home: nice price [ sofa range ]
Head to furniture store Glasswells and check out the sale. We picked their ‘Leon‘ range as our favourite pick. The various discounted options (sofa, chair, snuggler and footstool) come in many different fabric choices and with the retro-style midcentury silhouette, any piece is a perfect way to update a lounge.
With the Leon, you can design your own sofa collection from a wide range of statement fabrics, a choice of vibrant co-ordinating scatter fabrics and five wood finishes. Four sofa sizes, a snuggler and a standard chair offer flexible ‘seating in style’. An optional headrest can be added by simply slotting in and out of the sofa where and when required. Constructed from traditional hardwood. The seat and arms are upholstered in high quality foam for superior comfort and support. The back cushions are fibre filled and supplied in removable zipped cases.
home: favourite thing [ shelving unit ]
We love this mesh storage unit from roseandgrey.co.uk. The simple stylish design finished in black will work in any room. Fill with books, plants and ornaments, showing off your favourite things.
Available in two sizes [ £115 & £185 ]
home: featured [ Minus Tio ]
A little bit of Scandinavian perfection in from lovely Swedish brand Minus Tio. Having featured their coat rack last week we felt this store needed to be shouted about.
Their legacy and basis for all their designs are summed up with a perfect collation of words… ‘Sweden in the 80’s – Dark winters, cross county skiing, Sigurd Lewerentz, Alvar Aalto. Pine, rocky islands and concrete, Saab and Nintendo. This is often where we start our projects.’
With a talented team of designers they have exquisite design, using sustainable materials and their range includes chairs, tables and accessories; furniture for both the home or commercial use.
Minus tio is all about the love of furniture. Our collection is unique, contemporary and locally produced. We design, we manufacture and we sell.
Find out more about them here
home: event [ Lumitrix ]
Head to the Hoxton, Holborn this February for an evening of discussion on Exploring Interior Design and Technology. Explore how we use technology in our homes and how we are inspired by what is available through online platforms.
‘Interior design has become more accessible ever since made.com revolutionised the way we buy furniture, Pinterest made everyone a creative director, and interior bloggers made DIY look easy. Online photography destination Lumitrix is bringing in a panel of industry leaders and design gurus to explore how technology is being used to cater to the masses and to uncover what online brands are essential for furnishing a new home‘
Feb 28th [ 18:30 – 20:30 ]
Tickets cost £5 – £7
home: found this [ coat rack ]
A dash of perfect design for your hallway from Minus Tio. This ‘Manage Monday’ coat rack is a Swedish design, storage and hook solution for keeping organised in the home or office. Minimal, linear design and a fun architectural structure – a great statement piece; both functional and eye pleasing design.
Available in black, red or white.
home: trend [ greenery ]
The last year has seen a massive increase in greenery in our homes, not only in painted walls and furniture, but also the increase in indoor plants [ faux and real ] spread throughout a room. Layer them up to create texture and shade.
Green is a calming colour and not only do leaf and plant prints bring the outside in, they also create interest and focal points. The plants themselves do the same.
Last year we saw green combined with millennial pink and this continues, although the tone has changed slightly and is more of a berry colour…think pale raspberry.
Work with these shades together through accessories with either the green or pink taking the walls.
Top row – vase from trouva.com [ £22 ], wallpaper from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £135 ], print from desenio.co.uk [ from £6.95 ]
Middle row: sofa from made.com [ £999 ], Very Berry paint colour from Valspar, wall planter from westelm.co.uk [ £12.80 ]
Bottom row: plants from a sellection at ikea.com, leaf tray from hm.com [ £19.99 ], Image via Pinterest
home: made [ table cloth ]
With just a flat bed sheet, some fabric paint and a little creativity (or head to Pinterest for inspiration) you can make your own unique table cloth – tailor it to your event, theme, colour way or home interior!
Depending on your table size you can buy cheap cotton flat sheets across the high street ( including Dunelm and John Lewis) to use – a great way to get a large ready-hemmed piece of fabric. Alternatively you could visit a fabric store or even try a charity shop for second hand bedding sheets to use. Next pick your colour/s for fabric paint widely available online and craft stores ( Hobbycraft ).
Then visit any of these great blogs to give you easy tutorials to follow ;
Brit + Co
The House That Lars Built
The Lovely Things