home: trend [ soft botanicals ]

home: trend [ soft botanicals ]

Gentle soft palette, bringing the outdoors in and layering botanical patterns but breaking up with stretches of plain pale colours to stop it becoming too busy.

Use light mustards, greens, mauves and white together with botanical pale prints.

This look is calming and beautiful for a bedroom or lounge.

Add to this look with mango wood, rattan or white painted wood furniture. It’s a great idea to search eBay or furniture charity shops for pieces to suit the look, but Urban Outfitters, La Redoute and Maison Du Monde all have vintage style rattan and wood options.

Available across the high street and quite a timeless trend.

Top row;

Bedding from £20 John Lewis / Wallpaper £125 BlueBellGray / Armchair £235.84 Choice Furniture Superstore

Bottom row;

Rug £323 Rugvista / Wallpaper (mulberry) £19.99 House Of Fraser / Daybed £405 La Redoute

Bottom row;

Paint (India Yellow) Farrow & Ball at B&Q / Curtains from £80 Dunelm / Cushion £15 Trouva

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home: favourite thing [ prints ]

home: favourite thing [ prints ]

We are big fans of art in the home and a favourite destination of ours is desenio.co.uk. Their new arrivals include these gorgeous botanical inspired prints.

These contempory prints in washed greens and blues will look just as good individually or as a group. Perfect for a kitchen or bathroom.

Prices start at £13.95 [ 30×40 cm ]

desenio.co.uk

home: trend [ botanist ] 

home: trend [ botanist ] 

Bringing together all the tones of green with every accessory singing about the plant world and all its beauty, the botany trend embraces the delicacy of leaves, stems and fauna, the lushness of the natural world and the fresh feel that plants both real and in image bring to an interior of a room. 

There are many stores with fabric prints, wall art and home accessories with leaf print designs, most popular currently are fern, cheese plant and palm leaves. 

Head to HM, Southwood Stores, IKEA, Sainburys and many other online and high street stores for great selections of bontany inspired wares. This May, Habitat just brought Henry Holland on board for a collection #henryforhabitat which shouts loudly with leaf prints in textiles and upholstery. 

Across stores there are cushions, curtains, chairs, throws, lampshades and ceramics using leaf and botany illustrations, which can be brought together, layer and mix to create a real greenhouse freshness to a room. Cluster pictures of leaves or flower studies to make a gallery style display, mix leaf patterned cushions with plain green tone fabrics mixed inbetween and use glassware and ceramics in various greens as another texture. To break up the greens use oak, walnut or whites to add contrast. Make the impact strong by not using any other vibrant colours. 

Most importantly go wild with indoor planting. We love Botany in East London to get your plant fix – with their array of cacti, planting, foliage and more. Keep your eye on special offers on high street garden centre sections of DIY stores for discounts and special offer days – a great way to get big indoor planting at great prices. 

Use wall hangers in woods, concretes and metals, and macrame hangers to fill a room with real greenery; make bold statements with big architectural leaf plants in corners of rooms; and cluster varying size cacti on coffee tables or shelves. 

1 Sainsburys Botanist Range  

2 Sage + Linden Blossom Candle £10 / Sainsburys 

3 Duvet Set £24.99 / H&M 

4 Visit Botany for plants / Chatsworth Road E5

5 Stockholm Armchair £300 / IKEA 

6 Cocos Print £25 / Skandivis 

home: event [The Potting Shed ]

home: event [ The Potting Shed ]

Get creative on the 22nd or 23rd May by joining ceramic artists Fliff Carr and Matilda Moreton at Town House, Spitalfields, making unique floral decorated plates inspired by 18th century botanical prints.
Learn how to create impressions in clay and apply colour, as well as using a variety of textured floral fabrics, lace and rubber stamps to decorate.

Sessions last 45 minutes and cost £10, including all materials and firing [ Extra cost for plates to be sent to you, but you can collect free of charge two weeks later ].

The Potting Shed
Townhouse
5 Fournier Street
Spitalfields
E16QE

Get tickets from eventsbrite.co.uk

home: made [ printing ceramics ] 

home: made [ printing ceramics ] 

Sometimes home accessories just need a personal element. The current trend for getting creative with ceramics is a fun, easy way to create pieces for your own home, for a party or for a gift that stands out for being individual and personal. 

There’s a variety of art mediums to use to get illustrations, text or any design onto ceramics or glassware. Transfer or decal paper can be printed on and used, sharpie markers can be used to draw, write and design straight on plates or cups and ceramic paint is also available. 

Apartment Therapy offer a great tutorial for using printable transfer paper and you can buy printable decal paper from Crafty Computer Paper. If you want inspiration for using sharpies head to A Beautiful Mess. 

Take inspiration from current trends in botanical drawings, typography and geometric designs. For extra depth to the design, layering your designs over already patterned plates can look brilliant too. Search eBay, charity shops and carboot sales for vintage crockery to use or head to IKEA for good quality plain modern ceramics. 

Ceramics can be designed with names or pictures tailored for an event, a seasonal time of year or even with a selection of great motivational quotes or words. 

If creativity doesn’t come naturally printing images onto transfer paper means you don’t actually have to draw or write a design yourself. And if you just can’t face a little DIY have a peak at Etsy and buy straight from the creative folk making it already, like the talented Ivonne Ellen who’s gorgeous pieces including vodka tea cups and animal illustrated plates are just incredible. Prices from £35.