home: featured [ Winter’s Moon ]
Launched online in 2009, Winter’s Moon is a curated collection of colourful vintage, modern and handmade homeware. Based in Chichester founder Julia Grant has created a glorious online store with lighting, furniture, accessories and prints.
Everything has vivid colour and pattern and we particularly love the floral design found on their lampshades and cushions.
‘Colour and pattern just make us happy, and this is reflected in our collection which changes often, with many items designed in-house and hand made here in the UK just for Winter’s Moon‘
If you are in Chichester be sure to pop by the studio or head to wintersmoon.co.uk
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: nice price [ vases ]
An easy way to revamp and update a room is with vases. Bring colour and shapes in a really simple way to create interest on shelves and tables.
We recommend getting along to hm.com and grabbing a bargain as there are so many options all under £10!
home: event [ Lee Krasner exhibition ]
Seeing art exhibitions can be uplifting and inspiring. Visit the Lee Krasner exhibition, at the Barbican, and get colour inspiration and a pattern feast for the eyes!
30 May – 1 September
Lee Krasner is a key figure in American art, whose energetic works reflect the spirit of possibility in post-war New York.
‘I like a canvas to breathe and be alive. Be alive is the point.’
This exhibition celebrates the work and life of Lee Krasner (1908–1984), a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism. The first major presentation of her work in Europe for more than 50 years, Lee Krasner: Living Colour tells the story of a formidable artist, whose importance has too often been eclipsed by her marriage to Jackson Pollock.
Discover Krasner’s spirit for invention – from striking early self-portraits to her acclaimed ‘Little Image’ paintings from the 1940s, from collages comprised of torn-up earlier work to a selection of her most impressive large-scale abstract paintings. Explore nearly 100 works, many of which are being presented for the first time in the UK.
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: made [ books ]
January is always the time of the year when everybody starts talking about DIY, cleansing the home, revamping rooms and this is great. But if you are struggling for ideas and need some guidance then there are loads of fab books available to do just that.
We have picked 6 of our favourites ranging from DIY hacks to colour inspiration. These books are there to pick up and put down whenever the need takes you, full of interesting ideas and photos to really kick start your creative juices.
Clockwise from top left:
Be Bold: Interiors for the Brave of Heart – Emily Henson [ Fly the flag for maximalism – bring playful patterns, bold prints and vivid colours into your home ]
Sustainable Home – Christine Liu [ A stylish, inspirational and practical guidebook to maintaining a more environmentally friendly household ]
Pearl Lowe’s Vintage Craft [ In this beautiful and inspiring craft book Pearl shares with you her designer secrets and shows you how to capture her unique vintage style in your own home ]
Creative Living: London – Emily Wheeler [ Don’t read this book unless you want a serious dose of decorator-envy – Evening Standard ]
Reinventing Ikea [ This book features 70 customisation projects conceived from popular Ikea products ]
Beautifully Small – Sara Emslie [ Drawing inspiration from truly tiny spaces, with creative styling for compact interiors ]
All books available from waterstones.com
home: trend [ rust ]
The rust tone is warm and it’s best layered with lots shades of this one colour – plus splashes of rose as a lightener. This creates a lovely building of the colour with no striking other colours to distract from the colour. It’s not overwhelming at all. It’s also a colour that works with trends including Traveller, Moroccan and Woodland.
If you just want a little rust, use in a clean white or soft grey interior with lots of wood tones and keep minimal so the rust stands out.
For walls we’ve found Red Earth (Farrow + Ball) and Heat (Little Green Paint Co). Create the full impact by also painting skirtings, doors, frames as well as walls in a rust tone.
Sofa £389.97 Furniture 123 / Cushion £45 John Lewis / Rug £175.20 (sale) Houseology
Cushion £10 (sale) Made / Chair £160.65 (sale) Clippings / Rug £96.99 Wayfair
Armchair £499 (sale) Made / Throw £30 Trouva / Pair Cushion Covers £6 Dunelm