home: nice price [ paper sacks ]
Paper sacks are a versatile way of holding plants, storing blankets and useful for general storage as an alternative to boxes. These examples from hm.com not only look good but are a great price at £4.99. Available now in 3 styles.
home: favourite thing [ bathroom dish ]
To organise all your little bits in the bathroom, as a soap dish or just ornamental; we love this Salvage Trinket Tray from Dunelm at only £3.49.
Amongst the rest of their bathroom accessories at very affordable prices, this great little ceramic piece is a great addition to a bathroom and would also make a lovely gift.
home: gift ideas [ desk tidy ]
This beautiful ‘Normos‘ desk tidy from Made.com would make a lovely gift and would look great on a desk, shelf or even as a sleek accessory for a kitchen.
A perfect gift for an organised person.
Available in gold / £39
home: featured [ Bohemia ]
Founded by Jenny Lockton in 2006 Scottish based store Bohemia is a haven for homewares and goods uniquely designed in-house and handcrafted in partnership with artisans from around the world. With boho influences on trend this year [ featured on the blog a couple of weeks ago ] there is no better time to explore this great shop.
‘ Bohemia was established to build relationships with artisan producers and through collaborations help to support meaningful employment and ensure the survival of awe-inspiring traditional crafts’
Bohemia is full of colour and inspiration with the obvious strong influence of Morocco and India running throughout their products. Head to the blankets and rugs with gorgeous pattern and vibrancy, or browse the kitchenware with palm leaf brushes and hand embossed enamel bowls.
As well as the online shop Bohemia has a flagship store in Edinburgh. It’s a definate destination if you love authentic gifts and homeware with a contemporary edge.
Keep up to date with Bohemia on Instagram and Twitter.
home: event [ designer maker Christmas fair ]
There are a plethora of Christmas fairs across the capital (and country) throughout the lead up to the big day but we loved the look of the Kindred DesignerMaker Fair on Portabello.
‘Kindred Studios & friends are launching their first ever Portobello Market Christmas Fair, showcasing over 45 emerging artists and artisans ready to take over Tavistock square on the North end of Portobello Road.
A wide range of unique, handmade and affordable gifts will be on sale- all made locally. ‘
Dec 1 / Tavistock Road W11
home: found this [ table ]
With a sleek and sophisticated appearance the Galaxite side table from oliverbonas.com would be a great addition to any living room. Part of it new furniture range the table has a geometric inspired frame and round glass top to add to its appeal, plus the brushed copper finish is still as popular as ever.
Galaxite Side Table £150
home: gift ideas [ marble ]
Smart and cool, marble is the perfect material for beautiful gifts. Opt for practical homeware so you know your gift will be appreciated.
Dinner Plate / Hurn & Hurn £18
‘Sienna’ chip + dip platter / Made.com £35
Candle holder / Connox £36.70
home: trend [ sunset to dusk ]
The natural world brings us many inspirational colours that influence trends that find their way into our homes, and with blush pinks being so popular we now found all the tones of sunset to dusk being a new strong inspiration for our interiors.
This Nordic influenced calming colour palette brings together peaches, pinks, soft sky blues and lavender that contrast well with the colours of dusk and nightfall – the darker inkier blues, charcoal and black.
Look for smooth finishes, natural fabrics, woods and the softest hues of each shade. Use the dark tones on walls, lighting and floors with all the pale colours for furniture, soft furnishings and gone accessories. Colour block with shades of the same colour and keep pattern to minimum.
1 Rug / IKEA £100
2 Ink Wash / Dulux
3 Lamp / Made.Com £59
4 Pouffe / George at Asda £39
5 Rug / Cox & Cox £375
6 Sofa / Made.Com £699
7 Flooring / U.K. Flooring Direct
8 Blanket / Maitlands £67.99
9 Floor Lamp / Dunelm £59
10 Cushion / House Of Fraser £20 (was £40)
home: made [ house numbers ]
If you are looking to stand out from your neighbours, or fancy making a statement then you should consider the outside of your house as well as the inside with updating your house number.
Gone are the days of traditional brass numbers on the front door or decorative ceramic plates fixed to the wall. There is now a new wave of ideas including neon, incorporating plants and hammered nails. Of course some of these ideas might be a bit over the top in reality but we hope they inspire you.
Clockwise from top left:
Modern house number planter from abeautifulmess.com
Raised stainless steel numbers from instructables.com
Faux grass number box from abeautifulmess.com
Neon inspiration, for neon numbers try miniobjectsofdesire.com, neoncreations.co.uk
home: nice price [ glasses ]
When glasses get outdated or worn through repeated washing it’s time to find some new ones.
So you don’t have to feel guilty about spending to much money, we found these sets of 4 tumblers from Made.com
The sets come in various colour combinations but we think the rich dark tonal colours set is perfect for winter and would look great for the Christmas table.
‘EVE’ Set of 4 / £15