home: follow friday [ Host Home ]

home: follow friday [ Host Home ]

Host Home is a beautifully curated range of eclectic homewares – pieces to give character, colour and interest to any interior.

Founded by Sophie Warburton, style director at The Telegraph, this beautiful online store is full of well priced, exciting home accessories.

home: featured [ Audenza ]

home: featured [ Audenza ]

Formally known as Mia Fleur, Audenza is family run by Jackie, Hollie and Amelia Brookes. This emporium of bold and quirky homeware is full of statement furniture, eclectic accessories and striking lighting.

Life’s too short to live in a beige box. It’s time to unleash the colour, release the kitsch and surround ourselves with pieces we love. It’s time to create homes that are as beautiful and unique as we are. We hear you. We are Audenza, ‘The ones who dare’.

We have always been a fan of Audenza, we love its ever changing collection, plus it’s well priced too. Our current favourites include the green velvet cushions, black dimple vase and gold mesh lounge chair.

Keep up to date with Audenza on their award winning blog and also on Instagram.


home: featured [  Lime Lace ]

home: featured [ Lime Lace ]

We love a bit of quirky and Lime Lace certainly deliveres with its online store. Full of an eclectic range of gifts, lighting, furniture and accessories you will be sure to find something to brighten to your home.

Stackable tableware

Founded by Samantha King in Harrogate, North Yorkshire Lime Lace dares to be a bit different and encourages its customers to do the same and make a statement with their home. Our favourite items include the gorgeous collection of wallapers, the Oxford table lamp and the album books prints.

Shop now and get 10% off orders with code TROPICAL


home: made [ plate wall ] 

home: made [ plate wall ] 

Think outside the box when it comes to wanting art or pictures on your walls. The design and imagery that are on plates are often works of art and hanging them can create a modern, unique decorative display on a wall. 

Plate displays, instead of traditional picture hanging, can give many different looks and follow different trends. 

Using floral or vintage style plates can give a country chic look, homely and colourful, with mixing up colours and patterns to look eclectic and retro. 

For minimal and monochrome trends try typography based designs or geometric patterned plates. 

Or when an interior is all about a specific colour then it’s all about matching that colour; and different patterns, designs and illustrations can look great if they are all in the same colour or a spectrum of shades of the same colour. 

Anthropologie is a great place to head for incredible designs of plates and our favourite for a minimal monochrome look we love the Arne Jacobsen Design Letters range of plates that are available across the highstreet and internet including Selfridges and Amara 

1 Design Letters Plate from £20

2 Set of Wedgewood Plates £75 

3 Illustrative plates from Anthropologie 

4 Go vintage with Ridgeway Homemaker (search EBay, Etsy + ChinaSearch

And for a discreet, secure way to hang your plate art use the handy invisible wall hangers available in many shops including hobby craft. 

home: featured [ Abigail Ahern ]

home: featured [ Abigail Ahern ]

With an eclectic assortment of glam and ultra lux pieces mixed with faux flowers and a dash of rustic folk ATELIER Abigail Ahern is a must visit homeware store.

With a signature colour palette of ‘ intoxicating, dark inky hues ‘ Abigail Ahern herself is well known for her trend setting designs, glamorous touches and beautiful finishes.

As a renowned designer and author Abigail Ahern launched her store in 2003 giving us a glimpse into her world, giving us the opportunity to inject a bit of it into our own homes. Full of accessories, prints, soft furnishings, wall decor, faux plants, lighting and a lot more, ATELIER Abigail Ahern is an elaborate playground for any interiors lover.

Our favourite pieces include a beaded chandeliermarble side table and selection of vases.

Along with a well put together website, there is a great blog to keep up to date with, plus an inspiring Instagram page to follow.

ATELIER Abigail Ahern

12 – 14 Essex Road



N1 8LN

Mon – Sat [ 10:30 – 18:00 ]

Sun [ 12:00 17:00 ]

home: featured [ Edited ] 

home: featured [ Edited ]

Established in 2011 Edited is an online store and Brighton based shop offering an extensive collection of  homeware and gifts. With a love of good design the guys behind Edited have curated an eclectic mix of furniture, lighting, artwork, soft furnishings and stationary.

Colour is important at Edited and you will find an array of great items to brighten up your home. We love their print selection and soft furnishings.

‘ our customers are tired of the same ubiquitous products seen so many times in stores across the country, which is why we offer nothing but unique eclectic pieces – that don’t cost the earth! ‘

Head to edited.co.uk to shop the online store or visit the Brighton shop.


17 – 19 Brighton Square



home: trend [ graphic cushion ]

home: trend [ graphic cushions ]

A very simple way to freshen up a room and bring a new feel to a space is by using soft furnishings, especially cushions. This can also be an inexpensive way of updating a sofa or chair by changing existing covers. This Summer the big trend is graphic print, and statement imagery. A good place to start is hm.com which has some gorgeous digital and geometric cushions cover from only £3.99. The colour pallete is quite muted with blues, greens and grey. One or two of these designs mixed with some plain cushions works really well. Be more adventurous by clashing geometric with strong imagery like the camera design cushion from violetandpercy.com.


1. Peastyle.co.uk [ £25 ]

2. Rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £39 ]

3. Hm.com [ £12.99 ]

4. Hm.com [ £3.99 ]

5. Violetandpercy.com [ £35 ]

6. Trouva.com [ £45 ]

Have some fun when picking cushions, pick one or two illustrated or cartoon options for individual chairs. For a cohesive look in a room try and match colours tonally with the the rest of the room. Maybe pick out a colour you have on a wall or with a rug you already have. Alternatively mix up the colours and prints and go wild.

Guide cont:

7. Hm.com [ £6.99 ]

8. Habitat.com [ £14 ]

9. Johnlewis.com [ £30 ]

10. Johnlewis.com [ £40 ]

11. Violetandpercy.com [ £40 ]

12. Rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £72 ]

13. Ikea.com [ £6 ]

14. Hm.com [ £3.99 ]

15. Ikea.com [ £4 ] 

home: trend [ anything goes ]

home: trend [ anything goes ]

We all buy and collect items for our homes that we love, but sometimes trying to create a specific style or look through different rooms can be difficult. This year a big trend is to go eclectic and have an ‘anything goes’ moto.
Mix different materials and textures together, old and new, soft nuetral tones with bright pops of colour.
With furniture look at combining a modern unit sat next to something more vintage – mid century style furniture works great.
Pick strong geometric or digital printed cushions or throws and mix with a traditional Egyptian rug.
To achieve this look you don’t have to worry too much about what you are placing where, it’s very much about dressing your rooms without rules.


Mix different chairs around a dining table, this way you get to have all the styles you like on one space, whether plastic, wooden or metal.
[ Use this same thinking when entertaining by mixing different printed plates and bowls so everybody gets a different combination ].


This trend is all about embracing various styles and playing with old and new. Sit industrial next to ornate and rustic next to minimal. Find the balance that works for you. Of course this look isn’t about a cluttered collection of pieces, it’s about cleverly pairing different styles in selected areas of a room.

1. Set of 4 baskets – violetandpercy.com [ £30 ]
2. Tan leather sofa – made.com [ £749 ]
3. Gold tray shelves – rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £99 ]
4. Embroidered cushion – hm.com [ £14.99 ]
5. Recycled basket – rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £17 ]
6. Lamp – howkapow.com [ £69.95 ]
7. Chair – grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £70 ]
8. Chest of drawers – habitat.co.uk [ £170 ]