Life has certainly been a little bit different for all of us around the world over the past months. We have all been in our homes much more than usual and it's good to have things around us that give us positive emotions .
Our Hettie collections have been inspired by the wonderful things we see around us every day and are inspired by our local British landscape. All of the materials used reflect the natural tones found within the British countryside for country style living with high quality accessories inspired by nature.
We are so fortunate to live and work in the stunning Warwickshire countryside. We can walk out of our front door onto paths leading to the river and the woods . It is so important to take in everything around you - especially during the lockdown period . Always look up too ! I always find the skies and clouds fascinating and love looking up through the trees and their leaves and blossom .
My phone is full of photos of things that I see whilst out walking ! Flowers , horses , sunlight on the path ahead of me and the fields and river bank . Positive emotions everywhere and a genuine feeling of gratefulness for the simple things which don't cost anything.
Have you heard of the concept of biophilic design ? The word biophilia means love of living things. Nature design makes us feel good because people are born with the connection to nature, and humans are attracted to all that is alive and vital .
Colour empowerment has been instrumental in human evolution and survival since time immemorial. It enabled our ancestors to identify danger, locate food, water and other useful resources.
Five to twenty minutes in a biophilic environment can trigger a positive restorative response. These reactions are swift, automatic and unconscious include:
• Decrease in blood pressure, heart rate and the stress hormone
• An increase in self-esteem and mood
• Enhanced cognitive function, concentration and memory
So - why not Escape to the Country with Hettie ? Explore our three collections and bring the countryside into your home and fill you with positive emotions
Inspired by the delights of the enchanting British landscape, Hettie launched an exclusive trinity collection range; Woodland, Riverside and Spa. Themed to evoke our favourite memories of the UK's stunning countryside, the collection is designed to recreate feelings of bliss drawn from the natural world and surroundings.
Our pieces - which include scarves, cushions, throws and hats are all steeped in rich tones - help bring the ethereal beauty of the countryside into your own home.
Our lovely Woodland collection is inspired by our adventures in the woods. Calm and quiet, but full of changing life. We wanted to capture the stunning backdrop of the trees against the glorious flowers and leaves which change throughout the seasons. We created this collection to remind us of the feelings we have when walking in the woods.
Did you know that after a walk in the woods your focus and attention significantly improves? This is because nature shifts our minds to a more relaxed and passive mode, allowing our concentration to replenish. A good walk in the woods gives the necessary boost to cope with the demands of everyday life.
Whether you love soft, pastel lavender or richer, darker bluebell tones, our Woodland Collection sends you back to your favourite spot in the woods. From cushions and scarves made from ethically sourced wool to your everyday crossbody bag, you will be reminded of nature's peaceful stillness everywhere you go.
The gorgeous Hettie Riverside collection is inspired by our stunning riverside walks with the dogs and the colours of nature all around us. Feeling very at peace near the water and we love to sit on the riverbank and watch the world meander by.
"Water is life’s matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.” – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, M.D. Discoverer of Vitamin C
As humans, we’re naturally drawn to areas with water. Contact with water induces a meditative state that makes us happier, healthier, calmer, more creative, and more capable of awe.
With a colour palette of greens and neutrals , our Riverside Collection will take you to a place to relax and experience happiness. In your home create a calm space , and let our country style accessories remind you of nature , energy and balance.
And the Hettie Spa collection has been inspired by our local spa town of Leamington Spa , and the wonderful towns and villages of the Cotswolds nearby
Stunning architecture , wide boulevards , regency details and doors , and the famous honey or golden glow of the stone architecture have inspired our palette for this collection. It also reminds us of the spa buildings that provide space for relaxation and recuperation.
Cotwsold stone is famous for it's honey or golden glow , but did you know the colour of the stone varies depending where it was quarried ? Moving towards the centre of the Cotswold area the stone becomes more golden , and by the time you reach Bath in the south , it is a creamy-white colour with grey hues.
Our Spa Collection contains calming and soothing blues, promoting serenity and contemplation in your home and on our lifestyle accessories for your everyday life.
Escape to the country with our Hettie collections and let nature inspire you And keep up with the Hettie lifestyle on our weekly journal here