home: featured [ Cissy Wears ]

home: featured [ Cissy Wears ]

There’s a beautifully curated, modern concept store that has its home in South East London. If you haven’t yet visited Cissy Wears or you’re not in London, then you can happily browse and shop all products on their recently relaunched online web shop.

Cissy Wears creates a store where so many key elements and trends are covered. Not only do they focus on ethical brands, being environmentally friendly, and organic fine quality but also their style is a sumptuous blend of minimal, midcentury, scandi and vintage.

If you can steer yourself past the gorgeous children’s wear collections (currently with an irresistible sale running), it’s a place to buy beautiful homeware and furniture. With new lines and brands constantly bring introduced there’s a fresh and current range to shop at your finger tips.

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home: trend [ blue ]

home: trend [ blue ]

This year we have already seen an array of gorgeous colour entering our homes including, pinks, peaches and greens. One that hasn’t had its moment… until now, is blue.

Often seen as a cold colour or one that is associated with seaside styled rooms, blue works really well as a background or accent colour to other shades, creating a modern welcoming space.

We are seeing blue homeware all over, including lighting, sofas & armchairs and furniture.

For a dark moody room go dark blue on the walls with furniture in woods and add metalic accents for a glam feel [ why not include some punchy pink to add interest ]. If your thing is lighter and brighter, electric & royal blue look great against a white background.

Whatever your preferred shade, get on board with blue and give it a go!

Guide:

Top row: armchair / westelm.co.uk [ £479 ], striped cushion / ikea.com [ £10 ], wall clock / grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £58 ]

Middle row: sideboard / maisonsdumonde.com [ £324 ], sofa / made.com [ £899 ]

Bottom row: duvet cover / laredoute.co.uk [ from £100 ], side table / audenza.com [ £155 ], dining chair / insidestoreldn.com [ £210 ], paint / grahamandbrown.co.uk [ £38 ]

home: nice price [ chair ]

home: nice price [ chair ]

This week we came across this cool woven chair from Ikea, and we think it’s a great price. At only £90 this rattan armchair would look great in a bedroom or additional chair in a living room.

Because it’s light weight it’s easy to move around, so why not use it outdoors during the day.

Available now at ikea.com

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.

home: made [ desk ]

home: made [ desk ]

Head to themerrythought.com to be inspired to make this fab desk. Using an Ikea drawer unit as a base with the addition of a wooden table top and a pair of legs, you are good to go.

Obviously you will need to have some basic woodwork skills or at least know someone that has to complete this project, but it’s a great one.

We love the use of the drawer unit, it looks like it was meant to be part of the table and more expensive than it would actually be.

home: favourite thing [ bench ]

home: favourite thing [ bench ]

With the natural rustic scandi look so on trend, and a love of using natural materials, we find this gorgeous wooden bench with cotton plaited seat to good to be true, especially at the sale offer price of £69.99 (was £89.99) from Zara Home.

Use in hallway for a seat, for an outdoor low table or even by the bedside – a useful little piece of furniture.

home: featured [ Oliver Bonas ]

home: featured [ Oliver Bonas ]

Always a winner for modern homeware, gifts and fashion Oliver Bonas brings us colourful & practical pieces for our interior needs.

Find velvet and mixed metals, marble and wood in furniture, wall decor, tableware and more.

With more and more stores popping up in our high streets OB is a great choice for gifts with a large selection of books, glassware and small accessories, each with a touch of individuality that OB does so well.

Head to oliverbonas.com to explore their range