Spring Flings with Chiara Merullo

Spring and the promise of opportunity is finally here. The days are getting longer, the sky is getting brighter and there is the glimmer of hope on the horizon. Now we can start to plan and prep for the future, what is tempting you out of hibernation? We speak to our expert insider, Chiara Merullo, to see what her ultimate spring picks would be. 

Estrella Placemats - The Colombia Collective

ESTRELLA WOVEN PLACEMATS
“When you spend a lot of your day admiring the most some of the most tempting placemats in the land, its difficult not to wonder which would be your ultimate. I’ve admired Sandra’s intricacy, got lost in Narino’s swirls but I always come back to Estrella. There is something so fun and playful about them - just the mood I want to embrace at the moment.”
Classic Woven Fans - The Colombia Collective
CLASSIC WOVEN FAN
“Brand new and I’m already fan-girling. I love the bold simplicity, the gentle curves and ridges, but most of all their versatility. These fans aren’t just for the beach - I’ll be using mine as table favours at my long overdue wedding and then hanging any favourites on my wall as decorative reminders.”
Conchita Woven Bowl - The Colombia Collective
 
CONCHITA WOVEN BOWL
“I have been eyeing up this the red version of this scalloped beauty for months and finally it has arrived. I can’t wait to pop some vibrant lemon and limes in and showcase it pride of place on my kitchen table. A reminder of exotic plains and the fun to come.”

 

Cautro Tetas Basket Bag - The Colombia Collective
CUATRO TETAS BASKET BAG
It feels a long time since I could justify using a handbag rather than just popping my keys in my pocket. I’ll be making the most of it with an eye-catching Cuatro Tetas. I can imagine this perfectly paired with a loose spring dress for pub garden drinks, but while we await the festivities I will leave it to be admired on my shelf. ”
Fuscia Pink Silk Cocoon Earrings - The Colombia Collective

SILK COCOON EARRINGS

“I am lover of colour at the best of times but now more than ever, I want to embrace the bright and beautiful. Having forgone jewellery for so long, these light and fluttery earrings are just the ticket. The fuscia pink is a total standout - I hope it will provide some much-needed colour against my pasty skin.        

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Sandra Napkin Rings - The Colombia Collective

SANDRA WOVEN NAPKIN RINGS

Al fresco dining is something I’m planning much more of, but that means I have to think logically as well as aesthetically. My Matilda Goade napkins won’t last long in the English breeze without these Sandra napkin rings to - quite literally - pull them together. Thankfully, these are just as pleasing to the eye as they are practical.                                                                                

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Narino Woven Tote - The Colombia Collective

NARINO WOVEN TOTE

I don’t think I’m the only one to be won over by this tote-tally delightful basket bag. Of course, it will be first on my packing list for my long-awaited beach holiday but in the meantime its going to be the sneaky provider of many a Mary Poppins-style park-bench picnic.                                                                 

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WAYUU POM POM TASSELS 

No matter the season, these always manage to tempt me. They’re quite simply the ultimate pick-me-up, adding a bit of flair to anything and everything. I’ve already got the red and orange hanging against a navy blue door but I think a lighter cream could be the perfect addition to my collection.                     

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