home: trend [ abstract art ] 

home: trend [ abstract art ]

2017 sees a move towards big and bold in wall art in the home. To create an impact and a statement in a room, abstract art has a powerful wow-factor and can bring colours together from a scheme, introduce pattern and be a visual talking point. 

Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world.

Abstract art can also translate into soft furnishings and fabrics; for curtains, cushions and bedding. It is a good way to bring bold pattern into design and be the starting point for the styling and use of colour in a room. Work of famous and amateur artists is often translated into fabric design. Head to ZaidaUk or Zazzle for Abstract art on cushions or visit museum shops for great examples. We love these Henri Matisse cushions from HomeLava (below) at just £10. 

Henri Matisse designs on cushions

One of the most renowned abstract artists was Jackson Pollock and his work is famously shown world wide in galleries as well as designed into many homeware pieces both from the original works as well as inspired designs from his work. 

Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956), known professionally as Jackson Pollock, was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting.

Pollock artwork prints and inspired designs

home: made [ wall storage ]

home: made [ wall storage ]

If you want a quick storage solution than this as simple as it gets. Using Ikea bed slats and some S hooks you can create a stylish wall hanging which can be used in any room to hold and store objects, stationary, accessories, kitchen utensils and more.

Use the slats to hang amongst other things pots, baskets and clips to bring interest and add practicality to a space.

See the full post on how to achieve this at ichdesigner.com

home: nice price [ trivet ] 

home: nice price [ trivet ] 

Bring together some of the best cities in the world with this absolute bargain from the HM sale. 

Was £9.99 Now £2.49 

This aluminium gold tone finish trivet would be a great centre piece on any table but would also make a great piece to hang on the wall too.

Shop the homeware sale now at HM for bed linen, kitchenware, soft furnishings and more. 

home: favourite thing [ Anthropologie ]

home: favourite thing [ Anthropologie ]

Moroccan, Bohemian and Atzec pattern in design is still big in homeware, bringing a layed back and relaxed feeling to a room. We have found this flat – woven arrow print rug which we love, and will bring interest and appeal to a living room or bedroom floor.

Anthropologie.com [ from £48 ]

home: featured [ Arro Home ] 

home: featured [ Arro Home ] 

Gorgeous Australian homeware and lifestyle brand Arro Home, available in the U.K. is a perfect range of simple, fun prints and colourful creative design for home. The brand offers soft furnishings, furniture, ceramics, glassware, rugs and more and even has great goods for kids

Follow them on all social media for latest products, offers, lifestyle ideas and interiors inspiration. 

The shop site is full of lovely silhouettes, geometric patterns, pastel hues and modern designs. Everything comes together  beautifully to create great entire looks for a room. 

Our favourites including gorgeous colours in kilim rugs and modern angular plant stands

home: event [ Heals ]

home: event [ Heals ]

One event not to be missed in April is the MADE IN LONDON launch party at Heals. Their modern craft market showcases the city’s craft community woth drop-in workshops and demonstrations.

With exhibits including 19th century loom weaving, soap cutting workshop, pottery painting, chair caning, furniture upholstery as well as a chance to meet with the makers there is lots to see and do and the best thing it’s free.

April 20th [ 18:00 – 21:00 ]


Tottenham Court Road


home: found this [ lounge chair ] 

home: found this [ lounge chair ] 

Continuing our love of all things midcentury, we found this incredible retro style lounge chair from Rose & Grey

With its gorgeous retro silhouette, wooden frame and ribbed black leather seat, this chair ticks all boxes in style and comfort. 

Splash out on this chair and know you’ve invested in a quality piece of furniture. 


home: trend [ faux finishes ]

home: trend [ faux finishes ]

Going faux is as popular as ever and with some great looks and finishes, being both practical and realistic there is no reason not to try it.

Whether it’s a cowhide printed sofa or a faux leather chair the options of faking it have increased. Faux flowers and plants have had a massive resurgence in the last couple of years. The realistic finish has improved massively and you would most definetly be making a investment.

People are looking for long lasting homeware that tick all the boxes of functionality, style and sustainability.

Wall panel from abigailahern.com 

If you are dreaming of a wood panelled or red brick wall then now you can with wallpapers and faux panels. Abigail Ahern has a fab collection of textured wall panels. Choose from stone, slate or brick, or head to Rockett St George for gorgeous wallpapers to fake the look.

Engineered quartz makes a strong contender to marble when considerimg worktop finishes. It’s said to have better heat resistance and withstand acidic food better than Carrara marble.

Often these faux versions are cheaper than the real thing, and with some great examples in stores, you might start to question what’s real and what isn’t.


1. Faux fur throws from grahamandgreen.co.uk. [ £99 ]

2. Faux leather sofa from wayfair.co.uk [ £572 ]

3. Faux cowhide sofa from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £625 ]

4. Faux potted ferns from miafluer.co.uk [ £24.95 ]

5. Engineered quartz

6. Faux leather dining chair from dwell.co.uk [ £179 ]

7. Mock sheepskin rug from laredoute.co.uk [ £169 ]

home: made [ diy rope basket ] 

home: made [ diy rope basket ] 

Across the highstreet baskets of all sorts of styles are proving a popular choice for storage in the home with many current trends embracing the use of them within styling a room. 

Why not try a diy version? A great project and resulting in a practical stylish piece of homeware. The diy tutorial from HappinessIsHomemade for a no-see rope basket is a simple and fun how-to from only a few materials – cotton piping cord (or rope), glue gun and glue sticks, a dish or bowl to use as a mouldy and parchment paper. All items easy to get hold of. 

home: nice price [ La Redoute ]

home: nice price [ La Radoute ]

This week we have found some great furniture buys at La Redoute. With some already big reductions of 30% & 40% there is also currently a further 25% off in their Spring offers.

Our picks are these tables including a solid pine parquet topped coffee table, mid century walnut vaneered tv unit and an oval walnut vaneered coffee table. All of these are simple versitile designs which will look the part in any home.

Pine parquet coffee table  [ was £249 now £174.30 ]

Walnut vaneered coffee table [ was £155 now £108.50 ]

Walnut vaneered tv unit [ was £369 now £258.30 ]

Remember you can get a further 25% off with code SPRING at checkout