK next to your loo

4) You keep scented candles in your bathroom

5) You have some interesting artwork in your bathroom to admire during your number 2s

6) You have a pair of monogrammed hand towels

7) You have a fluffy rug – or better yet, a bamboo duckboard – to rest your feet on

8) You’ve invested in some Poo-Pourri (one of the best products ever! Find out more about it on www.poopourri.com)

9) You have atmospheric lighting in your bathroom

10) You have our funky ‘The Throne’ lidstick on your toilet seat!

 

If you’ve ticked off any less than 5, then that simply is not good enough! You’d better get working on making your toilet your throne.

If you’ve ticked off 5 of more, then congratulations. Enjoy experiencing ultimate luxury when you are resting on your throne.


Choose our Italian Showers for Ultimate Luxury

Forget about baths – showers are now all the rage.

Jacuzzi bath tubs are less sought after as many are turning to stylish showers for a luxury washing experience. With the right accessories and finishing touches, your shower can make you feel like you’re standing beneath a serene waterfall on an exotic island.

To feel like you’re showering in luxury (or under an exotic waterfall!), finish off your shower with our Galileo shower head.

Galileo Shower Head

Galileo Shower Head

This ultra luxurious Italian shower head comes to £1950 and is worth every penny. It is as great to look at as it is to use and comes in a stunning black and chrome combination finish.

Take a look on our website by clicking HERE.


Why the Bathroom Should Replace the Kitchen as the Heart of the Home

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home.

But at Ziggiziggi, we disagree. Bathrooms beat kitchens any day.

Sure, the bathroom is where you go to do your number twos, but it is really so much more than that.

1) Bath time. Need we say more?

With a few candles and some bubble bath, baths are a time of relaxation and indulgence. Kitchens on the other hand are where we stress out about mess and overcooked food.

2) Bathrooms are often the scene of hilarious moments. Whether you’re helping your best friend who’s suffering the after-effects of a boozy evening, or watching your mum in a panic trying to get ready whilst running late, these times are far more eventful and entertaining than mealtimes.

3) The smell of fragrant shampoos, shower gels and bubble baths definitely win over the smell of burnt toast.

4) This is one for the girls… getting dolled up in front of the bathroom mirror is undoubtedly the best part of a night out. Who doesn’t love spending time in the bathroom making themselves feel glam?

5) You time.

In the bathroom you can lock out the world and enjoy some peaceful alone time. The best time to ponder life’s most unanswerable questions is always in the shower or on the toilet.

Style your bathroom to make it the centre of your home

Style your bathroom to make it the centre of your home

Tell us why you think bathrooms are the most important room of the house in the comments below!


We’ve Had a Revamp!

You might be wondering why the Ziggiziggi website looks a little different. The home accessories are gone, the gifts are no where to be seen, and there’s not a vase in sight.

We’ve gone bathroom crazy.

We’ve given Ziggiziggi a new lease of life by dedicating it solely to designer bathrooms. Don’t fret. We’re not going through an identity crisis. We’ve simply honed in on the fact that you love our bathroom accessories more than any of our other products. Although we will miss providing you with gorgeous home accessories, we hope that this change will allow us to focus our efforts on finding the finest finishing touches for your bathroom.

With trendy shower curtains, elegant bathroom mirrors and vibrant accessories, we hope to be the ultimate destination for anyone looking to create a stylish bathroom.

By putting all our efforts into finding the best bathroom accessories, we can now provide you with a more focused and easy shopping experience.

So watch this space… because we have great bathroom products, style tips and design ideas coming your way!


How to Become Storage-Savvy with Ziggiziggi

We all have an idea of our dream home. Be it an upmarket penthouse or a mansion in the countryside, they all tend to have one thing in common – size.

We’d all love to simply have more space. Especially at this time of year, when we seem to accumulate endless miscellaneous objects from beach balls, to wedding favours, and random travel mementos. Having a giant home with plenty of storage would be ideal, but unfortunately it isn’t a reality for most of us.

That’s where Ziggiziggi comes in. With our featured products below, you can make your home feel more spacious and turn it into a haven of organised tidiness.

1) Mirrors

Mirrors not only make a room look double the size, but they can also make a room look larger by doubling up as a shelf or a cabinet to rid of your clutter.

We have a selection of bathroom mirrors that also double up as shelves.

For a contemporary style, go for the new Bevel Edge  Mirror & Shelf – click HERE to view on our website.

For a more natural style, try the Arena Bamboo Square Mirror Shelf – click HERE to view on our website.

