home: favourite thing [ vintage sign letters ] 

home: favourite thing [ vintage sign letters ] 

Letter accessories are a great way to personalise your home with new and old type styles, available online, in stores and from markets. It’s a unique alternative to home accessories – looking good wall mounted, hanging on doors or standing on sideboards or shelving. 

We love these ‘individual black letters and numbers screened onto clear perspex with geometric detailing‘ sourced by Respect Your Elders and sold through Pedlars World (online) – £12 each. 

Explore vintage shops and antiques fairs to find discarded vintage fonts previously used for signage in pubs, shops, and other businesses. Ebay is also a great source for these. 


Spell out motivational words, names or statements or just choose single initials. 

home: favourite thing [ Desenio ]

home: favourite thing [ Desenio ]

We love Desenio for its amazingly priced prints and frames. Their collection is always evolving and there is so much to choose from.

Their latest new arrivals is a gorgeous collection of digital art including portraits, architecture, plants and more. Everything is fresh and brightly coloured with emphesis on green and pink; great colours to invest in this year.

Clockwise from top left:

Abstract oil [ from £15.95 ], Fika [ from £2.95 ], Plant exposure [ from £6.95 ], Geometries [ £17.95 ], Pineapple leaves [ from £11.95 ], Neon flamingo [ from £11.95 ]

home: trend [ abstract art ] 

home: trend [ abstract art ]

2017 sees a move towards big and bold in wall art in the home. To create an impact and a statement in a room, abstract art has a powerful wow-factor and can bring colours together from a scheme, introduce pattern and be a visual talking point. 


Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world.

Abstract art can also translate into soft furnishings and fabrics; for curtains, cushions and bedding. It is a good way to bring bold pattern into design and be the starting point for the styling and use of colour in a room. Work of famous and amateur artists is often translated into fabric design. Head to ZaidaUk or Zazzle for Abstract art on cushions or visit museum shops for great examples. We love these Henri Matisse cushions from HomeLava (below) at just £10. 

Henri Matisse designs on cushions

One of the most renowned abstract artists was Jackson Pollock and his work is famously shown world wide in galleries as well as designed into many homeware pieces both from the original works as well as inspired designs from his work. 

Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956), known professionally as Jackson Pollock, was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting.

Pollock artwork prints and inspired designs

home: event [ The American Dream ]

home: event [ The American Dream ]

This new exhibition at the British Museum explores 1960’s art in America and the iconic pieces that look at society and divisions around at the time.

‘Starting with the ezplosion of pop arr in the 1960, the exhibition includes worka by the most celebrated American artists. From Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauuschenberg to Ed Ruscha, Kara Walker and Julie Mehretu – all boldly experimented with printmaking. Experience this extraordinary history through their eyes’  

An insightful and inspiring exhibition well worth a visit. [ Tickets cost £16.50 ]

9th March – 18th June

Americandreamexhibition.org 

home: event [ art pop up shop ] 

home: event [ art pop up shop ] 

West Elm continues to support and give focus to great designers and artists. 

This February sees the Tottenham Court Road store hosting an art sale pop up. 

The pop up runs from 24th – 26th February 

ArtSnug Pop-Up Art Shop 

Find the perfect artwork for your home at ArtSnug’s pop-up art shop at west elm. With 200+ individual art pieces by 35 artists and prices starting at only £25 there is something for every budget and every taste ! 

 

home: favourite thing [ prints ]

home: favourite thing [ prints ]

We love a bit of monochrome and of course partial to a bit of colour, and what better way to introduce colour and pattern into room than with a print. These bold examples from Made Modern are perfect for updating a space and we love the simplicity of them. A statement for any room.

mademodern.co.uk [ from £20 ]

home: favourite thing [ Desenio ]

home: favourite thing [ Desenio ]

A firm favourite of ours is Desenio, not only for its extremely well priced prints and frames but for its ever growing collection and new arrivals. To start the year off why not look at updating some prints in your home, our new favourites include stunning botanical prints,  2017 calenders, and cool art deco designs, all in dark blues. 

[ from £9.99 ] desenio.co.uk