home: nice price [ table lamp ]

home: nice price [ table lamp ]

Homeware doesn’t get more simple than this lamp base from ikea.com.

The concrete base is only £6 and is an easy piece to move around from room to room when desired. Add a decorative bulb and you are good to go.

Available now from ikea.com

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: 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: 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

home: favourite thing [ wall cabinet ]

home: favourite thing [ wall cabinet ]

This wall cabinet from hm.com is a great addition to any room. Have it stand alone or alongside others.

The acacia wood frame and rattan doors make for a boho style piece, but an item that will work in a lot of spaces.

With adjustable shelves and magnetic door closure, this cabinet is practical as well as good looking.

Available now from hm.com

[ £139.99 ]

home: favourite thing [ armchair ]

home: favourite thing [ armchair ]

This gorgeous reclining armchair from Graham & Green is a great buy and would work great as an addition chair in a kitchen or bedroom.

The iron frame, teak wood and canvas seat give a strong industrial look, making this chair an eye catcher.

grahamandgreen.co.uk

[ £195 ]