home: found this [ IKEA INDUSTRIELL range ]
IKEA always manage to create something new and exciting with their collections. One to watch out for this April is INDUSTRIELL – a rustic, industrial, raw take on everyday furniture and accessories. With dining chairs and benches to pendant lights and cushions this collection is gorgeous.
‘Created in collaboration with acclaimed Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek, the INDUSTRIELL collection is our way of turning mass-produced uniformity into products that have a beautifully imperfect handmade quality that you can see, touch and feel’
Piet Hein Eek is renowned for creating beautiful furniture from salvaged materials, embracing imperfections and unfinished surfaces, and his same ethos has been used in the collection.
Our favourites are the woven armchair [ £120] made from recycled paper and bamboo pendant lights [ from £22 ]
home: favourite thing [ outdoor rug ]
Summer is upon us and to enjoy the sun we can look to style and design our outdoor living spaces are as exciting as our indoor spaces.
Outdoor rugs are a great way to make an area stylish and attractive with colour, pattern or both. Tie in to chair cushion (try IKEA ) and throw colours; and style an area with as much attention to trend as any room. Plus add in some great garden accessories available across the high street – pots, ornaments, lamps and tables.
To start the area design, find a great outdoor rug. We love this monochrome patterned rug from CuckooLand, which ties in perfectly to current trends. Style with either dashes of bright mustard or teal, or compliment with blush pink, metallic and greys.
home: made [ lanterns ]
It’s not just the larger items of furniture for the garden to think about as the warmer weather arrives but the little accessories too.
For lighting in the garden it’s good to think about solar or battery powered options to avoid the need to get electricity outside although whilst renovating a house it’s always good to plan ahead and get outdoor sockets fitted.
For use with battery powered lights or candles we love these pretty home made tin can lantern lights. Fairly simple to make with tools including a hammer and nails or bradle or similar.
We found this simple tuturial on Inhabitat.com that step by step guides you through the make. It also mentions a useful tip to freeze your tin cans before using to help avoid denting and for ease of punching the design out.
Designs can be pattern-based, outlines of butterflies or birds or you could even do letters and spell out a name or phrase. These would be great at an outdoor wedding with the names of the bride and groom or simply ‘love’ or ‘happiness’.
Punch design pattern templates to follow if you’re not confident with freehand can be drawn on first and you can also download and print patterns to follow.