home: trend [ black steel ]
We have noticed an increased popularity in bringing black accents into our homes through furniture and lighting.
Find chair legs in tubular black steel, black frames on cabinets & shelving, as well as black metal floor lamps & bed frames.
This modern touch gives us an alternative to brass and chrome accents and nods back to the eighties. Keep chair colours light as they contrast best with the black and will make it easier to compliment your current style.
Clockwise from to left:
Bedframe / John Lewis [ £175 ]
Floorlamp / Next [ £65 ]
Side table / H&M [ £79. 99 ]
Dining chair / Rockett St George [ £145 ]
Set of Side tables / LaRedoute [ £104 ]
Console table / West Elm [ £319 ]
Armchair / Ikea [ £90 ]
home: featured [ French Connection ]
If you are looking for stylish on trend homeware then you need to take a look French Connection. Once a fashion label that lost popularity in the early naughties, has now gained fans again with its homeware range.
Heavily boho with gorgeous print and pattern on soft furnishings, coloured glassware and wood furniture.
If you love fringing, tassels, colour and print then this is a brand for you.
home: trend [ terracotta ]
Bring the warmth and comfort of one of the colours of the year, to your home – terracotta.
It’s last rise in popularity was during the 1990s and there was possibly a fair few terracotta walls on our screens in Changing Rooms but now its had a modern relaunch and using tones of it across a room from walls to furniture to small homewares can look incredibly effective.
Using the colour as a palette across an interior will bring warmth to the room.
Bedding, La Redoute from £30 / Candle Stick (small), Trouva £17.50 / Cup, Hurn & Hurn £11
Cushion, Nordic Nest £29 / Chair, Cult Furniture £159 / Rug, Modern Rugs from £39
Cushion, La Redoute £30 / Curtain, Dunelm from £18.00 / Paint, Mano Mano £79.95
home: made [ coffee table ]
This weeks diy project we spotted is a good one, if a little bit complex.
This coffee table can be made if you have some basic woodwork skills, if not ask someone nicely to do it for you.
Either way this is an opportunity to design and make your own table, with wood choice you live and the dimensions to fit your space.
Head to themerrythought.com for the tutorial
home: favourite thing [ side table ]
Sometimes the most simple of designs give the most joy. This mango wood side table from West Elm will fit in most room styles, is a classic shape and of course ticks the practicality box.
Every home should have atbake like this. Beautifully understated.
home: event [ Midcentury East ]
Get along to one of the best vintage furniture markets in town. This time round Modern Shows is in Haggerston, London on 13th October.
‘See 55+ dealers selling everything from rare collectable pieces to more functional C20 furniture you can use in your own home as well as striking posters, quirky lighting, Berber rugs, ceramics and glass from world famous C20 icons all dotted around the ground floor of midcentury architect Ernö Goldfinger’s only brutalist school‘
home: trend [ compact dressing tables ]
More and more home owners and renters are dealing with smaller spaces or are just finding that having more compact furniture creates more space in rooms, leading to an airier feeling environment.
One piece of furniture which is ticking these boxes is the humble dressing table. A necessity for some, for others less so. But whatever you actually use yours for, we have found some great modern examples which are compact in size, but big on personality.
The variety is huge online, so there is lots to choose from for all styles of room.
Clockwise from top left:
John Lewis [ £350 ], Dwell [ £399 ], Next [ £275 ], Laredoute [ £230 ] , West Elm [ £399 ], Habitat [ £450 ], Made [ £399 ]