Ted Baker – Designer Focus

ted baker designer towels

Ted Baker Designer Focus. Ted Baker was formed in 1987 by Ray Kelvin. He had started his career in fashion by working in his uncle's menswear shop in Enfield at the age of 11, he went on to found the Ted Baker brand in 1988 when he opened a shop specialising in men's shirts in Glasgow. Further stores in Manchester and Nottingham quickly followed and by 1990 there were stores in Soho, Covent Garden & Leeds.

In 1991, the brand launched its Oxford Shirt collection which was an immediate success, this success was built on to develop the Ted Baker brand which by 1995 included Ted Baker for Women and Ted Baker Lite lines. Ted Baker opened its first store in the USA in 1998.
By 1999 the Ted Baker brand started to add to its range with products outside of fashion, with a new women’s fragrance. Its online store was also launched. New product lines followed including jewellery, childrenswear, grooming products, eyewear and, of course, homewares.

Ted Baker is a now global lifestyle brand offering fashion, homeware and everything in between. A superior quality British brand, Ted Baker is famed for its quirky design and a distinctive use of pattern & colour.

We are delighted to be stocking a stunning new range of super quality Ted Baker towels, all 100% Cotton 500gsm.

ted baker opal geo towels
tes baker tessallating t towels



Soak in the luxury of softs towels with Ted’s Tessellating T print. As sumptuous as they are stylish, the refreshed design sees Ted’s signature ‘T’ print repeated on luxurious towels in shades of dusky pink, soft grey and opulent white.


For a more striking feel in your bathroom, wrap yourself warm in Ted’s Mash Up towel. Featuring statement geometrics in soothing pastel hues, it’s the perfect companion to help you relax and unwind.


Add finesse to your evening unwind with Ted’s Opal Geo towel. Statement florals are contrasted with stylish geometrics to create a bespoke set of towels that add a touch of flair to your bathroom.

Rita Ora – Designer Focus

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Rita Ora Designer Focus.

Rita Ora was born in 1990 in Pristina, SFR Yugoslavia, (now Kosovo) to Albanian parents. Her family left Kosovo for political reasons to settle in London in 1991 when Rita was a baby. She began singing at an early age and later attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School of performing arts. Rita began signing in her father’s pub to later release covers on YouTube where she was spotted.

Rita rose to prominence in February 2012 when she featured on the UK’s number one single from DJ Fresh, Hot Right Now. Her debut album was release 6 months later and made it to number one in the UK’s album chart. A Brit award for the British Breakthrough Act followed, Her second hit album Phoenix, was released 6 years later.


In January 2014, Adidas announced a designer collaboration with Rita for their line of casual sports clothing Adidas Originals. Ora designed her own apparel collections for the brand, including footwear and accessories.

In 2016, she collaborated with the Italian fashion brand, Tezenis, on a lingerie collection.

2018, Ora co-designed a capsule shoe collection with the Italian footwear designer, Giuseppe Zanotti.

After appearing as the face of Escada, Ora co-designed her own collection with the brand in 2019.

In February 2020 Rita Ora launched her first interior home collection with a focus on luxurious bedding and accessories.

“I’m so excited to launch my first bedding collection. Interiors are a passion of mine and it’s been fun to be able to incorporate my favourite things into the designs. As I have a hectic schedule, I love being able to relax in beautiful bedding and the collection encapsulates luxury, style and comfort!" Rita Ora

The vibrant, modern and comfortable collection, which embodies Rita’s vivacious spirit, features six unique designs that will be sure to add a touch of style and drama to any bedroom. Each design is inspired by one of Rita’s many loves and reflects the glamorous, edgy style she is renowned for.

The alluring designs include the Portobello bedding set, inspired by Rita’s admiration of marble and precious stones, which mimics the beautiful qualities of crystals, incorporating soft faded ombres on plush crinkled satin. The opulent Medina design, with chiffon ruffles edged in glistening sequins, reflects Rita’s love of jewels and sparkle, as the soft floaty feathers on the tranquil Pristina design brings her Hollywood glamour to life.

Other designs in the collection are inspired by Rita’s adoration of florals, such as the dreamy Florentina design featuring hand painted blooms in a soft pink hue and the intricately gathered satin pleats in the Tirana design, which nod to the flowing organic shapes of petals on a rose. Whilst the stunning Latimer bedding adorned with beautiful blossoms and delicately printed crystals, signifies her passion for traditional oriental artwork.

