home: favourite thing [ armchair ]
Happy New Year!
This time of year means refreshing, decluttering and generally changing small areas of our homes.
Now is a great time to browse the sites as new arrivals start to appear, plus grab yourself a last minute bargain as the sales continue
We love this armchair from westelm.co.uk with its simple design and choice of colours.
The wire frames low profile design makes it the perfect choice for any size room.
[ £299 ]
home: featured [ La Redoute ]
Take a look across the broad range of homeware and furniture at La Redoute with up to 50% off.
We’ve picked out our top features from their sale but explore and find products for every room.
Fancy a new look for the lounge? New crockery for the kitchen? New bedding for a better night sleep? The discounts are large and the style, quality and design is perfect.
The all time favourite Afaw rug is in the sale, lots of great midcentury inspired pieces and the best indoor planters across the high street.
home: event [ printing workshop ]
Start the New Year with your creative juices flowing by making some art for you home. We found this fun Risograph Image Making Workshop at Hato Press in London. Learn the techniques of riso-printing and collage in a 2.5 hr session.
‘We’ll take you behind the scenes at our printing studio, packed with different paper stock, riso drums and colourful ink tubes. As a group we will perform a test exercise on riso-printing and work through a few art production techniques. Then it’s time to experiment with your individual artwork using a range of materials, including our pre-made templates, inks, stamps, clippings, charcoal and many more. We will be on hand to give you advice and tips on your artwork, and then we’re off to the live printing action of your master creation!‘
Next workshop Jan 5th [ £45 ]
Visit hatopress.net for tickets
home: trend [ vanity units ]
Trends have changed a lot across the last decade in bathrooms. No longer are designs so traditional and pieces purely designed for a bathroom.
It’s now about furniture that makes a statement and allows the room to feel more like any other – considered, with thought and more than just a ceramic sink and toilet in a tiled room.
Interiors trends of minimal, maximalist, monochrome, traveller, midcentury, mosaic, herringbone, black – are all trends we see translating into the design of the bathroom.
When it comes to picking the vanity unit it’s about the style and design, the practicality and function, and also now we have a far broader range of furniture to choose from – and even growing in popularity is using furniture pieces that aren’t for a bathroom but converting them to work. Typically midcentury sideboard work incredibly well. The shape lends itself to working well, with good counter area and storage space in the form of draws and/or cupboards.
Consider balance of the size of furniture in the room as bathrooms aren’t often the biggest of rooms. Choose a mirror that suits the style of the unit and is not to over powering in size to dominate the room.
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Noir 1000 / Bathstore £999
Michal / Tikamoon £329
Foresters Bow / OldFashionedBathrooms £1899
Consider using a concrete look square sink resting on top of a sideboard unit
home: price [ lighting ]
Looking for new lighting? Head to Matalan for well priced, designer look lighting with influences from so many current trends.
Head to their sale department for even better prices on lighting – we love this ‘Hugo’ copper tone cluster light – originally £130 now £65.
home: favourite thing [ rug ]
We love this patterned rug from audenza.com with its monochrome colour pallete and spiders web design – simple and stylish.
This rug will work in most rooms and is hard wearing so perfect for a hallway or kitchen.
Available now from audenza.com
[ from £119 ]
home: featured [ Map Stores ]
Explore beautiful lifestyle and homeware shop Map Stores, and discover perfect gifts for Christmas, wonderful homewares for the home and a collection of products that all work very well together!
Stocking products from great brands including Bloomingville and House Doctor, there’s plenty to choose from, even gorgeous original art work.
Last orders for Christmas on 21st December.