home: trend [ statement ceilings ]

home: trend [ statement ceilings ]

Turning the interior design world on its head, the new trend for statement ceilings is a brave new design step in putting creative thought on to an often forgotten surface – the ceiling.

Growing in popularity, following the style advice of creative forums like Pinterest and what’s in Vogue, we see various options and design processes being used to create a focal point of the ceiling instead of other more traditional areas that we make a feature like walls or floors.

We see tiles, wallpapers, stencilling and plaster (or faux) relief work, covering ceilings to bring interest to a room as well as often having benefits including allowing a space to feel lighter, taller, or even cosier depending on what is used.

Most of these ideas come from interiors of the past. Relief ceiling in plaster or wood feature (if they haven’t been ripped out) in the ceilings of grander properties from Edwardian, Victorian, Georgian and earlier houses; wood panelling or carving can be seen in the last few centuries but also in the twenties, thirties and forties; wood cladding has been popular since the midcentury and although fell out of favour in the last couple of decades it’s seen a resurgence in use for both a country cottage feel, beach house feel or the strongest design look – a midcentury modern design. A teak or walnut ceiling would have been used to lower and bring down a ceiling to emphasise the open plan so single level living with large glass windows synonymous with many properties of the 1950s and 1960s.

Now we also see tiles being used as a feature product to cover a ceiling. With brands like Rockett St George introducing tin tiles as a beautiful idea, having not been available in this country until recently, we now see other brands following suit.

But this new trend also gives rise to the DIY notion and gives a chance to get creative or crafty. Wood cladding is certainly an attainable level DIY project but also being creative with masking tape or stencils with paint is also a great idea – both cost effective and easy to do, plus can be changed at a later date to suit dates with no major cost issue – just a few coats of paint.

See our picture for ideas but also think out side of the box – swap the planned wall wallpaper to the ceiling or take the pattern from a piece of homeware in the room and transfer it to the ceiling!

home: made [ hanging planter ]

home: made [ hanging planter ]

Another simple, but stylish make today on the blog.

We found this hanging planter tutorial on burkatron.com and we love the use of embroidery hoops to create a structure around the plant.

Using just 3 elements you can play around with shapes and designs to get one that suits you.

home: nice price [ anthropologie ]

home: nice price [ Anthropologie ]

Anthropologie is super for having amazing sales throughout the year with the January sale as no exception. As we come to the end of the sales, the bonus is you get an extra 30% off sale products with code EXTRA30 

Explore the range of homeware and furniture to find some incredible reductions on beautiful things for your house.

We picked our top six pieces, wall hung baskets (from £39), a quirky ‘loo’ hook (£14), beautiful measuring bowls, a cool monogrammed door knocker (£17), heavenly wallpaper (£58) and a classic chair (£878).



home: favourite thing [ side table ]

home: favourite thing [ side table ]

This foldable side table from Zara home would make the ideal addition if you lack space in you home, or just want a table you can easily move around.

Made from mango wood and iron it’s available in two sizes.

[ from £89.99 ]

zarahome.com

home: featured [ Tikamoon ]

home: featured [ Tikamoon ]

If you haven’t explored the excellent Tikamoon, then it’s worth taking a look at their beautiful collection of furniture and homewares.

With beautiful pieces in the style of midcentury, industrial and scandi there’s so much to suit a home.

Furniture for every room, great quality and price reflective of that.

Their current sale has up to 50% off.

home: event [ letter press workshop ]

home: event [ letter press workshop ]

If you are looking to get a but more creative this year and fancy making your own art work, have you considered letter press print?!

We have found a great beginners class in London, where you will be able to create your own piece of work from an idea you may already have. You will learn the skills and get step by step guidance throughout the 5 hr workshop.

Head to m.uk.funzing.com for more details and tickets

[ £90 ] various dates available

home: found this [ light ]

home: found this [ light ]

Constantly searching the ends of those January sales, we find this great reduction on a gorgeous ceiling light.

This modern chandelier from West Elm is down to £299 from £499.

They say;

With its minimalist, balanced form, our Sphere + Stem Chandelier’s gleaming glass globes seem to float against a brass finished metal stem for an elevated, modern look. Simplicity has never shined so bright.