home: follow friday [ Rowen & Wren ]

home: follow friday [ Rowen & Wren ]

The wonderful Rowen & Wren is a must visit store. Full of lovely homeware including lighting, furniture and home accessories.

Launched in 2011 Rowen & Wren is based in Woking and if you are in the area be sure to pop in. See above our favourite picks from the site

‘Our early ethos remains unchanged, and while we know many find the word ‘lovely’ overused, for us, it really is our purpose for being. We care to create lovely things, to govern ourselves in a way that is only ever lovely, and to make the lives of those people who discover us that little bit lovelier too. The notion of ever disappointing you keeps us awake at night. So rest assured that more than anything we believe that we are in this together’

rowenandwren.co.uk

home: trend [ compact dressing tables ]

home: trend [ compact dressing tables ]

More and more home owners and renters are dealing with smaller spaces or are just finding that having more compact furniture creates more space in rooms, leading to an airier feeling environment.

One piece of furniture which is ticking these boxes is the humble dressing table. A necessity for some, for others less so. But whatever you actually use yours for, we have found some great modern examples which are compact in size, but big on personality.

The variety is huge online, so there is lots to choose from for all styles of room.

Guide:

Clockwise from top left:

John Lewis [ £350 ], Dwell [ £399 ], Next [ £275 ], Laredoute [ £230 ] , West Elm [ £399 ], Habitat [ £450 ], Made [ £399 ]

home: found this [ book ] 

home: found this [ book ] 

Interior stylist, Emma Bloomfield, as well as recently launching an online decorating school, has written a book. For styling your home it’s a must-have addition to your bookshelf. Easy step by step guides to ensuring your home flows and comes together, with complimenting styles, colours and accessories. 

Home acts as a friendly, room-to-room guide to creating a look you love and a space you are proud to show off – without breaking the bank or starting from the ground up.

With beautiful but hard-working illustrations, Emma demystifies the five elements of decorating – needs and wants, colour and pattern, shape and size, placement, and lighting – and shows how easy it can be to apply them to each room in your house. Whether you’re refreshing your look, moving in, organising your home office, decorating a nursery or creating an outdoor oasis, Emma’s tried-and-tested advice will inspire and guide you.

With original illustrations, clever floorplans, practical decorator’s tips and styling 101s, Home is a timeless handbook for anyone who has ever doubted their decorating ability, or craved a helping hand through the process.  

Home:The Elements of Decorating by Emma Blomfield