Bevel Edge  Mirror & Shelf

Bevel Edge Mirror & Shelf

Arena Bamboo Square Mirror Shelf

Arena Bamboo Square Mirror Shelf

2) Style up your cabinets

Get yourself a stylish cabinet and you’ll be desperate to fill it up!

Try our Dark Oak Domain Revolve 710 cabinet, which also doubles up as a mirror – click HERE to view on our website.

Dark Oak Domain Revolve 710

Dark Oak Domain Revolve 710

3) Quirky storage jars

Storage jars add character to a room and are great for holding your bits and bobs. For the kitchen, our storage jars and canisters are great for storing biscuits, utensils, tea bags, or whatever you fancy.

Try our red Wesco classic cookie box to add a splash of colour – click HERE to view on our website.

Wesco classic cookie box - red

Wesco classic cookie box

And there we have it. 3 nifty tips to rid of clutter and make your home feel a little bit more spacious.


World’s Best Granola

Our digital marketing assistant, Lydia Aaronson, has cooked up a delicious batch of homemade granola which we simply love.
It’s sweet, nutty, healthy, and looks fabulous in our Embossed Heart Glass Storage Jar!
Take a look:

Lydia's Granola in our Glass Storage Jar

Lydia’s Granola in our Glass Storage Jar

The ingredients that Lydia used were:

2 parts oats
1 part spelt flakes
1 part brown rice flakes
1 part mixed nuts and seeds of your choice (this granola contains pecans, hazelnuts, flaked almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds)
1/2 part melted coconut oil
1/2 part maple syrup or sweetener of your choice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
Handful of dried cranberries (or dried fruit of your choice)

To make the granola, simply mix up all the ingredients (apart from the dried fruit), bake in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 mins, mixing the granola halfway. Leave to cool and then add the dried fruit at the end.

It's hard to resist sneaking a taste whilst the granola is cooling down!

It’s hard to resist sneaking a taste whilst the granola is cooling down!

This recipe is so easy and is one of the best granolas that we have eaten. It makes for a really delicious breakfast or snack. It is also packed full of fibre, and low on saturated fat, salt and sugar. Lydia recommends pairing with some natural yoghurt and topping with berries.

Lydia's granola topped with berries. We promise there is some yoghurt hiding under there too!

Lydia’s granola topped with berries. We promise there is some yoghurt hiding under there too!

The best part of all is how pretty the granola looks in our storage jar. It is the perfect homely touch to any kitchen.

If you’d like to make your own version of Lydia’s granola, click on this LINK to our Embossed Heart Glass Storage Jar, which  looks fab when filled with the granola.

Our Embossed Heart Glass Storage Jar is excellent value at only £7.50!

Our Embossed Heart Glass Storage Jar is excellent value at only £7.50!

 


Be a Tourist at Home

The summer weather has certainly arrived in Britain and it is well and truly glorious. What better way to enjoy the warmth and sunshine than spending a weekend, or even a whole holiday, in the British countryside?
Areas such as Devon and Cornwall are stunningly beautiful and should be as much of a holiday destination as Spain and Greece.

Our digital marketing assistant recently paid a visit to North Devon’s Watersmeet, a beautiful river gorge in a dramatic woodland setting. The photos do not do this place justice.

Watersmeet House

Watersmeet House

Watersmeet

Watersmeet

Watersmeet is just one picturesque holiday destination out of thousands in the UK.

Whilst many people’s first holiday choice would be to go abroad, there is so much to see and do on our doorsteps. There are so many breathtaking parts of Britain that many people do not even know exist. So get exploring because there is so much to discover!

Our office has stunning views of the English countryside and just makes us realise how beautiful Britain can be.

The View from the Ziggiziggi Office

The View from the Ziggiziggi Office

A holiday in Britain can save you money and also supports your economy at home. It can also be just as much fun as any holiday abroad.
So get out there and enjoy a lovely British summer!


Spring Pastels

Pantone colours of the year for 2016 are Rose Quartz – a pale, chalky pink – and Serenity – a tranquil blue.  

Rose Quartz and Serenity
(Courtesy of www.decoist.com)

Although these colours have been named as on trend for 2016, we think that they are ideal for Spring 2016 as they are so calm and serene.

The tranquillity of these colours makes them perfect for a peaceful meal in the Spring sunshine, as they create a warm, calming ambience.

These two colours are great to bring into the dining room for lazy brunches, afternoon teas, and light Spring dinners.

 

Try our LSA Polka Pastel coloured wine glasses (4 for £29.95).

LSA Polka Pastel Wine Glasses

LSA Polka Pastel Coloured Wine Glasses

LSA is great for this trend, as their Mimi vases also add beautiful pastel hues to the dining table (£10 each).

