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
home: favourite thing [ sofa ]
The London Transport Museum, known for their incredible homeware ranges and interior styling products, have raised their game with their current moquette fabric (famous from the London tube train seats) sofa which not only comes in all the amazing fabrics from all the various underground tube train lines but also even more patterns – including a truly fabulous leopard print. Custom made to order, one of these investment pieces could be yours for £1964.99.
home: trend [ boucle ]
Growing in popularity on curtains, cushions, chairs and blankets, boucle is the fabric of choice this season. The intricate woven pattern can be found more and more on homeware, creating a very tactile and comforting finish.
Combine with a nuetral colour pallete allowing the texture to take centre stage. Mix with other soft fabrics like throws and cushions for a cosy autumnal feel.
yarn with a looped or curled ply, or fabric woven from this yarn
1. Selection from Tom Dixon at trouva.com [ from £85 ]
2. Chair from made.com [ £229 ]
3. Cushion by HAY from utilitydesign.co.uk [ £49 ]
4. Cushion from johnlewis.com [ £35 ]
5. Sofa from heals.com [ from £1949 ]
6. Throw from debenhams.com [ £32 ]
7. Jute rug from westelm.co.uk [ from £79 ]
8. Cushion from bombayduck.com [ £35 ]
9. Chair from westelm.co.uk [ £699 ]
home: found this [ Anna Hayman ]
Print designer Anna Hayman creates beautiful 60s & 70s patterns through turning original linocuts into wallpapers, fabric and art prints. These gorgeous patterns are particularly stunning on her range of lamp shades.
Anna has now collaborated with illustrator Beth Faser to create these A3 character piece aet prints. There are four designs in the collection and we love them.
‘I wanted to create some fashion style illustrations incorporating my patterns and when I was introduced to Beth, I knew she was the perfect partner for the project with her bold and louche style. She cleverly mixes ink painting with paper collage to create these languid characters, I think the style combines with my prints really well, and I love the feel of these super laid back girls’
Lamp shades [ from £295 ] and prints [ £35 ] available at rockettstgeorge.co.uk
home: nice price [ velvet cushion ]
Get onboard with one of this years biggest trends – velvet – and update your sofa at the same time. These gorgeous cotton velvet cushion covers from hm.com come in 9 different colours, so you are sure to find a favourite, and what’s even better is that they are only £6.99.
Mix a couple of colours together along with some contrasting printed cushions to bring interest and a fun update to your living room.