home: favourite thing [ pendant light ]

home: favourite thing [ pendant light ]

With it’s ever changing collection, Rockett St George always has gorgeous lighting, including this antique brass cylinder pendant light. The long narrow shape creates subtle drama, with the brass finish adding a lux feel. 

Available in two sizes [ £120 & £150 ] they look great as an individual light or grouped together at different lengths. 

Rockettstgeorge.co.uk  

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home: featured [ La Redoute ]

home: featured [ La Redoute ]

One of our favourites for homeware is La Redoute, so we’ve been picking our favourites from the current collection (see picture). There’s a wealth of trend aware pieces to choose from and now get 40% off with code BLACKFRIDAY at the checkout. It’s the perfect time to make an investment in statement pieces (including the rug that even had its own instagram feed!) with this huge discount.

home: event [ The Design Museum Market ]

home: event [ The Design Museum Market ]

After a successfull first year, The Design Museum is bringing back its Christmas market full of independent designers and makers.

Shop ceramics, homeware, gifts, jewellery, graphic design and textiles with opportunities to meet the makers and learn all about their products.

This free event runs from 1st – 3rd December at The Design Museum in Kennsington, London.

designmuseum.org

home: trend [ Hang It ]

home: trend [ Hang It ]

If it’s got a hook on the back if it hang it! That’s the basic rule to follow, with wall decor taking on a new style.

We all love a picture wall, framed prints and photos filling a space. Nothing wrong with that, although now there is so much more to display on our walls including hanging rings, macrame, baskets and planters. It’s nothing new, but a trend emerging currently is to soften a room with neutral tones and add the hanging items with materials to compliment – woods, rope, and metals with an artisan feel, almost hand crafted.

Plants play a large part, so get some baskets or metal rings and play around with faux or real succulents to create a relaxing space – ivy is great for this.

Feathers are popular, whether in art work, embroidery or hanging decor with the softeness and intricate design bringing interest and calm to a space. 

Whatever you decide, the choice is out there. A great place to start is online marketplaces Trouva and Amara.

Guide:

1. Rooster feathers from designvintage.co.uk [ £85 ]

2. Hanging shelf from amara.com [ £129 ]

3. Embroidered wall hanging from trouva.com [ £70 ]

4. Ceramic planters from westelm.co.uk [ from £16 ] 

5. Decorative mirror from tindesign.co.uk [ from £39.95 ]

6. Hanging basket from bohemiadesign.co.uk [ £15 ]

7. Hanging candle holder from trouva.com [ £16 ]

8. Cotton wall hanging from trouva.com [ £40 ]

9. Black hanging ring from Skandivis.co.uk [ £23.99 ]

home: made [ Christmas table decorations ]

home: made [ Christmas table decorations ]

It’s almost just a month away and if you’re busy planning gifts and festive nights out, don’t forgot about the decorating and it can be simple and low cost to create effect displays, decorations and centre pieces with items sourced from around the home, foraged from your local park or handy bits picked up from a local craft store.

From around the home find old jam jars, cardboard, string, old baubles, even an old dried up sponge can be useful.

Foraging free bits from out and about is also great – local woodlands having an abundance of conifers, holly, pine cones, twigs, branches and more.

Then from local craft stores (or online) choose items including metallic spray, glitter, pva glue and soft wire.

With these items you can create unique decorations using imagery from Pinterest for inspiration.

Use PVA and glitter to create a Christmas feel to branches of conifer tree, by pasting on the glue and sprinkling over the glitter; and create a long garland for the mantle piece by tying the branches together with wire.

Spray jars with metallic spray and tie gold or silver round to make festive little vases for winter flora and twigs. Cluster various sizes together to make a centre piece for the table.

Cut and stick cardboard into cone shapes, coat in PVA glue and wind sparkly twine or string round, ensuring not to leave any gaps to produce modern, simple statement Christmas trees. Again these would look great in varied sizes and clustered together.

Using old baubles in shades of the same colour and modelling wire with an old sponge as an oasis, poke in each bauble on a wire stick to make a gorgeous dome of baubles – another great centre piece. Or go extravagant (slightly more complex) and create an entire sphere which could be hung from the ceiling!

Head to Pinterest and explore for an abundance of creative ideas!

Simple paper trees

Confetti for the table

Confetti for the table

home: nice price [ Fox & Ivy ]

home: nice price [ Fox & Ivy ]

First we saw Sainsburys bring us trend led homeware at great prices, now we see Tesco joining in. Tesco has been offering home furnishings for a while, but their new brand called Fox & Ivy gives us something a little bit different.

There is a strong art deco theme running through the collection featuring a lot of copper, gold, pattern and cut glass. With small accessories including tableware, vases and frames as well as soft furnishings, you will be sure to find something you love.

tesco.com