home: trend [ desert ] 

home: trend [ desert ] 

We are needing a retreat, a place of calm and perhaps an interior that makes us think of warmer climates, holidays and miles of endless sands. 

The desert trend back for 2017, with the surge in popularity of succulents and cacti still growing (happy plants we generally succeed in not killing!) is a strong easy look to pull together in a home. High street (and designer) stores have plenty of natural homewares, products that look as if they’ve been gathered from travels and craft inspired goods. 

Use bright light interiors and bring in leathers, weaves, wood and tapestry. Search vintage fairs for large patterned rugs or head to highstreet stores including Urban Outfitters, La Redoute and House Doctor for new versions. The current Summer sales are perfect to pick up large items that work with this trend – suede sofas and leather armchairs and with the good weather explore markets and carboots, and thrift unusual items, pottery and trinkets to build the look.  

Stick to neutral colours, dark and light but throw in a little colour in an odd chair or patterned cushion. Essentially use indoor planting for fresh green tones that will set off well against the tans, beiges, whites, creams and other neutral tones – with highlights of gold and bronze. 

Get creative and work on your own DIY projects for accessories – macrame pot holders, woven hangings for the wall and block print canvases leaning casually against the side. 


Credit : TheArtHouseConcept 

Product guide: 

1 cactus curtain / BritishMadeInteriors £27.73

2 ‘Clunch’ paint / Farrow + Ball £43.50 

3 ‘House Doctor’ rug / Wayfair £85.17 

4 goat skin pouffe / MaisonDuMonde £108

5 Aztec cushion / Wolf + Badger £105 

6 llama cushion / Urban Outfitters £35 

7 midcentury leather chair / Rose + Grey £915 

8 woven throw / Dunelm £15 

9 white cactus vase / La Redoute £65 

(Currently 25% off at La Redoute with code : 25OFF )

home: favourite thing 

home: favourite thing [ vintage cocktail chair ] 

Absolutely loving this beauty of a vintage find – a gorgeous original 1950s cocktail chair from super cool new online homeware store The Joyful Home Company. 

A great addition to your home at just £150 

In great vintage condition as is but if you fancy an alternative colour or pattern, these talented folks also offer an upholstery service. Along side upholstery and vintage pieces, the store also offer a beautiful curated range of other homewares including lighting, prints and cushions.

home: featured [ Corey Homeware ] 

home: featured [ Corey Homeware ] 

Found on the historic Roman Road, East London we find Corey Homeware. Opened in 2015,this boutique homeware and furniture store has a lovely, constantly changing curated selection of pieces sourced from the UK and further a field. 

We love their eye for unique pieces with both a modern and industrial edge. 

They say, ‘The idea behind the shop is to offer a treasure trove of modern design at realistic prices. I am a local resident with a passion for interiors. Originally working as a teacher, I spent years being frustrated at the lack of affordable homeware. Each weekend would see a trip to seek out interior shops across the capital only to be disappointed by the choice and shocked by the price. I felt so strongly about it that I decided to put my passion into practice and open my own homeware shop right on my doorstep.’

459 Roman Road, London E3 5LX

home: featured [ Amazon ] 

home: featured [ Amazon ] 

Not everyone’s cup of tea for an online shopping destination but king of online selling, Amazon, is a surprising veritable gold mine for modern well priced homeware.

 A few searches of key wording including marble, copper, Moroccan, monochrome and even Moomin and we could be filling our virtual shopping trolley with anything from rugs to lighting, to ceramics and cushions, with prices so tempting it’s an easy way to kit out a new home with some great pieces, update current rooms or find great gifts for interiors lovers! 

If you love a certain look or piece from another interiors store but not the price tag, it’s definitely worth having a window shop around the Amazon mega site to see if a more affordable version is available. 

home: made [ dream catcher ] 

home: made [ dream catcher ] 

 Beautiful, organic and made by your fair hand, Hey Lets Make Stuff have brought together the best selection of diy dream catcher tutorials. Beautiful examples of designs and styles you can try making. 

Autumnal dream catcher by MapTote
Dream catchers are a beautiful home accessory for any room. Choose colours accordingly and a style easy or hard to suit your ability. 

This Gypsy Soul Dreamcatcher is from Shae from Safflower Designs for Pattern Revolution

HeyLetsMakeStuff.com 

Credit (featured image) : Envato 

home: favourite thing [ indoor planter ] 

home: favourite thing [ indoor planter ] 

With all the style and silhouette of classic midcentury design and ticking the trend box for metallics, these indoor planters from Mia Fleur are a beautiful piece of homeware. 

£78

Fill with real or faux planting to bring the outdoors in. Head to Rockett St George for great faux planting.