Start the new year with a lovely workshop from the guys at The London Craft Club.
‘Join us for a wonderful evening of brush lettering with Shoshana of Shoshy Cadoodle. Gently learn the techniques to create natural, flowing letters with Shoshy’s help and guidance. You’ll try different drills to get the hand of the letters and brush, with lots of top tips on how to make your words look nicer. Create your own phrases, or use some of Shoshy’s lovely examples to guide you. When you’re happy with the end result, you’ve got the option to turn one of your pieces into a framed piece of art for your home’
Get tickets from londoncraftclub.co.uk
Cult Furniture are a favourite for incredible pieces of furniture – retro reproductions, midcentury styles and great examples of classic design. As with across the high street their sale is launched with brilliant discounts across many departments.
We found our favourite pick – the Xanthe Butterfly Accent Chair in grey leather – reduced from £199 to £139.
Other countries have huge influences on us and our home, and this year we have been introduced to a few. First we learnt of the Danish Hygge & Lykke, now we have Wabi Sabi – the Japanese way of thinking about our lives and homes and making them imperfect…in a good way.
‘Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, roughness, simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy, and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes’
There is so much presure to make our homes the best they can be, whether it’s clean lines, perfectly arranged bookshelves or neatly placed cushions. Whatever habits we have Wabi Sabi teaches us to let go a bit and feel more content.
Wabi Sabi is about mis-matched furniture, wonky vases, worn wood floors and naturally textured accessories. Less shiny and new, more used and imperfect. There is no wrong or right way to indroduce the principles of Wabi Sabi, it’s more about appreciating what we have, and if we need those new things then perhaps opt for handmade or used items.
Whether it’s a simple adding of wheels or legs to a crate or wooden box, or a higher level of diy creativity; creating a piece of furniture like a bedside table is rewarding and unique for your home.
We found WooHome and Homestetics are both super creative sites offering a plethora of bedside table projects to give you a great choice of projects for your home.
There’s suitcases on legs, single vintage drawers floating on walls and even ledges hung on heavy weight rope from the ceiling. There’s modern looks, vintage and retro styles and cool industrial designs. There’s projects for all abilities and budgets.
Not just for privacy or warmth, but the various trends for window covering options show its just as important to be a well considered interiors feature as any other parts of a room. Different coverings can create an entirely different effect and feel to a room; whether it be warm and cosy, airy and minimal, glamorous and chic, or traditional and homely.
Recent styles and choices have seen shutters being one of the most popular options, as well as Venetian blinds being a regular favourite. For a modern look, but when you need warmth combining heavy weight curtain with a blind is a great option to keep an on trend look – ensuring the curtains colour compliment the rest of the room; often a good way to introduce a texture or pattern to bring ‘something else’ to the design of the room. Venetian blinds or shutters are modern and excellent for both privacy and allowing light in but their solid look can be softened with a modern voile or net curtain. Ikea has a great choice for light weight curtains as well as quality Venetian blinds at very low prices.
An alternative to a lightweight curtain is window film. The perfect way to get minimal stylish non-fussy privacy. Nothing floating getting in the way, cost effective, easy to change, and available in such a range of patterns, styles, colours, densities and finishes.
If you are hosting Christmas and want a showstoping table to impress your guests, then today we share some amazing inspiration and ideas to do just that.
We have collected some of our favourite images from idealhome.co.uk and amara.com to get you in the mood for getting creative.
First thing is to decide if you want to go for simplicity or maxamlist as well as a possible colour scheme. Don’t worry about matching it to yout room, it’s Christmas!
Think about the number of guests and how much glassware, cutlery and plates you will need. These don’t all have to be on the table at once, but it is nice to have everything available for your guests.
Depending on if you have a round or rectagular table you will need to consider a centrepiece. On a round table go tall in the middle with a few differnet pieces, or on a rectugular table have a longer centrepiece running down the middle, and if you have space try a hanging decoration above to compliment.
Build the table up with your items, keeping everything evenly spread, so everyone gets to see your design. Also a nice touch for your guests is to peronalise something, maybe a napkin ring, a cracker or a simple name card in the middle of their plate tied to some foliage cuttings.
Head to the links above for more ideas and tips on creating a wonderful Christmas table.