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Interview with Sam Hood, founder of Amara

Sam Hood, Founder of Amara

Sam Hood, Founder of Amara

Gingerlily talks to Sam Hood, founder of luxury e-tail specialist, Amara, to discuss her inspiration behind the Amara brand and her favourite styles for interiors.

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All I want for Christmas is a great night’s sleep! From elegant nightwear to sleek bed linen and cushions, choose from Gingerlily’s extensive collection, and indulge your loved ones at this special time of year.

Our Beauty Box has been a best seller for the last couple of years and is still extremely popular; the ivory housewife pillowcase comes in a beautiful informative gift box with a lovely ribbon making it a great gift.

Gingerlily Beauty Box

Beauty Box – £39

Part of our new Autumn Winter 2016 collection, Peony Vintage Pink, the boudoir cushion looks stunning in any bedroom setting as a bed or chair accessory. Made from 100% Mulberry silk, this woven jacquard design mixes hues of ivory and powdery dusky pink.

Peony boudoir pillowcase

Peony Boudoir pillowcase – £29

Our silk nightdress is made from 100% silk and is available in both ivory and nude. Ultra feminine and extremely soft, it is sold in a lovely gift box making it the perfect present for your loved one. Dressing gowns and pyjamas also available in both colours.

Gingerlily nude nightdress

Silk Nude Nightdress – £155

The Gingerlily black and silver grey eye mask is made of silk and filled with pure silk floss providing the perfect cushioning for your eyes during your sleep.

Gingerlily silk eye mask

Silk eye mask and pouch – £23

Ivory ribbons adorn this beautiful gold pillowcase. Stylish and sophisticated, this Rubans Gold pillowcase is very festive and perfect for the Christmas holidays. Invest in the whole Rubans Gold silk and cotton bed linen collection for the complete look.


Gingerlily Rubans Gold pillowcase

Rubans Gold standard pillowcase – £62

This Autumn Winter we introduced our Windsor bedspread and cushion in a lovely silver grey colour. Extremely soft and chic, this collection is the epitome of luxury.

Gingerlily Windsor Silver Grey

Windsor Silver Grey bedspread and cushions – from £49


Discover our new Autumn Winter 2016 bed linen collections: Fiesta and Peony Vintage Pink


Photographer: Dan Duchars, Stylist: Claire Morgan


This Autumn Winter, we wanted to introduce a bed linen collection which would appeal to a new customer profile: with a younger and trendy feel to it, Fiesta is vibrant, unique and urban. Made from 100% silk habotai, 14.5Momme, the fabric is extremely soft and supple with a lighter feel to it compared to our other plain bed linen collections such as Ivory and Nude. The ties on the sides of the pillowcases and at the bottom of the duvet cover give this collection a relaxed and cool look-and-feel. The colour palette we chose was based on the following inspiration: black is dramatic and bold, turquoise is trendy and relaxed and orange is explosive and vibrant. The different colour combinations allow you to mix and match for different bedding looks:

The Habotai silk used is sand washed which gives it a matt look and finish and offers great value for money while not compromising on quality. We recommend machine washing this collection inside out at 30C to maintain the colour vibrance of the Fiesta design.

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With its striking yet delicate pattern, Peony is the second design we introduced this season, featuring an embellished ivory floral motif on a vintage pink background. Florals and pinks are a huge trend in bed linen and interiors at the moment and this classic, timeless design ticks all the boxes. Inspired by the spirit of a wild peony field, it is sensual, elegant and feminine and is made from 100% Mulberry silk, 19Momme. We have also introduced a matching Ivory Peony cushion to sit with the collection with glass beads and silk on the front and a velvet back. As always, our bed linen is machine washable at 30C (but no higher). Iron your bed linen to restore suppleness and shine to the fabric.



Photographer: Dan Duchars, Stylist: Claire Morgan

Both these designs are now available for purchase on our website at

The Gingerlily Chelsea Flower Show Blogger Challenge

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the premier global gardening event, with a fabulous selection of show-stopping displays by the world’s greatest garden designers and floral experts.

This year, the event took place from the 24th – 28th May, and, to celebrate, we challenged some of our favourite bloggers to create their own beautiful floral artworks from silk flowers.

We supplied our wonderful creatives with a selection of craft goodies, including foam, fishing wire, pipe cleaners and a glue gun. In return, we asked for only one thing: to create something as spectacular as possible.

We received so many amazing entries that picking a winner was no easy task. However, after careful deliberation, we are extremely proud to announce our winner as Paige Joanna, from

You can see Paige’s winning design below:

P letter shaped flower arrangement

Paige utilised the soft purples and luscious creams of the silk flowers to create a wonderful ‘P’ letter-shaped arrangement. First she made a 3D ‘P’ holder for the foam, before placing the flowers into the holder so they looked elegant – and perfectly at home! Finally, she added a ribbon trim to complete the look.

When we first saw the piece, we were really impressed with her inventive approach – she even used the box that we sent as part of the design!

We were also impressed by her ability to explain her process for making this arrangement in her tutorial video. The in-depth, easy-to-follow instructions make it simple for anyone to create their own personalised letter arrangement!

To learn more about Paige’s design and how it was made, you can watch a video she produced here:

Floral foam shaped P

You can also view some of our other amazing blogger entries using the links below:

Have you done anything creative to celebrate the RHS Chelsea Flower Show? If you have, let us know using our Facebook or Twitter pages, and we’ll share our favourites!

How to Care for Silk Products

Silk is a wonderfully luxurious fabric that can help improve your sleep and health, however, many people are unsure how to wash and care for this amazing fabric, so we have decided to put together some guidelines to help.

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