The designs are available in Single, Double, King and Super King sizes with complementary pillowcases. To add further glamour to the bed sets, all designs have accompanying decorative cushions and throws, adorned in embellishments and lavish trimmings to complete the luxurious look. A peek of some of what we have on offer is below. Click on any image to see the full range.


Escape to an oriental inspired sanctuary where you can dream of faraway lands in the stunning Latimer bedlinen. Beautiful blossoms adorned with delicately printed crystals flow across a silky soft sateen, in dreamy shades of rich teal blue and pale grey. Add the opulent Azur throw for added luxury, deep blue mixes with ombre grey creating a truly indulgent throw. A selection of embellished, velvet and fur cushions finish this striking design perfectly.


This stunning Tirana bedlinen features a beautiful panel of constructed satin pleats, intricately gathered into delicate curves. These sumptuous pleats in deep charcoal grey continue onto the pillows and cushion creating a striking textured effect. For added luxury, combine with the Emina throw, a super soft faux fur in deep charcoal grey that adds depth and indulgence, and is finished with a sparkling diamante trim for a touch of glamour. Finish with an array of sumptuous embellished cushions.


Soft and dreamy, Rita’s Florentina bed linen features large hand painted blooms in soft hues of dusky pinks and warm rose printed on a soft, caramel sateen. A beautiful layer of delicate shimmering sequins adds a magical touch of sparkle. Add more luxury with the sumptuous Emina fur throw, a stunning dusky pink soft fur trimmed with a glamorous diamante embellishment. Complete the look with an indulgent array of embellished cushions.


Drift off into a sleepy slumber amongst soft, floaty feathers. Inspired by Rita’s red-carpet couture dresses, this beautiful design will transform your bedroom into a peaceful, calming sanctuary. Uniquely created from original photography, these sumptuous feathers are printed onto crisp, white cotton sateen. Add a selection of sparkling diamante cushions along with the co-ordinating Pristina velvet cushion and luxuriously soft Lorent fur throw for added glamour.


Dramatic and moody, the stunning Portobello bedlinen will add drama and impact to your bedroom. Deep, rich inky tones fade across soft textured satin into beautifully soft chalky pinks. Inspired by Rita’s love of beautiful marbles and delicate agates, stunning mineral tones combine with luxurious velvets, soft silky satins and crystals in deep jewel tones. Add to the indulgent look with the sumptuous Lavanta throw, where delicate marble is printed onto luxuriously soft velvet, in tones of deep purples and pale silvers. Complete the exquisite look with diamond encrusted velvet cushions.


Drift off to sleep in the dreamy Medina bedlinen. Delicately pleated ruffles of chiffon edged in glistening silver sequins, sit on a beautifully soft oyster satin. The dazzling sequin embellished ruffles continue onto the cushions and an exquisite throw, creating a truly opulent statement. For even more glamour, add the super sparkly diamante embellished cushions, Crista and Serenity.

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Cath Kidston – Designer Focus

Cath Kidston Designer Focus

Cath Kidston is known as the ‘Home of Modern Vintage’. Founded in 1993, her first store in West London, sold hand embroidered tea towels, vintage fabric and renovated car boot finds. Cath began to design her own fabrics and nostalgic designs where she gave a modern twist to vintage design. Her spots, strawberries, roses and cowboys soon became her signature designs.

Cath Kidston British Birds Duvet Cover Set

By 2013, Cath Kidston had 136 stores including her flagship store on Piccadilly and including 4 stores in China, there are currently over 200 stores in over 16 countries. Appearing on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs programme, Kidston described her shops as provoking a 'Marmite reaction': "People either love it and want a little bit of it very much, or want to stab us”.

Cath Kidston is now a much-loved British lifestyle brand offering colourful and witty prints all designed by an in-house design team. Their product range includes bags, accessories fashion and homeware.

We are delighted to now be stocking the new 2020 range of stunning bedding from Cath Kidston, from the classic and sophisticated Washed Rose in on trend grey to the classic vintage print of Twilight garden.  We also stock co-ordinating cushions for the complete vintage chic look together with a range of classic design lined, pencil pleat curtains, each available with matching tie backs.

Cath Kidston British Birds Duvet Cover Set

Cath Kidston Vintage Bunch Duvet Cover Set

Cath Kidston Mimosa Flower Lined Pencil Pleat Curtains

Cath Kidston Twilight Garden Duvet Cover Set

Cath Kidston Washed Rose Duvet Cover Set

Cath Kidston Garden Rose Lined Pencil Pleat Curtains

Sophie Allport – Designer Focus

Sophie Allport Designer Focus. Sophie was born and raised in rural Lincolnshire where she developed her love for the countryside, within a couple of years of her graduation, with a degree in graphic design and illustration, she was showing her first illustrations at London's Country Living Fair.

