home: trend [ Navajo ]
Across the high street homeware stores, and online, there’s a huge amount of homewares inspired by Native American tribal patterns.
The colours are strong but not too bright and these homewares sit well in a predominantly neutral tone interior. Cream or white walls and floors, lots of natural wood and then texture and pattern from all the gorgeous rugs, throws and wall hangings. It’s a truly ‘traveller’ and earthy trend that creates warm, timeless style and feel to a room, and can be added to with trinkets and paraphernalia from travels.
Cushion : Scandinavian Design Centre £43 / Wall Hanging : Graham & Green £95 / Blanket : MatchesFashion £320
Rug : JDWilliams from £39 / Rug : The Rug Seller from £119.00 / Blanket : MatchesFashion £320
Chair : LittleWoods £699.00 / Throw : Ebay from £17.99 / Basket : JSLoves £19.99
home: featured [ Ikea dining and kitchen ]
Very excited and spirits absolutely lifted with the gorgeous colourful new range of retro inspired kitchenalia and diningware from Ikea.
Bring splashes of colour and retro pattern into your home with products including trays, plates, glassware, ice buckets and bowls!
home: featured [ Feather & Marble ]
We love finding new brands and we are excited to come across Feather & Marble, an online interiors & lifestyle store stocking Danish and Scandinavian designs.
Scroll through their website and explore gorgeous soft furnishings, furniture and accessories. A lovely curated selection for interior lovers.
Rich textiles, handmade ceramics, embroidered detailing – these are the little extras that elevate a piece to be that little bit more special are all part of the ethos behind our shop and you won’t find anything on the website that doesn’t reflect this artisan attention to detail.
home: trend [ 70s ]
There was some incredible design and style to come out of the seventies – it wasn’t all bad bell bottoms and glitter, but the design mentality of the midcentury continued, evolved and produced slick but funky interior design, luxury and a lot about comfort and relaxing – think low level seating, sumptuous throws, endless cushions, fabric on walls, even padded walls… dinner partying in the home and cocktail evenings or ‘soirées’ were becoming all the rage so creating the right home environment was key.
Fast forward to present day and a lot across the current high street has taken inspiration from the styles, patterns, furniture silhouettes and luxurious feel.
The colour palette to stick to should include neutral creams and beiges with rust, red, mustard and green tones. For a modern approach keep things quite minimal with not overlaying too many strong patterns as they would have done in the 70s.
Hunt on eBay, in markets and at car boots for pottery, ceramics and homewares of the era to bring in the right details but also high street favourites Habitat and Dunelm have some great modern equivalents.
Top row :
‘Biba’ Cushion £28 House Of Fraser / Rug from £44.99 Very / H K Living Bowls £31.13 Trouva
Middle row :
Leaf Dish £16 Dunelm / Cushion £20 Urban Outfitters / ‘Flynn’ Sofa £2300 Habitat
Bottom row :
Vase £17.50 (sale) Habitat / Chair £229 CultFurniture / Curtain £103.50 Maison Du Monde
home: featured [ Argos ]
High street giant Argos is definitely one to put on the list for great homeware and furniture.
With Habitat and Sainsburys Homeware under their belt and their own great home designs, the range of products to choose from is vast and offering great design, on trend pieces, super value and ample choice.
Industrial, Green and Faux Planting all feature in their new season collection and it’s easy to create entire room styling solely from them, from the sofa and shelving down to the ceramics and cushions.
There’s even same delivery on some products!
To make it even more appealing there’s even more all under the same (virtual) roof to help you out – from toasters and kettles, mattresses to fridges and even all you need for the garden too!
home: event [ ceramics workshop ]
Fancy learning a new skill this year? Why not try your hand at ceramics.
We have found some great courses at Raw Ceramics Workshops in Hackney, London with beginners to more advance options.
We suggest the 3 session beginners course, where you will learn basic techniques from owner Matthew Raw for working with clay. You will get the opportunity to create something from your own ideas.
You will end your 3rd session with fully painted and glazed pieces of work.
[ £95 with all materials included ]
For the full choice of workshops and dates head to rawceramicsworkshops.com
home: made [ concrete vase ]
Head to PaperNStitch blog for a great, simple tutorial for making a cool modern vase from concrete.
Concrete is still big in interiors and doesn’t look like that’ll end any time soon. It’s such a beautiful and versatile material which suits so many parts of the home.