home: favourite thing [ tea towel ]
We love this beautiful tea towel at online store Freyr-Fell, from Finnish brand, Kauniste.
A gorgeous illustration taking inspiration from the Finnish winter festival Hiihtoloma for children to enjoy the outdoor sports in the snow.
home: trend [ colour block ]
Colour block – a trend that comes and goes across the interiors world but with the abundance of strong products on the current market, it’s definitely sticking around for now, is proving popular and is an easy look to achieve and evolve with homewares through the changing season – refreshing with different cushions, throws or artwork. Plus it’s also easy to update with a fresh coat of paint on a single wall.
It’s about picking a few strong colours that sit well together and emphasising with accessories in the same tone. For example -A bright yellow wall, a green sofa with green cushions and then dashes of orange in the curtains or rug. Keep patterns to a minimum and break up with lots of white and wood to ensure the few colours stand out strong and bold.
This trend is really aided by the great selection of bold coloured modern silhouette sofas currently filling high street homeware stores. Head to Made, John Lewis or Ikea for a range of affordable options. There are great options in the perfect colours of the year – emerald greens, mustards and deep rich blues.
Guide to products (main image)
chair, Made £149 / paint, Wickes £12 / cushion, Heals from £39
curtains, Dunelm from £30 / chair, Anthropologie £398 / cushion, Sainsburys
sofa, Maisons Du Monde £394 / rug, Amara £89 / set of bottles, Made In Design £223
home: nice price [ dining table ]
With its soft tone wood and midcentury styling – curved edges and tapered legs, this elegant dining table from Dunelm is perfect.
It’s sale price is just £259.50 which means it’s a bargain for such a great piece of furniture.
home: featured [ Dunelm ]
For a designer look and trend aware furniture and homeware, we’ve headed to Dunelm and discovered some incredible pieces to work with some of the current trends – including jewel tones, traveller, natural textures and midcentury.
Create modern looks for each room on a low budget with Dunelm’s purse friendly prices.
There’s lighting that makes a bold statement, furniture pieces that give you the amazing design style of more expensive stores and on trend home accessories to finish the look perfectly.
home: found this [ Habitat X Shrimps ]
Everybody has been talking about this new collaboration and it’s finally here. It’s been a while since Habitat has joined forces with a fashion label, but the result is something fresh and fun.
Shimps signature pallette of reds and pinks form the base of this collection, with touches of gold and blue. Playful hand drawn motifs and patterns adorn cushions, rugs and bedding.
Hannah Weiland’s first fashion-meets-interiors collection is finally here. Delving into the archives of her cult London fashion label, Shrimps, she’s translated her iconic designs into a series of must-have textiles and artwork for the home. Fantastical creatures roam. A crowd of faces gather. Venetian jesters carnival until dawn. Yes, it really is as crazy, and amazing, as it sounds.
Shop the collection at habitat.co.uk
home: trend [ decorative detail ]
This season we have started to see more decoration and pattern on furniture and accessories. Side cabinets, consoles and coffee tables have inlaid tiles and wood with decorative patterns and colours.
A brand where you can see a lot of this is anthropologie.com with gorgeous designs and colours.
We are also seeing decoration on ceramics like vases and bowls. They become textural and tactile.
Wood is clearly a big choice for all, with a lot of mixed materials being used on furniture. Parquet finishes and carved wood feature heavily. This carved look also translates to bed headboards and room dividers.
Top row: bedside table / anthropologie.com [ £598 ], mirror / hm.com [ £24.99 ], headboard / urbanoutfitters.com [ £350 ]
Middle row: console table / westelm.co.uk [ £1,499 ], sideboard / westelm.co.uk [ £1,199 ]
Bottom row: coffee table / grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £395 ], vase / johnlewis.com [ £ ], console table / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £1,600 ]
home: made [ laundry bags ]
A very handy little DIY to make laundry bags, from the creative people at Ideal Home (online).
These great bags could be used for all sorts of things – not just laundry; and made from any fabric to suit your decor. Hunt out vintage fabrics from flea markets, bargain fabrics from IKEA or even use sheets, duvets or other inventive ways to get great fabrics.