home: found this [ marble shelf ]

home: found this [ marble shelf ]

Add a little luxury with these little marble shelves from Anthropologie. Perfect to make little details around a room and display a few chosen homewares.

£36

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home: trend [ matt finishes ]

home:trend [ matt finishes ]

Over the last few years we have seen a lot of shiny surfaces, metalic accents and pattern on cabinets and tables. This season we seeing less shine and more matt finishes.

Solid colour on worktops, cabinets and table tops is coming through into stores and we will be seeing it everywhere. Strong colour choices are pink, black and green.

This look is very much influenced by Scandinavian design and creates a much more harmonious interior with solid shapes and strong silhouettes.

Guide:

Top row: coffee table / johnlewis.com [ £239 ], table lamp / oliverbonas.com [ £68 ], cabinet doors / ikea.com [ £35 ]

Middle row: cabinet / laredoute.co.uk [ £349 ], decanter / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £48 ], table lamp / trouva.com [ £179 ]

Bottom row: vase / habitat.co.uk [ £20 ], watering can / trouva.com [ £59 ], wardrobe / made.com [ £699 ]

home: made [ copper shoe shelf ]

home: made [ copper shoe shelf ]

Always looking for more stylish storage idea we came across this tutorial for a cool on trend copper pipe shoe shelf.

Brilliant idea, so simple and this how-to from Fresh Crush is simple and straightforward to follow.

Easy to adjust to your space or needs and made with very little tools and materials.

Use the same tutorial to create shelving for other uses too – a pot rack in the kitchen, for towels in the bathroom or even use outside for small planters of vegetables, herb garden or flower pots.

home: event [ Artsnug pop up ]

home: events [ Artsnug pop up ]

From the 24-27 May there’ll be a great artwork pop up at West Elm, London. Buy unique modern art and learn about creating gallery wall displays and get expert framing advice.

Tottenham Court Road, London

They say;

Get the walls in your home talking with affordable artwork from ArtSnug monthly pop-up shop at West Elm.

With them this weekend ArtSnug will have more than 300 individual limited edition and original artworks by 40 emerging and established illustrators, photographers, collagists, print makers, graphic designers and more.

Elina Gough, the Chief Artsnuggler at ArtSnug, will be there to help you navigate through the collection as well as help you with any advice you may need – be it on how to build a gallery wall or how to best frame your chosen artwork.

home: trend [ canopy beds ]

home: trend [ canopy beds ]

Trends are seeing a modern take on the traditional four poster beds and there are many beautiful options to suit different bedroom styles and current trends.

Choose from varying tones of wood, minimal sleek black, metallic sheens, bamboo and even new versions of traditional moulded wood designs.

These beds create a focus and statement for a room. It’s an elegant look and can work as a base to design the rest of the room from.

Top row

Maison Du Monde £486 / Maison Du Monde £757 / Get Laid Beds £559

Middle row

Furntastic £679.92 / Maison Du Monde £648.50 / The White Company from £795

Lower row

And So To Bed £7420.00 / Cuckooland £345 / Mattress Man £799

home: featured [ Seld ]

home: featured [ Seld ]

Seld is a gorgeous Welsh store of contemporary mixed homeware, gifts and accessories. Explore online for a plethora of ceramics, soft furnishings, candles, kitchenalia and more, or visit their store based at 4 Bridge Street, Aberaeron, Ceredigion, Cymru/Wales SA46 0AP

This is a shop with a story…

They say;

The STORY of SELD – pull up a chair…

The seld has always evoked strong childhood memories for me growing up on the family farm – a little like the reassuring clunk of the Aga door closing. Firstly, I should explain to all non West Walians what a seld is. Seld is the colloquial term for a wooden dresser – the central hub or ‘mothership’ (call it what you will) of a kitchen on a Welsh farm. Many people would polish their seld fastidiously and would use it to show off their best china, but ours was all about practicality and daily use. Ours felt like part of the family, in as much as a slab of wood can. As soon as I’d left the farm and got married there was only one thing on my mind, no – not the husband, but getting my hands on my own seld. We couldnít afford a new or a nice antique one so I rummaged through ‘The Exchange and Mart’ and found one advertised somewhere near Mountain Ash in the Welsh Valleys.

I dragged Gareth (the husband) over there without much thought of transport and decided after little deliberation that the aforementioned seld would be our first piece of family furniture. Gareth, being the practical one, uttered the words “There’s no way that’s going to fit in the car”, (a phrase which has since become as much a part of the family as the seld itself…). It turned out that he had a fair point, but who ever said that it had to fit IN the car?! We proceeded to strap both parts of the dresser to the roof of our Volkswagen Beetle and cheerily headed back down the A470 to our little terrace house in Cardiff. All was well until we lurched to a sudden stop at some traffic lights… and the dresser didn’t. Sometime later we arrived back in Cardiff –no reported casualties or deaths and the dresser was still in only 2 pieces. Since then, the seld has adapted well over the years to our evolving family life –from storing the children’s toys to now holding family heirlooms, memorabilia and a load of CDs. It’s had numerous coats of paint over the years, and by now I expect that the paint is the only thing holding it together… Any mention of getting rid of our trusted friend is greeted with shrieks of horror from the kids. When we had to choose a name for our company we thought that seld was a great play on words – being Welsh, and seeing as I ‘dressed people’s houses – a Welsh Dresser aka SELD was the only choice!