home: trend [ animal print ]

home: trend [ animal print ]

Let’s begin by saying that this trend is not for everyone. Of course we would argue we all need a bit of leopard print in our lives, but we won’t hold it against you if it’s not your thing.

Taking inspiration from fashion trends, leopard and snake skin print is everywhere right now. Find it on cushions, bedding, accessories, furniture, wallpaper and rugs.

Brands that are fully embracing their wild side are rockettstgeorge.co.uk and zara.com with a great range of products to add some flare to your home.

Don’t be afraid to clash prints if you are feeling brave. Alternatively add touches of animal print to a corner of a room with soft furnishings for a more subtle take.

Guide:

Clockwise from top left.

Cushion / amara.com [ £35 ], bedding / hm.com [ £39.99 ], floor vinyl / amara.com [ £110 ], chair / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £180 ], pillow case / zara.com [ £4.99 ], wallpaper / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £99 ]

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home: trend [ neon lights ]

home: trend [ neon lights ]

Lighting is a very important part of your home as we all know. Choosing various designs and styles creates individually in each room. This year sees more and more neon in stores.

The new type of neon we are seeing is not as it used to be with glass tubing and gas, nowadays it’s much more safe and durable with acrylic.

Of course the original neon lights are still available, and if you are looking for a vintage piece, or just want an experience then we recommend a trip to God’s Own Junkyard in London.

God’s Own Junkyard

Today we have picked some of our favourites, from lightning bolts to ice creams, clouds to lips.

Guide:

Top row: ‘you are loved’ from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £399 ], cloud from conranshop.co.uk [ £50 ], ‘XOXO’ from urbanoutfitters.com [ £65 ]

Middle row: ice cream from trouva.com [ £70 ], lips from madeindesign.co.uk [ £249 ], ‘hello’ from trouva.com [ £200 ]

Bottom row: ‘cocktails & dreams’ from custom-neon-sign.co.uk [ £119.19 ], lighting bolt from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £195 ], ‘good vibes’ from cultfurniture.com [ £59 ]

home: trend [ convex mirrors ]

home: trend [ convex mirrors ]

There has been a gradual increase in popularity for convex mirrors. Most take on the form of traditional ships mirrors with thick wooden frames.

With variations available everywhere and in different sizes, now is the time to explore the appeal of a convex mirror.

Some think that a mirror should be practical and in many ways we agree, but with the shape of a convex the clear view is distorted with a fish eye effect, and we love it.

This shape creates a wider view of the room and helps reflect light from windows more than a flat mirror. You can still see a clear reflection straight on, but from different angles you gain so much more.

We should all give a convex mirror a home.

Guide:

Top row – laredoute.co.uk [ £74 ] abigailahern.com [from £750 ] grahamandgreen.co.uk [ from £18 ],

Middle row – maisondumonde.com [ £230 ], limelace.co.uk [ £34.95 ], reidandwright.london

Bottom row – zarahome.com [ £49.99 ] bandsglass.co.uk, rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £80 ]

home: trend [ ice cream shades ]

home: trend [ ice cream shades ]

The sun is shining, summer vibes are in full swing and we all want to inject some colour into our lives. This season pastels are back and the focus turns to ice cream!

The gorgeous subtle shades of pink, mint, yellow and soft brown create a calming and welcoming feel to any room and whether you choose one colour or a mixture, you will be sure to have a smile on your face whenever you walk in the room.

Image from Pinterest

Add small touches to a space with soft furnishes and accessories like vases and tableware or why not paint a wall or room in your favourite ice cream flavour. With so many amazing paint colors available we are spoilt for choice. Using art is a great way to introduce colour to a room, Desenio is our favourite go to online store.

Image from Pinterest

Try creating large art works on walls using different block colours and shapes to give a well curated feel. Add shelving and mirrors to add drama.

Guide:

Top row – print from desenio.co.uk [ from £6.95 ], plant box from fermliving.com [ £195 ], pepper grinder from trouva.com [ £29 ]

Middle row – sofa from made.com [ £499 ], placemat from zarahome.com [ £11.99 ], lamp from made.com [ £69 ]

Bottom row – sheepskin cushion from oliverbonas.com [ £50 ], image from Pinterest, velvet cushion from hm.com [ £6.99 ]