home: found this [ sofa ]

home: found this [ sofa ]

West Elm always delivers with gorgeous modern takes on Mid-Century furniture and this season is no exeption. With style and quality this sofa ticks all the boxes for Mid-Century lovers.

With tall wooden legs, bolster cushions and distinctive box frame this sofa will sit beautifully in most living rooms. The grey crosshatch finish will blend into a neutral room or equally dress it up with colourful cushions in a brighter space.

Acailable to order now from westelm.co.uk [ £1299 ]


home: nice price [ throw ] 

home: nice price [ throw ] 

Since there’s the odd day with a chill in the air and autumn is on its way, we are looking for warmth and thinking ahead to cosy nights in. Plus to make the most of the last summer nights, keep throws handy with outdoor furniture to ensure you can stay outside for longer. 

Ikea has these perfect VARKRAGE throws at just £4 each. They are machine washable and available in grey or blue. 

home: trend [ dark kitchens ] 

home: trend [ dark kitchens ]

In between the love for white minimal and Scandinavian pops of colour, the strong trend for dark tones within the kitchen is a beautiful stylish style direction to head in. 

Choosing between dark cabinets, counters, wall tiling, floor covering or all of the above creates a deep rich interior – a modern look for a home. 

Ikea // dark kitchen cabinet doors

Bringing together a lot of dark tones (greys and blacks) is a bold move but it pays off. Although high lighting with colour or white is also a great look. Intersperse dark cabinets with white tiling or use a paler paint or  flooring to soften the darkness. 

Tiles / Victoria Plumbing • Cabinets / Ikea • Floor Tiles / Terrazzo Tiles • Cabinet Doors / Ikea •

For accessories, using other on-trend colours of the moment including metallics, blushes and pastels or light greys will really add to the look. 

Tray / Mia Fleur • Tin Boxes / Ferm Living • Kitchen Utensils / Studio • Enamel Jug / Smug •

Across the high street big brands and smaller independent brands, seek out well chosen kitchenalia, ceramics, equipment and utensils to compliment the look. 

Shopping guide: 

Victoria Plumbing / Ikea / Terrazzo Tiles / Mia Fleur / Smug / Studio / Ferm Living 

home: trend [ greys ] 

home: trend [ greys ] 

Continuing to be a strong trend for 2017, grey is a familiar safe option for interiors that is flexible and adaptable to your taste and style. It’s a modern neutral colour and especially when the lighter tones are used, it’s easy to compliment and create a homely interior. Although, those braver can make incredible design statements using the darker, richer tones and layering up shades of grey can be very effective. 

Visit Pinterest, and great sites like ApartmentTherapy.com for inspirational guides. 

Importantly your shades have to sit next to each other. With greys coming in warm, cool and varying Pantones, it’s worth having material swatches or paint samples when choosing pieces for a room. 

A good base is to start with a wall colour and the main piece of furniture – like the sofa. 

We love the (pictured above) Made.com Scott sofa (£999) matched with Farrow + Ball Railings almost pitch black grey. To this you can build on with soft furnishings, maybe using highlights of a blush pink or copper. For a clean, less bold approach use lots of white with grey to lighten and soften the look. 

Above : choosing your shade of grey 


(Top image guide)

Clockwise from left :

Chair / Louis from Maison Du Monde £209 

Wallpaper / Fiori from Cole & Son £90 

Lamp / Lyss from Habitat £20 

Armchair / Orson from Made.Com £349 

Cushions / from a selection at Next 

Sources / Pinterest • ApartmentTherapy • and styling by Marie Ramse 

home: trend [ aquatic ]

home: trend [ aquatic ]

At the start of next year we will be seeing a lot of cool blues, greens, pearl white and pale grey, with print and pattern taking inspiration from the sea. Bring comfort and serenity into a room with soft accents of colour and lots of soft furnishings like throws, sheepskin and rugs.

bookcase from ikea.com [ £21 ]
A strong black and white pattern on furniture and cushions work perfectly against the blue, whether on a feature wall or furniture. Carefully choose the pieces to carry the bold colour, something like an armchair or bookcase in a living room or perhaps dining chairs in a kitchen. Layer different tones of blue and green bringing depth to your space.
Accessories like vases are a good place to start with some gorgeous pearlized finishes available in stores, in aqua greens and rich indigos. Bring in metalics like copper and zinc to add more interest to a room.

rug from laredoute.co.uk [ from £85 ]
This trend is great for any room and can be adapted to suit the space. Aqua and turquoise can be overwhelming if over used but if used as an accent rather than a base you can create a beautiful modern space.


1. Cushion cover from hm.com [ £12.99 ]

2. Feather lampshade from skandivis.co.uk [ £84 ]

3. Acorn vase from miafleur.com [ £9.95 ]

4. Duvet cover set from ikea.com [ from £30 ]

5. Print from desenio.co.uk [ from £5.49 ]

6. Ceramic vase from habitat.co.uk [ £15 ]

7. Pair of chairs from made.com [ £59 ]

home: featured [ Argos ] 

On trend, on your high street and on your budget: these are the three things that are great to hear when shopping for all things interiors. 

Unexpectedly we stumble upon browsing Argos and find numerous lovable homewares and furniture that tick many boxes including amazing prices.

When we just focused on grey – our beloved colour of the year – we found many delights for the home (see picture) from lamps at only £24.99 to huge rugs at under £125! Argos have great brands under their belt, including Habitat, but their own designs are up there at the top with being cool and on trend.  

Our top picks after lighting and rugs include throws, dining sets and cushions

home: trend [ gunmetal silver ] 

home: trend [ gunmetal silver ] 

Layering tones of grey builds a smart, modern and calming interior look. Add gunmetal into the equation and it gives a luxe look, the shine brings richness with an industrial edge. 

Use amongst other greys or to stand out, use in accessories in a monochrome colour palette. Add the tone in with vases, candle holders and other small homewares or it’s perfect to use in lighting, radiators and door furniture. 

Gunmetal, like other metallics would also sit against rich tones including navy, burgundy and mustard. It looks expensive and strong, and is great for table legs, shelving and other furniture. 

1 All the tones of grey with gunmetal highlights 

2 Kyoto Dining Chairs, Set Of Two, Mango Wood & Gunmetal £129


4 Ampersand Light, MyHaus £35 

5 MARTEAU Pewter Large Metal Ceiling Light, Habitat, WAS £160 NOW 128

6 Victorian Style Radiators, CastIronRadiators4U, from £49.50

7 A great colour for industrial style striving. These are from French Connection 

8 The perfect metallic for lighting 

9 Mixing gunmetal with greys and navy