home: favourite thing [ chairs ]
Get nostalgic with these fab retro school chairs with a contempory hand painted stripe. We love chairs and these are great to mixed with other chairs around a dining table, as a desk chair or just in the corner of a room creating a statement.
These sustainably sourced beech wood chairs come with four different coloured stripes. It’s hard to pick a favourite!
From rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £215 ]
home: featured [ That Lovely Stuff ]
Amongst all the gifts, goodies and other ‘lovely stuff’, there’s an abundance of great homeware pieces in the That Lovely Stuff online store. The store curates a variety of home accessories from a wonderful selection of creative mums – all designing and creating great products.
Did you ever think to yourself “I wish I had all of That Lovely Stuff”?
We did and then we got to thinking and realised how many talented friends we had, and the further we looked, we realised that friends of our friends were amazing too. With just those thoughts That Lovely Stuff was born. All of our products are made by people that we know or people that have been recommended to us and all of the items on the site have been tried and tested by the team here. Only the best will get on the site and we hope that you love it.
It gives us great pleasure to see all of our “mumpreneurs” making a living whilst bringing up their children. It really is the best feeling sending orders out to these lovely ladies and we hope you love their goodies as much as we do.
home: event [ Awestruck exhibition ]
This week long exhibition get us thinking about the connection between interior design and wellbeing.
The interesting idea of Biophilia is explored through workshops, talks and sensory experiences.
‘Biophilia is the innate human affinity we have with nature and the outdoors; literally, it means “love of life or living systems‘
For more information head to eventbrite.co.uk
30th July – 3rd Aug
Craftwork Studios, London
[ free ]
home: found this [ plant pots ]
Looking for some new homes for your plants?
Explore Peastyle’s range of Scandinavian, midcentury style and just plain lovely plant pots.
With prices starting at just £5 there’s some perfect pieces to look stylish in your home.
home: trend [ modern artifacts ]
This season we are seeing a lot of ornaments and accessories adorning shelves and tables in magazines and online.
With influences from Africa, Middle East and vintage pieces the sculptures and busts we are seeing have a strong artifact feel about them, like you picked it up on your travels and are years old.
Heads and busts are everywhere with tribal influences and animals feature heavily too. Mix these ornaments with artwork, plants and vases, to create a curated display.
Top row – horse vase from hm.com [ £24.99 ], hand tray from maisondumonde.com [ £7.19 ], ceramic elephantfrom habitat.co.uk [ £35 ]
Middle row – carved sculpture from abigailahern.com [ £116 ], African mask from laredoute.co.uk [ £60 ], tribal head from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £45 ]
Bottom row – Buddha statue from audenza.com [ £10.50 ], cut out sculptures from westelm.co.uk [ £9.95 ], vintage vase from made.com [ £29 ]
home: made [ table cloth ]
Simple, stylish and perfectly on trend, Curby have created the nicest, easiest little DIY to make a great scandi table cloth.
The simple cross design in black and white is minimal and perfect for monochrome lovers but could just as easily be translated using other colours to suit your choice.
And the finished printed fabric doesn’t necessarily have to be a table cloth but could be turned into cushions, curtains or napkins!
home: nice price [ leather tray ]
With the steady introduction of new arrivals at hm.com it’s hard not to find a little gem.
We love this leather tray with pinched corners, perfect for carrying items from one room to another, or displaying ornaments on a table.
Available in black or tan it’s only £17.99
home: favourite thing [ prints ]
Just when you think you’ve bought all the prints for all your walls, Cissywears brings in this perfectly graphic designed range of Hotel Magique prints – available online and in store (excitingly in the newly re-opened store in South East London)
Available for £40 each / size A3
We’d definitely suggest using the John Lewis slim profile oak frames from their House range (£30) to frame them.
home: featured [ Lisa Valentine Home ]
Based in Cardiff, Wales, Lisa Valentine with her love of interiors design and home renovations has established Lisa Valentine Home. A store full of beautifully functional and useful homeware.
‘As William Morris said, have nothing in your home unless you know it to be useful or beautiful. We believe it can be both and we hope you love our products as much as we do‘
We love the natural colour pallete throughout, and utilitarian feel of the store. Our favourites include the metal shelving, linen cushions and enamel kitchenware.
Head to lisavalentinehome.co.uk and keep up to date on Instagram.
home: event [ lustrous surfaces ]
Connecting well to the current Eastern interiors trend (featured on Friday), we love this exhibition at the V&A – Lustrous Surfaces.
Featuring 110 objects located throughout the Museum, including shrines, chests and rare Latin American examples, this display highlights the varied manufacturing techniques, surface treatments, decorative styles and application around the world.
This free exhibition runs til September.