When founder of Mellow Duck, Helen Cook contacted me about a new venture she was setting up-upholstered pods perfect for families like mine, and in my hometown of Ilkley too (I grew up in this tiny town before moving to Leeds), I couldn’t wait to add one to my own home and spread the word on her beautiful new business.
Giving up her job in Edinburgh where she commuted weekly working for a UK Savings Bank, Helen has followed her passion creating stylish, practical and affordable pieces that will enrich your home, whatever your interior design.
The furniture is handcrafted in Leeds, Yorkshire and the pods can be used as pouffes, stools, side tables or even footstools and they come in a wide varieties of shapes, colours and sizes to fit your taste.
I love that the fabrics are inspired by the Yorkshire landscape and feature designs such as Grassington faux suede and dappled Saltaire wool. Music to this Yorkshire lass’s ears!
What’s more they are created with luxurious, stain resistant fabrics that are easy to clean –ideal for those with kids and/or pets and perfect for this little family.
I realise how lucky we are that so much of our home is care of of beautiful companies like Mellow Duck, pieces I select that truly fits our vibrant style and personalities. I like to keep the paint pale with most of the house in almond white, allowing the vibrant art, home furnishings and antiques do the talking!
Here we are enjoying our pod! Love these mother/son photos!
Dress and cardigan c/o Fever London.
Excitingly, I’m also offering a pod from their core range for one lucky Honest Mum reader worth £150 so you can enjoy one too.
Mine is an Ancona (drum shape) worth £150 in purple suede. You can choose from 5 fabric types- suede, dappled wool, bright ‘leather’, plaid & stripe.
Simply enter via Rafflecopter below.
UK entries only.
Ends April 24th 2015 and once you’ve chosen the design, it will take 4 weeks to create your masterpiece. Good luck!