Kathy Tayler's home

Bringing colour back to the home this spring


We’ve had one or two rather wonderful, teasing days of sunshine and now we seem to be back to greyness for the Easter weekend. But adding colour to our homes and gardens can lift our spirits, and QVC makes it easy!

My Easter fun starts early on Thursday, with two hours in Richard Jackson’s garden from 9am and also a brilliant indoor/outdoor rug featuring as our Today’s Special Value. Last year was the first time we showed you one of these rugs, also as a TSV, and it was an early sell out. I bought two of them and have been delighted with how robust, virtually indestructible and easy to clean they are, and also how good they look.

This year’s pattern is an on-trend Marrakech tile-inspired print. It comes in five colours: blue, green, mustard, terracotta, red and new for this year to give a stylish muted look, grey. Each colour is in three different sizes: 70cm x 150cm (Runner), 100cm x 170cm, and 160cm x 213cm.

Kathy Tayler's home

Kathy Tayler's home

I’ve used the mustard runner on top of an old coir type carpet in our hallway, which has yellow walls. It hides the marks and gives a brighter look to an area that really needs redecorating.

Kathy Tayler's home

My favourite, though, is in the conservatory end of our kitchen – really the room we live in. A big squashy sofa with coloured throws and cushions is the hub of our home, and the spicy, brick tones in the rug really add to the overall look.

It’s positioned by the French windows which open into our garden so will get a lot of dirty footfall. The easy-clean aspect of the rug – you can even scrub out any stains – will be such a help in keeping it look good as new. We could even put it out on the decking later in the year – it is truly an indoor/outdoor rug.

de Jager plants

And if you’re looking for more colour in your garden, make sure you join us for a big gardening weekend, with two hours at 9am on Thursday and Good Friday, two hours at 9am and midday on Easter Sunday and all day on Easter Monday. I bought some tulips from de Jager last autumn when they were the Gardening Pick of the Month. They are looking fantastic now and I can’t wait for them to burst into flower. You have until Saturday to buy March’s special pick, nine dark red geranium plants for under £17 and no p&p to pay. There will be a new one for April, on Sunday, and loads more amazing deals on what could be the busiest gardening weekend of the year. Enjoy it!

Take care, Kathy x


  1. Christine Jones March 28, 2018 at 8:43 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy. I bought the green version last year of the rug and it proved to be a great addition to our garden.. It really is useful and brightens up the decking . its great to clean, the grandchildren love having a picnic lunch on it and any spills or mess is soon hosed away!!! Well Kathy you all soon have your own little grandchild to love and spoil and gurgle on the rug!!! Such love you will never have known.. I now am blessed with 4 , 2 boys and 2 girls they re a joy… From none to 4 in a short time, just so wonderful.. Can’t wait to hear when little one arrives.. No matter what, I just know they all be spoiled with love in abundance!!!! Quite right too.. Saw you today on the marvel toys and your a natural!! I remember my grandsons saying to me “Grandma you are so silly ” and I asked was that a good thing for grandma s to be, the answer came back.
    ” definitely!!!!”. So there you go Kathy, part of the job description..

    Hope all goes well for Bex and her hubby and we all be keeping you in prayers as always..

    Lots of love Christine xxxx

  2. Susan March 29, 2018 at 9:52 am -  Reply

    Kathyive just noticed your twitter says Nana to baby Zoe?! Congratulations! A I very late?! How’s bex? X

  3. martin forbes April 30, 2018 at 10:20 am -  Reply

    hi kathy fit like as we say in aberdeen how are you iam not bad

  4. Lee May 5, 2018 at 3:04 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy. Iv recently found an old book, Perfect Holiday by Anne Gregg and she thanks you in the book. I remember when you did the Holiday reports and just wondered, about Anne Gregg as I liked her a lot. Was she nice to work with and can you remember the book? Lee

  5. Linda May 13, 2018 at 12:40 pm -  Reply

    Hi watching the Richard Jackson Sunday 13th 12 o’clock
    Can you tell me the item no. Of your lovely blue/taupe/cream striped top ,if it’s QVC
    Thanks kind Regards Linda?

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