home: favourite thing [ Gayle Mansfield prints ]

home: favourite thing [ Gayle Mansfield prints ]

This week we are focusing on our favourite independant brands and sharing what they do.

Right now we all need to support each other and this includes the small businesses that will no doubt be struggling. Any order, any size will go a long way.

Gayle Mansfield produces gorgeous graphic prints focusing on typography. They are bright and fun, and we love them. Each design has a choice of colours and sizes, and there is also a collection of personalised prints.

A Gayle Mansfield print is exactly what we all need right now. Whether it’s a positive uplifting message or a funny one, it will put a smile on our faces. It’s also a great excuse to refresh your walls for Spring.

Head to gaylemansfield.co.uk to see the full collection

home: featured [ Oklahoma ]

home: featured [ Oklahoma ]

If you love colour and quirky items for the home then Oklahoma, Manchester is a must visit.

Founder Nicola Payne has created an Aladdin’s cave of gorgeous homeware, accessories, novelty items, stationery and more.

We love the Mexican inspired collection, including brightly pattern baskets and cushions, as well as the fun, and a little bit naughty tableware

Head to okla.co.uk to get inspired and enjoy browsing the products. And if you are in Manchester be sure to pop by the store. You won’t leave empty handed!

home: trend [ maximalist tiling ]

home: trend [ maximalist tiling ]

It’s not just the patterns of fabrics – curtains, cushions and upholstery, or the surface covering pattern of wallpaper, that can bring vibrancy, texture, pattern and colour into a room – consider your tile choice too!

And tiles aren’t just for kitchens and bathrooms. Tiling a wall can be just as great for a feature wall as wallpaper. The patterns available are incredible plus it’s a long lasting, hardy finish.

Tiles could be used in just a panel area for a head board. And, if a fireplace needs updating the surroundings or hearth with tiles could give a bold new look.

Top row

Etsy £9.95 / Tiles Direct £8.99 / Tiles Direct £2.99

Middle row

Period Property Store £49.96 / Applebys £55.99 / Tiles Direct £3.49

Lower row

VictoriaPlum £24.99 / Artemest £80 / Tile Flair £2.65

home: featured [ Antipodream ]

home: featured [ Antipodream ]

It’s impossible not to love to bright colour, pattern and happiness that Antipodream homewares can bring to a home. The brightness and colour work although eclectic and clashing – so many of the products work so well layered up together – throws, cushions, prints…

This exciting store curates a strong and vibrant mix of designers, artists and brands from Australia and New Zealand. It’s great that all these are now available in the UK.

They say;

We love bright colours and bold prints. Preferably together! Bringing you the very best of Australian and New Zealand design.

home: trend [ statement sofas ]

home: trend [ statement sofas ]

When it comes to furniture, the sofa is one of the biggest and usually the one you would want to invest in the most.

Over the last year we have been seeing sofa choices increase with so many styles and colour options available. Sofas are there to make a statement!

Whether you like bright colours, floral patterns, stripes or dots, there is a sofa out there for you. It doesn’t take long to find sofas online and if have an idea of what you want then you will be sure to find one.

Some of our favourite brands which offer a great selection of styles and fabric choices are sofaworkshop.com, sofa.com & arloandjacob.com

Guide:

Clockwise from top left:

sofaworkshop.com [ from £3569 ], made.com [ £499 ], arloandjacob.com [ £2580 ], sklum.com [ £430 ], grahamandgreen.co.uk [ from £2850 ], johnlewis.com [ £1899 ]

home: trend [ navy blue ]

home: trend [ navy blue ]

The navy trend is staying for 2020. This deep blue hue is rich and strong, creating stylish interiors.

For the modern approach use in multitude on walls in paint or wallpaper, floors, soft furnishings and drapes. Layering the tone to create an overall blue canvas is a bold look. Break it up with highlights of bronze or copper and a few pieces in other deep jewel tones.

Soften the look with the use of grey tones, natural beiges and browns – walnut or teal for furniture and tan in sofas or armchairs.

Picture guide

Top

Crate • WallpaperStore £5 / Armchair • Made £499 (sale) / Rug • La Redoute £154 (sale)

Middle

Cushion • Trouva £85 (sale) / Bed • Next from £325 / Unit • Tikamoon £319 (sale)

Lower

Paint • Farrow + Ball ‘Scotch Blue’ / Cushion • M&S £19.50 / Sideboard • Maison Du Monde £324