home: made [ cushions ]

home: made [ cushions ]

Looking for a refresh for your sofa or chair then consider some inspiration from us today.

We have found a handfull of fun and creative diy projects to transform a basic cushion into something a little special. With frills, pom poms and hand stitching, check these out.

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home: made [ clothes rail ]

home: made [ clothes rail ]

If you like your interiors minimal and fancy a Spring update in your bedroom, then consider a hanging clothes rail to display your garments on.

We have found some great tutorials to help you create a statement piece for your room, at the same time being practical. Once you have the basic design worked out then you can choose your material or colour to finish the look. Perhaps it’s copper tube that’s takes your fancy or how about a a pole hanging on leather straps.

Take a look at these links below for inspiration.




home: featured [ Dassie Artisan ]

home: featured [ Dassie Artisan ]

Launched in 2012 by David & Roxi Zeeman, Dassie Artisan is an emporium of handcrafted, unique pieces with global influences.

Dassie Artisan is a big believer in ethically produced products, working closely with artisans around the world. At the same time being environmentally and socially responsible.

Taking inspiration from the worlds of fashion, different cultures and our African roots, we are committed to offering our customers handmade treasures that are lovingly created by talented artisans. Each item is representative of the hard work and skills developed over generations; woven with ounces of culture and years of heritage

Our favourite pieces include their sequin baskets, ceramics and marble chopping boards. We love the simple no-fuss designs and knowing that each piece has a story.


home: made [ punch rug art ]

home: made [ punch rug art ]

We spotted this gorgeous DIY project on fallfordiy.com and it’s pretty simple to achieve. These punch rug art works can be hung on the wall or lent on a shelf, either way they look great and will bring interest to a room [ kids & adults ].

The shopping list for this tutorial is quite small – embroidery hoop, yarn, hessian fabric and a punch rug needle – and it is for beginners, so we can all give it a go.

home: found this [ cushions ]

home: found this [ cushions ]

Hidden amongst the gems of sparkly dog collars, bow ties, rainbows and smiley face bags are these brilliant cushions from PupTart

We love these fruit and veg handmade creations. Unique, fun and ready to make themselves at home on your sofa.

£35 each / visit the PupTart Etsy shop

home: trend [ artisan]

home: trend [ artisan]

We saw this look grow in popularity last year, and it’s continuing this year. Focusing heavily on independent makers and designers but also handmade, hand woven products.

Move away from mass produced factory homeware and look at handcrafted goods. The detail and time spent making them is what appeals, and every piece becomes unique.

Soft furnishings is a a great place to start with fringes, raw edges and heavy adornment on cushion covers and throws.

Wicker, rattan and woven furniture is having a huge comeback – Habitat has just launched a new collection of rattan furniture, with John Lewis going for a woven look with their range. The Leia range of outdoor dining furniture has a fishermans rope weave on its chairs and sofas.

John Lewis Leia range

This woven style extends to pendants lights giving a very relaxed Boho feel. Lots of layered soft furnishings and natural colours. Go as bold or as subtle as you want.

Two of our favourite sites to get this look are nkuku.com and dassieartisan.com


Top row – wooden bowls from nkuku.com [ from £9.95 ], woven baskets from dassieartisan.com [ £43.95 ], stoneware jug from reste.co.uk [ £32 ]

Middle row – cushion cover from hm.com [ £19.99 ], bar stool from decoratorsnotebook.co.uk [ £140 ], rattan lampshade from nkuku.com [ from £79.95 ]

Bottom row – hanging baskets from anthropologie.com [ £128 ], rattan bed from habitat.co.uk [ £595 ], blanket from bohemiadesign.co.uk [ £450 ]

home: featured [ ALSO Home ]

home: featured [ ALSO Home ]

ALSO Home, founded by Anna Schmidt in 2008 is a haven of gorgeous handcrafted & unique gifts and homeware. Every item is considered for its origin and how it was made, whether handpainted plates or handwoven baskets.

ALSO Home has a lovely selection of tableware, bedding and soft furnishings, as well as baskets and storage, with influences from Scandinavian and Japanese design

The business and brand philosophy is to design and source products that are unique and stylish and support talented artisans around the world. The owner Anna’s love of travelling and working with age old crafts and techniques is the real inspiration and story of this brand and business

Pop into their West Sussex store or head online to alsohome.com

Also keep up to date with their blog and Instagram for all the latest news and inspiration.