home: trend [ arches ]

home: trend [ arches ]

A key trend to keep an eye out for this year is arches. The rounded shape of an arch softens a space whether it’s from a mirror, a piece of furniture or a doorway.

Unless you happen to live in a Spanish villa or a Moroccan road you may be lacking arches in your architecture, so take inspiration from the many products available to create a calm inviting room.

Mirrors are a great place to start, and the bigger the better. You can also get the arch shape from a curved floor lamp, it’s more subtle but will still draw your eye.

Image from arch lovers 2lgstudio

Be bold and create arches on your walls with a printed wallpaper or perhaps using paint to draw out shapes. Whatever your style, you can bring some curve appeal to your home.

Guide:

Clockwise from top left:

table / insidestoreldn.com [ £199 ], cabinet / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £850 ], wallpaper / engbladco.com, lamp / made.com [ £139 ], mirror / hm.com [ £19.99 ], stool / made.com [ £69 ], chair / johnlewis.com [ £399 ]

home: trend [ vanilla ]

home: trend [ vanilla ]

Trends change and also return, as we are seeing right now. Magnolia was once an interior colour of choice in many homes in the 80s & 90s. Now this off white shade is back but with an update and we are calling it vanilla.

Bright white has its place in homes but tends to need a lot of up keep and can be seen as quite cold. Choosing an off white shade will bring warmth to a space, and layering up furniture and soft furnishings creates depth and cosiness.

Texture and pattern will give interest to this colour in soft furnishings and accessories. Combine with other neutral colours and use black as an accent for a stand out look.

Vanilla is not boring, it’s bold!

Guide:

Clockwise from top left:

Mirror / westelm.co.uk [ £279 ], throw / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £75 ], chair / insidestoreldn.com [ £199 ], cushion / trouva.com [ £45 ], coffee pot / zarahome.com [ £29.99 ], vase / hm.com [ £24.99 ], sofa / habitat.co.uk [ £1500 ]

home: trend [ home comforts ]

home: trend [ home comforts ]

Now that the hot weather is well an truly behind us, it’s time to embrace the winter months and start creating cosy homes that you can’t wait to get back too.

As often happens around now, we start to turn our thoughts to soft furnishings like throws and cushions. Stores are full of textures like faux fur rugs, knitted blankets and soft pile cushion covers.

The colour pallette is subtle with muted tones of nature, including stone, browns, camel and grey.

Guide:

Top row:

pouffe / ikea.com [ £45 ], cushion cover / hm.com [ £12.99 ]

Middle row:

throw / westelm.co.uk [ from £149 ], rug / johnlewis.com [ £25 ], throw / habitat.co.uk [ £120 ]

Bottom row:

blanket / zarahome.com [ £79.99 ], cushion / frenchconnection.com [ £40 ]

home: trend [ neo mint ]

home: trend [ neo mint ]

Jumping on the colourful back of ‘it’ colour millennial pink, we have a new shade in town for 2020 – neo mint.

Not a shade many will put as first choice for a room colour or furniture fabric, but bear with us. This bright, mint colour is described as ‘an oxygenating, fresh tone that harmonises science and technology with nature’.

It’s a calming colour that will work well with our hectic lives and give us positive vibes.

We are starting to see it online in accessories and wallpapers, as well as chairs and some larger pieces like sofas. Of course we wouldn’t imagine anyone would go mint throughout a whole room, but we suggest adding accents alongside paler shades.

Neo Mint may not be for all, but keep an eye out as you may become to love it!

Guide:

Clockwise from top left:

Sofa – wayfair.co.uk [ £730 ] / mural – muralswallpaper.co.uk [ from £36 ] / bin – made.com [ £35 ] / pen holder – trouva.com [ £10 ] / kids chest of drawers – laredoute.co.uk [ £275 ] / tiles – claybrookstudio.co.uk [ from £7.38 ] / chair – uk.myfaktory.com [ £39.90 ]

home: trend [ black steel ]

home: trend [ black steel ]

We have noticed an increased popularity in bringing black accents into our homes through furniture and lighting.

Find chair legs in tubular black steel, black frames on cabinets & shelving, as well as black metal floor lamps & bed frames.

This modern touch gives us an alternative to brass and chrome accents and nods back to the eighties. Keep chair colours light as they contrast best with the black and will make it easier to compliment your current style.

Guide:

Clockwise from to left:

Bedframe / John Lewis [ £175 ]

Floorlamp / Next [ £65 ]

Side table / H&M [ £79. 99 ]

Dining chair / Rockett St George [ £145 ]

Set of Side tables / LaRedoute [ £104 ]

Console table / West Elm [ £319 ]

Armchair / Ikea [ £90 ]

home: trend [ denim blue ]

home: trend [ denim blue ]

Not so long ago we talked about using blue in the home, and going into Autumn we are still talking about it.

This time the focus is on denim blue and much paler, washout examples.

This can be found on a lot of ceramics and furniture, with blue becoming more popular in glassware too as an alternative to smoked grey or Amber, which we have seen a lot of in recent years.

Be Bold with a blue sofa or armchair. or tone it down by just using some cushions to accessorise.

A bright and airy space lends itself to denim blue, but if your room is darker then go for a more rich royal or navy blue.

Guide:

Top row: wallpaper / cole-and-son.com, vase / hurnandhurn.com [ £17.95 ], cushion / frenchconnection.com [ £55 ]

Middle row: armchair / made.com [ £149 ], bowl / hm.com [ £6.99 ]

Bottom row: wine glass / zarahome.com [ £7.99 ], bar stool / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £95 ], cabinet / ikea.com [ £179 ]

home: trend [ distressed glass ]

home: trend [ distressed glass ]

This year we are seeing a resurgence of antique and distressed furniture and home accessories.

Glass and mirrors have a distressed aged look to them giving them not only an antique feel, but gives interest. This trend can also stretch to the garden with large outdoor paneled mirrors.

You can also see this style on glass to tables, trays and ornaments.

Guide:

Clockwise from top left:

mirror / laredoute.co.uk [ £75 ], dining table / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £695 ], round mirror / furntastic.co.uk [ £128 ], decanter / trouva.com [ £39.95 ], tray / trouva.com [ £117 ], drinks trolley / abigailahern.com [ £470 ]