home: favourite thing [ armchair ]

home: favourite thing [ armchair ]

You can’t get more simple than this for an armchair and that’s what we love about it.

The dark grey material and black metal legs work great together and it’s a chair that will work in almost any room. Although we think it would be perfect for a bedroom!

Available now from zarahome.com

[ £159.99 ]

home: trend [ navy blue ]

home: trend [ navy blue ]

The navy trend is staying for 2020. This deep blue hue is rich and strong, creating stylish interiors.

For the modern approach use in multitude on walls in paint or wallpaper, floors, soft furnishings and drapes. Layering the tone to create an overall blue canvas is a bold look. Break it up with highlights of bronze or copper and a few pieces in other deep jewel tones.

Soften the look with the use of grey tones, natural beiges and browns – walnut or teal for furniture and tan in sofas or armchairs.

Picture guide

Top

Crate • WallpaperStore £5 / Armchair • Made £499 (sale) / Rug • La Redoute £154 (sale)

Middle

Cushion • Trouva £85 (sale) / Bed • Next from £325 / Unit • Tikamoon £319 (sale)

Lower

Paint • Farrow + Ball ‘Scotch Blue’ / Cushion • M&S £19.50 / Sideboard • Maison Du Monde £324

home: nice price [ armchairs ]

home: nice price [ armchairs ]

Fancy a new armchair? There’s up to 25% off at La Redoute on their armchairs and with brands like Swoon under their belt there’s a gorgeous choice of ‘swoon’ worthy armchairs to choose from.

Pick a colour and style to suit your room and one of these chairs can become a focal point.

With silhouettes echoing design styles of Art Deco, industrial, Midcentury and contemporary – there’s a great choice.

home: favourite thing [ armchair ]

home: favourite thing [ armchair ]

With velvet still being very on trend for interiors, this sumptuous grey ‘Celine‘ armchair from Habitat, has a beautiful silhouette. It would make great extra seating for a lounge and is a classic piece to sit within a lot of styles of lounges. It would also look great in the corner of a bedroom.

Currently in their sale reduced from £225 to £180.

home: found this [ armchair ]

home: found this [ armchair ]

We spotted this gorgeous looking armchair from made.com and we have fallen in love.

The mid century design has a solid oak frame with arm detail. The deep seat makes it perfect for lounging, and you get a choice of four colours in cotton velvet.

Available now from made.com [ £549 ]

home: trend [ chintz ]

home: trend [ chintz ]

By definition ‘chintz’ is quite a broad term to describe a certain style of multi-floral, ‘twee’ or rather english country cottage-ish homewares and furnishings, but it can be many things to many people.

chintz
/tʃɪn(t)s/
noun
  1. printed multicoloured cotton fabric with a glazed finish, used for curtains and upholstery.
  2. “floral chintz curtains”

….the grandparents overly floral sitting room with pot pourri and tasseled tie backs on curtains, dated china figurines and doilies on side tables, pinks and pastels and illustrated florals on every surface and what people often presume is behind every door to a thatch cottage and of course the decor to many a seaside B&B from the eighties.

Fast forward to modern day and there’s a surge in popularity for the chintz look with a subtle modern approach.

Many a crafty blogger or instagrammer is embracing the look and it’s encouraging a great push for upcycling, recycling and sourcing second hand pieces for the home – better for your bank account and better for the environment.

Layer up florals on fresh light painted backdrops. Use accessories in marble, metallics and ceramic. Cluster vases and ornaments and also play with clashing pattern sizes on cushions, furniture and curtains.

Top row

Wallpaper from £8 (sale) Dunelm / Bed £599 (sale) Made / Drinks trolley (newer style version now available) £228 Audenza

Middle row

Vase £26 Anthropologie / Sofa £769.30 (sale) Urban Outfitters / Cushion Cover £68 Trouva

Lower row

Paint £48 John Lewis / Curtains from £19.80 CurtainsCurtainsCurtains / Figurine £150 Ebay