home: favourite thing [ chandelier ]

home: favourite thing [ chandelier ]

This gorgeous chandelier from French Connection will make a statement in any room.

We love the detail of the shimmering discs, which catch the light and cast interesting shapes. A striking piece for a livingroom or bedroom.

Available now from frenchconnection.com

[ £495 ]

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home: event [ Beazley Designs of the Year ]

home: event [ Beazley Designs of the Year ]

This September head to the Design Museum and explore Beazley Designs of the Year, an exhibition showcasing the most innovative designs from fashion, architecture, graphic design and more.

‘Now in its twelfth year, Beazley Designs of the Year is the Design Museum’s annual celebration of the most original and exciting products, concepts and designers in the world today.

Explore how the future is fast becoming the present with newly-developed materials, innovative ways of managing scarce resources, playful designs for all ages and local communities claiming new spaces for themselves’

Tickets go on sale 20th July

home: found this [ ANNANSTANS – IKEA ]

home: found this [ ANNANSTANS – IKEA ]

IKEA are constantly bringing us new collections and challenging design within homeware to keep us coming back.

Their latest is ANNANSTANS, a handcrafted collection of cushions, ornaments and ceramics.

ANNANSTANS has a modern, urban expression, but not because of a machine. The pieces are crafted by hand, so each one is unique

‘In ANNANSTANS, meaning “elsewhere” in Swedish, the contemporary concepts of designer Martin Bergström find new expressions through social entrepreneur artisans in India, Romania and Thailand

Get inspired by the colours, pattern & textures through this range.

[ Cushions from £10 ]

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home: found this [ rattan chair ]

home: found this [ rattan chair ]

It’s no hidden fact that we both love chairs as well as having a slight obsession with rattan and woven examples.

This gorgeous rattan cane armchair from frenchconnection.com is a statement piece that will keep giving for many years to come.

The resurgence of rattan furniture is great, but for some it never really went away and for this reason it is the right decision to invest in a piece that you will love forever.

[ £395 ]

home: made [ clay hanging planter ]

home: made [ clay hanging planter ]

This diy project looks so good it’s hard to believe it’s handmade.

Spotted it on fallfordiy.com, create and make your own clay hanging planter that can go in any room.

Use Air Dry Clay for this make, along with some basic craft tools, some rope and of course a plant to put in it after.

For the full tutorial click here

home: trend [ blue ]

home: trend [ blue ]

This year we have already seen an array of gorgeous colour entering our homes including, pinks, peaches and greens. One that hasn’t had its moment… until now, is blue.

Often seen as a cold colour or one that is associated with seaside styled rooms, blue works really well as a background or accent colour to other shades, creating a modern welcoming space.

We are seeing blue homeware all over, including lighting, sofas & armchairs and furniture.

For a dark moody room go dark blue on the walls with furniture in woods and add metalic accents for a glam feel [ why not include some punchy pink to add interest ]. If your thing is lighter and brighter, electric & royal blue look great against a white background.

Whatever your preferred shade, get on board with blue and give it a go!

Guide:

Top row: armchair / westelm.co.uk [ £479 ], striped cushion / ikea.com [ £10 ], wall clock / grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £58 ]

Middle row: sideboard / maisonsdumonde.com [ £324 ], sofa / made.com [ £899 ]

Bottom row: duvet cover / laredoute.co.uk [ from £100 ], side table / audenza.com [ £155 ], dining chair / insidestoreldn.com [ £210 ], paint / grahamandbrown.co.uk [ £38 ]

home: favourite thing [ bench ]

home: favourite thing [ bench ]

With the natural rustic scandi look so on trend, and a love of using natural materials, we find this gorgeous wooden bench with cotton plaited seat to good to be true, especially at the sale offer price of £69.99 (was £89.99) from Zara Home.

Use in hallway for a seat, for an outdoor low table or even by the bedside – a useful little piece of furniture.