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Bathrooms

Faux Leather: The New Trend

Ziggiziggi has launched its new range of luxury Kyoto freestanding bathroom accessories. This range of Italian accessories by Gedy uses faux leather to create a decadent look which is also cruelty-free.

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Why is faux leather so current?

Following Armani’s lead in 2016, the CEO of Gucci has pledged to go fur-free in 2018. Luxury brands such as Stella McCartney and Joseph Altuzarra have also used faux leather on their runways. These trends aren’t just confined to the runways, as interior designers are becoming more savvy with the materials they use, focusing on materials that help to conserve the planet and its animals.

Faux leather and faux furs are becoming a huge hit as animal-free products are more sustainable, eco-friendly and ethical.

There are several other advantages of using faux leather products, as they are cheaper than animal hides, more durable and there are a number of different types and varieties. The faux leather market is clearly one to watch, as new versions are being developed such as ocean leather from kelp and cork leather from oak trees.

From tumblers to pedal bins, laundry baskets to soap dispensers, the Kyoto range has everything you’d need for a luxury bathroom with leather-look accents. So if you’re giving your bathroom a revamp, why not give the Kyoto accessory range a try for luxury style which is cruelty-free.

The Kyoto range is available here.
Comes in colours white, tan and chocolate.

New S6 Collection

Our new collection of S6 bathroom accessories, by Sonia, are the perfect finishing touch for any contemporary bathroom.

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These black and white bathroom accessories create a bold statement as black absorbs whilst white reflects. The use of monochrome accents is effective in giving your bathroom clean lines and a luxury feel.

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The accessories are made from brass with a matte black finish for high quality and up to the minute style.

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These simple accessories are bold, striking and modern, yet also have a timeless feel. They are the perfect finishing touch to any style of bathroom.

 

 

 

 

Give monochrome a go with our stunning new collection of S6 accessories, to check them out CLICK HERE 

 

Check Out Our New Range of Bathroom Accessories by Nova

We are always on the lookout for new products to add to our website, and we get super excited whenever we discover new gems.

Our latest find, and newest addition to our website, is the Nova range by Zone of Denmark.

Our Nova range includes soap dispensers, tumblers, pedal bins and toilet brushes. These products have a Nordic style, with clean lines and an elegant design.

Nova Range by Zone of Denmark

Nova Range by Zone of Denmark

The vision of Danish designer Thomas Dudzinsk, these products have been designed with rounded bases and soft-touch surfaces to create a sleek, sculptural look. If you’re looking to give your bathroom a new lease of life, these products are the perfect solution to modernising your bathroom without breaking the bank.

These products only come in black and grey tones so are the perfect match to any bathroom (or even any kitchen and utility room as well if you really love them!)

You can find the new collection of Nova accessories by clicking HERE.

And to explore our whole collection of products by Zone of Denmark, click HERE

 

 

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.

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!

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.

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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.

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.

Don’t waste hours in front of the mirror… life hacks for a speedy beauty regime

Our Stargaze Colour Changing LED Mirror is a breath taking feature for any bathroom. We wouldn’t be surprised if you took your time to get ready in the mornings whilst enjoying the mesmerising colours of this luxury mirror. In fact, whatever the mirror, women have a habit of taking too long to get ready.

 

Stargaze Colour Changing LED Mirror

Stargaze Colour Changing LED Mirror

Unfortunately, women are constantly victim to criticism from their other halves for this weakness. But who can blame a girl for wanting to take her time to get ready at a leisurely pace in front of the bathroom mirror? If you’re reading this and instantly identify with the daily struggle of taking too long to get ready, then we’ve got some nifty time-saving tips for you.

 

1.    Lipstick problems

Avoid painstakingly lining your lips and filling them in perfectly with lipstick. We all know the struggle. Going over the liner and looking like you’ve turned into a duck, wiping it off and starting over, and repeating the process all over again. Avoid this struggle by switching to a lip gloss. A swipe of the stuff can instantly give you fuller lips and it can even be applied while you’re on the move!

 

2.    Eyelash trick

False lashes can be great when you’ve got hours to spare, but who’s got time for that in the mornings? Try this equally effective trick to lengthen your lashes: apply a layer of mascara, apply talc to the lashes, and then apply a second layer of mascara over the top. Works every time for thick, long lashes.

 

3.    The perfect flick

Eye liner flicks can be the bane of your life when you get one eye right and then can’t seem to get the other to match. Try marking the points where you want your flicks to end and then draw on the eye liner up to the points. This way you’re guaranteed two matching flicks.

 

4.    Forget the toner

Toners and moisturisers simply lead to time being wasted as you wait for your face to dry. Try using a face wash which will leave your skin cleansed and replenished and once washed off you can dry your face with a towel rather than waiting for your moisturiser/toner to dry for what seems like an age.

 

5.    Ditch the foundation

Foundation tends to be thick and difficult, taking time to blend evenly into the skin. Try a tinted moisturiser or simply a concealer and bronzer to save you time getting that flawless complexion.

 

So there we have it. Some beauty hacks to stop you spending hours getting ready in front of the mirror. But of course, if you have the time, then spend as long as you like because our mirrors really are stunning and deserve to be used for hours!

 

This article is featured on the Stargaze mirror product page – CLICK HERE to check it out.

 

Not On The Sunday Times Rich List?

Style Your Bathroom like a Millionaire

Did you get a look at last weekend’s Sunday Times Rich List? Don’t let it get you down, because in fact, if you earn an annual net income of £25,300 or more, you are in the top 1% of earners in the world! Well who says we can’t all live like millionaires too?!

So why not style your bathroom like a millionaire this Spring season with a bit of help from Ziggiziggi.

For true opulence, we recommend going to our Swarovski range. The frosted glass, bejewelled soap dispenser is one not to be missed. As are the tumbler holder and wall fitted toilet brush. In fact, check out the whole Swarovski range here: http://bit.ly/1z5Xg8M.

If the luxury Rich List style is what you’re all about, then you might not be able to resist our most expensive, high quality product. The Glow Backlit Mirror adds light and ambience to your bathroom, with subtle curves and soft lighting which is sensor activated. At £495.00 this bathroom accessory is a guaranteed talking piece and will wow your friends and family with its simplicity and sophistication.

So why not give the luxurious lifestyle a go? At Ziggiziggi we offer products to suit all tastes and will happily advise you if you have some styling questions.

Swarovski bathroom collection

 

Swarovski Soap dispenser – http://www.ziggiziggi.com/PRD_ProductDetail.aspx?cid=824&prodid=5690&Product=Swarovski-S8-Soap–Lotion-Dispenser

Swarovski Tumbler holder – http://www.ziggiziggi.com/PRD_ProductDetail.aspx?cid=824&prodid=5689&Product=Swarovski-S8-Tumbler-Holder

Swarovski Toilet brush – http://www.ziggiziggi.com/PRD_ProductDetail.aspx?cid=824&prodid=5692&Product=Swarovski-S8-Wall-Fitted-Toilet-Brush

Glow Backlit mirror – http://www.ziggiziggi.com/PRD_ProductDetail.aspx?ProdID=5431