home: found this [ desk ]
Always keep your eyes open for great homeware and furniture in places you don’t expect.
Scrolling through Amazon we were delighted and surprised to find this gorgeous midcentury style desk for £169.00
Its a great size, lovely walnut veneer finish, perfect iconic midcentury clean lines and silhouette, and practical with good desk space and storage.
This product also comes with so many positive reviews. It always pays to read the feedback and reviews when buying furniture online.
home: trend [ denim blue ]
Not so long ago we talked about using blue in the home, and going into Autumn we are still talking about it.
This time the focus is on denim blue and much paler, washout examples.
This can be found on a lot of ceramics and furniture, with blue becoming more popular in glassware too as an alternative to smoked grey or Amber, which we have seen a lot of in recent years.
Be Bold with a blue sofa or armchair. or tone it down by just using some cushions to accessorise.
A bright and airy space lends itself to denim blue, but if your room is darker then go for a more rich royal or navy blue.
Top row: wallpaper / cole-and-son.com, vase / hurnandhurn.com [ £17.95 ], cushion / frenchconnection.com [ £55 ]
Middle row: armchair / made.com [ £149 ], bowl / hm.com [ £6.99 ]
Bottom row: wine glass / zarahome.com [ £7.99 ], bar stool / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £95 ], cabinet / ikea.com [ £179 ]
home: favourite thing [ console ]
We are still in love with all things rattan and rattan style. There’s a steady stream of new homeware and furniture coming to stores so the trend is definitely still strong.
This rattan and oak console table from La Redoute is a beautiful piece of furniture, great extra storage and perfect for a narrow area where a surface is needed.
home: trend [ pumped up ]
Time to get pumped up with voluminous furniture. This is about investing in statement pieces that will be a conversation starter, a design feature, an heirloom.
Think of bulbous curves, thick set chunks of arms and legs, puffy look seats, and a sense of volume in the silhouette.
We’ve picked out a selection of incredible pieces that would all be amazing additions to the home.
Sofa, Sofology £2049 / Polar Bear Style Sofa, £19,037.51 1st Dibs / Tube Chair, Objects Of Common Interest
Chubby Low Armchair £528 Made In Design / Form Stool, €1803 Nort Studio / Mamma Series £3621 Einruch Design
Chair £729 Sofology / Chair £1125 Houseology / Lamp £20 Habitat
home: featured [ Merci ]
Interiors and homeware lovers that make the trip to Paris, France, definitely need Merci on their radar.
This beautiful Parisian store, does offer an online shopping service, but to see the store in person, see the how the curated range can be styled and enjoy the entire retail experience is an extra layer of pleasure to shopping with this wonderful brand.
The brand also offers fashion and the store is an all round design and lifestyle experience.
111 Boulevard Beaumarchais
Merci is a place created in March 2009 in the heart of the historic district of Haut-Marais. Bernard and Marie-France Cohen, founders of BONPOINT the children’s fashion label, realized that Paris lacked a place which would bring together the best of the world of fashion, of design, of household goods with welcome refreshment areas.
A business established in the heart of its region and of its country, Merci has already created more than 70 permanent jobs. Merci is, moreover, very pleased to act as a developer or launch-pad to the young designers who, thanks to this sounding-board, can make themselves known to the many customers and international personalities who visit Merci.
Merci is a commercial enterprise “like any other company” founded by shareholders “unlike any other shareholders”. The founders decided that the proceeds of this investment would serve to fund an endowment paying for educational projects and development in south-west Madagascar.
Bernard and Marie France Cohen wanted to say MERCI to life, MERCI to the talents and to the designers who made this success possible. It is this success which makes their generosity possible.
In 2013, Marie-France Cohen passed on the torch
The current Merci team has kept up the commitment and the founders’ original dream by contributing year on year to the foundation.
home: found this [ snuggler sofa ]
If you have a small space that regular sofas just won’t fit or need a little extra seating for a lounge, try a snuggler sofa which is a small but perfectly formed mini sofa.
We love this Orla Kiely Mimosa Snuggler design available from Barker & Stonehouse for the reduced price of £699 (was £839) and it can be bought in a choice of nine fabric colours.
home: trend [ Bauhaus ]
Bauhaus is a movement of art and design that has influenced, created and set a precedent for such a huge amount of incredible design since its founding in 1919.
Its style and ideas can be seen in homeware, furniture, pattern design, prints, and interiors throughout the decades and is very recognisable.
Poster • Trouva £55 / Desk • Pamono £4751 / Place mat and coaster • Etsy £12.99
Pitcher • Coggles £29.40 / Lamp • Pagazzi £55 / Chair • Italy Classics £400.73
Sofa • Case Furniture from £1930 / Chair • Houseology £1735 / Cushion • Red Bubble £17.27
‘The Staatliches Bauhaus, commonly known as the Bauhaus, was a German art school operational from 1919 to 1933 that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicized and taught. The Bauhaus was founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar.‘
Its a strong look with colour and line and can be styled quite sparce or detailed and still achieve that confident Bauhaus feeling.
Create with block colour and simple pattern of the era and furniture which creates lines and forms.
Search eBay and other auctions and fairs for true pieces or head to the high street for modern versions and creations. You don’t have to look far with current high street brands to find pieces indicative of the style and design.
Keep walls and floors plain with detail in the fixtures and furniture. There’s a strong emphasis on smoked grey glass, mirrored surfaces, mat colour and keep a space light and airy. Architecture would have favoured high wide glazing and open plan living – popular and on trend in today’s building work.