In 2007 she founded her online business with her brother Jem, and within 10 years they had their first brick & mortar shop in Stamford, Lincolnshire close to the home of the business and where Sophie, inspired by her love of nature, creates and paints all of her company's elegant product designs. The brand has quickly gained a following to become a firm British favourite.

The business today produces a diverse range of  products from fine bone china which is made and hand finished in Stoke-on-Trent, to kitchenware, stationery, homeware, gifts and of course,  bedding sets

We are delighted to be stocking some of Sophie's fabulous designs, our full range of Sophie Allport bedding sets can be found here or click on the images below.

Sophie Allport Bees Bedding Set

Sophie Allport Bees bedding sets, featuring stylish bee motifs on a soft duck egg background. Matching granite throw and feather filled cushion also available.

Sophie Allport Flamingo Bedding Set

Sophie Allport Flamingos bedding has fun flamingo illustrations which highlight the elegant long necks and quirky shapes of this beautiful ballerina bird. The punchy pink hues of the watercolor flamingo motifs against the optic white base will add a fresh and feminine looks to your room.

Sophie Allport Hares Bedding Set

Sophie Allport Hares bedding featuring racing hares on a white/natural background. This fabulous range includes a matching throw and a Chase Your Dreams cushion available to buy seperately.

Sophie Allport On Safari Bedding Set

Sophie Allport On Safari Bedding Sets. Elephants, giraffes, wildebeests, warthogs, zebras and rhinos all feature on this imaginative printed bedding. Sophie Allport’s hand painted safari motifs were inspired by her childhood holidays to Africa visiting family and will bring the animal kingdom adventures to your bedtime stories.

Sophie Allport Peacock Bedding Set

Sophie Allport Peacock bedding sets. Distinguished by their prominent plumage of feathers, Sophie’s elaborate illustrations on the elegant bedding express the majesty of the peacock and their boastful eye-shaped markings. The clean white 200TC cotton is the perfect base for the iridescent colouring on each bird which rolls from vibrant hues of indigo into shades of emerald, turquoise and aqua blues.

Matching Peacock navy feather filled cushion in luxurious velvet with contrast piping in turquoise. 100% Polyester.

Sophie Allport Sheep Bedding Set

Sophie Allport Sheep bedding sets. Inspired by the flocks of sheep in the fields surrounding Sophie Allport’s home in Lincolnshire, this super soft brushed cotton bedding will send you straight into your dreams in style…with no need for counting those sheep! Sophie has captured the fun and playful characters in her design which features some of Britain’s oldest, native breeds such as the Suffolk and the Jacob.

Matching feather filled ‘Counting Sheep’ cushion features various traditional sheep breeds including the Suffolk, Scottish Black Face and Jacob on a super cosy oatmeal base. Can you spot the baby black lamb?

Sophie Allport Woof Bedding Set

Inspired by man’s best friend, this beautiful Sophie Allport Woof bedding is for everyone who loves dogs! Sophie Allport’s hand painted motifs of dachshunds, springer spaniels, cocker spaniels, black labrador’s, pugs, jack russels and fox red labradors, create the perfect cosy bedroom setting, on 200 thread count cotton base.

NEW for 2020! We have 3 fantastic new ranges of bedding: Coastal Birds, ZSL Elephant & Unicorn. all now available to view here.

Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2019

Last Posting Dates Christmas 2019

With Christmas almost upon us, it’s time to remind our customers of the Royal Mail recommended last posting dates for 2019.

Our cut off time for same day dispatch is 1pm. Orders received after 1pm will be dispatched the next working day.


Wednesday 18th December 2019  – Tracked 48

Friday 20th December 2019 – Tracked 24


Tuesday 10th December 2019 – Cyprus, Malta

Wednesday 11th December 2019 – Eastern Europe

Thursday 12th December 2019 – Australia, Greece, New Zealand & Turkey

Friday 13th December 2019 – Canada, Finland, Italy & USA

Monday 16th December 2019 – Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain & Switzerland.

Wednesday 18th December 2019 – Belgium,  France, Ireland, Luxembourg

Please note that these are not guaranteed. If you country is not listed or should you need any further information, please contact us.