home: featured [ Pitfield ] 

home: featured [ Pitfield ] 

Head to Pitfield Street, London W1 and seek out this treasure trove of both new and vintage unique pieces. 

Together with its cafe, Pitfield is a pleasure to explore and a place to discover the weird and the wonderful to update interiors in your home. They even have a bug hotel for sale and offer a design service! 

Find them at  : 

31-35 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6HB

They say, 

Attracting the creative and curious, our eclectic emporium stocks only beautiful, unique and attention grabbing homewares. Our interiors and lifestyle shop, café and exhibition gallery presents colour, glamour, glitz and excitement. Discover vintage finds, designer wallpapers and carpets, reworked furniture, inspiring gifts and more. Browse our categories to enter a fantastical world where everything is retro and riveting, dramatic and daring.’

home: event [ Plywood: Material of the Modern World ]

home: event [ Plywood: Material of the Modern World ]

This new exhibition at the V&A museum, London is a must see for design fans, particular wood lovers. This new exhibiton explores the rise of plywood in manufacturing and design, from planes to chairs.

This fascinating show is divided into three sections by significant moments in production history of the material. The invention of the rotary vaneer cutter, the indroduction of moulding techniques to form modern furniture and the advent of digital technology and cutting.

Showing now until 12 November 2017 [ free entry ]

Vam.ac.uk

home: made [ art work ] 

home: made [ art work ] 

We love DIY art as it’s personal and unique to  home. You can adjust colours to your interior, use letters, names or words to personalise or simple enjoy using your own creativity and have fun. 

Brit + Co blog have excelled in curating a fantastic collection of links to so many incredible projects and ideas. There’s so many to choose from with varying levels of difficulty. Many just involving materials you may have lying around the house – paint (tester pots are very useful), masking tape, coloured paper, sequins, old books, all sorts! 

Have a browse through their blog and find the right tutorial for you! 

home: made [ outdoor patio stencilling ] 

home: made [ outdoor patio stencilling ]

Looking to great a new look for the garden or update a patio? Pushing the trend for outdoor rugs further we love the idea of stencilling patterns or designs directly onto a patio or decking. 

By using stencils (or freehand if very creative) you can produce a unique, look for an outdoor area – choosing from styles including geometric, Moroccan, ethnic, bohemian or midcentury. 

We found some great sites offering tutorials and design ideas of how to achieve these looks including The House Of Wood, Cutting Edge Stencils, and Stencil Search

home: trend [ earth tones ] 

home: trend [ earth tones ] 

This summer sees a trend that embraces the natural Earth, sustainability and grounding ourselves with the planet we walk on. 

Bringing together a natural inspired set of colour palettes;  

‘This colour scheme draws from a palette taken from natural rocks, deserts, earth and trees featuring pale rose, peach, cinnamon, tan, ochre, burnt orange, burgundy and terracotta.’
LondonEssentials.com 

It creates a warm interior and encourages a slower pace. The tones compliment each other and work along side each other alike to the natural world. 

Using tones of each shade, build up this look through soft furnishings, furniture and all the way to wall finishes. Embrace textured coloured wall papers, feature walls in painted choices and subtle texture and pattern in throws and cushions including the use of silks, linens, weaves and matt finishes in ceramics and furniture. 

Buying guide [ clockwise ] 

1 Taupe Brown Linen Duvet (from) £59       La Redoute 

2 Dulux Perfectly Taupe £26 B&Q 

3 Cole & Son Crackle Wallpaper Ochres £70 Beut 

4 Metro Sage Wall Tile £15 p/sqm Tile Mountain 

5 Soft Wool Olive Green Throw £42.25 (was £65) Cox & Cox 

6 Scott Burnt Orange Velvet Sofa £899 Made.Com 

home: featured [ Amazon ] 

home: featured [ Amazon ] 

Not everyone’s cup of tea for an online shopping destination but king of online selling, Amazon, is a surprising veritable gold mine for modern well priced homeware.

 A few searches of key wording including marble, copper, Moroccan, monochrome and even Moomin and we could be filling our virtual shopping trolley with anything from rugs to lighting, to ceramics and cushions, with prices so tempting it’s an easy way to kit out a new home with some great pieces, update current rooms or find great gifts for interiors lovers! 

If you love a certain look or piece from another interiors store but not the price tag, it’s definitely worth having a window shop around the Amazon mega site to see if a more affordable version is available. 

home: event [ ceramic painting workshop ]

home: event [ ceramic painting workshop ]

If you are in London on the 29th of June and looking for a fun way to spend the evening then consider this workshop, hosted at West Elm by illustrator Niki Groom.

This beginners workshop will guide you through the materials and techniques required for painting on ceramics. Included in the price is a West Elm plate [ which you will be decorating ], paint and brushes which you can then take home with you after.

Thurs 29th June

18:30 – 20:30

Click here for tickets [ £50 ]