home: made [ macrame table runner ]

home: made [ macrame table runner ]

This little make is a great way to bring interest to a table and gives a nod to the Seventies trend which is so popular right now.

With some basic skill and a little patience you will be able to create a gorgeous table runner from scratch. Just follow the tutorial from abeautifulmess.com

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home: made [ Easter wreaths ]

home: made [ Easter wreaths ]

Looking for another reason to get creative. Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas. Try creating a beautiful wreath to adorn your door for Easter. Use delicate spring colours, real or artificial flowers, add in eggs, ribbons or even miniature Spring animals.

Look to Pinterest for inspiration or head to Country Living for some great DIY ideas!

home: made [ books ]

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: events [ embroidery hoop workshop ]

home: events [ embroidery hoop workshop ]

Need to be amongst people on Valentine’s Day? What’s better than getting creative, learning a skill and getting to have something for the home as a result?

Love the sound of this workshop at West Elm on Valentine’s Day – book now HERE

They say;

Learn to cross stitch a felt heart onto 100% wool felt. In this workshop you’ll get to stitch three hoops, in the colour combinations of your choice. This technique is really easy so suitable for beginners, but more experienced crafters will find it really satisfying too. You’ll go home with the project kit, including a template and pen, so you can carry on stitching hearts, for friends and family. Each participant will receive a Cotton Clara goody bag and there will be drinks and snacks provided on the evening.

Price: £35

home: made [ plate design ]

home: made [ plate design ]

Continuing our love of use of a Sharpie marker pen – we found an array of ideas from Ideas.com to get creative with patterns and wording on plates.

This would be great for Christmas place settings to use festive imagery as inspiration, words like ‘Noel’, ‘twinkle twinkle’ or other Christmassy wording or even personalise each plate for each place setting with a name or phrase…

home: favourite thing [ ceramics ]

home: favourite thing [ ceramics ]

London based, Italian ceramicist Virginia Balistreri, creates the most beautiful thrown pottery. Great homeware for every day use, would make perfect gifts or treat yourself.

Choose from a broad range of pots, bowls, hanging planters, plant pots, candle holders, tea pots, cups and more. All the range are in beautiful natural tones of greens, blues and beiges.

With prices from £15, head to her Etsy shop to discover more.

home: event [ Pompom wreath making ]

home: event [ pompom wreath making ]

Feeling festive ? And want to get creative for your Christmas decorations? Head to West Elm and book up for one of their Pompom wreath making classes and create something unique and personal to hang on your front door !