home: made [ books ]

home: made [ books ]

January is always the time of the year when everybody starts talking about DIY, cleansing the home, revamping rooms and this is great. But if you are struggling for ideas and need some guidance then there are loads of fab books available to do just that.

We have picked 6 of our favourites ranging from DIY hacks to colour inspiration. These books are there to pick up and put down whenever the need takes you, full of interesting ideas and photos to really kick start your creative juices.

Clockwise from top left:

Be Bold: Interiors for the Brave of Heart – Emily Henson [ Fly the flag for maximalism – bring playful patterns, bold prints and vivid colours into your home ]

Sustainable Home – Christine Liu [ A stylish, inspirational and practical guidebook to maintaining a more environmentally friendly household ]

Pearl Lowe’s Vintage Craft [ In this beautiful and inspiring craft book Pearl shares with you her designer secrets and shows you how to capture her unique vintage style in your own home ]

Creative Living: London – Emily Wheeler [ Don’t read this book unless you want a serious dose of decorator-envy – Evening Standard ]

Reinventing Ikea [ This book features 70 customisation projects conceived from popular Ikea products ]

Beautifully Small – Sara Emslie [ Drawing inspiration from truly tiny spaces, with creative styling for compact interiors ]

All books available from waterstones.com

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home: nice price [ ceiling light ]

home: nice price [ ceiling light ]

Create a lovely mood with great lighting, try this stylish smokey glass ‘Oliver’ pendant light from Matalan – currently half price in their sake.

Was £80 Now £40

They say;

Low hanging stylised pendant lights have the power to transform any room into a stunning spectacle thanks to the simple beauty of a single shade. Constructed in black and dark grey smoked glass, this edgy pendant is fashioned in a rounded tulip shape for added interest and features a black chrome fixture. Hang next to neighbouring pendants at staggered heights as seen in interior glossies. Part of the Concrete and Rose Gold trend. 

home: favourite thing [ shelves ]

home: favourite thing [ shelves ]

Everyone is talking about de-cluttering and organising in the home right now, and we are all on the lookout for new storage options and shelving to keep our items tidy.

This set of iron shelves from anthropologie.com are perfect for a kitchen or bathroom to store bottles, spices, cookbooks and more.

[ £38 ]

Online only at anthropologie.com

home: featured [ Argos ]

home: featured [ Argos ]

High street giant Argos is definitely one to put on the list for great homeware and furniture.

With Habitat and Sainsburys Homeware under their belt and their own great home designs, the range of products to choose from is vast and offering great design, on trend pieces, super value and ample choice.

Industrial, Green and Faux Planting all feature in their new season collection and it’s easy to create entire room styling solely from them, from the sofa and shelving down to the ceramics and cushions.

There’s even same delivery on some products!

To make it even more appealing there’s even more all under the same (virtual) roof to help you out – from toasters and kettles, mattresses to fridges and even all you need for the garden too!

home: event [ ceramics workshop ]

home: event [ ceramics workshop ]

Fancy learning a new skill this year? Why not try your hand at ceramics.

We have found some great courses at Raw Ceramics Workshops in Hackney, London with beginners to more advance options.

We suggest the 3 session beginners course, where you will learn basic techniques from owner Matthew Raw for working with clay. You will get the opportunity to create something from your own ideas.

You will end your 3rd session with fully painted and glazed pieces of work.

[ £95 with all materials included ]

For the full choice of workshops and dates head to rawceramicsworkshops.com

home: found this [ lounge chair ]

home: found this [ lounge chair ]

The style and silhouettes of midcentury design in furniture is on-trend, beautiful and available in both original versions as well as many many replicas and furniture designed ‘in-the-style-of’ across the high street.

New in at Cult Furniture we love the midcentury style ‘Nelly’ chair.

They say;

Laid back mid-century lounging, this mustard yellow velvet upholstered accent chair is the perfect spot to kick back and relax. Complete with soft cushioning, an exposed wooden frame with gold capped legs this lounger will slot into most interiors seamlessly. 

Hard to ignore and easy to adore, the Nelly lounge chair is available in a range of rich velvet colours.

£279 and available in five colours

home: trend [ coloured marble ]

home: trend [ coloured marble ]

As quite often with trends they come and go, and then come back again, and one of those is marble. With so many marble products available it’s coloured examples we look at today.

Gone is the white marble and in comes black, green and pink. You will start to see this on coffee tables, kitchenware, shelving and lighting. This material works really nicely with mixed metal & black accents.

Green marble from hm.com

Marble also goes beyond table tops and can be seen on home accessories including clocks, bookends and coasters. Get your little marble fix without breaking the bank.

Guide:

Clockwise from top left –

coffee table / laredoute.co.uk [ £849 ], side table / habitat.co.uk [ £250 ], light / trouva.com [ £160 ], coasters / oliverbonas.com [ £30 ], table / zarahome.com [ £120 ], chopping board / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £40 ], clock / made.com [ £49 ], shelf / anthropologie.com [ £36 ]