home: featured [ Dyke & Dean ]
Based in Hastings, East Sussex Dyke & Dean is an emporium of utilitarian homeware and furniture.
Find dustpan & brushes, enamelware, ceramic light fittings and filliment bulbs. Everyday objects that suddenly become extremely desirable.
If you are fan of industrial interiors and vintage then you must check this store out.
home: found this [ vases ]
We always have our favourite stores for a particular products, the one we can guarantee to find what we want. One of these for us is Habitat and its gorgeous vases.
Always bringing quirkiness and something a bit different, Habitat continues to deliver a great selection of vases and planters.
This season they have gone very structured with a paired down colour pallette compared to previous collections, but this means they will be more versatile around the home.
With prices starting from £20, head to habitat.co.uk to check them out.
home: made [ diy marbling ceramics ]
Try out marbling to create beautiful, unique homeware for your home or for gifts. We’ve rounded up our favourite tutorials to guide you through the process in a simple,straightforward way.
You don’t need to spend much and you may have most products in your home already. How simple that you can use nail varnish to create amazing patterns on mugs or bowls?! Nail varnish is a cheap way to get incredible colours to work with.
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home: trend [ flooring ]
Recent trends have seen flooring as an area of the home people are investing in more and more; looking for creative, original solutions for a statement look that is both current but adaptable to sit with various styles of interior designs as we change walls, textiles and furniture more often.
Focus is on hard wearing and durable finishes and an advantage is to have something that is partially replaceable if damaged – like a tile or plank to easily swap. Having spare of your chosen flooring is a must for just such reason – so having a little left over is not a bad thing.
We love the recent designs of incorporating the look of texture and fabric within the finish of a tile – linens and silks working well.
For child friendly and uber hardwearing yet still modern and on trend, we think cork and chipboard are great options especially if you’re on a budget. Both materials are easy to get hold of and simple to get a sample to lay a little just to get an idea of the look.
If you love the look of vintage or traditional patterned, tiles but the prices can be rather high it’s great to look into vinyl tile versions that look both incredible and very durable, plus underfoot feels warmer and safer. Zazous, Tiles Direct and Leader Floors have great options. Vinyl is also as the cheaper version easy and less costly to change in the future when tastes change.
Modern vinyl has opened up the flooring market, with more and more finishes and patterns previously available only in other materials, now being replicated in vinyl – same look but cheaper. DIY favourite Homebase has a super new range of slate, porcelain and terrazzo look vinyl tiles that have a rich, textured finish but with the benefits of vinyl in warmth, durability and price.
Hunt out bargains, read reviews and order lots of samples of buying off the internet to ensure you are aware of finish, quality and thickness.
home: found this [ dinner plates ]
Bring beauty to the dining table with these stunning plates by Katie Alice, currently available from the new BHS website for £12 each. The gorgeous lace design is intricate, detailed and the perfect balance between modern and vintage.
‘…beautiful dinner plate from The Collection by Katie Alice is crafted in terracotta with an exquisite lace embossment. Inspired by a vintage lace bracelet that Katie discovered in a Paris boutique, The Collection features individual pieces that will look simply stunning in any arrangement and refresh any tableware collection. The Northamptonshire-born lifestyle designer, Katie Alice, weaves her magical story across all her beautiful tableware collections, creating timeless, collectable pieces with quirky personality’.