We love discovering gems on our own doorstep and love to shout about independent businesses – Prick London ticks both boxes.
They may be fully sold out right now (except for books!) but it’s testament to the great product. Keep an eye on the site for new stock coming and you can fill your home with beautiful cacti and succulents.
Due to current circumstances their Hackney store is closed but the website is open and hopefully soon stocked with gorgeous greenery!
PRICK – LONDON’S FIRST CACTUS SHOP
PRICK IS LONDON’S FIRST BOUTIQUE DEDICATED TO CACTI AND OTHER SUCCULENTS. BASED IN DALSTON, EAST LONDON, IT OFFERS A SELECTION OF THE MOST UNUSUAL AND EXOTIC PLANTS SOURCED FROM ACROSS THE UK AND EUROPE. PRICK SEES CACTI AND SUCCULENTS AS LIVING SCULPTURES THAT TAKE YEARS TO FULLY DEVELOP. STORE FOUNDER GYNELLE LEON EXPLAINS, “THEY ARE A BEAUTIFUL AND SUSTAINABLE WAY TO TRANSFORM ANY INTERIOR. DUE TO THEIR LOW MAINTENANCE AND HARDY NATURE, THEY’RE WELL SUITED TO MODERN CITY LIVING.”.
With a new year brings new trends and new colours to get excited about, and this January sees the launch of Dulux colour of the year – Tranquil Dawn. A shade of green, that is close to a moss green and is a extremely calming colour. It is also very adaptable and can be used alongside pinks, stones, blues and earthy shades.
‘A colour inspired by the morning sky, to help give homes the human touch’
Similar shades of green are being seen in accessories and furniture. You may not want to necessarily layer green on green, but use this as an accent to create your space.We love the combination of pink & green, especially if you’re using it on a wall. Pink tableware and ceramics can also compliment a green wall and then add terracotta’s, yellows and blues to build up a gorgeous pallette.
Jumping on the colourful back of ‘it’ colour millennial pink, we have a new shade in town for 2020 – neo mint.
Not a shade many will put as first choice for a room colour or furniture fabric, but bear with us. This bright, mint colour is described as ‘an oxygenating, fresh tone that harmonises science and technology with nature’.
It’s a calming colour that will work well with our hectic lives and give us positive vibes.
We are starting to see it online in accessories and wallpapers, as well as chairs and some larger pieces like sofas. Of course we wouldn’t imagine anyone would go mint throughout a whole room, but we suggest adding accents alongside paler shades.
Neo Mint may not be for all, but keep an eye out as you may become to love it!
With H&M Home going from strength to strength, and another stand alone store just opened on Regent St, London, we can see why there is such a buzz at the moment. Their product choice is on trend and has appeal to everyone with its simple design and Scandinavian influences.
Our pick is this fluted glass range including a tumbler, champagne coupes and carafe. This is really well priced glassware, with a modern take on a vintage design.
High street giant Argos is definitely one to put on the list for great homeware and furniture.
With Habitat and Sainsburys Homeware under their belt and their own great home designs, the range of products to choose from is vast and offering great design, on trend pieces, super value and ample choice.
Industrial, Green and Faux Planting all feature in their new season collection and it’s easy to create entire room styling solely from them, from the sofa and shelving down to the ceramics and cushions.
There’s even same delivery on some products!
To make it even more appealing there’s even more all under the same (virtual) roof to help you out – from toasters and kettles, mattresses to fridges and even all you need for the garden too!
As quite often with trends they come and go, and then come back again, and one of those is marble. With so many marble products available it’s coloured examples we look at today.
Gone is the white marble and in comes black, green and pink. You will start to see this on coffee tables, kitchenware, shelving and lighting. This material works really nicely with mixed metal & black accents.
Marble also goes beyond table tops and can be seen on home accessories including clocks, bookends and coasters. Get your little marble fix without breaking the bank.
A big kitchen trend for 2019 is to feature pastel tones. This could be painting walls, using tiles or going full on with pastel cabinets.
The calming feel of pastels will also inject some fun into you kitchen and this can be achieved simply by painting some walls. If you get bored with it, then it’s easy to change.
Create some interest on splashbacks and tiling with pastel tones like blue, green and pink. There are so many shades and patterns available on tiles now, so you can be sure to find something you love.
With more and more options with kitchen cabinets online and in store, now is the perfect opportunity to design everything yourself from style to colour. A pastel pink or blue cabinet will work really nicely with pale wood and white for a fresh clean look.
For a more subtle take on this trend then add some pastel appliances like a fridge or toaster. Who needs to stick to black or chrome!