home: made [ DIY interiors book ]

home: made [ DIY interiors book ]

With a lot of time at home, many people are turning to extra DIY and home improvement projects.

Our pick of the books, you should get you hands on to help with styling new looks for your home, is Mad About The House, by Kate Watson – Smyth ;

A practical how-to guide from the author of Mad About the House, the bestselling book and UK s number 1 interiors blog. This easy-to-use dictionary of interior design answers all those questions you wanted to solve but were afraid to ask.

The book begins with the most important questions of all: Who? What? When? Where? Why? and How? The aim is to answer these before you start any decorating scheme and you will avoid the most common mistakes, save money and, most importantly, create a home that works for you and the people who live there. Mad About the House: 101 Interior Design Answers is the super-practical guide that allows you to dip in and out so you can solve all your decorating dilemmas.

Available from Amazon for £14.99

home: featured [ Goodhood Store ]

home: featured [ Goodhood Store ]

Something for all aspects of your style, we love GoodHood for the unique designers, great curated ranges and finger on the pulse of latest trends.

Amongst the great fashion seek out the homeware department, explore independent designers, products for every room in the house and great pieces to give as gifts.

They say;

Started in 2007 Goodhood is an award winning multi brand retailer selling over 200 brands across menswear, womenswear, lifestyle and cosmetics. Our aim is to cultivate our unique vision of effortless life style and redefine the idea of luxury living. Our curated buying ensures every product has a story and relevance to our ethos. We actively aim to create a culturally relevant experience influenced by the flow of culture rather than the trends of the fashion industry. The Goodhood Store remains unique in its brand identity, its culture, its level of service and as a space men and women can both find the best of a worldwide curated selection of goods.’

home: featured [ Alice In Scandiland ]

home: featured [ Alice In Scandiland ]

In 2018, Alice from award winning blog Alice In Scandiland opened her bricks and mortar shop in Cornwall. Having been selling vintage for a while and having an amazing eye for great homeware and interior design (just take a peak at her blog!) it was a great natural step to move into retail fully.

If you don’t happen to be in Cornwall, never fear, as her beautifully curated range of homewares for both adults and kids, vintage and gifts is available from her online store as well. Definitely worth a visit and you might be lucky to still grab a sale item too.

Scandi influences and a vintage touch

Alice in Scandiland Shop

28 Fore Street, Lostwithiel,

Cornwall.

PL220BL

hello@aliceinscandiland.com

home: featured [ Rume ]

home: featured [ Rume ]

For a little luxury and to make an investment in beautiful furniture and homeware for your home, head to Rume.

Currently with 10% off with code ‘LOVERUME’

Their own designed and crafted pieces are beautiful but also complimented with carefully curated pieces from other brands to sit alongside.

They say;

Rume was established fifteen years ago when husband and wife Richard and Libby Baker left the family furniture firm to set up their own separate but complementary company. The philosophy behind the new business was to delight in the beautiful and the beautifully made and to pursue this by making lovely furniture of original design to the very highest standards here in England.

home: trend [ Japandi ]

home: trend [ Japandi ]

For beautiful, calming interiors, with soft colours and a minimal feel, the new ‘Japandi’ trend is one to fall in love with.

Across the highstreet stores are embracing the essence of the trend and there’s a lot of products to easily create the look.

Choose soft tones, a few simple accessories, mix dark and light woods, light grey, greens and choose pieces that combine the essence of scandi and Japanese styling.

Heals say;

There’s a new interior design trend in town – introducing ‘Japandi’: a hybrid of traditional Japanese minimalism and Scandinavian decor. Also known as ‘japanordic’, this fresh style has been deemed the biggest new design movement for 2018. Combining the modern-rustic appeal of Scandi style with the traditional sophistication that’s associated with Japanese design, it’s no wonder that it’s a growing favourite amongst designers.

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Top row

Vase, £17.50 John Lewis / Chair, £139.98 Sklum / Rug, £252 Maison Du Monde

Middle row

Cushion, £79 NOTHS / Table, £249 Made / Vase, £85 Trouva

Lower row

Storage from £119, Heals / Chair £249 Made / Cushion, £20 Loaf

home: featured [ Naken ]

home: featured [ Naken ]

Fall in love and fall into a rabbit hole browsing the extensive collections of homeware and furniture available at Naken Interiors.

Every area of the home is covered. With designer, scandi, industrial, midcentury modern and more, styles of products – there’s so much to choose from and cover all tastes.

Well priced for designer pieces and high end style, create new looks for your interiors that are on trend but also timeless classics.

Our favourites include their extensive range of great patterned wall papers, gorgeous lighting and so many great lounge chairs – you’ll run out of space!

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home: event [ interiors advice ]

home: event [ interiors advice ]

There’s still time slots available on the super (and free) New London Architecture consultations with an interior designer for guidance, tips and knowledge about working, designing and extending your own home. Invaluable advice can be gained from these meetings.

Book your time slot on September 7th at NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street WC1E 7BT – now

They say;

NLA’s Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries offer FREE advice and inspiration to Londoners looking to extend their homes.

Various architects, an engineer, interior designer and party wall surveyor will be on hand for free one-to-one consultations on how to improve your home. This booking is for a consultation with an Interior Designer.

home: featured [ Swoon ]

home: featured [ Swoon ]

September is almost upon us and everyone seems to get that ‘back to school’ feeling and that feeling for change and something new.

With all that’s ‘New In’ at Swoon there’s plenty to get inspired by and enough gorgeous homeware and furniture to create a whole new look for a room.

Beautiful rich jewel colours, great quality wooden furniture and lots of hints of gold on side tables and lamps to add that metallic hint.

There’s also plenty to be browsed in the clearance department.

home: trend [ pumped up ]

home: trend [ pumped up ]

Time to get pumped up with voluminous furniture. This is about investing in statement pieces that will be a conversation starter, a design feature, an heirloom.

Think of bulbous curves, thick set chunks of arms and legs, puffy look seats, and a sense of volume in the silhouette.

We’ve picked out a selection of incredible pieces that would all be amazing additions to the home.

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Top row

Sofa, Sofology £2049 / Polar Bear Style Sofa, £19,037.51 1st Dibs / Tube Chair, Objects Of Common Interest

Middle row

Chubby Low Armchair £528 Made In Design / Form Stool, €1803 Nort Studio / Mamma Series £3621 Einruch Design

Bottom row

Chair £729 Sofology / Chair £1125 Houseology / Lamp £20 Habitat

home: event [ workshop ]

home: event [ workshop ]

A fantastic and inspirational workshop to book in from The Little Greene Company

Thursday 4 July

Tickets by suggested charity donation

2pm – 3pm

The Little Greene Paint Company Chelsea Showroom, 310 King’s Road, London SW3 5UH

They say;

Join us at our Chelsea Showroom to explore different ways of incorporating the outdoors into an interior scheme.

Interior Designer and speaker, Jana Robinson from ‘Emerald Lounge’ will provide a talk on the calming effects of using natural tones and patterns within the home.

The Little Greene team will also be on hand to assist you with planning your next project.

All donations will go to Breast Cancer Haven.