We’re a few weeks into the covid-19 lockdown and we wanted to let you know what we’re doing to continue running the business during this time.
Firstly, Lucy and Martha who run the business on a day to day basis, are working from home. They’re working around family commitments but between them are able to get back to enquiries, send out personalised prints, design a few new prints and keep the Instagram feed alive.
Our amazing dispatch team, a family run firm based in Essex, are continuing to pack up and dispatch all our orders. They’ve put in place a range of measures to ensure both their safety and the safety of our customers. They’re social distancing in the warehouse, having frequent hygiene breaks, leaving deliveries for 48 hours before unpacking and disinfecting all work stations at least once a day.
All this means that we’re able to continue dispatching your fabulous orders, for which we’re very grateful.
But all this does mean sometimes things are a little delayed. This may be a problem our end, enquiries are responded to a little later because of other work or family commitments, or it may be a problem with a very busy Royal Mail or a supplier being shut. Whatever the hiccup, we’re working through them and thank you for your patience. Most importantly we thank you, for continuing to ‘shop small’ at this time and support our independent business.
If there’s anything else you think we could be doing, then please do let us know via our ‘Contact Us’ page.
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REMEMBER REMEMBER: The friends you’ve made and the experiences you’ve had at university have undoubtedly changed your life. At the moment you remember every tiny detail, but over the next few years new stories will inevitably take over. Find a way to take some of your favourite memories with you. Maybe ask your friends to sign something, write a message for you somewhere or pose for photos in some of your favourite places. If you want to take your Uni memories with you wherever you go have a look at the LucyLovesThis print of your town. Dozens of Lucy’s prints can even be personalised to add the road name of your student home.
Spring has sprung and with it come the new interiors trends. While some (llama print wallpaper) we’re not so keen on, there’s a clean and simple look that’s been catching our eye. The monochrome home has popped up in a few collections. Paired with some tropical greenery (long live the greenery trend of 2018!) this graphical look puts the emphasis on great shape, design and pattern. Check out some of our favourite purveyors of the monochrome look below.
Sass and Belle: The monochrome look is all about the accessories and Sass and Belle have a great selection. This Black and Geo Isla Planter picks up the monochrome theme and gives you a handy place to hang the aforementioned tropical greenery that will complete your look.
@oldsaltfarm: Kierste Wade lives in a farmhouse in upstate New York and is keeping her monochrome gentle and natural. Her insta feed is a great place for inspiration for those who aren’t quite ready to plumb the darkest depths of black décor. Black and white ginghams, slate and blackboard accessories keep her look light, airy and add a nice twist to a traditional country look.
Ikea: Those Swedish design geniuses have plenty of monochrome looks for you, particularly in their tablewear department. However, our absolute favourite item is their black and white Stockholm rug which adds a splash of graphic class to your room without overwhelming it.
Love Frankie: If you think monochrome is all straight lines and stripes think again. The ever-playful Love Frankie sell this great selection of palm tree serving plates which add some fun to the world of black and white.
@the.kate.edit on the other end of the spectrum from @oldsaltfarm is interior blogger Kate Learmonth. Her house is SERIOUSLY monochrome. Dramatic blacks are paired with animal hides and plenty of gold to amazing effect. The full-on luxury looks might not be for everyone, but there are some great ideas for how to mix patterns on her Instagram.
If you’ve caught the black and white bug, take a look at our frames, they come with a smooth matt finish, perfect for highlighting your favourite artworks (and your LucyLovesThis prints of course).