home: trend [ Art Deco ]

home: trend [ Art Deco ]

Following on from the beginning of this year Art deco inspired interiors are still big. Introducing this 1920s look into your home will bring glamour and opulence, wether a small corner or a whole room.

You can hint at this trend or go full on, but be careful not to over indulge as you don’t want it to look themed or staged. This look focuses mainly on two key areas, pattern and furniture, with bold gold designs set against black and rich blue backgrounds on wallpapers and art.

Mural from muralswallpaper.co.uk

The furniture comes in the form of drinks trolleys and statement armchairs. A good place to start is with a classic round trolley with marble shelves, a design that mixes straight lines and circles, very much echoing the strong print designs of the Art Deco era.

Combine this with a statement chair – velvet is a must – with brass or gold legs and you will have the perfect start to the look. Keep the walls dark to create more drama with dark green, blues and of course black.

Accessories to consider would be classic angled mirrors and perhaps a quirky lamp influenced by the 1920s. As well as this you could continue the feel with soft furnishings like a fringed pillow [ pictured ].

Guide:

1. Fringed pillow case from hm.com [ £8.99 ]

2. Wallpaper from cole-and-son.com

3. Butterfly picture from miafleur.com [ £75 ]

4. Drinks trolley from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £395 ]

5. Print from desenio.co.uk [ £22.95 ]

6. Lamp from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £87 ]

7. Wallpaper from iwantwallpaper.co.uk [ £15.99 ]

8. Armchair from sweetpeaandwillow.com [ £1090 ]

9. Mirror from dunelm.com [ £70 ]

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home: found this [ Stockholm 2017 ]

home: found this [ Stockholm 2017 ]

Ikea always bring great collections to the masses, with some collaborations, some limited editions and some, like the Stockholm range a permanent fixture. This year the range gets an update with new designs and colours and we love it.

Sticking with a strong Scandinavian feel, as you would expect the Stockholm 2017 collection is both beautiful and functional.

See the range now in store and at ikea.com

home: trend [ navy ] 

home: trend [ navy ] 

As much as we are currently loving greys in interiors; shades of navy (inks, twilights, midnight and denim tones) are having a huge surge in popularity due to how flexible they are to introduce to an interior. With many complimentary and high light colours that can be used, navy works so well in different strengths depending on how bold the look you wish to go for. 

We love fully embracing the dark side and including all wood work and ceilings, when painting, to create a dramatic strong look. However, navy can work equally well as a feature wall with bright white wood work and lots of complimentary colours in the soft furnishings and accessories. 


Across stores, navy is coming through strong in luxurious fabrics like velvet, suede and silk for soft furnishings and it’s a opulent colour for sofas, armchairs and curtains. 

As a colour it can sit with jewel tones (on trend colours including jade, teal, plum and magenta), works well with ever-popular metallics (copper, bronze and gold) and can compliment orange, blush pink and forest green. 

1 Love Seat Arm Chair / £325 George at Asda 

2 Midnight Blue Paint / from £13 Homebase 

3 Kitsch Chairs / £79 (pair) Made 

4 Drawing Room Blue Paint / £43.50 Farrow + Ball 

5 Cushion / £14 Red Bubble 

6 Cavendish Cushion / £50 John Lewis 

7 Conner Sofa / £799 Made 

8 Binx Vase / £50 Habitat 

9 Zen Rug / £29.99 Wayfair 

home: favourite thing [ Desenio ]

home: favourite thing [ Desenio ]

A firm favourite of ours is Desenio, not only for its extremely well priced prints and frames but for its ever growing collection and new arrivals. To start the year off why not look at updating some prints in your home, our new favourites include stunning botanical prints,  2017 calenders, and cool art deco designs, all in dark blues. 

[ from £9.99 ] desenio.co.uk

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.

Guide:

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: trend [ denim ]

home: trend [ denim ]

We love it when new paint colours are announced from Dulux, and for 2017 it’s Denim Drift. This lends itself perfectly to a new denim inspired trend for Autumn/ Winter 2016 running through to next year.

The great thing about this trend is that amongst the traditional washed denim colour you can bring in different tones to either bring drama or a subtle airy feel. Introduce blues through ceramics and accessories to hint at this trend. Marble and splattered paint effects look great in blue and can add interested to a shelf or table top.

Use soft furnishings in accent shades of blue against neutral tones of white, cream and grey. [ Try and avoid stripes as not to end up with a nautical feel ]

Bring drama to a room with a large piece of furniture in a deep blue, or paint a feature wall in a dark tone and add black, grey accessories like shelving and framed prints. 

Guide:

1. Painted vase – rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £29.95 ]

2. Candle – ikea.com [ £4 ]

3. Wool throw – ikea.com [ £39 ]

4. Image from Dulux

5. Sofa – habitat.co.uk [ £1400 ]

6. Image from Dulux

7. Image from Dulux

8. Bowl – oliverbonas.com [ £7 ]

9. Cushion cover – hm.com [ £6.99 ]

10. Glass vase – grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £27.95 ]

11. Pendant light – made.com [ £79 ]

12. Image from Dulux

home: found this [ wire storage ]

home: found this [ wire storage ]

In the last year Oliver Bonas has really made a statement with its homeware and is continuing this through great on- trend furniture. The latest item to hit the site is these funky wire framed storage units. 

Available in a variety of sizes and colours including coral, copper and pale blue they are perfect in a kitchen for displaying tableware, books and jars. Use one in a bathroom for storing towels and linens, or dress one up in a living  room with pictures, plants, books etc.

[ Starting from £65 for the two shelf, up to £265 for the nine shelf ]

Oliverbonas.com