home: trend [ woven textures ]

home: trend [ woven textures ]

If you are accessorizing your rooms this Summer, be sure to feature something woven. Its all about the texture and detail.

Consider potted plants in woven baskets and bags, heavy woven cushion covers [ think macrame ] and jute rugs. Adding these pieces into a room will bring an artisan / handmade feel and soften a space.

If you want to make more of a statement choose a woven light fitting [ There are some stunning picks online – try grahamandgreen.co.uk & rockettstgeorge.co.uk ]. Woven chairs are big this season as well, like bold rattan furniture but focusing on a smaller weave. 

Guide:
1. Rugs from made.com [ from £20 ]

2. Basket light from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £56 ]

3. Cushion from anthropologie.com [ £128 ]

4. Armchair from ikea.com [ £39 ]

5. Basket from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £32.50 ]

6. Bar stool from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £195 ]

7. Basket from habitat.co.uk [ £14 ]

8. Pendant light from grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £72 ]

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home: found this [ mirrors ]

home: found this [ mirrors ]

We’ve spotted this gorgeous collection of mirrors at Rose & Grey. These new arrivals ooze style and would really make a statement in any room. Our favourites include the gold feathers and bamboo sunburst. 

Head to roseandgrey.co.uk to shop the new arrivals

Clockwise from top left: gold feather [ £85 ], bamboo sunburst [ from £135 ], bronze leaf [ £69 ], egg [ £55 ], bamboo eye [ £65 ]

home: favourite thing [ storage containers ] 

home: favourite thing [ storage containers ] 

These patterned containers from La Redoute, have two great ethnic graphic designs and are made from Bamboska bamboo. 

They are just £29 but with discount code BIG30 you can currently get a further 30% off the price of them and other great homeware across the range. 

home: nice price [ plant stands ]

home: nice price [ plant stands ]

There is still hope for a warm Summer so we can get outside and enjoy our gardens, but in the meantime bring some of the garden indoors with these simple yet stylish plant stands from Ikea.
Available in three different styles:
A 3 x ledge stand [ £25 ], a 5 x pot ladder stand [ £30 ] and a split level table stand [ £40 ], all made of bamboo with painted steel.
These would look great in a kitchen, living room or conservatory filled with herbs, plants and flowers.

Unfortunately these products are not available online, so check your local store first at ikea.com

home: nice price [ tableware ]

home: nice price [ tableware ]

Following on from the ‘colour therapy‘ trend featured last week, we continue to fall in love with more colour.
This collection of tableware – bamboo tumblers, plates and bowls from Habitat fits the brief for bright refreshing alfresco dining, and we think they are a great price, as all outdoor products are currently 20% off.
Set of 4 bamboo tumblers, set of 4 bamboo bowls or set of 4 bamboo plates are all now only £4.
As well as dining the sale includes accessories, furniture and planters. So don’t hang about, grab something now.

[ Extra tip – as the little Habitats are being taken out of DIY stores Homebase you will find 30% off everything in these selected concessions, so head to your nearest Homebase to hunt out a bargain ]

home: trend [ Spring Living ]

home: trend [ Spring Living ]

It’s that time of year when the outdoors  starts to come into full colour, and our homes should be no exception.
Spring Living brings a fresh and uplifting feel to a home, with the emphasis on colour – bright colour!
Vivid tones of blue, yellow, red and green clash with each other, paired with digital floral patterns.

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Give your room a vibrant look with a statement sofa in lemon yellow, lay a multi-coloured printed rug or arrange a selection of glass bottles and vases in varying colours to hint at this trend. Go crazy or keep it subtle, it’s up to you.
Furniture should be sleek and simple, either in one bright colour or in light tones of wood like bamboo or white melamine, adding pops of colour through accessories.

Guide:
1. Side table – habitat.co.uk [ £95 ]
2. Cone lamp – cultfurniture.com [ £45 ]
3. Orla Kiely cushion – johnlewis.com [ £35 ]
4. Rug – Ikea.com [ £35 ]
5. Sofa – made.com [ £899 ]
6. Cushion – habitat.co.uk [ £12 ]
7. Glass vase – hm.com [ £14.99 ]
8. Cushion cover – hm.com [ £12.99 ]