home: made [ baskets ]

home: made [ baskets ]

This year we are seeing rattan, bamboo and woven homeware making a huge comeback. A popular choice for many is baskets, now being used for more than just storage.

How about turning one into a light pendant, hanging planter or as decorative objects for the wall. We found some cool ideas at homestolove.com.au as well as a lovely woven basket wall hanging at casawatkinsliving.com


home: made [ concrete Christmas tree ]

home: made [ concrete Christmas tree ]

With only 4 weeks to go till Christmas there is not much time to get your home decorated, presents bought and food prepared. We have found this really easy make using a concrete mix, card made into a cone and some paint.

These Christmas trees give a minimal look to a shelf or table. Choose the size and colour to create the perfect decoration for you.


home: event [ wreath making ] 

home: event [ wreath making ] 

Head to the Heals website and check out their events page – find a wreath making workshop near you. Create your own unique, festive wreath, a personal touch to decorating your home for Christmas with prices from £25 to £90 depending on location. 

Catch the London workshop and join Abigail Ahern to get creative (November 18th) 

home: trend [ Butterflies ]

home: trend [ Butterflies ]

This trend might not be for everyone but this season’s animal of choice is the Butterfly. Ever popular for its variations and colour the Butterfly is a happy motif that isn’t just for kids.

Christian Laquoix wallpaper [ £75 ]

Whether on wallpaper, soft furnishings or printed on decorative objects the Butterfly print needs to be bold and full of colour. Don’t shy away from making a statement, cover a whole wall with a design. The Christian Laquoix wallpaper is a great example of this. 

Print from Rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £25 ]

The easiest way to being Butterflies into your home is with art. There are some gorgeous prints available online including vintage charts and graphic digital prints. Build this trend up in stages, add other insect motifs creating a curated picture wall or soft furnishings and accessories in a corner of a room. Key colours to look out for are teal, turquoise, yellow, black and red.


1. Lampshade from amara.com [ £136 ]

2. Cushion from johnlewis.com [ £55 ]

3. Wall chart from whitemint.co.uk [ £40 ]

4. Print from roseandgrey.co.uk [ £28 ]

5. Trinket tray from trouva.com [ £12 ]

6. Cushion from houseology.com [ £130 ]

7. Taxidermy art from Miafluer.com [ £60 ]

home: favourite thing [ Vitra dolls ]

home: favourite thing [ Vitra dolls ]

If you are looking for some fun accessories for the home, and something with a bit of history then you should take a look at these wooden dolls from Vitra. we love the vibrant colours and charm of these dolls, originally used as toys, now hugely popular as ornaments for collectors.

‘Together with his friends Charles and Ray Eames & George Nelson, Alexander Girard was one of the leading figures of postwar American design. A key source of inspiration for his wife-ranging oeuvre, which primarily focused on textile design, was.his passion for the folk art of South America, Asia and Eastern Europe.

The Decorative wooden dolls, design  and made by Girard in 1953 for his own home in Santa Fe, were likewise inspired by his extensive personal collection of folk art.

Based on the originals found in the Girard Estate by the Vitra Design Museum, the whimsical assortment of doils, both joyful and grim, is now available as a charming enhancement to any interior’

Pick from a large range of fun and colourful designs at reallywellmade.co.uk [ £83 ]

home: event [ antiques fair ]

home: event [ antiques fair ]

With three events a year The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair is a must if you are a fan of art, accessories and furniture of the 20th century.

Based in Battersea this family-owned fair launched in 1985 where the exibititors are encouraged to display their items in a room-set fashion, giving inspiration and ideas for how to design your room.

£10 on the door or get free tickets by signing up at decorativefair.com

Battersea Evolution

Battersea Park

SW11 4NJ

[ 27th Sept – 2nd Oct ]

home: made [ wallpaper art ]

home: made [ wallpaper art ]

Picture walls are really popular at the moment – collecting various photos, artwork and images together, bringing focus to a wall. A really cheap and easy idea to bring pattern and colour onto a wall is to frame wallpaper.
Either use old wallpaper left overs, possibly from friends / family, or order samples direct from the retailer [ these are usually free or at a small cost ].
Maybe there is a strong wallpaper you have used in one room and you want to use what’s left in a different way in another room.

For some great wallpaper choices check out John Lewis and Graham & Brown.