home: event [ upholstery classes ]

home: event [ upholstery ]

Set in East London this upholstery workshop and school offer a wealth of courses with great guidance and expertise.

The Shoreditch Design Rooms are based at 2-4 Scawfell Street,
E2 8NG
(just off Hackney Road)

They say;

Shoreditch Design Rooms has established itself as the most innovative and successful upholstery training centre in the country, offering small class sizes, expert tuition and direct links for its students to the design and furniture industries. Giving our students the experience, knowledge and expertise on one hand whilst encouraging them to think for themselves and to be bold and creative on the other is the basis of what we try to do here. We care about our students deeply – please find out about the many different ways we offer far more and go way beyond the normal hours and standard syllabuses of each upholstery course and class.

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home: found this [ Ikea ]

home: found this [ Ikea ]

Keep your eyes peeled for a fab new range at Ikea this season. It’s called Tankvard and is a celebration of craftsmanship with glassware, textiles and furniture.

There is limited information about prices right now but looking at press images it’s a collection to get excited about. Lots of rattan and woven furniture alongside ink dyed bedding and cushions.

Tactility is central to TÄNKVÄRD. IKEA calls it ‘material-ism’ – a celebration of nature’s finest materials through sustainable style that ages well. Textiles you want close to your skin

The new collection mixes Japanese influences and design with Scandi style. A gorgeous range you will surely want to get you hands on.

home: trend [ animal print ]

home: trend [ animal print ]

Let’s begin by saying that this trend is not for everyone. Of course we would argue we all need a bit of leopard print in our lives, but we won’t hold it against you if it’s not your thing.

Taking inspiration from fashion trends, leopard and snake skin print is everywhere right now. Find it on cushions, bedding, accessories, furniture, wallpaper and rugs.

Brands that are fully embracing their wild side are rockettstgeorge.co.uk and zara.com with a great range of products to add some flare to your home.

Don’t be afraid to clash prints if you are feeling brave. Alternatively add touches of animal print to a corner of a room with soft furnishings for a more subtle take.

Guide:

Clockwise from top left.

Cushion / amara.com [ £35 ], bedding / hm.com [ £39.99 ], floor vinyl / amara.com [ £110 ], chair / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £180 ], pillow case / zara.com [ £4.99 ], wallpaper / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £99 ]

home: made [ embroidery hoop art ]

home: made [ embroidery hoop art ]

This is a quick, easy and very successful way to have instant art for the walls in s colour or pattern to match a room. It’s easily changeable, it’s a great way to make gifts, and it’s as simple as you need it to be if you not so confident with your creativity.

Hunt down fabrics from anywhere and everywhere – haberdashery stores, markets, old clothes, charity shops, use old bed linen or anything where you love the pattern or colour. Embroidery hoops are available from all good haberdashers, from Hobby Craft or other craft stores, on eBay or Etsy and you could even find second hand options and remove whatever is previously framed.

Head to DesignerTrapped for a great modern tutorial

We love the how-to from IAmAHomemaker to create wonderful hoop art

home: favourite thing [ tea towel ]

home: favourite thing [ tea towel ]

We love this beautiful tea towel at online store Freyr-Fell, from Finnish brand, Kauniste.

A gorgeous illustration taking inspiration from the Finnish winter festival Hiihtoloma for children to enjoy the outdoor sports in the snow.

£14

home: made [ leaf printed fabric ]

home: made [ leaf printed fabric ]

This gorgeous printed fabric is great to use as a table cloth, cushion cover or tea towel. Using real leaves, paint and a plain fabric you can create your own print and pattern.

Choose colours that work in your current space and keep it as simple as you like.

If you fancy giving it a go, head to we-are-scout.com for the full tutorial.

home: made [ laundry basket ]

home: made [ laundry basket ]

As functional as a laundry basket is, it’s not always easy to find one that works in your space. So why not make your own!

This tutorial from abeautifulmess.com takes you through the steps of making a cotton and canvas bag with handles. It will stand in a corner of a room or you can hang it off the back of a door.

Personalise it with your choice of fabric for the perfect practical accessory.

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