home: featured [ La Redoute ]
Take a look across the broad range of homeware and furniture at La Redoute with up to 50% off.
We’ve picked out our top features from their sale but explore and find products for every room.
Fancy a new look for the lounge? New crockery for the kitchen? New bedding for a better night sleep? The discounts are large and the style, quality and design is perfect.
The all time favourite Afaw rug is in the sale, lots of great midcentury inspired pieces and the best indoor planters across the high street.
home: event [ printing workshop ]
Start the New Year with your creative juices flowing by making some art for you home. We found this fun Risograph Image Making Workshop at Hato Press in London. Learn the techniques of riso-printing and collage in a 2.5 hr session.
‘We’ll take you behind the scenes at our printing studio, packed with different paper stock, riso drums and colourful ink tubes. As a group we will perform a test exercise on riso-printing and work through a few art production techniques. Then it’s time to experiment with your individual artwork using a range of materials, including our pre-made templates, inks, stamps, clippings, charcoal and many more. We will be on hand to give you advice and tips on your artwork, and then we’re off to the live printing action of your master creation!‘
Next workshop Jan 5th [ £45 ]
Visit hatopress.net for tickets
home: found this [ rug ]
One of our favourite West Elm rugs is on sale right now with a sizeable discount. We love this rug ‘Inspired by a 1970s wall hanging…
….our Multi Pixel Rug is handwoven by Craftmark-certified artisans in India using yarns of varied texture and colour. The facility where it’s made is Fair Trade Certified™ and the artisans have chosen to use the premium they earn from Fair Trade production to fund additional healthcare coverage.’
It’s normally £499 now £349!
home: trend [ pastel kitchen ]
A big kitchen trend for 2019 is to feature pastel tones. This could be painting walls, using tiles or going full on with pastel cabinets.
The calming feel of pastels will also inject some fun into you kitchen and this can be achieved simply by painting some walls. If you get bored with it, then it’s easy to change.
Create some interest on splashbacks and tiling with pastel tones like blue, green and pink. There are so many shades and patterns available on tiles now, so you can be sure to find something you love.
With more and more options with kitchen cabinets online and in store, now is the perfect opportunity to design everything yourself from style to colour. A pastel pink or blue cabinet will work really nicely with pale wood and white for a fresh clean look.
For a more subtle take on this trend then add some pastel appliances like a fridge or toaster. Who needs to stick to black or chrome!
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Image from Pinterest, Smeg fridge /very.co.uk [ £1299 ], image from Pinterest, image from wrenkitchens.com , tiles selection / claybrookstudio.co.uk, Breville Toaster / johnlewis.com [ £49.99 ], image from Pinterest.
home: event [ West Elm sale ]
Definitely one of the best Christmas events to head towards – the winter sale at West Elm.
Get up to 60% off across all departments and get some bargain furniture and homewares for your home for the new year.
home: found this [ mirror ]
With everyone gearing up for Christmas – the presents bought, home decorated ready for guests and also the opportunity to hopefully relax and enjoy the festive period – over the next week is a great time to start thinking about the new year and browsing the Internet for ideas.
We spotted this mirror from made.com and love it’s moulded frame. Perfect in any room, and a good size to be practical as well as good looking.
Available now [ £129 ]
home: trend [ vanity units ]
Trends have changed a lot across the last decade in bathrooms. No longer are designs so traditional and pieces purely designed for a bathroom.
It’s now about furniture that makes a statement and allows the room to feel more like any other – considered, with thought and more than just a ceramic sink and toilet in a tiled room.
Interiors trends of minimal, maximalist, monochrome, traveller, midcentury, mosaic, herringbone, black – are all trends we see translating into the design of the bathroom.
When it comes to picking the vanity unit it’s about the style and design, the practicality and function, and also now we have a far broader range of furniture to choose from – and even growing in popularity is using furniture pieces that aren’t for a bathroom but converting them to work. Typically midcentury sideboard work incredibly well. The shape lends itself to working well, with good counter area and storage space in the form of draws and/or cupboards.
Consider balance of the size of furniture in the room as bathrooms aren’t often the biggest of rooms. Choose a mirror that suits the style of the unit and is not to over powering in size to dominate the room.
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Noir 1000 / Bathstore £999
Michal / Tikamoon £329
Foresters Bow / OldFashionedBathrooms £1899
Consider using a concrete look square sink resting on top of a sideboard unit
home: made [ Christmas table decoration ]
With Christmas day less than a week away, and if you have opted to play host then it’s time to finalise your plans. No need to panic as we have found some lovely Christmas table ideas.
With centre pieces of foliage, candles, lighting and more the option are endless. Click on the below links for some inspiration to help you along the way.
Our favourite style is a simple Scandi influenced table centre piece with foliage and pine cones, and different height candles in plain holders. It’s good to stick to a reduced colour pallete as well, no more than 3/4.
home: price [ lighting ]
Looking for new lighting? Head to Matalan for well priced, designer look lighting with influences from so many current trends.
Head to their sale department for even better prices on lighting – we love this ‘Hugo’ copper tone cluster light – originally £130 now £65.
home: favourite thing [ rug ]
We love this patterned rug from audenza.com with its monochrome colour pallete and spiders web design – simple and stylish.
This rug will work in most rooms and is hard wearing so perfect for a hallway or kitchen.
Available now from audenza.com
[ from £119 ]