home: found this [ IKEA INDUSTRIELL range ]
IKEA always manage to create something new and exciting with their collections. One to watch out for this April is INDUSTRIELL – a rustic, industrial, raw take on everyday furniture and accessories. With dining chairs and benches to pendant lights and cushions this collection is gorgeous.
‘Created in collaboration with acclaimed Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek, the INDUSTRIELL collection is our way of turning mass-produced uniformity into products that have a beautifully imperfect handmade quality that you can see, touch and feel’
Piet Hein Eek is renowned for creating beautiful furniture from salvaged materials, embracing imperfections and unfinished surfaces, and his same ethos has been used in the collection.
Our favourites are the woven armchair [ £120] made from recycled paper and bamboo pendant lights [ from £22 ]
home: trend [ ombre ]
There’s a gorgeous colour effect to bring into your home – ombre.
This beautiful colour haze can be introduced to a current colour scheme if you match the colour.
To create the ombre look pick one or two pieces eg. Cushions and curtains, in an ombre pattern fabric and then colour the rest of the interior in block colours of shades of the ombre tone.
If you’re feeling bold use ombre for a wall paper – a strong look – then collate other homewares in the same colour – this rich look would look great if using one of the popular jewel tones; currently an on trend colour palette that’s across homeware stores on the high street and online.
1 Cushion (was £20) £16 Debenhams
2 Vase £8 Wilko
3 Rug £65 Wilko
4 Lamp £165.00 Trouva
5 Cushion (was £20) £16 Debenhams
6 Wallpaper £36m2 Murals Wallpaper
7 Bedding from £33 La Redoute
8 Bedding from £34 Dunelm
9 Curtains (was £34.99) £7.99 Argos
home: made [ Easter eggs ]
Easter weekend is upon and if you are entertaining or simply like to decorate your home over this period, then we have some cool egg decorating tutorials for you today.
Country Living share some really lovely paint techniques, silk covering, dying and lots more to create colourful and interesting eggs.
Head to countryliving.co.uk & countryliving.com for all the details.
home: nice price [ ceramics range ]
We love the beautiful and simple illustration on this great ‘Swimmers’ range of diningware by House at John Lewis.
With prices from £6, it’s affordable and stylish. A great addition to home dining, lovely to give as a gift and a single plate would also look so pretty hung on a wall! (Use non damaging plate hangers found here)
home: favourite thing [ chair ]
If you are looking for a statement chair for your home then consider this simply gorgeous offering from Future and Found. We love the mix of soft and hard with its marshmallow like cushions sat on top of a black metal base.
If the pink is not your thing then it comes in grey too!
Head to futureandfound.com [ £695 ]
home: featured [ Wayfair ]
Online super giant in the interiors retail market, Wayfair, ticks many boxes for styles, trends, budgets and for every room in the house as well as the garden.
We’ve picked our favourite four pieces currently in the sale (see main picture). The ‘Cambridge Traditional‘ rug is a beautiful addition to a room to give a modern rustic look and it’s just from just £67.99. The style and design of the ‘Kings Road‘ floor lamp would make such a great addition to a lounge at just £125.99. For garden living this summer, we love the ‘Lyton Garden’ 4 seater garden sofa at £1206.99 – enjoy relaxing outdoors when the warm weather comes. Lastly, for a useful bit of storage that will look good, pick the ‘3 Piece Wicker Storage Basket Set‘ at the reduced price of £59.99.
Head to Wayfair for furniture and homeware from all trends including industrial, Scandinavian, modern and rustic.
home: event [ Country Living ]
Spring is officially here now and so it’s time for this year’s Country Living Fair. Get along to Alexandra Palace, North London to explore lots of independent designers, craftspeople and artisan makers.
This Spring fair will inspire you with ideas for interiors, gifts, food and fashion with over 100 stands to shop from.
From April 26 – 29, book tickets now from countryliving.co.uk
home: found this [ prints ]
A lovely discovery in this great little print shop – Little Dog Studio. A cool collection of prints both text and illustration based with prices from a super low £15! Whether it’s a quote to motivate you, an initial that’s personal or maybe something for the kids room, there’s something for everyone.
Have a browse of the Etsy shop and see what would be perfect for your home.
home: trend [ dark woods ]
Wood and wood finishes are always going to be popular in the home, whether you are a fan of oak, walnut, mango or birch. This year we see a big increase in dark woods appearing in stores through furniture, lighting and accessories.
Using dark wood in the home will bring a richness and cosiness that lighter woods don’t do as well. Compliment with rich Blue, Green and Red shades for a truly lux feel.
A room in the house where dark wood are becoming a trend is the kitchen. Brown almost black cabinets combined with lighter tones on worktops and accessories gives a layered and cohesive look.
Using dark wood doesn’t mean the whole room has to go dark, if that’s not your thing. Brilliant white and paler shades will really set off the wood tones of tables, chairs and lighting.
We have picked some of our favourites to start off this look.
Top row – plate from hm.com [ £6.99 ], image from Pinterest, pendant light from habitat.co.uk [ £70 ]
Middle row – lamp from made.com [ £79 ], bookcase from johnlewis.com [ £399 ], chair from johnlewis.com [ £396 ]
Bottom row – image from Pinterest, coffee table from westelm.co.uk [ £599 ], flooring from wickes.co.uk [ £21.61 ]
home: made [ outdoor rugs ]
There’s a whiff of Spring in the air, if you aren’t still trudging over snow, so it’s definitely a good time for projects that create great pieces for the garden. Anything to help make that perfect outdoor living area to enjoy in the warmer months.
We found two great outdoor rug DIYs from two of our favourite creative maker blogs – A Beautiful Mess and Apartmenttherapy .
The first from ABM is a great, fun project, weaving your own rug from scrap fabric and finishing with a protective spray.
The second from ApartmentTherapy is a stylish idea to make an outdoor rug with waterproof fabric and then create a design on it waterproof acrylic paint.