When it comes to dressing your home with decorative pieces and delightful scents, Westholme Interiors makes sure to cover all areas.
And as the warmer weather draws in, those looking to design their living spaces to match the seasonal changes are spoilt for choice.
Boasting a selection of soft furnishings for that added touch of comfort and captivating, unique lighting to create stylish ambience, the Aberdeen-based interior retailer provides products which are perfectly-suited to all homes.
Not only that, but owner Nikki Brown is forever aiming to keep the collections as current as they possibly can be by introducing new products on a regular basis.
Nikki shines the spotlight firmly on the exclusivity of their offering, sharing her thoughts on the growing popularity of home fragrances, and why they are an important aspect to remember when styling the inside of your property.
She said: “I’ve found that home scents are now becoming increasingly popular and there’s a huge market for scented ranges.
“Because of this, we want to make sure we’re offering a variety to suit everyone’s different preferences, while ensuring the products remain exclusive.
“One of our recent additions to the home fragrance collection is the Anoq diffusers, which are a bit more unique in comparison to others on the market.
“Traditional diffusers contain reeds which soak up the fragrance oil and disperse the scent into the air, while each item in this collection has been designed primarily to be used as a home accessory rather than just for scenting the home.
“Each piece consists of a wooden base topped with an attractive ceramic sculpture, including delicate flowers and seashells.
“The products are extremely versatile, elegant and can be placed in any room, which is what’s so great about them.
“I’d say the Bluelagoon piece is best suited in a bathroom or washroom because of its distinctive shell features, while the floral diffusers would look great in any other space, including a hallway and seating area.
“You can also choose whether or not you’d like to perfume them with the accompanying Anoq perfume home spray.
“There’s a selection of six scents that can be purchased separately, and you simply spray these directly on your accessory. The fragrance lasts for around one month if you spray it two to three times every couple of days as instructed.
Nikki added: “People are always trying to add something a bit different to their interior spaces so I think it’s really important for us to continue to provide unique pieces like these.
“The Anoq diffuser products demonstrate how home fragrances can also be decorative, and have a number of different functions.”
Having mentioned that people now favour their homes bursting with fresh aromas throughout, Nikki said that specific scents are best-suited to particular rooms.
“Most of the time people will allow a perfume to make its way throughout their home if they happen to love a particular scent, but I’d definitely say that certain rooms should be met with different fragrances.
“Because my favourite scents have sweet and fruity notes, I’d place a citrus-like fragrance in one of my home’s main rooms like the kitchen or lounge.
“Whereas a more woody and pine-like aroma is better suited for the likes of a bathroom.
“But at the end of the day, it’s all down to someone’s preferred taste.”
Nikki recently spent time with fellow business-owner Amy Alexander of Strichen-based Kaerlig Beauty, exploring scented soaps which she hopes may be something they can collaborate on in the future. Kaerlig Beauty’s products are showcased in classic and beautifully-presented glass, screen-printed bottles. Speaking about the process involved in making scents, Nikki emphasised her love for learning about fellow local designers, artists and businesses.
“We already stock a range of five standard Kaerlig soaps on our website, so Amy and I decided to get together so she could show me how she makes her products. Owning a business, I think it’s important you understand the products you are selling and what better way to do so than learning first hand.
“The process involved hand-making the organic oils, which are then cooked, and this forms the basis for choosing the end product’s base, medium and top notes.
“We played around with these for a while and I really like a citrus scent, so lime and grapefruit were two I loved.
“I enjoy being able to look for and working with a variety of different businesses now that the company is a bit more established.
“In the earlier stages it was a case of building our own image before we would be able to shift focus on to others, but now we want to help those that aren’t as widely known in the UK to get their names heard.”
Although not north-east based, Nikki has also collaborated with a number of other businesses so far including Made by Yasmin and Soul Candles.
The business owner admitted that Westholme Interiors has a number of exciting projects in the pipeline.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a gift that friends and loved ones are sure to cherish and put to good use, or simply want to add a refreshing perfume to your own family setting, there are various fantastic products expected to launch in the near future.
She said: “There’s always something exciting in the works.
“We’ll be releasing a brand new pink candle with another scent that is exclusive to us alone and we’re expecting to start working alongside a range of new suppliers from all over as well.
“We’ll also be launching a range of garden accessories, which ties in perfectly with this time of year when people are looking to spend more time outdoors.
“And if anyone fancies having a browse of our Christmas series before anyone else, we’re hosting a preview launch of the collection at the Chester Hotel in October. It’s our most popular range so we’re hoping there’s a good turnout at the event.”
For more information and to view Westholme Interiors’ full collection of products visit www.westholmeinteriors.com