home: made [ clocks ] 

home: made [ clocks ] 

It could be using any random item, incorporating treasured possessions or even using a simple base then getting creative with paint, fabrics or other materials – but with clock mechanisms so easy to get hold of, it’s easy to turn anything into an object which shows the time. 

Credit : Shelterness

Pick up great clock mechanisms from Amazon, HobbyCraft, and Ebay. Search for unusual items with flat centres to turn into suitable clock bases – plates, records, cork, baskets, or get something cut to size. Or ensure the mechanism is aesthetically pleasing on its own and use interesting items to create the clock face – photos, figures, colours, string, simple dots… vary materials, or match to current interiors, or use off cuts of wood, tile or metal from other projects. 

Research great ideas at ArchitectureArtDesigns.com  
Photo credits : Pinterest 

home: nice price [ plywood mirror ]

home: nice price [ plywood mirror ]

Made.com is always a great go to store for well priced quality furniture and homeware. Their new accessories collection in collaboration with the V&A coincides with the museums current Plywood Exhibition, and there are some lovely pieces to choose from.

The small collection is all made from plywood and features frames, clocks, a memo board and this gorgeous mirror. The simple design really shows off the unique characteristics of this wood and would look great in any room.

made.com [ £49 ]

home: favourite thing [ table lamp ] 

home: favourite thing [ table lamp ]

Mixing industrial with marble (but also available in concrete or metallic which also tick the trend box) this gorgeous table lamp from Heals is a perfect addition to a bedside or side table. 

The Bristol Table Lamp is now in the Heals sale reduced from £89 to £53 (filament bulb sold separately)!

home: featured [ Chocolate Creative Studio ]

home: featured [ Chocolate Creative Studio ]

Lauched in 2009 by Spanish maker Margarita Lorenzo this lovely online store showcases her individual designs for home interiors. Heavily focusing on wooden items including hooks, door handles and picture shelves, adding simple touches of colour and print to bring these basic objects to life.

Everything is sourced and handmade in the UK & Spain and 100% sustainable. Other items to choose from include cushions, lamp shades and art prints.

‘To chocolate creative sustainabilty is an essential element in our design and manufacturing and we make every effort to communicate the processes we follow with regards to materials, sourcing, production and recycling in our aim to remain sustainable’

chocolatecreative.co.uk 

home: event [ Leighton House Museum ] 

home: event [ Leighton House Museum ] 

With various exhibitions running throughout the year, the architectural and interiors gem, Leighton House Museum, is definitely worth a visit. 


12 Holland Park Road London W14 8LZ

Monday to Friday: +44 (0) 20 7602 3316

Saturday and Sunday: +44 (0) 20 7471 9160

Time Out say; 

Leighton House reopened in April 2010 after a £1.6 million refurbishment which has uncovered and restored many of the decorative schemes and features of the house, as well as a previously unseen staircase. In the 1860s the artist Frederic Leighton commissioned his friend, the architect George Aitcheson, to build him a showpiece house in Holland Park, which he filled with classical treasures from all over the world, as well as his own works and those of his contemporaries. The house was a work of art in itself, with every inch decorated in high style inspired by the studios Leighton had seen on his extensive European travels. There were magnificent reception rooms downstairs designed for lavish entertaining, and a dramatic staircase leading to a huge light-filled studio taking up most of the first floor. Four extensions were added over the years, the most striking addition the ‘Arab Hall’, designed to showcase Leighton’s huge collection of sixteenth-century Middle Eastern glazed tiles. The house was created as a stage on which Leighton could play out his role as a great artist, contrasting with the tiny single bedroom, the only private space in the whole house. Today, the house is still an architectural treasure trove which belies its somewhat dour exterior and the museum holds, or has on loan, some fine paintings as well as drawings and sketches.

home: found this [ rocking chair ]

home: found this [ rocking chair ]

If you are looking for a statement chair then look no further. This rattan rocking chair ticks all the boxes for style and comfort, and the vinatge design will work in most homes. Dress it up with a sheepskin for extra comfort, making this the perfect reading chair.

Available from laredoute.co.uk [ £195 ]

There is also currently 25% off with discount code 25OFF

home: trend [ desert ] 

home: trend [ desert ] 

We are needing a retreat, a place of calm and perhaps an interior that makes us think of warmer climates, holidays and miles of endless sands. 

The desert trend back for 2017, with the surge in popularity of succulents and cacti still growing (happy plants we generally succeed in not killing!) is a strong easy look to pull together in a home. High street (and designer) stores have plenty of natural homewares, products that look as if they’ve been gathered from travels and craft inspired goods. 

Use bright light interiors and bring in leathers, weaves, wood and tapestry. Search vintage fairs for large patterned rugs or head to highstreet stores including Urban Outfitters, La Redoute and House Doctor for new versions. The current Summer sales are perfect to pick up large items that work with this trend – suede sofas and leather armchairs and with the good weather explore markets and carboots, and thrift unusual items, pottery and trinkets to build the look.  

Stick to neutral colours, dark and light but throw in a little colour in an odd chair or patterned cushion. Essentially use indoor planting for fresh green tones that will set off well against the tans, beiges, whites, creams and other neutral tones – with highlights of gold and bronze. 

Get creative and work on your own DIY projects for accessories – macrame pot holders, woven hangings for the wall and block print canvases leaning casually against the side. 


Credit : TheArtHouseConcept 

Product guide: 

1 cactus curtain / BritishMadeInteriors £27.73

2 ‘Clunch’ paint / Farrow + Ball £43.50 

3 ‘House Doctor’ rug / Wayfair £85.17 

4 goat skin pouffe / MaisonDuMonde £108

5 Aztec cushion / Wolf + Badger £105 

6 llama cushion / Urban Outfitters £35 

7 midcentury leather chair / Rose + Grey £915 

8 woven throw / Dunelm £15 

9 white cactus vase / La Redoute £65 

(Currently 25% off at La Redoute with code : 25OFF )