home: found this [ vases ]

home: found this [ vases ]

It’s sometimes the little things in a room that give the most impact. These vases from zara home.com are a great addition to any home.

We love the black and cream pattern and makes for a striking vase.

[ £49.99 – £69.99 ]



home: nice price [ rug ]

home: nice price [ rug ]

The gorgeous Margo Selby Mix Geo rug from West Elm is great, patterned monochrome rug and it has a huge discount in their clearance sale.

Was £399.00 Now 279.95

They say;

Known for her signature geometric patterns, UK textile designer Margo Selby created this all-cotton rug just for us. A playful touch to bedrooms, home offices or any living area, each rug is ethically handcrafted to Nest standards.

home: found this [ STAMPD x IKEA ]

home: found this [ STAMPD x IKEA ]

IKEA have done it again and created a collection with an unlikely designer, giving us something very unexpected but also very appealing.

The Spanst collection is made up of 32 pieces created with fashion designer Chris Stamp ( creative director of clothing brand Stampd ) and product designer Maja Ganszyniec. The varied range includes an armchair, shelving units, cushions, waterbottle, skateboard, shoe boxes, LED lights and much more.

With a black, grey and white colour pallete this collection is minimal and well thought out, with practical pieces with a very urban, streetwear edge.

We love how IKEA are mixing it up with clothing and homeware and bringing in designers to showcase their ideas. Launching in May this limited edition collection won’t hang around for long.


home: found this [ IKEA x B. Akerlund ]

home: found this [ IKEA x B. Akerlund ]

IKEA has always been a company to push design ideas and bring fun into our homes. A new collection designed with fashion stylist Bea Akerlund may just be their boldest yet, where a heavy gothic vibe meets Alice in Wonderland.

Omedelbar is a limited edition collection launching in March and is expected to be a hit. The collection consists of vases, accessories, furniture and soft furnishings in bold black, red and gold.

Look out for top hat and boot vases, a crown bowl, lip shaped cushion and a giant pocket watch wall clock.

We can’t wait to see it in the flesh.

Head to ikea com for the latest.

home: trend [ black and white ] 

home: trend [ black and white ]

Monochrome is as popular as ever with high street stores and designers still loving the simplicity, easy coordination and extensive pattern options to create crisp modern interiors. 

Whether you go for an even mix of the tones or go stronger on either black or white, it’s an easy colour palette to work with. 

As dark interiors are so on trend we love the look of styling heavily black with highlights of white in framing, fabrics and ceramics. Black walls can make a fantastic backdrop for white accessories to really stand out. Keep the look modern with only occasional pattern and stick mainly to plain black or white in accessories and fabrics. For wall decor choose illustrative prints, linear designs, typography or black and white photography. Head to Desenio, Gayle Mansfield or A Room in my House for prints to suit the look. 

1. Pouffe / French Bedroom Co £99 

2. Chair / InHomeDesign £399 

3. Cushion / Ikea £13 

4. Throw / Trouva £75

5. Coffee table / M&S £79 

6. Paint / Farrow & Ball ‘pitch black’ 


home: trend [ aquatic ]

home: trend [ aquatic ]

At the start of next year we will be seeing a lot of cool blues, greens, pearl white and pale grey, with print and pattern taking inspiration from the sea. Bring comfort and serenity into a room with soft accents of colour and lots of soft furnishings like throws, sheepskin and rugs.

bookcase from ikea.com [ £21 ]
A strong black and white pattern on furniture and cushions work perfectly against the blue, whether on a feature wall or furniture. Carefully choose the pieces to carry the bold colour, something like an armchair or bookcase in a living room or perhaps dining chairs in a kitchen. Layer different tones of blue and green bringing depth to your space.
Accessories like vases are a good place to start with some gorgeous pearlized finishes available in stores, in aqua greens and rich indigos. Bring in metalics like copper and zinc to add more interest to a room.

rug from laredoute.co.uk [ from £85 ]
This trend is great for any room and can be adapted to suit the space. Aqua and turquoise can be overwhelming if over used but if used as an accent rather than a base you can create a beautiful modern space.


1. Cushion cover from hm.com [ £12.99 ]

2. Feather lampshade from skandivis.co.uk [ £84 ]

3. Acorn vase from miafleur.com [ £9.95 ]

4. Duvet cover set from ikea.com [ from £30 ]

5. Print from desenio.co.uk [ from £5.49 ]

6. Ceramic vase from habitat.co.uk [ £15 ]

7. Pair of chairs from made.com [ £59 ]

home: nice price [ kelim rug ]

home: nice price [ kelim rug ]

This Ferm Living rug would make a great addition to any room, with its monochrome design. This traditional handmade rug uses one of the olest weaving techniques and is hand dyed.

Available in two sizes [ 80cm x 140cm / 140cm x 200cm ] they are now reduced at istome.co.uk 

Small – was £89 now £50

Large – was £189 now £115

home: daily [ RSG @Liberty ]

home: daily [ RSG @Liberty ]

If you aren’t familiar with Rockett St George by now, then you should be. Whether you are a fan or a just a lover of exciting interiors then you should head to Liberty department store and see the cool, extraordinary, and flamboyant array of items in the flesh.

