home: featured [ Hema ]
High street and online favourite, Hema, has got a whole lot of lovely homeware to give your home some new touches this Spring.
Lighting, soft furnishings, ceramics, bedding, frames, storage and more. See pictures for our favourite picks from their current collection.
The Hollandsche Eenheidsprijzen Maatschappij Amsterdam, or H.E.M.A., opened its first department store in Amsterdam on 4 November 1926. Founders Leo Meyer and Arthur Isaac wanted to open a department store for “ordinary” people. Before this, department stores were very much aimed at wealthy people and most store personnel spoke French. HEMA, as it would later become known, was the first department store of its kind in the Netherlands. Products were priced at 10, 25 or 50 cents. And from day one, the essence of HEMA was defined as: optimistic, unique, clear, reliable, accessible and as typically Dutch. In 1927, HEMA opened its first store outside of Amsterdam and just a year later there were ten HEMA stores in the Netherlands. In the 1950s, HEMA was the first franchise organisation in the Netherlands and is still the largest franchise operator in the Netherlands. From 1958 onwards, HEMA picked up the pace of its expansion, rapidly opening new stores across the country. Then in 1984, HEMA opened its first store abroad, in Belgium.
The number of stores grew quickly and is still growing. Today, we have more than 750 stores in nine countries, with 19,000 employees serving over six million visitors every week. We remain loyal to our history, perfectly expressed in our brand essence: our products are always high quality, well designed and sold at a great price. All our products are developed in house, are sustainable and range from food to non-food articles. Which is why our products can be found in every household. In addition to our stores, we also offer 24/7 online shopping in all the countries in which we operate.
home: found this [ side board ]
Beautiful built furniture from the Cotswold Company can be browsed on their website. So many incredible pieces of furniture and our favourite is this oak Appleby Oak sideboard
Sometimes, you don’t want to hide everything away out of sight. Less a sideboard and more a display cabinet, this fine piece of furniture is glazed on three sides so it’s ideal for showing off and protecting your precious collectables. Crafted from solid oak and high quality oak veneers, and finished with a durable clear lacquer to keep it looking its rustic best, it has a double cupboard and a single cupboard – each with a single shelf – to help you organise things neatly.
home: nice price [ wooden frame mount ]
These wooden frame mounts from hm.com are a great way of hanging your favourite print or poster as an alternative to a standard frame.
The two strips at top and bottom have magnets on, which clamp the picture in place. Available in 3 colours we love the simplicity of this style, which you could hang singularly on a wall or in a group.
[ £8.99 ]
home: favourite thing [ planter ]
Make more of a statement for your indoor planting with this gorgeous large brass look planter from Audenza. The weave imprint gives texture and it’s rich tone and beautiful metallic finish is perfect for the modern home easily sitting with many current interiors trends – metallics, monochrome, traveller, natural… such a versatile piece of homeware.
home: event [ Ideal Home Show ]
It’s not too late to book your tickets for the Ideal Home Show which runs from 22nd March to the 7th April at Olympia in London. Book your tickets HERE
From inspiring ideas, to innovative products and on-trend solutions for your home, the Ideal Home Show sponsored by Zoopla, brings together full scale show homes, over 600 companies, 100’s of free talks, the latest technology and fresh ideas from our team of experts. The show will also offer health and wellbeing advice, and an opportunity to be pampered, all for the price of your ticket. We are also excited to reveal that this year’s show will celebrate its British roots with a best of British theme!
home: nice price [ planters ]
Filling your home with plants is aesthetically pleasing, has health benefits and also is a chance to have some gorgeous free standing planters around the house.
Head to Matalan for some amazing designs of planters with great prices – starting at just £5!
There’s lots of styles; minimalist, midcentury, Scandi and all make great features for a room.
home: featured [ Catalog Ltd ]
Edinburgh based modern homeware store, Catalog Ltd is a wonderful curated range of products for the home, furniture, gifts and unique items. Explore a small selection of the range online at Trouva. Scandi influenced, design led and with an edge of difference to a lot of the modern independent homeware stores. Head to their main website to view the incredible designer pieces of modern furniture and full range of products. With regular updates of stock and an interior design service offered, they can ensure your home will be styled perfectly.
About the brand, they say;
Located in Edinburgh, Catalog Ltd offers interior accessories for the contemporary home sourced by owners Ralf Farthing and Dixie Mirowski. This husband and wife duo curate an array of homewares, from soft furnishings to lighting solutions which they refresh regularly to maintain interest. They run an interior design service alongside their shop and are experts in interior styling and trends.