home: event [ Cornflakes to Cola ]

home: event [ Cornflakes to Cola ]

With a celebration of the 150th anniversary of Sainsbury’s, The Design Museum, London has put on a playful display showcasing graphic design from their products in the 60’s & 70’s.

This exhibition explores how these designs influenced customers shopping behaviour, then and now.

A fascinating insight into a commercial business, being the first self service store in the UK. Understandably the focus for customers was on the nice packaging!

Free entry

designmuseum.org

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home: trend [ matt finishes ]

home:trend [ matt finishes ]

Over the last few years we have seen a lot of shiny surfaces, metalic accents and pattern on cabinets and tables. This season we seeing less shine and more matt finishes.

Solid colour on worktops, cabinets and table tops is coming through into stores and we will be seeing it everywhere. Strong colour choices are pink, black and green.

This look is very much influenced by Scandinavian design and creates a much more harmonious interior with solid shapes and strong silhouettes.

Guide:

Top row: coffee table / johnlewis.com [ £239 ], table lamp / oliverbonas.com [ £68 ], cabinet doors / ikea.com [ £35 ]

Middle row: cabinet / laredoute.co.uk [ £349 ], decanter / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £48 ], table lamp / trouva.com [ £179 ]

Bottom row: vase / habitat.co.uk [ £20 ], watering can / trouva.com [ £59 ], wardrobe / made.com [ £699 ]

home: made [ copper shoe shelf ]

home: made [ copper shoe shelf ]

Always looking for more stylish storage idea we came across this tutorial for a cool on trend copper pipe shoe shelf.

Brilliant idea, so simple and this how-to from Fresh Crush is simple and straightforward to follow.

Easy to adjust to your space or needs and made with very little tools and materials.

Use the same tutorial to create shelving for other uses too – a pot rack in the kitchen, for towels in the bathroom or even use outside for small planters of vegetables, herb garden or flower pots.

home: nice price [ mirror ]

home: nice price [ mirror ]

We spotted this lovely gold effect mirror in Argos and think it will work with most interiors.

Great for a hallway or in a bedroom, this oval shaped mirror shares a design which is very popular right now, being seen in a lot of stores. But this one is a lot less money!

[ £24 ]

Head to argos.co.uk

home: favourite thing [ wallpaper ]

home: favourite thing [ wallpaper ]

Concrete in interiors is a strong trend and there’s a plethora of homeware that use the effect, material or colour in their design.

Floors and walls in concrete create a beautiful effect for an interior but it’s not always possible to introduce it for walls in a home already built or if the budget isn’t there to completely re lay floor, but with the ever advancing of wallpaper design and quality, you can obtain an effective realistic look for your walls with wallpaper.

We found this gorgeous semi gloss concrete look wallpaper by East Urban Home from Wayfair.

Priced from £66.99 per roll.

home: featured [ H&M Home ]

home: featured [ H&M Home ]

In its short lifetime H&M Home has gone from strength to strength very quickly. Once a small concept department in larger clothing stores, now they have their own stand alone shops, and has become its own brand.

The growth in popularity has meant the range has increased, with more choice – every room in the house is covered. From bathroom accessories to bedding, cushions to tableware and everything in between H&M Home has a clear style and design ethos which runs throughout its collections.

Be sure to find on-trend home accessories from these guys at really great prices. Also keep your eyes out for new additions in lighting & furniture. You need to be quick though as they don’t hang around long.

Visit hm.com or take a trip to London Regent St and explore their newly opened flagship store.