This London based store is a treasure trove of goodies for the home. The Restoration is an online store with a showroom in Stoke Newington, full of vintage and bespoke furniture, home accessories and lighting.
The website has a well put together collection of items, old & new with emphasis on vintage and Mid Century. The Restoration also offers an upholstery service, all carried out in their London workshop.
If you are looking for a deal and missed out on Black Friday then be sure to visit laredoute.co.uk this week. With discounts on everything, now is the time to get those last minute Christmas decorations and tableware, or treat yourself to some furniture like this gorgeous set of 2 wire chairs [ £299, now £199 ]
Use code XMAS to get £30 off when you spend £60, £50 off when you spend £100 and £100 off when you spend £200.
Habitat has launched it’s new season collection, and with it some new designs imcluding this gorgeous walnut light shade. Its plywood frame has a been stained walnut and slots together, creating a really interesting light when on.
A perfect light for a living room or kitchen. Available now from habitat.co.uk [ £75 ]
This simple diy project combines the popularity of indoor hanging plants and the new trend for Japanese inspired homes.
Kokedama meaning ‘moss ball’ is a Japanese form of hanging plants by creating balls of soil covered in moss. These unique hanging plants look amazing in groups if you have the space.
They are very easy to create, all you will need is your choice of plant, soil, sheet moss and string, and you are good to go.
We have been waiting a long time for this collaboration. And if you don’t know about it, here is the lowdown.
Launching in October Swedish giant Ikea has joined forces with Danish brand Hay to create the new Ypperlig collection. Featuring furniture, vases, throws and accessories the Ypperlig collection has been designed to ‘challenge people’s perception of Ikea quality and design’
Hay has also taken on the challenge of redesigning the iconic blue & yellow Frakta bag. The size & shape has remained, with new colours including the green & white version pictured. Hay wanted to turn the bag into a ‘design object’ that customers appreciate.
We love the simplicity and muted colours of the collection, with strong design that will fit into any room. As Ikea says ‘a contemporary yet ageless collection’
Keep an eye out in store and online during October / ikea.com
This workshop is not as scary as it sounds. Learn the safe techniques of acid etching onto glass creating a unique piece for your home or a gift. You will have the opportunity to practise on sheets of glass and then move onto a bottle, tumblers or perfume bottle.
Pick from templates provided, create your own design or use a font template to make words.
This 2 hour workshop is hosted by London Craft Club. [ £49 ]
Following on from the beginning of this year Art deco inspired interiors are still big. Introducing this 1920s look into your home will bring glamour and opulence, wether a small corner or a whole room.
You can hint at this trend or go full on, but be careful not to over indulge as you don’t want it to look themed or staged. This look focuses mainly on two key areas, pattern and furniture, with bold gold designs set against black and rich blue backgrounds on wallpapers and art.
The furniture comes in the form of drinks trolleys and statement armchairs. A good place to start is with a classic round trolley with marble shelves, a design that mixes straight lines and circles, very much echoing the strong print designs of the Art Deco era.
Combine this with a statement chair – velvet is a must – with brass or gold legs and you will have the perfect start to the look. Keep the walls dark to create more drama with dark green, blues and of course black.
Accessories to consider would be classic angled mirrors and perhaps a quirky lamp influenced by the 1920s. As well as this you could continue the feel with soft furnishings like a fringed pillow [ pictured ].