home: nice price [ spring sales ]
With a lot of the major home brands currently having Spring Sales, now is the perfect time to hunt out some bargains to freshen up your home for the new season.
Having central London on our doorstep we have visited and found some great finds from four of the big names – Habitat, West Elm, Dwell and Heals. [ Fortunately all next to each other on Tottenham Court Road ]
Habitat – up to 30% off furniture, accessories and soft furnishing, plus 50% off selected lighting. So much to choose from. [ lamp pictured was £50 / now £25 and storage jar was £20 / now £10 ]
West Elm – massive discounts on cushions and kitchenware and for a limited time 60% off selected furniture. [ cushions pictured were £19 / now £4.95 and coloured glasses were £24 / now 4.95 ]
Dwell – up to 70% off on furniture, lighting and accessories. Large selection to choose from. [ walnut side board pictured was £499 / now £249 and wooden pendant light was £89 / now £45 ]
Heals – up to 30% off furniture and lighting with 50% off selected rugs. They also have a great selection of Newgate clocks at 15% off. Limited time only. [ clock pictured was £65 / now £55 ]
Get to your nearest store or shop online before they end.
home: trend [ Light & Dark ]
This trend is all about heavy contrast and making a statement with colour.
Dark shades dominate the space, with accents of white and lighter shades used on furniture tops and within accessories.
For example in a living room a dark sofa should be dressed with light coloured cushions [ Try velvet and faux fur, they will help with the luxurious element of this trend ].
If it’s a kitchen then use the units and worktops to block the colour, creating a very clean minimal look. [ see pic above ]
The main colour pallete is Aubergine, Burgandy, Blue, Grey and Green. Head over to the Dulux website to get the best choice of these rich tones. [ Deep Aubergine, Monarch, Buckingham Green, Oxford Blue and Gallant Grey ]
This trend will create a calming space, with the dark colours on the walls [ pick one or two ]. Add black accessories and dark wood furniture in parts of the room to emphasise the shades, and lift other areas with white and copper tones. [ candlesticks, vases, lamps and picture frames work great ]
1. Wood/laquer console-West Elm [ £336]
2. Concrete vase-Rose & Grey [ from£14 ]
3. Table lamp-Rockett St George [ £65 ]
4. Chair-Made.com [ £499 ]
5. Side board-Dwell [ £399 ]
6. Copper light-John Lewis [ £160 ]
7. Candlestick-Ikea [ £9.50 ]