home: featured [ Next ]

home: featured [ Next ]

It may be a little damp and chilly but it’s definitely a good time to start planning styling the garden for this summer.

Give yourself something to look forward to by creating a new look for the garden with all the excellent pieces new-in at Next. Plan your outdoor living space with furniture, lighting and outdoor dining ware.

Next offer branded and own brand pieces. There’s great design, great silhouettes and great styles for their furniture. It’s easy to collate a outdoor lounge or dining area with complimentary accessories, planting and with all the details down to melamine ware for safe outdoor dining and strands of cool lighting to light your area after dark.


home: favourite thing [ chair ]

home: favourite thing [ chair ]

This beautiful, design-classic brass wire chair £325 from Rose & Grey is incredible.

An amazing investment as a set round a dining table or use a single as a office chair to make a study extra stylish.

We’d love it against an interior using dark navy or green walls with marble surfaces and some dashes of blush pink in accessories. It would also work well with an industrial trend inspired interior.

Can be used with a sheep skin cushion (sold separately) as shown or other seating pad.

home: trend [ traveller ]

home: trend [ traveller ]

Influences from around the world, travels to exotic places, exploring far and wide – bring them all into home styling for the ‘traveller’ trend. Mixing block printed patterns with woven textures, baskets and ornaments that could have been picked up from the little streets of Marrakesh or the markets of Delhi, unique pieces that embrace another culture or way of life – all come together to create a rich interior.

Colours are rich and vibrant. Hand dyed fabrics and hand woven accessories sit on warm tone wood furniture like walnut or mango.

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1 Cibu Metal Shapes Banner £19.20 Urban Outfitters

2 Bombay Chair $2600 Ruby Star

3 Fusion Cupboard £399 John Lewis

4 Dessert Heat Throw £66.15 Zazzle

5 Killim Cushion from £32.95 Myakka

Cushions (clockwise) Monsoon, Rose&Grey, Cult Furniture, Etsy

H&M with great pieces for the ‘traveller’ trend.

home: nice price [ ceiling light ]

home: nice price [ ceiling light ]

The styling, the curves, the nod to mid century – the incredible Dexter Copper Sputnik Ceiling Pendant £143.20 (reduced in the sale from £179.00) from Marks & Spencer is a must buy. It’s a perfect designer-look retro light fitting to make a statement in any room.

We found this reduced beauty, courtesy of the great AMotherEdits blog. Mostly about gorgeous fashion but follow her on Instagram to see the amazing renovations she’s been doing to her London home.

home: trend [ bold clashing ]

home: trend [ bold clashing ]

This year if you want to be bold then embrace the trend of clashing colours, patterns, textiles… it’s all about being brave with mixing sizes of pattern, tones of colour and creating a powerful, eclectic feel.

There is a certain compatibility but it feels very ‘carefully’ thrown together. Keep colours rich and break up the pattern with plain bold and bright pieces of furniture, but mix geometric patterned curtains with floral wall paper or mix a striped throw over a intricate print sofa.

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‘Liberty Sofa • Anthropologie £2798.00

‘Pucci’ Curtains • BrittaniaRose from £20.85

‘Villa’ Rug • CarpetRight from £49.99

Bohemian Cushion • SweetPea&Willow £20

‘Calvin’ Armchair • Atkin&Thyme £399

home: nice price [ sofa range ]

home: nice price [ sofa range ]

Head to furniture store Glasswells and check out the sale. We picked their ‘Leon‘ range as our favourite pick. The various discounted options (sofa, chair, snuggler and footstool) come in many different fabric choices and with the retro-style midcentury silhouette, any piece is a perfect way to update a lounge.

With the Leon, you can design your own sofa collection from a wide range of statement fabrics, a choice of vibrant co-ordinating scatter fabrics and five wood finishes. Four sofa sizes, a snuggler and a standard chair offer flexible ‘seating in style’. An optional headrest can be added by simply slotting in and out of the sofa where and when required. Constructed from traditional hardwood. The seat and arms are upholstered in high quality foam for superior comfort and support. The back cushions are fibre filled and supplied in removable zipped cases.

home: featured [ Minus Tio ]

home: featured [ Minus Tio ]

A little bit of Scandinavian perfection in from lovely Swedish brand Minus Tio. Having featured their coat rack last week we felt this store needed to be shouted about.

Their legacy and basis for all their designs are summed up with a perfect collation of words… ‘Sweden in the 80’s – Dark winters, cross county skiing, Sigurd Lewerentz, Alvar Aalto. Pine, rocky islands and concrete, Saab and Nintendo. This is often where we start our projects.’

With a talented team of designers they have exquisite design, using sustainable materials and their range includes chairs, tables and accessories; furniture for both the home or commercial use.

Minus tio is all about the love of furniture. Our collection is unique, contemporary and locally produced. We design, we manufacture and we sell.

Find out more about them here