home: made [ magazine files ] 

home: made [ magazine files ] 

It’s great to find easy DIY projects that are both affordable but also effective. 

Transform magazine files with paper or fabric to allow them to match your interiors perfectly. 

Make your own base file from thick cardboard or head to IKEA, WHSmiths, Tiger or similar to get hold of plain files ready to cover yourself at home. 

On trend fabrics or papers with geometric, metallic or other modern pattern designs, would work perfectly but explore stores like FabricRehab for gorgeous quirky fabric designs. You could head to your local charity shop or carboot and pick up shirts, pillow cases or duvet covers to get patterned fabric cheap which you could use or if you’d rather use paper head to the highstreet for a huge array of patterned wrapping paper ideal to use for covering. We love Tiger for their cool Scandi patterned papers for £1 a roll or the every expanding stationery department at IKEA is full of great papers too at bargain prices. 

We found tutorials to help your DIY at HelloAerie and CreativeInChicago.

And when your taste or interiors change you can easily update the covering to match! 

home: nice price [ prints ]

home: nice price [ prints ]

Art is always a key part to accessorizing a room. Whether it’s typography, fine art, film, portraits, pop art or graphic, framed prints bring interest to a room and are a way to tie a scheme together.

We have found a great selection of prints at John Lewis all at a low price. [ all the above 30cm x 40cm are £5 or less ]

Johnlewis.com

home: favourite thing [ swivel chair ] 

home: favourite thing [ swivel chair ] 

Update a lounge, study or any room in need of a stylish lounge chair with the Hemming Swivel Armchair from West Elm. It covers the cleanness of the minimal trend, has a great geometric diamond pattern fabric covering and it’s form is a nod towards vintage Danish midcentury chic. It is superb design, stream lined, with high back, low seat and winged arms. 

Sit it in a monochrome interior perfectly or make a colour block statement using it against a back drop of a bright wall colour or pop a bright cushion on it, toreally stand  out! 

£699.00 

home: featured [ WORKSHOP ]

home: featured [ WORKSHOP ]

Based in Brighton WORKSHOP is a homeware and lifestyle store oozing simplicity and style with an over all utilitarian feel about it. With gorgeous hand crafted ceramics & tableware to scented candles there is functionality and beauty throughout. You will fall in love with it all.

‘ At WORKSHOP we share our passion for all things created with a simple approach to design and functionality. We value form, function, quality and authenticity and select goods from around the world that compliment our values and design aesthetic.’

Make sure you check out the website which features an edited range of the WORKSHOP collection, and be sure to pop into their store if and when you visit Brighton.

WORKSHOP

13A Prince Albert St

Brighton

BN1 1HE

Mon – Sat [ 10am – 6pm ]

Sun [ 12pm – 5pm ]

home: event [ print and sewing workshop ] 

home: event [ print and sewing workshop ] 

We love Nikki McWilliams and her amazing cushion and accessory collection that even though this is a workshop to make a clutch (from her original cushion designs) we couldn’t help but want to shout about it. These tickets will sell out first. 

Click HERE to get tickets for this super workshop being held at West Elm, London. 

We love how West Elm supports small brands and businesses and gives them great opportunities.

When: Thursday 1st September / 6pm – 8.30pm

Where: West Elm, Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7PN
Tickets: £35

home: found this [ wire storage ]

home: found this [ wire storage ]

In the last year Oliver Bonas has really made a statement with its homeware and is continuing this through great on- trend furniture. The latest item to hit the site is these funky wire framed storage units. 

Available in a variety of sizes and colours including coral, copper and pale blue they are perfect in a kitchen for displaying tableware, books and jars. Use one in a bathroom for storing towels and linens, or dress one up in a living  room with pictures, plants, books etc.

[ Starting from £65 for the two shelf, up to £265 for the nine shelf ]

Oliverbonas.com

home: trend [ pink ] 

home: trend [ pink ] 

1. Ted Baker Peony Bedding Range £35 – £110 / House Of Fraser 

2. Shocking pink (try Crown at B&Q

3. Pale Pink (Try Dulux at Homebase

4. Stardust Quartz tiles £6.84 p/sqm / Porcelain Superstore 

5. Geometric Cushion £12 / Urbanara 

6. Bagsie Sofa £2095 / Loaf 

7. Honolulu Wallpaper £20 / Graham & Browne 

8. Shut Up + Sit Down Print £21.50 / Skandivis 

This is a trend to expand what may be a naive view that pink is just for little girls or lounges in the eighties. 

Modern pink interiors are cool, striking, yet calming, and the range of shades that sit together well and with other colours give ample opportunity to find the right shade to work for you. 

Hot pink look clean with white // Pale shades looking subtle against warm woods
Layering up shades of pink is so effective for a rich inviting interior
Choose pinks to suit you. Pink can be introduced in small details, accessories and soft furnishings. Bolder use of the colour can be for walls in paint or wallpaper. The strongest look is combining shades for every element of a room and building the look with textures and patterns. 

If pink seems to much to have as the main colouring in interior design then try using it as a highlight colour. It’s a perfect addition to a monochrome room and works beautifully alongside other high light colours including copper, soft grey and beige. 

Perfect pink patterns and textures from cushions (see below for buying)
(From left to right / row by row)

|| Swirly Fur £4.99 The Range • Tropical Bird • Butterfly Matthew Williamson £11 Debenhams || 

|| Striped £138 Iconic Dutch • Lotus £35.99 Turnbull & Thomas • Renee Embroidered £29.50 Marks & Spencer || 

|| Las Tanner Knit £35 John Lewis • Shell £95 Amara  • Watercolour Floral £12.55 RedBubble • ||