home: favourite thing [ sofa ] 

home: favourite thing [ sofa ]

The London Transport Museum, known for their incredible homeware ranges and interior styling products, have raised their game with their current moquette fabric (famous from the London tube train seats) sofa which not only comes in all the amazing fabrics from all the various underground tube train lines but also even more patterns – including a truly fabulous leopard print. Custom made to order, one of these investment pieces could be yours for £1964.99. 

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home: featured [ This Modern Life ]

home: featured [ This Modern Life ]

We don’t often feature kids stores, but thought it was about time we did, especially as one of us has just welcomed a new member to her family.

We came across thismodernlife.co.uk and fell in love. Full of monochrome and pattern, the gorgeous designs of lighting, soft furnishings and accessories will compliment any room.

Launched in 2011 as The Modern Baby by Suzanne & Danny, this online store as grown and evolved as their family has, searching out products that will bring fun and joy to your home.

‘We combine modern, retro and vintage inspired items. We are passionate about supporting other small businesses, and aim to continually increase our stock of eco friendly products. We genuinely love what we do here, and we want you to be excited by our expanding range of home wares and decor – we have lots of plans for the future!’

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home: event [ Christmas past at Geffrye Museum ] 

home: event [ Christmas past at Geffrye Museum ] 

Step back in time with historic interiors given the festive overhaul. See how real people decorated their homes at Christmas at the exhibition running from November to January at the Geffrye Museum in East London. Get inspired for your home with period details from Christmas Past 

FREE ENTRY 
Information; 

The Geffrye is in Hoxton, East London. Admission to the museum is free.

The nearest Overground and Underground stations are Hoxton, Liverpool Street and Old Street. 

Opening hours

Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm

Bank Holiday Mondays 10am – 5pm

Closed Mondays (unless Bank Holiday), Good Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day

The period gardens and herb garden will close for winter at 5pm Sunday 29 October. The front gardens are open until 5pm all year round

The café is open until 4.45pm

The shop is open during museum hours

Exciting news … We are about to embark on a transformational £18m development project – Unlocking the Geffrye – which will mean the museum will close on 7 January 2018 for almost two years. Although the main museum building and period gardens will be closed, there will still be plenty of reasons to come to the Geffrye. Throughout closure we will run a busy programme of events, activities and installations in our front gardens. The restored almshouse will also be open for tours on certain dates throughout the year.

home: found this [ baskets ]

home: found this [ baskets ]

The current day use for baskets has moved beyond something just to store blankets, logs or washing in. The array of baskets with woven pattern and texture now available means they are more attractive than ever.

We want them on show, in all rooms of the home, on the floor, a shelf, or hung on a wall. Store shoes, toys, magazines, put plants in, whatever the use we have found some great styles at La Redoute this week.

What’s even better is there is currently 40% off everything until Sunday 29th with code: BIG40. So don’t hang about!

Laredoute.co.uk 

home: trend [ black and white ] 

home: trend [ black and white ]

Monochrome is as popular as ever with high street stores and designers still loving the simplicity, easy coordination and extensive pattern options to create crisp modern interiors. 

Whether you go for an even mix of the tones or go stronger on either black or white, it’s an easy colour palette to work with. 

As dark interiors are so on trend we love the look of styling heavily black with highlights of white in framing, fabrics and ceramics. Black walls can make a fantastic backdrop for white accessories to really stand out. Keep the look modern with only occasional pattern and stick mainly to plain black or white in accessories and fabrics. For wall decor choose illustrative prints, linear designs, typography or black and white photography. Head to Desenio, Gayle Mansfield or A Room in my House for prints to suit the look. 

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1. Pouffe / French Bedroom Co £99 

2. Chair / InHomeDesign £399 

3. Cushion / Ikea £13 

4. Throw / Trouva £75

5. Coffee table / M&S £79 

6. Paint / Farrow & Ball ‘pitch black’ 

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home: made [ painted pumpkins ]

home: made [ painted pumpkins ]

Halloween is around the corner and it’s pumpkins galore. We have found a lovely alternative way to decorate them with different paint techniques and colours – noone said pumpkins had to stay orange.

Get hold of some real pumpkins in various sizes or craft pumpkins [ craftmill.co.uk ] and some acrylic paint, then you’re good to go.

We have found some inpiring designs at homeyohmy.com.

So that’s your weekend sorted!

home: nice price [ cups ] 

home: nice price [ cups ] 

Head to the H&M sale and to the homeware section – seek out these bargain monochrome cups. Perfect for the kitchen but also versatile for use elsewhere – pop in a plant for some indoor planting, use for stationery in an office or make up brushes in the bathroom! 

Just £2.29 in the sale