home: trend [ navy blue ]

home: trend [ navy blue ]

The navy trend is staying for 2020. This deep blue hue is rich and strong, creating stylish interiors.

For the modern approach use in multitude on walls in paint or wallpaper, floors, soft furnishings and drapes. Layering the tone to create an overall blue canvas is a bold look. Break it up with highlights of bronze or copper and a few pieces in other deep jewel tones.

Soften the look with the use of grey tones, natural beiges and browns – walnut or teal for furniture and tan in sofas or armchairs.

Picture guide

Top

Crate • WallpaperStore £5 / Armchair • Made £499 (sale) / Rug • La Redoute £154 (sale)

Middle

Cushion • Trouva £85 (sale) / Bed • Next from £325 / Unit • Tikamoon £319 (sale)

Lower

Paint • Farrow + Ball ‘Scotch Blue’ / Cushion • M&S £19.50 / Sideboard • Maison Du Monde £324

home: trend [ tranquil dawn ]

home: trend [ tranquil dawn ]

With a new year brings new trends and new colours to get excited about, and this January sees the launch of Dulux colour of the year – Tranquil Dawn. A shade of green, that is close to a moss green and is a extremely calming colour. It is also very adaptable and can be used alongside pinks, stones, blues and earthy shades.

‘A colour inspired by the morning sky, to help give homes the human touch’

Similar shades of green are being seen in accessories and furniture. You may not want to necessarily layer green on green, but use this as an accent to create your space.We love the combination of pink & green, especially if you’re using it on a wall. Pink tableware and ceramics can also compliment a green wall and then add terracotta’s, yellows and blues to build up a gorgeous pallette.

Guide:

Clockwise from top left:

Sofa / ikea.com [ £425 ], rug / made.com [ £159 ], cushion cover / hm.com [ £12.99 ], vases / grahamandgreen.co.uk [ from £11.95 ], 2pk napkins / hm.com [ £8.99 ], pottery / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ from £8 ]

home: trend [ chintz ]

home: trend [ chintz ]

By definition ‘chintz’ is quite a broad term to describe a certain style of multi-floral, ‘twee’ or rather english country cottage-ish homewares and furnishings, but it can be many things to many people.

chintz
/tʃɪn(t)s/
noun
  1. printed multicoloured cotton fabric with a glazed finish, used for curtains and upholstery.
  2. “floral chintz curtains”

….the grandparents overly floral sitting room with pot pourri and tasseled tie backs on curtains, dated china figurines and doilies on side tables, pinks and pastels and illustrated florals on every surface and what people often presume is behind every door to a thatch cottage and of course the decor to many a seaside B&B from the eighties.

Fast forward to modern day and there’s a surge in popularity for the chintz look with a subtle modern approach.

Many a crafty blogger or instagrammer is embracing the look and it’s encouraging a great push for upcycling, recycling and sourcing second hand pieces for the home – better for your bank account and better for the environment.

Layer up florals on fresh light painted backdrops. Use accessories in marble, metallics and ceramic. Cluster vases and ornaments and also play with clashing pattern sizes on cushions, furniture and curtains.

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Wallpaper from £8 (sale) Dunelm / Bed £599 (sale) Made / Drinks trolley (newer style version now available) £228 Audenza

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Vase £26 Anthropologie / Sofa £769.30 (sale) Urban Outfitters / Cushion Cover £68 Trouva

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Paint £48 John Lewis / Curtains from £19.80 CurtainsCurtainsCurtains / Figurine £150 Ebay

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: 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.

Picture details

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

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

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

home: trend [ vanilla ]

home: trend [ vanilla ]

Trends change and also return, as we are seeing right now. Magnolia was once an interior colour of choice in many homes in the 80s & 90s. Now this off white shade is back but with an update and we are calling it vanilla.

Bright white has its place in homes but tends to need a lot of up keep and can be seen as quite cold. Choosing an off white shade will bring warmth to a space, and layering up furniture and soft furnishings creates depth and cosiness.

Texture and pattern will give interest to this colour in soft furnishings and accessories. Combine with other neutral colours and use black as an accent for a stand out look.

Vanilla is not boring, it’s bold!

Guide:

Clockwise from top left:

Mirror / westelm.co.uk [ £279 ], throw / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £75 ], chair / insidestoreldn.com [ £199 ], cushion / trouva.com [ £45 ], coffee pot / zarahome.com [ £29.99 ], vase / hm.com [ £24.99 ], sofa / habitat.co.uk [ £1500 ]

home: trend [ abstract ]

home: trend [ abstract ]

Go bold with the modern abstract trend. Brands are filling the stores with strong, geometric and block colour prints and patterns to bring great design to the home.

Interiors can be clean, white and minimal and you can then introduce this trend in cushions, prints, rugs or bedding to make a statement.

Hunt out great indie designers on sites like Etsy and Trouva, to find unique pieces strong for this trend.

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Wallpaper £36 MuralsWallpaper / Cushion £50 HuhStore / Cushion £45 Trouva

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Bedding from £21 Dunelm / Rug £299 Made / Print (download) £5.21 CuratedPrints (Etsy)

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Print from £11.95 Desenio / Print from £20 The Lovely Drawer / Bedding from £35 Dunelm