home: made [ vintage chest of drawers project ]
As her tag line says ‘inspiring your creativity’, she definitely does.
Medina Grillo, of Grillo Designs, is a creative and talented lady. Her blog is full of exciting interiors and homeware DIYs, craft projects and more. Explore her blog and instagram for an abundance of inspiration (and witty intelligent chat!)
We picked this up-cycling of a small vintage unit as one of our favourite projects, which she did to show the versatility of working with second hand furniture (this piece sourced from a charity she was working with to promote buying second hand!) Just one of the many exciting projects that fill her cool home; inspiring people to make more of the homes even if they are renting but still want to make design statements within their four walls – inspirational, budget friendly ideas.
And if you’re a fan of a great Ikea hack her blog is the place to go!
home: nice price [ pendant light ]
Right now H&M Home is doing everything right. Expanding its range to include furniture and lighting and continuing its attack on the high street with stand alone stores opening in London.
Our pick of their new arrivals is this lovely pendant light. This gorgeous light is made from glass and mango wood and comes in two sizes.
We love how it’s shape gives the impression of a giant bulb with a simple organic feel to it.
[ £39. 99 / £49. 99 ]
home: favourite thing [ garden furniture ]
Spring is here and the warm weather is arriving. Time to start thinking about creating your outdoor living area.
These Acapulco-style ‘Monaco’ set of two chairs and table are a perfect start to a fresh modern look and a pop of colour. Available from Dunelm in various colours and also as single options.
home: featured [ Mon Pote ]
Based in Bristol, Mon Pote is a home and lifestyle store full of gorgeous Scandinavian influenced and designed pieces. With well known brands like Bloomingville, HK Living and House Doctor you will be sure to find something you love.
Their curated collection combines form and function, and we love the neutral colour pallete that runs through the products.
‘So what does it mean?… The colloquial term, Mon Pote, is French, and means ‘my buddy’, or ‘my friend.’ We feel the name of our store encapsulates one of the most important parts of our business: to provide positive support to our customers, for the most enjoyable and comfortable shopping experience. Our staff are always on hand to offer tailored helpful advice, so that every customer leaves our store happy!‘
Keep up to date with Mon Pote on Instagram or if you can, we recommend you visit the store.
home: event [ collage workshop]
Heals never fails to have a huge selection of great workshops throughout each year and this collage workshop with Katy in May, is definitely one to book in for.
18th May / Heals Westfield
Learn to love the medium of collage and embrace your inner Matisse during this collage workshop.
What you will do
You will work alongside print designer Katy Welsh (@katydwelsh) to explore composition and the art of colour play, creating our own abstract compositions and translating these into collage using hand cut shapes.
We will be working with brightly coloured sticky back vinyl, usually used for sign making and shop windows, Katy has discovered it is a great material for collage too.
During the workshop, you will create a series of A3 collaged artworks that you can take away with you, and an appreciation for playing with shapes!
Katy designs patterns for companies across the world, her work has been applied to products from gift wrap, mugs and cards to cushions and clothing.
She embraces anything handmade and collage has been a big part of her process from the beginning.
Some of her biggest inspirations include Matisse, Picasso and the Bloomsbury group; she likes to have fun with design and is excited to share her knowledge with you!
home: found this [ display unit ]
This season Argos has really upped its game with really lovely homeware and furniture. Following on from yesterday’s post on open furniture, this storage unit from their Nomad range has great looks and is also practical.
Perfect for a living room for displaying books, ornaments and storage boxes. Or perhaps in a kitchen for displaying ceramics and tableware.
Plus the cabinet space at the bottom is ideal for hiding away the things you don’t want your guests to see.
£230 – argos.co.uk
home: trend [ open furniture ]
Having everything on display isn’t everyone’s idea of ease and open furniture certainly makes you busy with tidying but it’s also a great way to keep on top on buying excess clothing or homeware, to make you more organised and aware of what you own but also can allow you to use your everyday possessions as part of your display.
Colour blend your clothing, arrange books by colour or ensure all your nicknacks are similar style and trend to create a feature using your open furniture – either shelving, cabinet or wardrobe.
Glass doors can be a handy compromise to get the look and feel of open furniture but ensure things are kept clean and dust free!
Work with colour on the wall behind your storage. Dark tones together are particularly effective to create a slick interior design look but bright contrasting tones can really make what’s on the shelving stand out.
Content by Terence Conran Balance Metal Alcove Shelving Unit £499 John Lewis / clothes rack £72.99 Wayfair / Hemnes wardrobe £150 Ikea
Rustic industrial shelving £42.95 Melody Maison / Metal Locker Shelf £239 (sale price) Tikamoon / Wine Rack Cabinet £309.99 Yorkshire Furniture
Locker Shelf £99.95 Nkuku / Wall Storage £901 Tylko / Box Shelf £35.00 Garden Trading