home: trend [ Navajo ]

home: trend [ Navajo ]

Across the high street homeware stores, and online, there’s a huge amount of homewares inspired by Native American tribal patterns.

The colours are strong but not too bright and these homewares sit well in a predominantly neutral tone interior. Cream or white walls and floors, lots of natural wood and then texture and pattern from all the gorgeous rugs, throws and wall hangings. It’s a truly ‘traveller’ and earthy trend that creates warm, timeless style and feel to a room, and can be added to with trinkets and paraphernalia from travels.

Picture guide;

Top row

Cushion : Scandinavian Design Centre £43 / Wall Hanging : Graham & Green £95 / Blanket : MatchesFashion £320

Middle row

Rug : JDWilliams from £39 / Rug : The Rug Seller from £119.00 / Blanket : MatchesFashion £320

Bottom row

Chair : LittleWoods £699.00 / Throw : Ebay from £17.99 / Basket : JSLoves £19.99

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home: trend [ chrome ]

home: trend [ chrome ]

Once seen as a more dated metal finish over brass, gold and copper, chrome is making a comeback.

Chrome detailing can be seen on accessories like vases and ornaments as well as larger furniture like tables and cabinets, and of course lighting.

Large dome shapes are being seen in pendant lights and floor lamps with high shine finishes.

When it comes to wall colours, you can be a bit more brave with rich blues and greens, or go monochrome with black and white.

Guide:

Clockwise from top left –

Cushion / hm.com [ £12.99 ]

Tom Dixon lamp / trouva.com [ £450 ]

Mirrored cube table / zarahome.com [ £159.99 ]

Utensil holder / grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £16.95 ]

Pendant light / habitat.co.uk [ £70 ]

Shelving unit / laredoute.co.uk [ £345 ]

Vase / hm.com [ £19.99 ]

Clock / trouva.com [ £74.99 ]

home: trend [ 70s ]

home: trend [ 70s ]

There was some incredible design and style to come out of the seventies – it wasn’t all bad bell bottoms and glitter, but the design mentality of the midcentury continued, evolved and produced slick but funky interior design, luxury and a lot about comfort and relaxing – think low level seating, sumptuous throws, endless cushions, fabric on walls, even padded walls… dinner partying in the home and cocktail evenings or ‘soirées’ were becoming all the rage so creating the right home environment was key.

Fast forward to present day and a lot across the current high street has taken inspiration from the styles, patterns, furniture silhouettes and luxurious feel.

The colour palette to stick to should include neutral creams and beiges with rust, red, mustard and green tones. For a modern approach keep things quite minimal with not overlaying too many strong patterns as they would have done in the 70s.

Hunt on eBay, in markets and at car boots for pottery, ceramics and homewares of the era to bring in the right details but also high street favourites Habitat and Dunelm have some great modern equivalents.

Picture guide

Top row :

‘Biba’ Cushion £28 House Of Fraser / Rug from £44.99 Very / H K Living Bowls £31.13 Trouva

Middle row :

Leaf Dish £16 Dunelm / Cushion £20 Urban Outfitters / ‘Flynn’ Sofa £2300 Habitat

Bottom row :

Vase £17.50 (sale) Habitat / Chair £229 CultFurniture / Curtain £103.50 Maison Du Monde

home: trend [ coloured marble ]

home: trend [ coloured marble ]

As quite often with trends they come and go, and then come back again, and one of those is marble. With so many marble products available it’s coloured examples we look at today.

Gone is the white marble and in comes black, green and pink. You will start to see this on coffee tables, kitchenware, shelving and lighting. This material works really nicely with mixed metal & black accents.

Green marble from hm.com

Marble also goes beyond table tops and can be seen on home accessories including clocks, bookends and coasters. Get your little marble fix without breaking the bank.

Guide:

Clockwise from top left –

coffee table / laredoute.co.uk [ £849 ], side table / habitat.co.uk [ £250 ], light / trouva.com [ £160 ], coasters / oliverbonas.com [ £30 ], table / zarahome.com [ £120 ], chopping board / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £40 ], clock / made.com [ £49 ], shelf / anthropologie.com [ £36 ]

home: trend [ rust ]

home: trend [ rust ]

The rust tone is warm and it’s best layered with lots shades of this one colour – plus splashes of rose as a lightener. This creates a lovely building of the colour with no striking other colours to distract from the colour. It’s not overwhelming at all. It’s also a colour that works with trends including Traveller, Moroccan and Woodland.

If you just want a little rust, use in a clean white or soft grey interior with lots of wood tones and keep minimal so the rust stands out.

For walls we’ve found Red Earth (Farrow + Ball) and Heat (Little Green Paint Co). Create the full impact by also painting skirtings, doors, frames as well as walls in a rust tone.

Top row

Sofa £389.97 Furniture 123 / Cushion £45 John Lewis / Rug £175.20 (sale) Houseology

Middle row

Cushion £10 (sale) Made / Chair £160.65 (sale) Clippings / Rug £96.99 Wayfair

Bottom row

Armchair £499 (sale) Made / Throw £30 Trouva / Pair Cushion Covers £6 Dunelm

home: trend [ beige ]

home: trend [ beige ]

It may not be a choice of colour that jumps out at you, but beige is to take over our lives and homes during 2019. No longer is it seen as dull, lifeless and dated, beige is actually a warming & calming colour which acts as a nuetral backdrop to bolder shades.

Layer up different shades of beige with accents of brass, gold, wood and additional colours of black and white, creating a very collated room.

Bedding & salt pot from hm.com

There are so many accessories and soft furnishing options to bring a bit of beige into your home. H&M Home has jumped on this trend and has a huge choice of cushions, throws and bedding to add a hint to a room

For paint options check out Farrow & Ball, Dulux and Little Greene

Guide:

Top row: corduroy cushion / hm.com [ £8.99 ], chair / ikea.com [ £70 ], blanket / hm.com [ £39.99 ]

Middle row: plant pot / trouva.com [ £25.83 ], sofa / made.com [ £699 ]

Bottom row: drinks trolley / grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £375 ], vase / habitat.co.uk [ £20 ], lampshade / trouva.com [ £42.76 ]

home: trend [ wall decor ]

home: trend [ wall decor ]

Continuing in 2019, is the love for alternative wall art.

Not framed work, not prints, not original paintings – but creative visual pieces with colour and texture and a unique feeling that you might have picked it up at a craft fair, a market whilst travelling the world or been handed it down through the family.

Shop at Anthropologie or Urban Outfitters for a gorgeous range of options but also online small designer market places like Trouva and Etsy.

Keep eyes pealed at car boot sales, charity shops and vintage markets as this is where the real gems can be found with the most appealing prices.

Top row picture guide

Embroidery hoop, £54.99 Wayfair

Zaoma’ wall hanging, £16.75 Maison Du Monde

‘Workshop SY1’ hanging, £55 Trouva

Lower row picture guide

‘Ferm Living’ wall blanket, £124 Trouva

‘Cleo’ wall hanging, £598 Anthropologie

‘Kaleidoscope’ wall decor, £121.99 Wayfair