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LSA Mimi Vase – Pink

LSA Mini Vase - Blue

LSA Mini Vase – Blue

Our Vintage Union Jack handled tea tray also combines Rose Quartz and Serenity, and is the perfect addition to any Springtime picnic or afternoon tea (£7.50).

Vintage Union Jack handled tea tray

Vintage Union Jack handled tea tray

 

Give these pastel colours a go this Spring!

 

 

 

 

 

LSA Polka pastel coloured wine glasses (4), £29.95


Hot Trends for Hotel Interiors

Our Creative Director, Pamela Aaronson, has given us an exclusive insight into the world of hotels, revealing what’s on trend in hotel interior design right now.

We wouldn't mind a hotel break here! Courtesy of www.travelplusstyle.com

We wouldn’t mind a hotel break here!
(Courtesy of www.travelplusstyle.com)

Giving us an inside look into the world of hotel design, Pamela has picked 6 top trends for 2016…

1) Nature
One important interior design trend for Hotels for 2016 is bringing nature inside, with the emphasis moving to natural materials such as stone accents, wood features and decorative plants; there has even been a rise in indoor ponds and waterfalls. Another way to blur the line between outside and inside is using floor-to-ceiling windows and large balconies. Floral patterned fabrics are also becoming increasingly popular and featuring in many textile ranges.

Add a subtle touch of nature with a bamboo bath mat

Add a subtle touch of nature with a bamboo bath mat

2) Texture and Colour
The mixing and matching of fabrics with contrasting textures is very current. For example, mixing faux fur with suede or velvet creates depths of texture.
The naturalistic design trend is cropping up again but this time with the ‘Nature Luxe’ theme – the combination of nature and metallics. This uses fabrics such as skins and hides and craft textures like knitted, woven and braided textiles and mixing them with metal to create a natural and luxurious design.

3) Authenticity with bespoke furniture
Hotels have become less of a temporary shelter for guests, whilst they explore new and exciting destinations, and more of a new and exciting destination in themselves. The shift in the way hotels are being chosen and used by customers has led to the need to make them stand out. A faceless room without personality will not give them the needed nudge to pick a hotel. How do you inject this personality into your hotel? As well as many other techniques, bespoke personalised furniture and interiors.
(Source: www.curtisfurniture.co.uk)

4) Rose Quartz and Serenity
Global colour authority Pantone surprised the design community by naming not one but two colours for the 2016 edition of its Colour of the Year forecast. The pastel pink Rose Quartz and powder blue Serenity may seem like a sugary sweet selection but according to Pantone, the pairing is in fact part of a more unilateral approach to colour—a commentary on the current societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity.
Following Pantone’s prediction, British wallpaper brand Graham & Brown’s 2016 forecast was full of dusty pinks and pale blues enlivened with warm metallic accents.

5) Warm metals
Particularly effective in the bathroom and kitchen space, rose gold, brass, copper and gold will continue to dominate in 2016. Golds and brass tones warm up a space, and reflective surfaces bounce light around a room. Using a few well-chosen pieces as accents helps to create an up market ambience in a room. According to London-based interior designer, Gemma Gordon-Duff of Gordon–Duff & Linton, it helps to pair these tones with raw, natural materials such as marble and wood. “Good quality materials like this are a great investment because they will never go out of style,” she advises.

Luxury Bathroom Collection

Luxury Bathroom Collection

6) 70’s Vibes
1970s-inspired furnishings are set to make a comeback in 2016 according to New York-based hospitality designer and entrepreneur Stacy Garcia. “The relaxed, free-spirited nature of that era has been attractive to the fashion industry and has quickly moved towards interiors as well. Many design elements of the 70s were bold, raw and globally-fuelled, as a response to the changing social and political environment of that time.”
Fabrics, furnishings and decorative items are incorporating updated 70’s flair, with revivals of Eames designs, and other 70’s staples such as Parker Knoll and Ercol having a revival on the high street.

 

Next time you check in to a hotel, try and spot some of these interior design features!

 

Hopefully these trends can also inspire your interior design choices in your home this year.

 


Happy Birthday Liz!

Wow, we cannot believe that our Queen Elizabeth has turned 90 today.

In celebration, our colour of the week is ROYAL blue!

You can find the following products – and more – over on our website www.ziggiziggi.com

Blue Martini Glass

Blue Martini Glass

Blue beauty vase

Blue Beauty Vase

Blue Confetti Soap Dispenser

Blue Confetti Soap Dispenser

 

We have a variety of stunning blue products which add an air of elegance to any bathroom, dining, or living room.