We will always encourage vintage and secondhand shopping as a way to look after the environment and to give goods a new purpose and a second life, rather than just being discarded.
The Goods In General Store has such a veritable feast of vintage delight to fill your home, it was hard to pick a favourite – but we love the victorian stoneware pots that would be great for vases, just for display on shelf, or as pot for utensils.
Everything in my shop has a story and I like it to be authentic or original. Learning the history of who made and used these objects fascinates me. I also do my best to find, fix and pass things on.
A new addition to make your table setting or shelf more beautiful. We love candle light for creating atmosphere and warmth to an interior, and these pretty shell candles from Inle Home are perfect for a fresh Spring look.
Priced from just £12-£13 they would work well in a cluster, a row or just one styled with a vase of spring flowers on a rattan tray with other chosen spring homewares – a stack of books, natural wood ornaments or marble.
This season Argos has really upped its game with really lovely homeware and furniture. Following on from yesterday’s post on open furniture, this storage unit from their Nomad range has great looks and is also practical.
Perfect for a living room for displaying books, ornaments and storage boxes. Or perhaps in a kitchen for displaying ceramics and tableware.
Plus the cabinet space at the bottom is ideal for hiding away the things you don’t want your guests to see.
This room divider from ikea.com is great piece of furniture and perfect for a bedroom or living room. Use it to divide a space or lean against a wall for decoration.
In a bedroom hang clothes and accessories from it, your favourite items within easy reach. In a living room or study lean against the wall allowing you to add hooks, hang your favourite items, or use clips to attach pictures.
The options are endless and what’s great is you can move it from room to room depending on your needs.
Great industrial style but sleek unit from Ikea. Perfect for both stashing and displaying all those things that need a home. Use baskets inside to hide away stuff but take advantage of the glass doors to show your favourite pieces too.
Available now from Ikea, the FABRIKOR cabinet is £130.
(Above) in the lovely home of Gayle Mansfield. For this Hell Yeah print and more take a peak at her website.
2017 sees a move towards big and bold in wall art in the home. To create an impact and a statement in a room, abstract art has a powerful wow-factor and can bring colours together from a scheme, introduce pattern and be a visual talking point.
Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world.
Abstract art can also translate into soft furnishings and fabrics; for curtains, cushions and bedding. It is a good way to bring bold pattern into design and be the starting point for the styling and use of colour in a room. Work of famous and amateur artists is often translated into fabric design. Head to ZaidaUk or Zazzle for Abstract art on cushions or visit museum shops for great examples. We love these Henri Matisse cushions from HomeLava (below) at just £10.
One of the most renowned abstract artists was Jackson Pollock and his work is famously shown world wide in galleries as well as designed into many homeware pieces both from the original works as well as inspired designs from his work.
Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956), known professionally as Jackson Pollock, was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting.