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.
Crate • WallpaperStore £5 / Armchair • Made £499 (sale) / Rug • La Redoute £154 (sale)
Cushion • Trouva £85 (sale) / Bed • Next from £325 / Unit • Tikamoon £319 (sale)
Paint • Farrow + Ball ‘Scotch Blue’ / Cushion • M&S £19.50 / Sideboard • Maison Du Monde £324
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 ]
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.
printed multicoloured cotton fabric with a glazed finish, used for curtains and upholstery.
….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.
Wallpaper from £8 (sale) Dunelm / Bed £599 (sale) Made / Drinks trolley (newer style version now available) £228 Audenza
Vase £26 Anthropologie / Sofa £769.30 (sale) Urban Outfitters / Cushion Cover £68 Trouva
Paint £48 John Lewis / Curtains from £19.80 CurtainsCurtainsCurtains / Figurine £150 Ebay
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 ]
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.
[ £195 ]
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: favourite thing [ chest of drawers ]
This gorgeous chest of drawers is the perfect addition to any bedroom. With a nod to mid century design and a rubber wood vaneer, we love this piece.
It is part of a small collection called Huxley from urbanoutfitters.com
Available online [ £499 ]