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

home: trend [ nature calls ]

home: trend [ nature calls ]

Nature calls; feel the call of the wild, getting back to nature, bringing the outdoors in but you don’t have to step outside.

Embrace the bold trend of nature and botanical inspired patterns, prints, illustrations and designs in homewares.

A trend that can be layered up to great a bold effect but also gently introduced with a few nature inspired homewares or a single wall of wallpaper.

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Botanical interiors / Chair, £149 Dunelm / wallpaper, £98 John Lewis

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Nature calls interiors / Rug, £262.50 La Redoute / Chair, £25 Trouva

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Curtain, £45 Dunelm / Wallpaper, £36 MuralsWallpaper / Wallpaper, £72 JoyfulWallpaperCompany

home: trend [ home comforts ]

home: trend [ home comforts ]

Now that the hot weather is well an truly behind us, it’s time to embrace the winter months and start creating cosy homes that you can’t wait to get back too.

As often happens around now, we start to turn our thoughts to soft furnishings like throws and cushions. Stores are full of textures like faux fur rugs, knitted blankets and soft pile cushion covers.

The colour pallette is subtle with muted tones of nature, including stone, browns, camel and grey.

Guide:

Top row:

pouffe / ikea.com [ £45 ], cushion cover / hm.com [ £12.99 ]

Middle row:

throw / westelm.co.uk [ from £149 ], rug / johnlewis.com [ £25 ], throw / habitat.co.uk [ £120 ]

Bottom row:

blanket / zarahome.com [ £79.99 ], cushion / frenchconnection.com [ £40 ]

home: trend [ stripes ]

home: trend [ stripes ]

Stripes are in and out of favour continually and currently we see them with both a natural feel in linens, natural colours and soft tones, but also in bolder starker contrasting tones that make a statement within an interior.

Not a pattern to clash with varying stripes on different homewares but great clashing with florals or bold block colour prints.

Main picture guide

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Vase £14 Nordic Nest / Cushion £13.50 Trouva / Rug from £75 RugOnline

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Cushion £45 Design Vintage / Bedding £35 Bed and Bath Emporium / Bedding from £12 Secret Linen Store

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Vase £8 Ikea / Armchair £995 Cox & Cox / Cushion £68 French Bedroom Company

home: trend [ neo mint ]

home: trend [ neo mint ]

Jumping on the colourful back of ‘it’ colour millennial pink, we have a new shade in town for 2020 – neo mint.

Not a shade many will put as first choice for a room colour or furniture fabric, but bear with us. This bright, mint colour is described as ‘an oxygenating, fresh tone that harmonises science and technology with nature’.

It’s a calming colour that will work well with our hectic lives and give us positive vibes.

We are starting to see it online in accessories and wallpapers, as well as chairs and some larger pieces like sofas. Of course we wouldn’t imagine anyone would go mint throughout a whole room, but we suggest adding accents alongside paler shades.

Neo Mint may not be for all, but keep an eye out as you may become to love it!

Guide:

Clockwise from top left:

Sofa – wayfair.co.uk [ £730 ] / mural – muralswallpaper.co.uk [ from £36 ] / bin – made.com [ £35 ] / pen holder – trouva.com [ £10 ] / kids chest of drawers – laredoute.co.uk [ £275 ] / tiles – claybrookstudio.co.uk [ from £7.38 ] / chair – uk.myfaktory.com [ £39.90 ]

home: trend [ Kilim rugs ]

home: trend [ Kilim rugs ]

By definition;
A kilim (Azerbaijani: Kilim کیلیم, Turkish: Kilim, Turkmen: Kilim, Persian: گلیم‎ gelīm) is a flat tapestry-woven carpet or rug traditionally produced in countries of the former Persian Empire, Iran, Azerbaijan, the Balkans and the Turkic countries of Central Asia.

And they grace many a floor because their patterns, designs and colours are so adaptable to different interiors.

They are often very affordable compared to other types of rug so it’s in everyone’s reach to have beautiful statement rugs.

Newer styles have a modern take, a lot more geometric patterns, many bolder block colour layouts, more minimal designs; yet still the traditional patterned styles are still exceedingly popular and can be found across the highstreet and online.

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French Connection £155 / La Redoute £99 / The Handmade Rug Company £1295

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Huh Store £78 / The Rug Seller from £99 / Modern Rugs from £31.99

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Jennings Rugs £545 / Modern Rugs from £149.00 / Made In Design £200