home: made [ printing ]
We discovered the amazing printing projects on Finnish photographer Kreetta’s blog Gretchen Gretchen, when browsing the Remodelista blog – and fell in love.
So creative and such simple printing ideas that are so very effective in creating beautiful modern print led patterns.
Create your own fabrics from her tutorials to in turn, make into table cloths, cushions, napkins, or even curtains – the ideas are endless.
home: trend [ terracotta ]
Bring the warmth and comfort of one of the colours of the year, to your home – terracotta.
It’s last rise in popularity was during the 1990s and there was possibly a fair few terracotta walls on our screens in Changing Rooms but now its had a modern relaunch and using tones of it across a room from walls to furniture to small homewares can look incredibly effective.
Using the colour as a palette across an interior will bring warmth to the room.
Bedding, La Redoute from £30 / Candle Stick (small), Trouva £17.50 / Cup, Hurn & Hurn £11
Cushion, Nordic Nest £29 / Chair, Cult Furniture £159 / Rug, Modern Rugs from £39
Cushion, La Redoute £30 / Curtain, Dunelm from £18.00 / Paint, Mano Mano £79.95
home: trend [ slogan ]
State your thoughts through your homeware with the power of words on your homewares.
Choose special words or phrases and pop them around the home to highlight important statements about you and your beliefs.
Slogans pop onto so many homewares; vases, prints, ceramics, cushions, tea towels or even just as moulded words in wood, plastic or metal to put on a mantle piece or shelf.
Never Forget, Amazon £8.99 / Hell Yeah, Above & Beyond £12.50 / Love, Connox £33
Laugh, Bombay Duck £9.50 / WTF, Amazon £25.50 / Lazy Days, Next £14
Big Spoon, NOTH £19.95 / Dream, Amazon £27.22 / This Must, Trouva £70
home: featured [ Naken ]
Fall in love and fall into a rabbit hole browsing the extensive collections of homeware and furniture available at Naken Interiors.
Every area of the home is covered. With designer, scandi, industrial, midcentury modern and more, styles of products – there’s so much to choose from and cover all tastes.
Well priced for designer pieces and high end style, create new looks for your interiors that are on trend but also timeless classics.
Our favourites include their extensive range of great patterned wall papers, gorgeous lighting and so many great lounge chairs – you’ll run out of space!
home: trend [ sculptured form ]
As we head into Autumn new trends are alway appearing, including today’s pick – sculptured form.
Taking inspiration from sculpture and art, furniture & lighting are taking on forms that give them the appearance of something more than just a functional object. Sofas and chairs are given soft curved lines with lighting being something not out if place on a gallery plinth.
We have always bought furniture for not just it’s use, but also it’s form and now it seems brands are going that bit further to offer us something even more interesting and eye catching.
Clockwise from top left.
Ceiling light / dwell.co.uk [ £129 ], table lamp / grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £129 ], floor lamp / johnlewis.com [ £195 ], sofa / skandium.com [ £4359 ], side table / westelm.co.uk [ £199 ], rocking chair / madeindesign.co.uk [ £530 ], terrazzo bookend / insidestoreldn.com [ £39 ]
home: trend [ denim blue ]
Not so long ago we talked about using blue in the home, and going into Autumn we are still talking about it.
This time the focus is on denim blue and much paler, washout examples.
This can be found on a lot of ceramics and furniture, with blue becoming more popular in glassware too as an alternative to smoked grey or Amber, which we have seen a lot of in recent years.
Be Bold with a blue sofa or armchair. or tone it down by just using some cushions to accessorise.
A bright and airy space lends itself to denim blue, but if your room is darker then go for a more rich royal or navy blue.
Top row: wallpaper / cole-and-son.com, vase / hurnandhurn.com [ £17.95 ], cushion / frenchconnection.com [ £55 ]
Middle row: armchair / made.com [ £149 ], bowl / hm.com [ £6.99 ]
Bottom row: wine glass / zarahome.com [ £7.99 ], bar stool / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £95 ], cabinet / ikea.com [ £179 ]
home: featured [ Merci ]
Interiors and homeware lovers that make the trip to Paris, France, definitely need Merci on their radar.
This beautiful Parisian store, does offer an online shopping service, but to see the store in person, see the how the curated range can be styled and enjoy the entire retail experience is an extra layer of pleasure to shopping with this wonderful brand.
The brand also offers fashion and the store is an all round design and lifestyle experience.
111 Boulevard Beaumarchais
Merci is a place created in March 2009 in the heart of the historic district of Haut-Marais. Bernard and Marie-France Cohen, founders of BONPOINT the children’s fashion label, realized that Paris lacked a place which would bring together the best of the world of fashion, of design, of household goods with welcome refreshment areas.
A business established in the heart of its region and of its country, Merci has already created more than 70 permanent jobs. Merci is, moreover, very pleased to act as a developer or launch-pad to the young designers who, thanks to this sounding-board, can make themselves known to the many customers and international personalities who visit Merci.
Merci is a commercial enterprise “like any other company” founded by shareholders “unlike any other shareholders”. The founders decided that the proceeds of this investment would serve to fund an endowment paying for educational projects and development in south-west Madagascar.
Bernard and Marie France Cohen wanted to say MERCI to life, MERCI to the talents and to the designers who made this success possible. It is this success which makes their generosity possible.
In 2013, Marie-France Cohen passed on the torch
The current Merci team has kept up the commitment and the founders’ original dream by contributing year on year to the foundation.