Up until now RSG has been primarily online based since 2007, growing a massive following and celebrity fans. Set up by Jane Rockett & Lucy St George, the company has grown with its vast online shop, a number of pop up events and talks hosted by the the ladies themselves. Now is the time RSG can reach the masses with its 5 month residence at Liberty, London.

Taking over a large space on the fourth floor set around a stunning atrium RSG have created zones, each one a different area of the house / garden, individualy capturing the essence of the brand with its eclectic, quirky, fun feel.

Wander through ‘GARDEN’ and you are greeted by an abundance of faux plants and tropical birds, hanging concrete pots and gorgeous lighting. If you don’t fancy a faux bird how about a gnome ornament or candle or how about the fab hanging monkey light.
Head though to ‘LIGHTING’ and ‘KITCHEN’ with a strong industrial feel; brass and chrome pendant lights, glass dome lamps and retro light cords blend into black wood chopping boards, marble patterned ceramics and gold accessories. [ Don’t miss the giant safety pins and gorgeous animal hooks assortment ]

Keep walking at you hit ‘BOUDOIR’ with amazing scented candles, quirky lotion bottles and slogan make-up bags. The key background colour throughout the brand is black, and believe it or not it actually works. This strong identity really stands out amongst other online stores and it translates perfectly into Liberty with all the walls painted matt black.

Soft furnishings and wallpaper is next and here you will find an array of fabulous lip and eye printed cushions, sheepskin rugs and some stunning wallpapers including wood paneling, ivy wall, and marble tiles.

The final areas of this vast space are ‘OFFICE’ and ‘LIVING’ which includes a  favourite of ours ‘COCKTAIL CORNER’!

The office set up has a picture wall to beat all picture walls, full of neon slogan lights and framed artwork. RSG has some great in-house products including their slogan notebooks…and of course they are black.

The great thing about this pop-up is every bit of furniture, every light, every piece of wall decor is possible to buy. Take it straight from the shop floor or order from the website.

Go glam with fun monkey candle holders and black & gold faux plants. There are some fantastic finds to make your dining room come alive and be the envy of your friends. Our favourites include skull bowls and beakers, and the honeycomb candle voltives.

There is a strong tropical feel throughout the space with palm tree lights and pineapple ornaments, perfect for creating your own cocktail corner at home. All in all RSG has created an amazing shop bringing something new to Liberty. Get along before the end of January and fall in love with everything.



home: trend [ scandinavian ]

home: trend [ scandinavian ]

Not many trends can stand the test of time. Throughout the year you have Spring / Summer looks and Autumn / Winter looks which work for that time of the year, whether it’s tropical prints, nautical and bright tones or knitted, woodland and textured, these trends come and go.

A style and interior trend that has grown year on year is Scandinavian. It’s popularity is due to its relaxed nature and is very simple to achieve. Using a subtle colour palette, key furniture and a selection of textures you can easily get the look in your room.

Prints and art sit strongly within this trend. Black & White typography and graphic art work really well pulling together the scandinavian feel. Texture also plays a big part, with faux fur and knitted wool throws creating a cosy welcoming space to relax.  Continuing with soft furnishings you cannot call a room Scandi influenced without rugs layed on wooden flooring. Make sure the rug has a pattern and keep the colours to a minimum.

If you want to bring colour to your room consider deep oranges and blues, they work really nice with the different wood tones that are used. Go bold with a coloured sofa or chair, alternatively paint a wall offset with white furniture and accessories. A popular style of sofa is a rattan framed option, creating interest and giving a sense of outdoors living but inside, as well as giving the versatility of a day bed. Also consider a large mid century style leather sofa in brown or caramel.

For chair inspiration check out Arne JacobsonHans Wegner and Kaare Klint.

Furniture really makes a room and the bolder the better in this case. Mix walnut finishes with mango wood and acacia vaneer. A classic low level console with drawers and doors will look great with a selection of plants, frames and accessories arranged on top. Another key piece is a display cabinet showing off a lovely collection of glassware and ceramics.

When bringing lighting into the room keep the wood theme by opting for a woven bamboo shade or freestanding floor lamp.

A good place to start to get the scandinavian look at varied budgets is buy heading to Ikea.comSkandivis.co.uk and Skandium.com


1. Pair of dining chairs from made.com [ £189 ]

2. Rug from ikea.com [ £59 ]

3. Print from indish.co.uk [ £36 ]

4. Walnut coffee table from ikea.com [ £195 ]

5. Faux fur cushion from hm.com [ £12.99 ]

6. Frame from skandivis.co.uk [ £29 ]

7. Dala horse from atnumber67.co.uk [ £9.90 ]

8. Sofa from husandhem.co.uk [ £3740 ]

9. Cabinet from ikea.com [ £110 ]

10. Console from johnlewis.com [ £1299 ]

11. Bamboo lampshade from loandbeholdstore.com [ £95 ]

12. Throw from hm.com [ £29.99 ]

13. Chair from nest.co.uk [ £185 ]