home: trend [ 70s ]

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.

Picture guide

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

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home: featured [ Argos ]

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: found this [ lounge chair ]

home: found this [ lounge chair ]

The style and silhouettes of midcentury design in furniture is on-trend, beautiful and available in both original versions as well as many many replicas and furniture designed ‘in-the-style-of’ across the high street.

New in at Cult Furniture we love the midcentury style ‘Nelly’ chair.

They say;

Laid back mid-century lounging, this mustard yellow velvet upholstered accent chair is the perfect spot to kick back and relax. Complete with soft cushioning, an exposed wooden frame with gold capped legs this lounger will slot into most interiors seamlessly. 

Hard to ignore and easy to adore, the Nelly lounge chair is available in a range of rich velvet colours.

£279 and available in five colours

home: found this [ armchair ]

home: found this [ armchair ]

This beautiful curved silhouette armless armchair is from Zara Home. Pair with other soft tone neutrals in the fabrics of other furniture in the room and soft furnishings, together with lighter woods and lots of soft white.

It’s available in two colours (grey or pale blue) and could be yours for £349.99.

home: favourite thing [ armchair ]

home: favourite thing [ armchair ]

Happy New Year!

This time of year means refreshing, decluttering and generally changing small areas of our homes.

Now is a great time to browse the sites as new arrivals start to appear, plus grab yourself a last minute bargain as the sales continue

We love this armchair from westelm.co.uk with its simple design and choice of colours.

The wire frames low profile design makes it the perfect choice for any size room.

[ £299 ]

westelm.co.uk

home: event [ West Elm sale ]

home: event [ West Elm sale ]

Definitely one of the best Christmas events to head towards – the winter sale at West Elm.

Get up to 60% off across all departments and get some bargain furniture and homewares for your home for the new year.

home: found this [ west elm ]

home: found this [ west elm ]

Browsing the West Elm website this week for Christmas ideas we came across this lovely collection of items for the home. Their Pop Art print features across four products – coasters, plates, cushion and dining chair, and by chance they are all in sale.

This quirky retro print will look great in a minimal home, injecting a bit of colour and pattern.

Set of 4 coasters – now £20.30

Set of 4 plates – now £35.20

Cushion cover – now £9.95

Chair – now £179

westelm.co.uk