home: trend [ woodland wonder ]
Although we might be having one of the warmest Autumns ever, the Winter season will soon be upon us and its time to get cosy at night with blankets and throws.
This trend for 2018/19 is all about embracing nature and with quite a rustic touch. Animal motifs on cushions and plates are back and subtle check or tartan feature.
Colours to look at are rich plums and damsons, mixed with neutral earth tones and lots of wood.
Top row: desk / westelm.co.uk [ £399 ], cushion / hm.com [ £6.99 ], basket / hm.com [ £19.99 ]
Middle row: cushion cover / hm.com [ £6.99 ], dining chairs / habitat.co.uk [ £160 ], blanket / zarahome.com [ 199.99 ]
Bottom row: Brinjal paint colour / farrow-ball.com [ from £4.50 ], throw / trouva.com [ £190 ], lampshade / johnlewis.com [ from £35 ]
home: made [ candle holders ]
A massive trend at the moment is animal candle holders, everything from zoo animals to woodland creatures. We have looked at how you can create something just as fun but for a lot less money.
There are two popular ways to create this look, and it basically comes down to size. You can either opt for a party candle [ great for kids birthdays ] or a larger table centre piece for a dinner party perhaps. Either way involves the same preparation and materials; the chosen animal [ for plastic zoo & farm assortments try amazon ], a drill and some paint [ They look great painted black, white or gold btw ].
Below are a couple of tutorials to follow.
[ Tiger, Bulldog and Zebra pictured are all from johnlewis.com ]