home: made [ arch mirror ]

home: made [ arch mirror ]

This cute little diy mirror is so simple and perfect for a dressing tabke or bathroom.

Using plywood and a circular mirror you can follow the steps at themerrythought.com and create your own.

We love it!

home: trend [ textured and 3D tiling ]

home: trend [ textured and 3D tiling ]

There is a plethora of tiles across the high street and online to choose from to incorporate this trend into the home.

Textured and 3D tiles can add depth and interest to surfaces and create a richer look for a bathroom, kitchen, hearth or wherever you choose to use them.

These tiles can lend themselves to enhance and working alongside other trends – denim, natural finishes, geometric are just some of the trends that would work well alongside tiles that have 3D or relief designs or textured pattern or natural style finishes.

Picture guide

Top row

‘Marble Wave’ £14.99 Total Tiles / ‘Himalaya’ Porcelain Superstore £25.08 / ‘Strike Gold’ Applebys 53.95

Middle row

‘Forma’ Victorian Plumbing £20.32 / ‘Fairground’ Atra Flooring £59.00 / ‘Hannie’ Trade Price Tiles £39.96

Lower row

‘ Elation Gold’ Walls & Floors £32.95 / ‘White Water’ Walls & Floors £32.95 / ‘Geneva’ Leaf pattern • Victoria Plum £29.40

home: favourite thing [ mirror cabinet ]

home: favourite thing [ mirror cabinet ]

This stylishly simple bathroom cabinet form Urban Outfitters is a winner. The secret shelving compartment is neatly tucked away behind a sliding rectangular mirror.

Black edging finishes it off with wooden shelving, giving it a contempory look.

[ £120 ]

urbanoutfitters.com

home: featured [ Tile Flair ]

home: featured [ Tile Flair ]

If you want to bring pattern, colour or an alternative finish to a wall, surface or area – tiles could be that perfect way.

The huge range of tiles now available at affordable prices can bring a designer, creative and unique look to a home.

The gorgeous range at Tile Flair can do just that. A mix of traditional, modern, quirky, international and vintage designs offers to give you a wealth of choice and the perfect style for your brief.

Think outside the (design) box and think about where tiles can be used other than just the expected bathroom floors and kitchen splash backs – tiles could be used in other rooms to add colour, texture and pattern; they could be used as the wall behind a bed as a unique head board; they could be used on chimney breast as a feature design; or they could even be used for hallway walls – the perfect practical wall finish for a high traffic area!!

home: featured [ H&M Home ]

home: featured [ H&M Home ]

In its short lifetime H&M Home has gone from strength to strength very quickly. Once a small concept department in larger clothing stores, now they have their own stand alone shops, and has become its own brand.

The growth in popularity has meant the range has increased, with more choice – every room in the house is covered. From bathroom accessories to bedding, cushions to tableware and everything in between H&M Home has a clear style and design ethos which runs throughout its collections.

Be sure to find on-trend home accessories from these guys at really great prices. Also keep your eyes out for new additions in lighting & furniture. You need to be quick though as they don’t hang around long.

Visit hm.com or take a trip to London Regent St and explore their newly opened flagship store.

home: nice price [ paper storage bags ]

home: nice price [ paper storage bags ]

Looking to add highlights of metallic into your interior?

These paper storage bags from ASOS in durable gold heavy weight paper are a great way to do just that!

Use them to store stationery at your desk, make up on a dressing table or they also make gorgeous holders for plant pots too.

Just £12 for a pair (set comes with two sizes)

home: trend [ bold bathrooms ]

home: trend [ bold bathrooms ]

This year sees us being more brave with our interiors and particularly our bathrooms.

Bright pattern and imagery has pushed away subtle shades and plain tiling. It’s all about going maxamilist in your bathroom this year.

Wallpaper from westonebathrooms.com

An option that is growing in popularity is wall murals, be it on tiles or wallpaper. Although these can be quite expensive to have made to measure, the effect is dramatic and so worth it. The go to pattern is still florals, which you can understand as they create the drama at the same time bringing a softness to a room.

Image via pinterest.co.uk

If you are feeling brave look at painting tiles yourself or getting an artist to commission something special.

An alternative to tiles is waterproof wallpaper which can give you the same tile like effect to look at but it’s much simpler to put up. West One Bathrooms do a beautiful range of wallpapers.

Guide:

Clockwise from top left

Abstract of roses – from range at surfaceview.co.uk

Wallpaper – westonebathrooms.com

Blue iris – from range at surfaceview.co.uk

Mosaic – westonebathrooms.com