We love these shelves from Muuto with their quirky folded panel. Each shelf has a corner fold allowing you to store magazines and paperwork. There are also two attached hooks, perfect for hanging accessories or perhaps utensils in a kitchen.
Available in four colours [ Black, Grey, Olive, Terracotta ] with a choice of three sizes from futureandfound.com [ from £85 ]
With great prices, and even greater sale prices, BlueSunTree is an online store with such a range of great designed pieces. So much of the range has a lovely midcentury feel to the design and craftsmanship, from chairs to clocks, to mirrors and sofas.
They say ‘We believe that good design can enhance your physical and emotional wellbeing; providing comfort, tranquillity, visual harmony and order.’
The store also includes art, accessories, lighting and outdoor furniture.
Combining an art tour and workshop, Alternative London offers the opportunity to learn about street art in London as well as a graffiti workshop creating your own artwork.
‘one of our expert streer artist guides will take you on a graffiti and street art walking tour of East London where you’ll see some od the World’s finest streer art by Banksy, ROA, Shepard Fairey, Jimmy C, Invader, Stik and many many more. Then, after a refreshment break it’s back to the Alternative London workshop to try it for yourself!’
Last year we saw a lot of floral and tropical prints on soft furnishings and in art, as well as geometric pattern continuing to be a popular choice. This year sees the two prints combined creating a clashing mix of colour, pattern and style.
Larger more bold florals are appearing on wallpapers and bed linens. Layer this up with geometric soft furnishings and accessories.
A great place to start is with a statement wallpaper, combined with plain furniture and then accessorized with geo pattern. Fill the walls with art, either more floral or geo inspired. The more it clashes the better.
Brass and copper tones work great when considering smaller pieces of furniture. A glass or marble topped coffee table or side table will help bring this trend together. Its very over the top and works best with darker interiors.
You can go big, or small with this trend. Keep it more subtle on bedding or perhaps a couple of floral cushions on a sofa combined with a geometric rug for example.
It’s the simplest idea but incredibly effective. Adding new legs to a piece of new (or old) furniture can alter the whole design, era, feel of the piece. It’s a great way to update a set of drawers, chair, unit or shelving but also to make it suit the style or look of a room. Legs can reinvent a unit.
Find simple floor based IKEA units or old legless vintage sideboards or chests of drawers and give them a better design with the right set of legs, whether they are short and stubby, tapered, midcentury, industrial or traditional mounded wood – for not much money you may just transform a piece of furniture you thought wasn’t suitable.
Of course additionally you can spray, paint, strip or cover a piece too but it’s the initial legs addition that makes a huge impact.
With the increasing need for affordable furniture and at the same time saving on space, larger brands are really getting on board. We found this great dining set from made.com and all coming in under £200.
The Fjord range includes set of 2 dining chairs [ £99 ] and square table [ £99 ]. Made from oak with a choice of coloured laquer finishes this set is perfect for limited space homes, in the kitchen, living area, even doubled up as a desk.
Based in Leigh on Sea Tin Design is an online interiors brand with a collection of Scandinavian and Industrial furniture, lighting, accessories, wallpaper and more. Their website boasts an eclectic mix of bold design and exciting style.
Tin Design also promotes artisan designers and makers in the local area showcasing their talents on the website.
‘we are passionate about design, interiors and anything mildly creative. We are also passionate about our home town…the magnificent Leigh on Sea. It is an area filled with so many diverse subcultures who seem to be creating new things daily.’
As well as the main online shop there is ‘The Basement’, a selection of antique and vinatge pieces. This is a great place to find one-offs and unique items.
If you like your interiors quirky and oozing style then you need to visit this online store, we love it.
Head to The Geffrye Museum for this great insight to the room that is far from interior design and most likely very different to the rest if your designed and styled home, but quite possibly a design inspiration and full of powerful ideas and styling.
‘A rare glimpse into the often secret, out-of-bounds world of the teenage bedroom. Guest curator Carey Newson and photographer Kyna Gourley documented the bedrooms of 26 London teenagers revealing how identity, memory and friendship are expressed within these eclectic private spaces and highlighting the contradictions of a room that is both within the family home and a space apart.
Carey Newson is an ESRC-funded doctoral researcher from the Centre for Studies of Home – a partnership between the Geffrye and Queen Mary, University of London. The project is supported by the Centre for Public Engagement, Queen Mary, University of London.’
The Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, Hoxton, London E2 8EA (between Pearson and Cremer Streets)