home: found this [ polygon light ]

home: found this [ polygon light ]

If your looking for a statement light then look no further than these iron pendant lights [ £89 each ] from frenchbedroomcompany.co.uk.

We love the shape and design of these lights, and they would look great in a monochrome room with white walls.
Alternatively clash styles in a living room with mid-century furniture.

home: trend [ 70s print ] 

home: trend [ 70s print ] 

With a little reinterpretation of the strength of wildness of the 1970s this trend is a contemporary take on the clashing patterns, natural textiles, pattern mixing of the original look. 

Bring together the organic feel of natural homewares including wicker, macrame, wood, jute and brick with the richness of burnt oranges, purples and brown. Use fabrics like velvets in sofas, weaves for walk hangings, hides and fluffy afghans in rugs and cushions and mix with earthy tones and metallics in the lighting, ceramics and sculptures. 

It’s with the wall and floor covering that this trend really gains strength. Introduce wood panelling effect walls, real exposed stone walls, textured giant wall hangings of rich colour themes and the key to this trend – lots of indoor planting. Use great house plants with super architectural leaves and layer up with small hanging plants in plant hangers and also wooden and woven planters. 

1. Trend inspiration from we-are-scout.com / everything 1970s 

2. ‘Richie’ sofa in plum £499 / Made.com 

3. Koldby hide £180 / IKEA 

4. Palm wallpaper £25.33 / Betapet 

5. Faux fur chair £89.99 / Maison Du Monde 

6. Rainbow throw £64 / Zazzle 

7. ‘Miranda’ chandelier £99 / Made.com 

8. Acacia bowl £9.95 / Muji 

9. Zebrawood wallpaper £80 / John Lewis 

home: made [ hanging mirror ]

home: made [ hanging mirror ]

Mirrors have always appealed as a functional item yet able to fit into a room decoratively. A big trend at the moment is the hanging mirror, but as popularity grows so does the price.
[ We have a full trend post coming up next month showing some of the best mirrors around ]
Until then we have found some great tutorials to create your very own hanging mirror. To get a modern look pick leather as the hanging element – head to ebay to pick up strips in varying colours or why not try a leather belt.
Very simply you can use an existing round mirror or buy a standard wooden framed mirror. [ We found a couple at argos.co.uk for £50 and next.co.uk for £40 ]
With some additions of a few tools and metal tacks you can create an individual piece for any room.

Check out sugarandcloth.com / diy-decorator.com / theblog.net

home: nice price [ scales ] 

home: nice price [ scales ] 

Pink is a hot colour right now whether used in amongst a retro colour scheme in the home or sitting elegantly against a marble back drop with greys and pale lemon. 

Update your kitchen with this set of retro scales from Wilkonsons (Wilkos) at just £6! 

home: favourite thing [ concrete jar ]

home: favourite thing [ concrete jar ]

We are partial to a concrete accessory or two around the home, so this storage jar from Rose & Grey is a winner in our eyes.
The simple design is contemporary as well as practical and would sit perfectly in a kitchen for storing foods such as coffee or pasta, alternatively it will look great as a decorative object on a shelf or unit, sat with other pots or vases.

Available in grey or white [ £10.50 ]

home: featured [ Hutsly ] 

home: featured [ Hutsly ] 

This online store is an immense treasure trove of shopping for indoors and outdoors, everything from soft furnishings to ceramics, furniture to mirrors. 

Hutsly covers so many trends and styles with good pricing and a great sale department. 

Keys finds include black glass pendant light, rocking chair, wire lamp shade and nine arm candle holder

favourite finds at Hutsly

home: event [ Clerkenwell Design Week ]

home: event [ Clerkenwell Design Week ]

Back for it’s seventh year, Clerkenwell Design Week runs over three days and is full of exibitions, workshops and talks. See some of the best furniture, lighting and product design from the UK and globally.

‘Clerkenwell is home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet, making it truly one of the most important design hubs in the world. To celebrate this rich and diverse community, Clerkenwell Design Week has created a showcase of leading UK and international brands and companies presented in a series of showroom events,  exhibitions and special installations that take place across the area.’

Tickets are free – register online for access to all the events.

[ 24th – 26th May 2016 ]

www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com

home: found this [ garden chair ] 

home: found this [ garden chair ] 

As the weather gets better, find a comfortable reading spot outside, instead of in. 

This great, oversized outdoor wicker seat from Maison Du Monde would be a welcome retreat after a long day, in the garden. 

Browse their outdoor range to find dining sets, loungers, tables and more to make your garden the perfect outdoor styled room. 

£234.20

home: trend [ Energise ]

home: trend [ Energise ]

Another bright and vibrant trend for SS16 is ‘Energise’ – full of colour and fun.
Focus is on combining heavily printed ceramics and soft furnishings with strong statement furniture. Clash zesty yellows, orange and greens creating an explosion of tones.

Keep walls light and bring in colour with strong artwork and accessories like vases and pots.
Look for interesting detail with rope and leather on lighting, mirrors and accessories.

Guide:

1. Marble doorstop – habitat.co.uk [ £20 ]
2. Print – indish.co.uk [ £35 ]
3. Armchair – Ikea.com [ £185 ]
4. Vase – futureandfound.com [ £22 ]
5. Robin Day armchair – johnlewis.com [ £59 ]
6. Mirror – nobleandwood.com [ £195 ]
7. Cushion cover – marimekko.com [ £45.50 ]

home: made [ feather light ] 

home: made [ feather light ] 

We’ve had the cloud light, and now we’ve come across the feather light tutorial from the inventive folks at Crafts on Facebook. 

This simple but very clever ‘make’ using  papermache, a balloon, glue and some paper results in a oh-so-pretty feather ball light for your home. 

You’ll need a little time for the papermache layers and drying time but the feather making is quick and straight forward for an effective result. 

Ensure using a safety bulb that doesn’t heat up when used or instead fill with fairy lights. Even without the light element it’s a super pretty room accessory!