Sometimes it’s good not to be minimal, and have the coldness of a monochrome interior. Pentreath + Hall embrace colour, pattern, beautiful design and layering up textures to ensure perfect interior inspiration.
Tucked away in Rugby Street, Bloomsbury, London, this store is bursting at the seams with homeware, furniture and accessories. Also available online, every department is covered – a great place to buy interiors gifts or treat yourself to a new look for a room.
Around for almost a decade, the duo behind the retail outlet have an interiors, architecture and artistic background. This has evidently come together perfectly in their great buying choices and curated ranges.
Visit them online or in store. Currently you can enjoy shopping the Summer sale too.
We have seen many shades of pink throughout 2017 and it seems to still be in high demand. A shade of pink that is not going away anytime soon is Blush. A popular choice for those wanting to introduce colour into a room but maybe afraid to go too bright. It doesn’t matter which room – living, bedroom or kitchen – blush can feature everywhere.
The blush shade works best when on chairs and soft furnishings with tactile materials like velvet and soft linen. Whether your room is a light neutral space or dark and moody, a blush statement chair will fit perfectly. It compliments colours grey and green really well, as well as materials like brass, copper, gold and dark woods.
Add touches of blush with cushions and accessories. Find interesting patterns and quirky designs to inject fun into your home.
If you look at any online interiors store you will find the blush items are still prominent. This is proof that this gorgeous shade of pink is going to be taking us through to Autumn / Winter.
It could be using any random item, incorporating treasured possessions or even using a simple base then getting creative with paint, fabrics or other materials – but with clock mechanisms so easy to get hold of, it’s easy to turn anything into an object which shows the time.
Pick up great clock mechanisms from Amazon, HobbyCraft, and Ebay. Search for unusual items with flat centres to turn into suitable clock bases – plates, records, cork, baskets, or get something cut to size. Or ensure the mechanism is aesthetically pleasing on its own and use interesting items to create the clock face – photos, figures, colours, string, simple dots… vary materials, or match to current interiors, or use off cuts of wood, tile or metal from other projects.
Made.com is always a great go to store for well priced quality furniture and homeware. Their new accessories collection in collaboration with the V&A coincides with the museums current Plywood Exhibition, and there are some lovely pieces to choose from.
The small collection is all made from plywood and features frames, clocks, a memo board and this gorgeous mirror. The simple design really shows off the unique characteristics of this wood and would look great in any room.
Lauched in 2009 by Spanish maker Margarita Lorenzo this lovely online store showcases her individual designs for home interiors. Heavily focusing on wooden items including hooks, door handles and picture shelves, adding simple touches of colour and print to bring these basic objects to life.
Everything is sourced and handmade in the UK & Spain and 100% sustainable. Other items to choose from include cushions, lamp shades and art prints.
‘To chocolate creative sustainabilty is an essential element in our design and manufacturing and we make every effort to communicate the processes we follow with regards to materials, sourcing, production and recycling in our aim to remain sustainable’
Leighton House reopened in April 2010 after a £1.6 million refurbishment which has uncovered and restored many of the decorative schemes and features of the house, as well as a previously unseen staircase. In the 1860s the artist Frederic Leighton commissioned his friend, the architect George Aitcheson, to build him a showpiece house in Holland Park, which he filled with classical treasures from all over the world, as well as his own works and those of his contemporaries. The house was a work of art in itself, with every inch decorated in high style inspired by the studios Leighton had seen on his extensive European travels. There were magnificent reception rooms downstairs designed for lavish entertaining, and a dramatic staircase leading to a huge light-filled studio taking up most of the first floor. Four extensions were added over the years, the most striking addition the ‘Arab Hall’, designed to showcase Leighton’s huge collection of sixteenth-century Middle Eastern glazed tiles. The house was created as a stage on which Leighton could play out his role as a great artist, contrasting withthe tiny single bedroom, the only private space in the whole house. Today, the house is still an architectural treasure trove which belies its somewhat dour exterior and the museum holds, or has on loan, some fine paintings as well as drawings and sketches.
If you are looking for a statement chair then look no further. This rattan rocking chair ticks all the boxes for style and comfort, and the vinatge design will work in most homes. Dress it up with a sheepskin for extra comfort, making this the perfect reading chair.