home: trend [ navy blue ]

home: trend [ navy blue ]

The navy trend is staying for 2020. This deep blue hue is rich and strong, creating stylish interiors.

For the modern approach use in multitude on walls in paint or wallpaper, floors, soft furnishings and drapes. Layering the tone to create an overall blue canvas is a bold look. Break it up with highlights of bronze or copper and a few pieces in other deep jewel tones.

Soften the look with the use of grey tones, natural beiges and browns – walnut or teal for furniture and tan in sofas or armchairs.

Picture guide

Top

Crate • WallpaperStore £5 / Armchair • Made £499 (sale) / Rug • La Redoute £154 (sale)

Middle

Cushion • Trouva £85 (sale) / Bed • Next from £325 / Unit • Tikamoon £319 (sale)

Lower

Paint • Farrow + Ball ‘Scotch Blue’ / Cushion • M&S £19.50 / Sideboard • Maison Du Monde £324

home: featured [ Amazon]

home: featured [ Amazon ]

For many it’s the go-to site for buying things you need last minute (thank you amazon prime), others loath it for being the big quasher of other stores through its competitive pricing and ease of shopping – but it does offer small stores an outlet to reach a bigger market (albeit if they take a big cut) and also it’s surprisingly home to many many good interiors pieces.

By just searching under the top trends (scandi, industrial, marble, Moroccan, midcentury and more, there’s an abundance of great homewares and furniture that comes up – and at great prices!

Plus as the returns system is so easy, it makes it simple if you get the wrong product or change your mind.

See our top picture for our favourite picks at amazon .

home: made [ table mats ]

home: made [ table mats ]

We love this easy, simple DIY from Sarah Hearts to make table mats. Such a quick idea but so effective. So little equipment needed and great results.

It’s easy to tailor this to your own taste, colour choice and even be more adventurous with design.

Head to Sarah Hearts for the full tutorial.

home: favourite thing [ armchair ]

home: favourite thing [ armchair ]

With velvet still being very on trend for interiors, this sumptuous grey ‘Celine‘ armchair from Habitat, has a beautiful silhouette. It would make great extra seating for a lounge and is a classic piece to sit within a lot of styles of lounges. It would also look great in the corner of a bedroom.

Currently in their sale reduced from £225 to £180.

home: trend [ chintz ]

home: trend [ chintz ]

By definition ‘chintz’ is quite a broad term to describe a certain style of multi-floral, ‘twee’ or rather english country cottage-ish homewares and furnishings, but it can be many things to many people.

chintz
/tʃɪn(t)s/
noun
  1. printed multicoloured cotton fabric with a glazed finish, used for curtains and upholstery.
  2. “floral chintz curtains”

….the grandparents overly floral sitting room with pot pourri and tasseled tie backs on curtains, dated china figurines and doilies on side tables, pinks and pastels and illustrated florals on every surface and what people often presume is behind every door to a thatch cottage and of course the decor to many a seaside B&B from the eighties.

Fast forward to modern day and there’s a surge in popularity for the chintz look with a subtle modern approach.

Many a crafty blogger or instagrammer is embracing the look and it’s encouraging a great push for upcycling, recycling and sourcing second hand pieces for the home – better for your bank account and better for the environment.

Layer up florals on fresh light painted backdrops. Use accessories in marble, metallics and ceramic. Cluster vases and ornaments and also play with clashing pattern sizes on cushions, furniture and curtains.

Top row

Wallpaper from £8 (sale) Dunelm / Bed £599 (sale) Made / Drinks trolley (newer style version now available) £228 Audenza

Middle row

Vase £26 Anthropologie / Sofa £769.30 (sale) Urban Outfitters / Cushion Cover £68 Trouva

Lower row

Paint £48 John Lewis / Curtains from £19.80 CurtainsCurtainsCurtains / Figurine £150 Ebay

home: featured [ Rume ]

home: featured [ Rume ]

For a little luxury and to make an investment in beautiful furniture and homeware for your home, head to Rume.

Currently with 10% off with code ‘LOVERUME’

Their own designed and crafted pieces are beautiful but also complimented with carefully curated pieces from other brands to sit alongside.

They say;

Rume was established fifteen years ago when husband and wife Richard and Libby Baker left the family furniture firm to set up their own separate but complementary company. The philosophy behind the new business was to delight in the beautiful and the beautifully made and to pursue this by making lovely furniture of original design to the very highest standards here in England.

home: favourite thing [ side tables ]

home: favourite thing [ side tables ]

Always thinking about small updates for a room, or perhaps that piece of homeware to start a theme or new style for a room.

This pair of chic industrial side tables could be just the thing.

Practical and stylish, compliment with dark interiors, other metallic touches and lots of dark velvets and monochrome.

£135 Cult Furniture

They say;

Inject modern luxury into your living space with this set of 2 brass metal tray side tables, ideal for modern and contemporary homes. 

The cage-like design of the base captures attention while the round brass top keeps it. With their bold design, these sides tables complement glam interiors to perfection. Perfect for keeping by the sofa or your favourite armchair.