home: trend [ denim blue ]

home: trend [ denim blue ]

Not so long ago we talked about using blue in the home, and going into Autumn we are still talking about it.

This time the focus is on denim blue and much paler, washout examples.

This can be found on a lot of ceramics and furniture, with blue becoming more popular in glassware too as an alternative to smoked grey or Amber, which we have seen a lot of in recent years.

Be Bold with a blue sofa or armchair. or tone it down by just using some cushions to accessorise.

A bright and airy space lends itself to denim blue, but if your room is darker then go for a more rich royal or navy blue.

Guide:

Top row: wallpaper / cole-and-son.com, vase / hurnandhurn.com [ £17.95 ], cushion / frenchconnection.com [ £55 ]

Middle row: armchair / made.com [ £149 ], bowl / hm.com [ £6.99 ]

Bottom row: wine glass / zarahome.com [ £7.99 ], bar stool / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £95 ], cabinet / ikea.com [ £179 ]

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home: trend [ blue ]

home: trend [ blue ]

This year we have already seen an array of gorgeous colour entering our homes including, pinks, peaches and greens. One that hasn’t had its moment… until now, is blue.

Often seen as a cold colour or one that is associated with seaside styled rooms, blue works really well as a background or accent colour to other shades, creating a modern welcoming space.

We are seeing blue homeware all over, including lighting, sofas & armchairs and furniture.

For a dark moody room go dark blue on the walls with furniture in woods and add metalic accents for a glam feel [ why not include some punchy pink to add interest ]. If your thing is lighter and brighter, electric & royal blue look great against a white background.

Whatever your preferred shade, get on board with blue and give it a go!

Guide:

Top row: armchair / westelm.co.uk [ £479 ], striped cushion / ikea.com [ £10 ], wall clock / grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £58 ]

Middle row: sideboard / maisonsdumonde.com [ £324 ], sofa / made.com [ £899 ]

Bottom row: duvet cover / laredoute.co.uk [ from £100 ], side table / audenza.com [ £155 ], dining chair / insidestoreldn.com [ £210 ], paint / grahamandbrown.co.uk [ £38 ]

home: trend [ pastel kitchen ]

home: trend [ pastel kitchen ]

A big kitchen trend for 2019 is to feature pastel tones. This could be painting walls, using tiles or going full on with pastel cabinets.

The calming feel of pastels will also inject some fun into you kitchen and this can be achieved simply by painting some walls. If you get bored with it, then it’s easy to change.

Create some interest on splashbacks and tiling with pastel tones like blue, green and pink. There are so many shades and patterns available on tiles now, so you can be sure to find something you love.

With more and more options with kitchen cabinets online and in store, now is the perfect opportunity to design everything yourself from style to colour. A pastel pink or blue cabinet will work really nicely with pale wood and white for a fresh clean look.

For a more subtle take on this trend then add some pastel appliances like a fridge or toaster. Who needs to stick to black or chrome!

Guide:

Clockwise from top left

Image from Pinterest, Smeg fridge /very.co.uk [ £1299 ], image from Pinterest, image from wrenkitchens.com , tiles selection / claybrookstudio.co.uk, Breville Toaster / johnlewis.com [ £49.99 ], image from Pinterest.

home: found this [ armchair ]

home: found this [ armchair ]

With inspiration from yesterday’s trend we spotted these gorgeous scalloped velvet armchairs from made.com.

This chair is very well priced and velvet is sticking around as fabric of choice. It has a real sumptuous luxe feel, and available in three colours.

made.com [ £399 ]

home: event [ cyanotype workshop ]

home: event [ cyanotype workshop ]

Try something new with this workshop held at West Elm, Tottenham Court Road, London.

Learn the process and techniques used to create your own piece of art, and bring along objects from home that you want to make prints of.

Cyanotype is one of the earliest forms of photographic process (It dates back to the mid-1800s) distinctive for its Prussian blue monochrome prints produced in sunlight. This is an effective way of introducing newcomers to photography and the principles of light and light sensitive materials

example of a cyanotype print

Tickets available from eventbrite.co.uk [ Sat 23rd June – £45 ]

home: found this [ Zara Home ]

home: found this [ Zara Home ]

The Spring weather may not be with us yet but we can certainly get in the mood and feel excited with new arrivals in homeware.

We came across this fun and colourful collection from Zara Home and we love it. Pastle pinks and blues dominate bedding, soft furnishings and table ware.

Combining linen, cotton & velvet on duvet covers, cushions and tablecloths this collection oozes Spring/Summer. Just what we need to brighten up our day.

Head to zarahome.com to see all their new arrivals.

home: nice price [ Desenio ]

home: nice price [ Desenio ]

This is certainly not the first time we have featured Desenio on a Wednesday, but we just love them.

If you want modern, on-trend and quirky prints then look no further. Their new collection features monochrome typography, digital portraits, florals, fruits, and geometric designs, all in shades of pink, green and blue ( as well as black & white ). A gorgeous collection to pick from.

The range is huge so you will be sure to find something, and with prices starting from under a fiver its not going to break the bank.

Go check them out at desenio.co.uk