home: favourite thing [ glass vase ]

home: favourite thing [ glass vase ]

This smoked glass vase is the perfect addition to any room. Blending modern and vintage design, this gorgeous vase would look good on its own or mixed with other vases.

Available now from zarahome.com

[ £29.99 ]

home: featured [ Rume ]

home: featured [ Rume ]

For a little luxury and to make an investment in beautiful furniture and homeware for your home, head to Rume.

Currently with 10% off with code ‘LOVERUME’

Their own designed and crafted pieces are beautiful but also complimented with carefully curated pieces from other brands to sit alongside.

They say;

Rume was established fifteen years ago when husband and wife Richard and Libby Baker left the family furniture firm to set up their own separate but complementary company. The philosophy behind the new business was to delight in the beautiful and the beautifully made and to pursue this by making lovely furniture of original design to the very highest standards here in England.

home: event [ vintage china upcycling ]

home: event [ vintage china upcyling ]

If you fancy some new year creativity, and like a bit of vintage, then this workshop is perfect for you.

Heals are hosting vintage china upcyling classes early next year, and give you the opportunity to learn the techniques to carefully bring life back a previously loved piece.

Give life to your vintage china in our upcycling class at Heals. First choose a pre-loved plate or teacup from The Indytute’s very special vintage china collection. Each piece has been rooted out by the Indytute china scout, who has scoured garage sales, antique stalls and junk shops to select the ideal pieces to upcycle’

Head to eventbrite.co.uk for tickets

[ £20 ]

home: found this [ side table ]

home: found this [ side table ]

It’s hard to avoid the lure of the post-Christmas sales. It is a great time to grab a bargain but it’s good to plan ahead and think what you really need.

If you’re planning re decorating in the new year, picking up some pieces in the sale is a practical and economically sound idea.

This marble pattern and gold look metal table from Urban Outfitters is a great sale find that can be the starting point to a fresh new look for a room.

Was £89 Now £60 Urban Outfitters

home: trend [ top 5 of 2019 ]

home: trend [ top 5 of 2019 ]

Looking back over the year we have seen a lot of trends come and go but some have stuck, and we look forward to seeing what 2020 brings.

We have picked our top 5 trends of 2019, the ones that have had big influences on the high street and the ones we have loved to dip into.

Terracotta

A colour which has had its moments over the last few decades, particular in the 90’s when everyone was trying colour washes and paint effects. This year we saw it was back with block colour on furniture and soft furnishings.

A great colour to being warmth into a room and a lovely time to use for accessorising a space.

Slogan

Who doesn’t love a slogan! This trend moved from fashion into homeware early this year and has been bringing us laughter and empowerment through fun works and phrases.

Everyone needs a slogan cushion in their lives. Other popular choices were mugs & plates. Slogans and typography is sticking around and will always have a place in our homes.

Pumped up

This trend has really filtered down to the high Street after being featured in a lot of interior magazines as a must have design.

Wide armchairs, deep sofas and oversized proportions were the only requirements, and we loved it. Perfect for the second half of this year, where we are always ready cosy up in front of the TV.

Pick your furniture carefully and it will last and not date. Mix this style with other looks to keep it fresh.

Jewel tones

Glassware is no longer boring. If you are looking to update your collection,then go for something colourful. Jewel tones have been big this year and we are both fans of this.

Lots of stores have jumped on the back of this look, and there are loads to choose from. Mix and match the colours and styles for a vintage style.

Matt finishes

In contrast to the brightly coloured glass we have just mentioned there was a more sutbtle, calming trenda making an appearance this year.

For those that like your home’s fuss free and minimal, matt finishes were everywhere, and still are. Kitchen fronts, wardrobes and table tops are the most popular choices, in black and green shades, but also ceramics and accessories were being finished in matt for an alternative to glazed or glass.

home: favourite thing [ side tables ]

home: favourite thing [ side tables ]

Always thinking about small updates for a room, or perhaps that piece of homeware to start a theme or new style for a room.

This pair of chic industrial side tables could be just the thing.

Practical and stylish, compliment with dark interiors, other metallic touches and lots of dark velvets and monochrome.

£135 Cult Furniture

They say;

Inject modern luxury into your living space with this set of 2 brass metal tray side tables, ideal for modern and contemporary homes. 

The cage-like design of the base captures attention while the round brass top keeps it. With their bold design, these sides tables complement glam interiors to perfection. Perfect for keeping by the sofa or your favourite armchair.

home: featured [ Earl of East ]

home: featured [ Earl of East ]

Not just a candle shop, Earl of East has expanded into a lifestyle store full of gorgeous items for your home.

With a strong focus on their hand made candles and workshops Earl of East welcomes you step into their curated collection of home accessories, soft furnishings, stationary and more.

With a mix of independant brands and familiar names including Ferm Living, this store is a must visit, and with various locations around London there is no excuse.

Head to their website to explore their range or pop by one of their spaces in Hackney, Kings Cross and Islington.

earlofeast.com

home: event [ Christmas sales ]

home: event [ Christmas sales ]

It’s that time of year again when we know we can grab some bargains. We can think about a new look for our home interiors and get things at a great price if we buy them now.

There’s often no need to waiting to the traditional Boxing Day sales as many of the big brands go early.

French Connection has up to 40% off

Swoon has 20% off all full price items

Made have up to 40% off

Habitat have up to 50% off

IKEA sale is on

Urban outfitters have up to 50% off

Wayfair already has big discounts

West Elm has up to 60% off

Heal’s has up to 50% off

home: trend [ Japandi ]

home: trend [ Japandi ]

For beautiful, calming interiors, with soft colours and a minimal feel, the new ‘Japandi’ trend is one to fall in love with.

Across the highstreet stores are embracing the essence of the trend and there’s a lot of products to easily create the look.

Choose soft tones, a few simple accessories, mix dark and light woods, light grey, greens and choose pieces that combine the essence of scandi and Japanese styling.

Heals say;

There’s a new interior design trend in town – introducing ‘Japandi’: a hybrid of traditional Japanese minimalism and Scandinavian decor. Also known as ‘japanordic’, this fresh style has been deemed the biggest new design movement for 2018. Combining the modern-rustic appeal of Scandi style with the traditional sophistication that’s associated with Japanese design, it’s no wonder that it’s a growing favourite amongst designers.

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Top row

Vase, £17.50 John Lewis / Chair, £139.98 Sklum / Rug, £252 Maison Du Monde

Middle row

Cushion, £79 NOTHS / Table, £249 Made / Vase, £85 Trouva

Lower row

Storage from £119, Heals / Chair £249 Made / Cushion, £20 Loaf