home: featured [ Mon Pote ]
Based in Bristol, Mon Pote is a home and lifestyle store full of gorgeous Scandinavian influenced and designed pieces. With well known brands like Bloomingville, HK Living and House Doctor you will be sure to find something you love.
Their curated collection combines form and function, and we love the neutral colour pallete that runs through the products.
‘So what does it mean?… The colloquial term, Mon Pote, is French, and means ‘my buddy’, or ‘my friend.’ We feel the name of our store encapsulates one of the most important parts of our business: to provide positive support to our customers, for the most enjoyable and comfortable shopping experience. Our staff are always on hand to offer tailored helpful advice, so that every customer leaves our store happy!‘
Keep up to date with Mon Pote on Instagram or if you can, we recommend you visit the store.
home: featured [ Mor Margate ]
Trailing round the boutique shop lined streets of Margate which is soon becoming a very hip seaside town, you may stumble across Mor. Definitely worth a visit to browse and shop their homeware, gifts and accessories – both from new brands and also some vintage pieces.
Môr (translation – ‘The Sea’ in Welsh) is run by Clare Roberts a former costume designer and manager of a London based lifestyle store who has a passion for beautiful homewares both vintage and contemporary along with design led gifts.
Located opposite the Turner Contemporary in the beautiful Margate Old town, 38 Fort Hill
home: trend [ organic ceramics ]
With an increased interest in handmade home accessories, this season we are seeing a lot more of this look in ceramics. Of course we know that some will not be handmade, but we are able to get the look, with uneven edges, organic shapes and engraving.
We are seeing subtle textures embossed onto vases and pots, engraved lines and even rattan decorated.
Colours are very nuetral, with stone, white, terracotta and black. Mix different styles and colours together for a curated look, and of course get your pops of colour this Spring with flowers and greenery.
embosed vase – £18 / made.com, rattan decorative bottle – £29.99 / zarahome.com, bud vase – £30 / habitat.co.uk
table lamp – £179 / westelm.co.uk, vase – £60 / rockettstgeorge.co.uk, vase – £16 / anthropologie.com
engraved vase – £18 / hurnandhurn.com, vase – £26 / grahamandgreen.co.uk, ceramic pot – £45.95 / trouva.com
home: trend [ maritime ]
The new ‘maritime’ trend has a far softer and subtle feel than nautical trends of the past.
Still with a feel of being in and around the sea coast but through textures, colours, patterns and imprints as opposed to more obvious use of rope, anchors and red, blue and white.
The colours are washed out blues, sandy beiges, dirty whites and with metallic hints to give an edge of boat engines, rusty hand rails and anchor chains and using natural weave in rugs, runners and chair seats; as a nod to sailors rope.
There’s much layering in textures and fabrics, with patterns of stripe, weave and linear illustration alike to shell patterns.
Add in collected nicknacks from travels, clusters of vases and stick to natural fabrics and surfaces – wood, wicker, bamboo, cotton, wool and silk.
Main picture guide:
Stool £45 Trouva / Paint from £23 Wickes / Rug £299 La Redoute
Sofa £1445 Loaf / Vase / EBay / Sideboard £651 Turnball & Thomas
Vase £18 Plumo / Light £88.45 More Handles / Curtain £88 Anthropologie
Inspiration from Ikea (above)
home: featured [ Hema ]
High street and online favourite, Hema, has got a whole lot of lovely homeware to give your home some new touches this Spring.
Lighting, soft furnishings, ceramics, bedding, frames, storage and more. See pictures for our favourite picks from their current collection.
The Hollandsche Eenheidsprijzen Maatschappij Amsterdam, or H.E.M.A., opened its first department store in Amsterdam on 4 November 1926. Founders Leo Meyer and Arthur Isaac wanted to open a department store for “ordinary” people. Before this, department stores were very much aimed at wealthy people and most store personnel spoke French. HEMA, as it would later become known, was the first department store of its kind in the Netherlands. Products were priced at 10, 25 or 50 cents. And from day one, the essence of HEMA was defined as: optimistic, unique, clear, reliable, accessible and as typically Dutch. In 1927, HEMA opened its first store outside of Amsterdam and just a year later there were ten HEMA stores in the Netherlands. In the 1950s, HEMA was the first franchise organisation in the Netherlands and is still the largest franchise operator in the Netherlands. From 1958 onwards, HEMA picked up the pace of its expansion, rapidly opening new stores across the country. Then in 1984, HEMA opened its first store abroad, in Belgium.
The number of stores grew quickly and is still growing. Today, we have more than 750 stores in nine countries, with 19,000 employees serving over six million visitors every week. We remain loyal to our history, perfectly expressed in our brand essence: our products are always high quality, well designed and sold at a great price. All our products are developed in house, are sustainable and range from food to non-food articles. Which is why our products can be found in every household. In addition to our stores, we also offer 24/7 online shopping in all the countries in which we operate.
home: event [ Ideal Home Show ]
It’s not too late to book your tickets for the Ideal Home Show which runs from 22nd March to the 7th April at Olympia in London. Book your tickets HERE
From inspiring ideas, to innovative products and on-trend solutions for your home, the Ideal Home Show sponsored by Zoopla, brings together full scale show homes, over 600 companies, 100’s of free talks, the latest technology and fresh ideas from our team of experts. The show will also offer health and wellbeing advice, and an opportunity to be pampered, all for the price of your ticket. We are also excited to reveal that this year’s show will celebrate its British roots with a best of British theme!
home: nice price [ planters ]
Filling your home with plants is aesthetically pleasing, has health benefits and also is a chance to have some gorgeous free standing planters around the house.
Head to Matalan for some amazing designs of planters with great prices – starting at just £5!
There’s lots of styles; minimalist, midcentury, Scandi and all make great features for a room.