I'm Erica Davies, and for all of my professional life, I have worked in fashion. I love clothes, putting outfits together, accessorising, the high street, vintage pieces, working out how else to style existing favourites—all of it. I have spent the past 20 years putting together outfits for editorials and photo shoots and know instinctively how to put print and colour combinations together.
However, interior design is, without a doubt, my passion. And I think there is a very fine thread linking the worlds of fashion and furniture together. If you can put together an outfit, I reckon you can put together a room. Mix all of that with the fact that I’ve lived in and decorated five homes of my own (not including all the student flats and temporary stop-gaps!). I've gained practical experience in creating different schemes, made mistakes along the way but also become confident in my décor style choices and—much like with an outfit—can tell when a room feels "right."
Erica Davies's home
Sharing my home on Instagram has given me lots of opportunities, not least finding a like-minded community of maximalists and colour lovers and also the chance to create my own homewear collection for QVC. I am just as likely to find something I love for my home in Sainsbury's as I am in an antique shop. So many amazing home discoveries can be made in supermarkets as well as on the high street.
Most recently, Mango became the latest high-street brand to launch its own interiors collection, and with so many of us still spending so much time at home, I thought I would share favourite summer shopping buys right now. Garden party for six, coming right up.
Mango Vichy Cotton Cushion Case Set (£30)
Bringing a little touch of Provence to your sofa.
H&M Broderie Duvet Cover Set (£60)
Crisp white bedding is always a winner. This comes with fashionable broderie detail.
H&M Handmade Earthenware Jug (£20)
A stunning marbled mug for drinks… or peonies.
H&M Poster (£9)
A minimal print to add to a gallery wall or alone in a neutral space.
Marks and Spencer Artificial Small Fig Leaf Tree in Pot (£30)
A stylish faux plant that requires absolutely no maintenance at all!
Marks and Spencer Tropical Jungle Large Lemon Picnic Platter (£8)
Add a touch of kitsch to a picnic spread with this lemon platter.
Marks and Spencer Lemon Picnic Blanket (£10)
When life gives you lemons, lay down a picnic on them.
Arket Linnea Andersson Blanket (£69)
Throw this blanket over a sofa to add some sunshine to your space.
Arket Cotton Beach Blanket (£17)
Stripy towel: the ultimate holiday vibe, even in your garden!
John Lewis & Partners Venice Reclining Armchair (£85)
The perfect addition to the perfect outdoor reading spot.
John Lewis & Partners 2-Seater Salsa Garden Table & Chairs Set (£213)
Garden chairs that can’t fail to bring cheer. Even in a minimal garden, the yellow will pop.
La Redoute Obole Metal Fire Pit (£240)
La Redoute Quevedo Resin Cactus, Small Size (£199)
If the real McCoy is a bit too much to handle, try the ceramic version.
Rose and Grey Decorative Dinner Plate (£28)
Rose and Grey Large Rectangular Paned Mirror (£185)
The perfect outdoor mirror for all those garden selfies.
Curated Grey Cheeky White Bum Vase (£55)
This cheeky vase is definitely no bum purchase! Add dried flowers for an Instagram-worthy moment.
Sainsbury's Home Stockholm Cork Drinks Dispenser (£13)
Practical and stylish for all those rule-of-six garden parties!
Sainsbury's Solar 10L Bronze Caged Bulb String (£25)
Whatever your space, festoon lighting will always give off those holiday vibes.
Amara Premium Sling Chair (£199)
Deckchairs simply don’t get any chicer than this one.
Sunnylife Beach Sounds Radio (£45)
Whether you’re socialising in a garden or a park, a little bit of mood music will always go down well.
Beaumont Jungle Vinyl Floor Mat (£110)
A practical floor solution as well as helping create a zoned seating or eating area in your garden.
Zara Aged Stoneware Floral Print Tableware (£16)
Beautiful, vintage-style crockery that will mix and match with other pieces.
Lex Pott Shaped Double Candles (£30)
Instagram’s coolest candle shape in a whole host of colours.
Anthropologie Set of 4 Gigi Bamboo Melamine Dinner Plates (£32)
Practical dining solutions for outdoor living.
Oliver Bonas Palma Green Gin Glasses Set of Two (£23)
The ultimate in gin o’clock accoutrements. Apart from the gin, obviously.
Next up, see all of Mango's new interior collection.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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