home: favourite thing [ flowers ]

home: favourite thing [ flowers ]

For flowers and fauna that will last forever head to Boh Home. We love the blush bouquet which will bring warmth and texture to a room.

They say;

Our new fluffy blush bouquet is 60cm tall and filled with various grasses with a touch of pink with baby pink phalaris. £29.99 for the bouquet.

home: found this [ planters, pots, vases ]

home: found this [ planters, pots, vases ]

All the natural shades and all the organic textures, we found the best selection of planters, pots, vases and containers for all your plants, flowers and foliage, at Light & Bay.

Light & Bay has a beautiful range of Scandinavian & Boho Inspired Homewares Boutique and stocks pieces for the whole house including soft furnishings, candles, cushions and faux foliage.

home: favourite thing [ duvet cover ]

home: favourite thing [ duvet cover ]

Love the new designs from Orla Kiely at John Lewis. This patchwork floral design on bedding, is a new version from the original infamous stem petal pattern.

£20 – £85

They say;

This design is a reimagining of the Orla Kiely archival stem petal design, paired with a dainty cup flower. Multi Patchwork bed linen is part of an exclusive collaboration with John Lewis & Partners that reflects a shared love of bold colour and a strong graphic style.

Hailed by many as the ‘Queen of Prints’, Orla Kiely is a prolific textiles designer who has won global acclaim for her kitsch and colourful designs.

Drawing inspiration from nature, her Irish heritage and her grandmother, she has encapsulated these elements in her prints, giving the fresh, vintage-inspired twist for which she is famous.

home: nice price [ wallpaper at Matalan ]

home: nice price [ wall paper at Matalan ]

With prices from just £10 per roll there is plenty of wallpaper to give character and make your home beautiful with wall paper from Matalan. From varying colours of geometric patterns to botanical and jungle design, and modern marble to traditional check and floral, there’s plenty to suit all trends.

home: found this [ flower print ]

home: found this [ flower print ]

Bring some colour into the home and get your flower knowledge ready for spring blooms coming through, with this beautiful print from Kid Of The Village.

Prices from £9 – £42 depending on size; it would make a great addition to any room.

Find this and other great prints in their online store. Prints for all over the home – not just the kids room. But for younger members of the house their are educational prints and free printable downloads to colour in!

home: made [ planter ]

home: made [ planter ]

If you are lucky enough to have a small positive from the current lockdown situation and have a little more time on your hands at home, then it’s great to find some new home projects.

This wooden garden planter from Gardener’s World could be adapted in size for a garden, yard or balcony. Create a growing area for herbs, vegetables or flowers to give you food or just a little beauty at this bleak time.

This straight forward tutorial takes you step by step through creating this tiered wooden planter.

home: favourite thing [ vases ]

home: favourite thing [ vases ]

Who doesn’t love a vase, especially when they are as stunning as these examples from Oliver Bonas.

The coloured glass on these vases shimmer in the light giving a modern take on a retro design. Use these vases for bouquets and stems, but you could equally leave them empty as an ornament alongside other vessels

Available now from oliverbonas.com

[ from £26 ]

home: trend [ chintz ]

home: trend [ chintz ]

By definition ‘chintz’ is quite a broad term to describe a certain style of multi-floral, ‘twee’ or rather english country cottage-ish homewares and furnishings, but it can be many things to many people.

chintz
/tʃɪn(t)s/
noun
  1. printed multicoloured cotton fabric with a glazed finish, used for curtains and upholstery.
  2. “floral chintz curtains”

….the grandparents overly floral sitting room with pot pourri and tasseled tie backs on curtains, dated china figurines and doilies on side tables, pinks and pastels and illustrated florals on every surface and what people often presume is behind every door to a thatch cottage and of course the decor to many a seaside B&B from the eighties.

Fast forward to modern day and there’s a surge in popularity for the chintz look with a subtle modern approach.

Many a crafty blogger or instagrammer is embracing the look and it’s encouraging a great push for upcycling, recycling and sourcing second hand pieces for the home – better for your bank account and better for the environment.

Layer up florals on fresh light painted backdrops. Use accessories in marble, metallics and ceramic. Cluster vases and ornaments and also play with clashing pattern sizes on cushions, furniture and curtains.

Top row

Wallpaper from £8 (sale) Dunelm / Bed £599 (sale) Made / Drinks trolley (newer style version now available) £228 Audenza

Middle row

Vase £26 Anthropologie / Sofa £769.30 (sale) Urban Outfitters / Cushion Cover £68 Trouva

Lower row

Paint £48 John Lewis / Curtains from £19.80 CurtainsCurtainsCurtains / Figurine £150 Ebay

home: found this [ ceramics ]

home: found this [ ceramics ]

Make your dining experience more beautiful with this gorgeous ‘Jardin’ floral-print china range by Vera Wang For Wedgewood available from Selfridges online or at the London store.

Prices from £26

They say;

A truly iconic brand, Wedgewood relies upon over 250 years of expertise in its premium ceramics. Collaborating with the highly-coveted designer Vera Wang on its latest collection, the Jardin range is sculpted from fine glazed china and is decorated with metallic floral accents that showcase the fashion icon’s affinity for art and oriental-inspired elegance.

home: trend [ bold wallpaper ]

home: trend [ bold wallpaper ]

Be bold and embrace the beauty of wallpapers that have strong large prints of flowers, shapes and geometric designs.

There are different ways to style the trend and you can choose to be more maximalist or have a clean, minimal style.

To go for a bold look, maximise the clashing strong designs; use various flower prints, various illustrative prints or shape designs to layer up a rich look. Look for sofas, armchairs, soft furnishings that the patterns sit together by colour but have variance in size and design.

Alternatively opt to just have the bold impact of the wallpaper and have far simpler plain accessories and furniture. Pull out a few colours from the wallpaper to have block colours for the sofa and chair or bed linen. Metallic highlights in chair or bed frames, homeware pieces, framed artwork or ceramics can be very effective to add dimension to the room.

You can also create more depth to a room by pulling one colour from the wall paper to use as a solid paint colour on the other walls. Think about papering the largest wall, most likely where the sofa goes, for a more modern look; instead of the more traditional ‘feature wall’ idea of the wall with the chimney breast and fireplace.

Main Picture guide

Upper

Naken / Ellie Cashman Design / Jane Clayton £47.20

Middle

Jane Clayton £99.20 / World of Wallpaper from £11.99 / Graham Brown from £50

Lower

Graham Brown from £40 / Murals Wallpaper from £36 / Murals Wallpaper from £36