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.

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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

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 ]

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