home: favourite thing [ light ]

home: favourite thing [ light ]

We love this pendant light from Woud, available at nest.co.uk. This black metal light is simple in design but creates interest with the cut-out allowing light to shine through. Painted inside with a brass colour this pendant will give out a warming glow, perfect for a living room or kitchen.

Available from nest.co.uk [ £139 & £159 ]

home: featured [ Nikki McWilliams ] 

We all love a biscuit and clever Nikki McWilliams took that idea and created a internationally loved and bloggers favourite brand, producing some of our favourite cult biscuits in cushion form!

Explore the online store for a huge selection of cushions from Jammy Dodgers to Bourbons to Tunnucks Tea Cakes and kids favourites Iced Rings. Plus there’s more added to this great range of products including prints, banners and even enamel mugs. 

There’s also an amazing sale and seconds department where there’s plenty of great bargains! 

Fill your home with fun or give gifts to biscuit loving friends! 

home: event [ Midcentury Modern ]

home: event [ Midcentury Modern ]

Save a date for the next Midcentury Modern show in East Dulwich, London. Find vintage furniture, lighting and accessories all under one roof. These shows are a must visit, with a huge selection of American, Scandinavian and British design.

‘The Midcentury Modern Show at Dulwich College is design heaven for me’ Orla Kiely

Sunday 19th March

10am – 4pm

Dulwich College

Se21 7LD

Tickets available from modernshows.com

home: found this [ pillow cases ] 

home: found this [ pillow cases ] 

Bring a little humour into the bedroom with these fun typography pillow cases from Typo

There’s plenty to choose from but our favourite is this ‘MORE SLEEP‘ design!

50% polyester / 50% cotton 

Set of two pillow cases £12 

Typo offer free shipping when you spend over £25 

home: trend [ contouring ]

home: trend [ contouring ]

The new year brings new pattern and texture to homeware. We have seen the popularity of marble and marble effect in 2016, and continuing with this trend we are starting to see more texture and patterns of nature in soft furnishings and ceramics.

Fall in love with natural lines through nature, rock formations and river beds, creating movement in flat surfaces like kitchen worktops and cupboard fronts.

Ceramics take on a more rustic feel with less perfect finishes and visible lines, through paint effects and a more handmade look.

Veneered oak light from Future and Found [ £95 ]
These lines are seen in wood as well, with the grain being prominent on tables and lighting. For soft furnishings pick a strong pattern, either fluid or repeat on wall hangings, cushions and rugs.

With regards to colours, pale neutrals work best with this trend; greys and off whites with accents of aqua and copper.

Guide:

1. Door front from ikea.com [ £48 ]

2. Table lamp from roseandgrey.co.uk [ £75 ]

3. Rug from ikea.com [ £175 ]

4. Print from desenio.co.uk [ from £7.99 ]

5. Pastry board from johnlewis.com [ £45 ]

6. Vase from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £39 ]

7. Wall hanging from society6.com [ from £33 ]

home: made [ hanging plant shelf ] 

home: made [ hanging plant shelf ] 

We found another lovely short and easy project from the clever folks at A Beautiful Mess. 

With the popularity of hanging plants, and macrame holders, we thought this hanging plant shelf would be another great make. 

You only need a staple gun, thin rope/string and some kind of wooden plate – a circle of wood cut at a local wood store, a top of a stool, a wooden plate or even a chopping board.

This simple tutorial from A Beautiful Mess will guide you through this easy project. The hanging shelf would make a great gift, would work well hung in a pair or trio (at different levels) and if you are adept at macrame – it could be combined! 

home: nice price [ storage boxes ]

home: nice price [ storage boxes ]

Freshen up an office desk with these rectangular storage boxes. Made from wood the paneled edges bring interest, with the green colour giving a spring feeling. Perfect for storing stationary, jewellery or even displaying plants in. Available in 3 sizes these boxes start at the great price of £12.99.

hm.com

home: favourite thing [ black kitchens ] 

home: favourite thing [ black kitchens ] 

Don’t be misled that a dark coloured kitchen may come across as gloomy and over powering. 

We love the new love of black used in the home and kitchens can look so warm but stylish in this misunderstood colour. 

Best used in shades slightly off from jet black on walls and tiles – and a good matt finish. 

Farrow and Ball / Off Black • Homebase / Black Magic • Benjamin Moore / Black Tar

Strengthen the look by also using black kitchen doors and even worktops too. To compliment and add a break in the black, you could also use walnut tone worktops and split the colour choice of doors, instead of them all being black, drop in another colour tone – white, blush or grey. 

Add accessories in copper and metallics. A vintage copper tap would be a great feature and if using open shelves give them great bronze wall brackets. Marble also works beautifully in this colour interior, great for a worktop on a kitchen island and splash back, or in smaller touches including lighting, crockery and kitchenalia.  

home: featured [ Design Vintage ]

home: featured [ Design Vintage ]

Based in Sussex this online homeware store is run by Lisa Brass and combines a gorgeous mix of vintage and industrial design with Scandinavian influences.

Browse through the collections of furniture, lighting, accessories and soft furnishings, as well as gifts and kids items. Our favourites include the large range of industrial units and shelving, and their soft furnishings including beautiful rugs and cushions.

As well as the online store Design Vintage has two showrooms, in Brighton and Chichester, so make sure to pop by and see the range if you’re in the area.

Keep up to date with Design Vintage by following them on Instagram and Twitter. And for inspiration and ideas head to their blog.

designvintage.co.uk

home: event [ antiques + vintage fair ] 

home: event [ antiques + vintage fair ] 

To bring interest and a bit of a unique edge to your interiors, it’s great to browse antique fairs and vintage markets for furniture, ceramics, lighting and accessories. 

With over 300 stalls under one roof the Alexandra Palace Antiques and Vintage fair attracts people from across London and the surrounding area because of its wealth of choice and quality in shopping. 

With Pop Up Vintage Fairs also now being a part of the event there’s even more stall holders offering midcentury, retro and vintage goods – so on-trend and what’s better than modern copies – the originals! 


The next event is Sunday February 12th and then three more times spread across the year. Parking is free and entry is £6 but there’s often ways to get 2-for-1 entry, especially if you follow Pop Up Vintage Fairs on Facebook