home: trend [ texture overload ]

home: trend [ texture overload ]

We are getting geared up for Autumn and with that comes cosy nights in with comfy cushions and fluffy throws. Tactile homeware is everywhere right now and today we share some of our favourites.

Velvet continues to be the fabric of choice this year on chairs and sofas, along with cushions. Now we are seeing velvet on lighting and lampshades like the ceiling pendant pictured from Rockett St George. [ there is also a table lamp version ]

Layer your room with tassled, fringed and pom pom cushions, throws and rugs. The more layers the better. When we look at colours for Autumn we are seeing lots creams, terracotta, red and grey. This is a lovely pallete to work with and perfect for the season.

For gorgeous textured blankets and cushion check out yonderliving.com ans bohemiadesign.co.uk

Guide:

Top row – rug from trouva.com [ £335 ], cushion from anthropologie.com [ £108 ], pouffe from hm.com [ £79.99 ]

Middle row – sofa from made.com [ £949 ], cushion from trouva.com [ £65 ]

Bottom row – pendant light / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £60 ], throw from bohemiadesign.co.uk [ £395 ], chair from heals.com [ £2250 ]

home: made [ plant pot ]

home: made [ plant pot ]

We love these little alternatives to a standard pot for a cactus or succulent. The simple balsa wood boxes are a great way of hiding the standard ugly plastic pots and you can make it to fit any size.

Paint or draw on any design you like, we love the scalloped print, made using a cut potato!

Head to curbly.com for the full tutorial

home: nice price [ print ]

home: nice price [ print ]

We love a lovely print and we love a love a sale bargain. Head to Telegramme Paper Co sale section and find some new pieces for your walls.

We love this limited edition silk screen print stating ‘Everything Will Be Alright’ – reduces from £30 to £20. It’s 1/50 editions made. It’s a great design and in gorgeous colours.

home: favourite thing [ sofa ]

home: favourite thing [ sofa ]

With the influences of Morocco still strong in our homes these floor cushions are the perfect addition to get the look. Available in various colours these cushions can double up as a sofa and bed.

Great for chilling out on with a book and becoming an addition bed for guests.

urbanoutfitters.com [ from £110 ]

home: featured [ urbansize ]

home: featured [ UrbanSize ]

What a wonderful brand. Urban Size has a great history and beautifully designed pieces.

Explore their range of furniture and homewares perfectly suited for smaller living.

They say;

At Urbansize we wanted to create stylish ‘urban sized’ furniture which would fit into smaller, quirkier spaces unlike traditional standard issue furniture which often ignores the needs of people like us who live in small homes. We thought that small, functional furniture seemed to be seriously limited and we decided to fix that problem with Urbansize. 

The furniture we design maximises the space in a room. For example we have a ‘floating’ range, items with built in functionality (such as a bed with a foldaway bedside table) as well as more traditional items which are simply a bit smaller than comparable products on the market.

Urbansize is a small family run business. We are all passionate about design and interiors and are building on a long history of furniture making and design. Our family has been in this business for over 30 years, designing, manufacturing and importing furniture. 

home: event [ London Design Biennale 2018 ]

home: event [ London Design Biennale 2018 ]

Back again this year at Somerset House, the London Design Biennale will let you explore the best design, architecture, writers and artists, including energing talents.

The 2018 London Design Biennale is devoted to the theme, Emotional States. Taking over the entirety of Somerset House, including The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court and River Terrace, it will explore big questions and ideas about sustainability, migration, pollution, energy, cities, and social equality. Visitors will enjoy engaging and interactive installations, innovations, artworks and proposed design solutions – all in an immersive, inspiring and entertaining tour of the world

Sept 4-23

£19.50

somersethouse.org.uk

home: found this [ octopus bowl ]

home: found this [ octopus bowl ]

You may not have thought you need an octopus bowl but we think this might change your mind.

This beauty from homeware fave Audenza is an investment at £148 but what a statement it would make – especially if it had a chilled bottle of fizz in it, too.

It’s a clear glass bowl on an aluminium stand designed with an intricate moulding of an octopus. Clever, beautiful and a unique home accessory.

home: trend [ pouffe ]

home: trend [ pouffe ]

It seems the home accessory of the season is the pouffe. Firmly back as a key piece of furniture in a lounge (or any other room) and with floral flouncy ones a distant memory of the 80s; the pouffe is now the perfect accessory to add a splash of colour or pop of pattern into a room.

There’s a plethora to choose from across the high street, designer and online stores and whatever trend you use as your styling guide, there’s a pouffe to suit the look.

We’ve picked a selection of our favourites to suit current trends including – colour pop, embellished, midcentury monochrome, maximalist, traveller and artisan.

Picture guide;

Top row

Lux, £69 Made.com / Iceberg £110.00 Maison Du Monde / Falun, £194.99 Wayfair

Middle row

Objects, £427 Skandium / Nala, £97.50 Habitat / Hampton, £229 Made.Com

Bottom row

Woollen, £144.99 Bear & Bear / Stockholm, £195 Ikea / Global Fusion, £129.00 Myakka

home: made [ triangle shelf ]

home: made [ triangle ]

We like to find great little projects to share with you, and although this one looks a bit more higher skill level than our usual finds, they do insist it’s not hard – and what a super result you’d get.

This great wooden triangle shelf would make a fab feature on any room. The wood could be kept natural or painted up to match the room colours and even changed at a later date if the decor changes.

Adorn with herb pots in a kitchen, collated small curiosities in the lounge or cute little dolls and figures in a nursery. So versatile and a great little project to try out.

Head to MrKate for the tutorial.

home: nice price [ cushions ]

home: nice price [ cushions ]

A really easy and simple way to refresh your home for Autumn is with some new cushions. The best place to do this on the cheap is hm.com.

Their range is huge, and starts from £3.99 and includes basic cotton in a variety of colours, velvet and patterned covers. There is always a great find to be had, and they are continually introducing new styles.

Head to hm.com and explore.