home: trend [ dark berry ] 

home: trend [ dark berry ] 

It gets quite dark and opulent-gothic this autumn with bringing dark berry into home interiors. Layering up tones of this shade – think burgundy, port, rose, grape and other deep rich berry-like shades create a warm, inviting interior to see you into colder months. 

Keep the look modern with matt tones and matt fabrics, use along side dark woods and allow textures of wool, leather and velvet to work together. 

Think to use shades all the way from floor to walls to window covering to give strength to the look and pop in other jewel tones if want the odd highlight to break up the colour. 

1 ‘Rectory Red’ Paint / Farrow + Ball 

2 Pouffe / Bohemia £78.40 (seconds) 

3 Sofa / Sofasworld £499.99 

4 Lustre Rug / John Lewis (from) £200 

5 ‘Ilaria’ Light / Made.com £29 

6 Berry tones used within an interior 

7 Velvet Cushion / M&S £25 

8 Throw / House Of Fraser £190 

9 ‘Radicchio’ Paint / Farrow + Ball 

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home: nice price [ throw ] 

home: nice price [ throw ] 

Since there’s the odd day with a chill in the air and autumn is on its way, we are looking for warmth and thinking ahead to cosy nights in. Plus to make the most of the last summer nights, keep throws handy with outdoor furniture to ensure you can stay outside for longer. 

Ikea has these perfect VARKRAGE throws at just £4 each. They are machine washable and available in grey or blue. 

home: featured [ Present Indicative ] 

home: featured [ Present Indicative] 

For unique homeware, perfect for gifts, we just love the range of unique academic-inspired home accessories. 

There’s glassware, ceramics, tea towels, prints and quirky pieces including the brutalist ‘Archilamp‘ and ‘Obessive Chef‘ precise measuring chopping board. 


Present Indicative is the sister site of The Literary Gift Company. The Literary Gift Company was launched in 2009 and has over 1000 gifts for book lovers. Present Indicative offers a similar range of unusual and beautiful gifts but with more of an academic twist. We love beautiful, practical and intelligent gifts for thinking people, including clothing, jewellery, games, and much much more.

home: found this [ cutlery ] 

home: found this [ cutlery ] 

With dark tones, especially black being so strong an influence in interiors trends, we look to the smallest details to include in these colours to tie in to creating s complete look for a room. 

Recently we featured dark kitchens and now IKEA have this incredible black cutlery to work perfectly in to this trend. 

The TILLAGD cutlery set is an affordable £40 for a 24 piece set and is handily also dish washer safe!!  

home: made [ diy marbling ceramics ] 

home: made [ diy marbling ceramics ] 

Try out marbling to create beautiful, unique homeware for your home or for gifts. We’ve rounded up our favourite tutorials to guide you through the process in a simple,straightforward way. 

You don’t need to spend much and you may have most products in your home already. How simple that you can use nail varnish to create amazing patterns on mugs or bowls?! Nail varnish is a cheap way to get incredible colours to work with. 

Credit for images / tutorial links : 

The Sweetest Occasion 

House of Hipsters

Simple Most  

Alana Jones – Mann 

home: favourite thing [ door mat ] 

home: favourite thing [ door mat ] 

Quirky and welcoming but still in contemporary grey with a lovely detail of typography on it – this great door mat from Argos is a super update for a hallway and it’s only £7.99 or on special offer of two for £15. Great to give as a gift! 

Typography is big this year in interiors trends and the italic ‘hello’ is popping up everywhere across highstreet stores – on wall or window decals, prints, cushions and kitchenalia! 

home: trend [ sanctuary ] 

home: trend [ sanctuary ] 

Forget the high tech gadgets, forget the plugged in paraphernalia, switch off all devices and embrace the santuary trend. 

It’s all about creating a natural, calm, serene environment to allow you to switch off, and for your over stimulated senses to have a break from work, stress, busy lives and hectic schedules. 

What better trend to bring in to your home? 

Using soft tones of colour, mainly neutrals and white, natural fibres and simple accessories including a happy abundance of indoor planting as this will increase the potential of your calm space. 

Create seating or bed cocoons with comfort and relaxation in mind. Layer up cushions and throws in soft fabrics, avoiding pattern or bright colours. Use voile or lace on windows to have privacy but allow plenty of natural light. 

1 Ira Lamp / Made £49

2 ‘Calluna’ Paint / Farrow&Ball from £43.50

3 Mongolian Cushion / Tesco £12

4 Cerrant Mirror / Maison Du Monde £180

5 Monstera Plant / Waitrose £24.99

6 Alvine Spets Curtains / Ikea £10

7 Stockholm Chair / Ikea £175 

8 Wool Effect Throw / Dunelm £35 

9 Beatrice Hanger / Urban Outfitters £18