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.
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 ]
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 ]
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.
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 ]
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.
home: trend [ embellished ]
Its time to embrace embellishments with this gorgeous 2018 trend; and shop for anything with tassels, tufting, fringes and feathers.
The bohemian influences are strong for this look, layering, natural colours, textures upon textures, but it can also work with a clean, minimal look – using white homewares but with embellishments for texture, ensuring everything is in natural creams and whites.
Shops across the high street have a big range to create this look. It’s also worth having a search around vintage markets, eBay and searching for international sellers.
1 Elsie Cushion / Anthropologie £70.40
2 Pom Pom Throw / Trouva £22.50
3 Fringed Cushion Cover / Little Lies £32
4 Farha Cushion / Very £49.99
5 Navajo Throw / Feather + Black £120
6 Fringed mirror / Oliver Bonas £60
home: trend [ velvet ]
2018 sees the continuation of velvet in homeware and interiors. This fabric that has gone in and out of favour has a new modern approach to use in styling.
Soft to touch, elegant to see and a great texture to add to a room decor. Velvet, or the cheaper velour option, is the perfect fabric to introduce to styling that fits well with other fabrics – silks, cotton, lace… and it is perfect to embrace the jewel colours trend. The fabric suits emeralds, navy, cerise, deep purple, mustard and other rich dark tones.
1 ‘Costello’ sofa / Sofa.com £1836
2 velvet curtain / Ikea £34.99
3 ‘Regency’ cushion / Habitat £10 (sale)
4 ‘London’ chair / SwoonEditions £382
5 ‘Wave’ throw / Houzz £131.99
6 ‘Merlin’ cushion / Dunelm £10