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.
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!’
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Not just for the kids room, Styled By Naomi’s beautiful range of handmade wooden decor can be the perfect addition to any room. These adorable hand painted pieces range from cute pears to beaded garlands and fun other wooden shaped creations, as well as delicate dream catchers.
Perfect for gifts and very well priced considering they’re beautifully, individually created pieces.
SBN was founded by Naomi who designs and styles products by hand from scratch. As far as possible the resources are made and sourced in the UK only. We believe in sourcing responsibly and being sustainable.
If you are looking for some great vintage finds and collectables then you must visit Londons largest indoor market – The Big London Flea on Nov 19th. Hunt out lighting, furniture, accessories and curiousities.
‘On the day, you’ll find over 50 handpicked vintage traders, some veteran vintage sellers from established markets like Spitalsfield/Bermondsey, selling alongside locals clearing out their loft’
‘Come find an amazing mix of salvaged, one-of-a–kind, lost and found objects, and handmade items, that include, 20th Century furniture, salvaged French homeware, vintage clothes, curiosities & collectables, kitschenalia, reclaimed industrial fixtures / electricals, and unexpected oddities’