home: trend [ Luxe Living ]

home: trend [ Luxe Living ]

We have seen a lot of this style before, but the fact is, brands still love it, and we still love it. Leading the way is velvet, we are seeing it everywhere, on furniture, lighting and soft furnishings.

Velvet is the simplist way to get a luxurious feel in your home, whether it’s a statement chair or a few cushions on a sofa. Get extra glam with accessories like gold framed mirrors and smoked glass table tops.

Key colours for this trend are ochre and pink, with accents of brass and gold. This is what we are seeing a lot of but other colours appearing for Autumn are deep blue and burgandy.

With a heavy art deco influence this trend explores interesting shapes and patterns. For example round table tops with square frames, painted detail on cabinets and angular mirrors with interesting shapes. Luxe Living is about pushing the look that little bit further than before, be brave with it and own it.

Guide:

Top row : sofa / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £1450 ], table / roseandgrey.co.uk [ £295 ], mirror /audenza.com [ £164 ]

Middle row : table / made.com [ £349 ], cabinet / westelm.co.uk [ £899 ], chair / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £190 ]

Bottom row : cushion cover / hm.com [ £8.99 ], vase / trouva.com [ £31 ], lamp / trouva.com [ £55 ]

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home: nice price [ cabinet ]

home: nice price [ cabinet ]

Everyone should have a nice cabinet to show of their favourite things, and IKEA have just made this a whole lot more affordable.

We love the BRIMNES range with it’s good looks and size, and you can play around with solid doors or glass fronts. Put them in a row against a wall creating a long shelf.

Available in black or white.

ikea.com [ £65 ]

home: found this [ octopus bowl ]

home: found this [ octopus bowl ]

You may not have thought you need an octopus bowl but we think this might change your mind.

This beauty from homeware fave Audenza is an investment at £148 but what a statement it would make – especially if it had a chilled bottle of fizz in it, too.

It’s a clear glass bowl on an aluminium stand designed with an intricate moulding of an octopus. Clever, beautiful and a unique home accessory.

home: found this [ BHS lighting ]

home: found this [ BHS lighting ]

With its online comeback firmly established BHS is as stronger than ever in homeware, including gorgeous lighting.

Their new selection includes smoked glass pendants, rattan shades and drop cap lights.

What BHS does well is give us style and quality at a really great price. Be sure to head to bhs.com to check them out.

home: trend [ lanterns ]

home: trend [ lanterns ]

As we head into Winter we are continually looking for ways to create atmosphere and coziness in the home using lighting. This season sees an abundance of lanterns in stores – the must have accessory.

With a huge choice available in stores and online there is a look for everyone. We have picked out our favourites; bamboo, traditional wood & rope, modern black metal and nuatical.

With varying sizes available group together one style for a curated look or mix and match for a more relaxed eclectic style.

Guide:

1. Wood & rope lantern from westelm.co.uk [ from £79 ]

2. Black metal lantern from hm.com [ £24.99 ]

3. Ceramic lantern from amara.com [ £49 ]

4. Canister lantern from trouva.com [ £24 ]

5. Woven bamboo lantern from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ from £15 ]

6. Square lantern from one.world [ set of 3 £150 ]

7. Bamboo lantern from amara.com [ £37 ]

8. Antique grey lantern from amara.com [ £94 ]

9. Rattan lantern from trouva.com [ £39 ]

home: event [ acid etching ]

home: event [ acid etching ]

This workshop is not as scary as it sounds. Learn the safe techniques of acid etching onto glass creating a unique piece for your home or a gift. You will have the opportunity to practise on sheets of glass and then move onto a bottle, tumblers or perfume bottle.

Pick from templates provided, create your own design or use a font template to make words.

This 2 hour workshop is hosted by London Craft Club. [ £49 ]

Tuesday 5th Sept / 7pm – 9pm

Book you place at londoncraftclub.co.uk