home: event [ upholstery course ]

home: event [ upholstery ]

We love what The Good Life Centre offer in their ranges of creative course. This year has an abundance of upholstery courses, so if you fancy creating something for your home, have a chair that you’ve been ‘meaning on covering’ for years, want to learn a new skill or simply love to get creative – have a browse of the courses available throughout the year. A mix of courses, different lengths, anything from a one day course to a one year course.

Book now to avoid missing out

The Goodlife Centre

49/55 Great Guildford Street




home: trend [ vintage lighting ]

home: trend [ vintage lighting ]

The trend for vintage lighting doesn’t mean necessarily trawling vintage markets and auction sites, unless you want to. Modern stores have a huge wealth of vintage style lighting replicating styles from the 1940s to the 1980s at anywhere from bargain prices to high end design. There’s many options to get ‘the look’ for your home.

Vintage style (or actual vintage) lighting gives a unique look to the home and creates a statement.

Industrial, retro, vintage and Art Deco Style pieces can sit great in a modern setting. Look for statement pieces for centre of a room, group together multiple industrial pendants in a kitchen or use great vintage wall lights against a dark wall.

Picture guide;

1. Rope and bulb // £78.59 LightInTheBox

2. Treviso light // £99 Swoon

3. Industrial Pendant Light // £126.72 MadeToLast

4. Vintage industrial style // LightInTheBox £21.43 (reduced from £46.21)

5. Vintage French Atomic // £250 HomePlace

6. Single vintage style bulb // £9.99 NotOnTheHighstreet

Favourite store, HomePlace, has a great selection of real vintage lighting – originals. They take the work out of hunting down unique pieces yourself.

This particular incredible piece might be sold but there’s plenty more at a HomePlace to browse

The incredible piece above might be sold but there’s plenty more great lighting to browse at HomePlace

home: made [ cushions ]

home: made [ cushions ]

Looking for a refresh for your sofa or chair then consider some inspiration from us today.

We have found a handfull of fun and creative diy projects to transform a basic cushion into something a little special. With frills, pom poms and hand stitching, check these out.

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home: favourite thing [ mirror ]

home: favourite thing [ mirror ]

We are loving the increased popularity of window style mirrors. We found this black industrial style example from cultfurniture.com, suited to most interiors.

Giving the illusion of space this large mirror not only works practically but also offers a structured design bringing interest to a room.

Although this mirror is for indoors you could put it in the garden and let it weather and age.

Head to cultfurniture.com [ £119 ]

home: featured [ Next ]

home: featured [ Next ]

It may be a little damp and chilly but it’s definitely a good time to start planning styling the garden for this summer.

Give yourself something to look forward to by creating a new look for the garden with all the excellent pieces new-in at Next. Plan your outdoor living space with furniture, lighting and outdoor dining ware.

Next offer branded and own brand pieces. There’s great design, great silhouettes and great styles for their furniture. It’s easy to collate a outdoor lounge or dining area with complimentary accessories, planting and with all the details down to melamine ware for safe outdoor dining and strands of cool lighting to light your area after dark.