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!
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 ]
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.
pouffe / ikea.com [ £45 ], cushion cover / hm.com [ £12.99 ]
throw / westelm.co.uk [ from £149 ], rug / johnlewis.com [ £25 ], throw / habitat.co.uk [ £120 ]
blanket / zarahome.com [ £79.99 ], cushion / frenchconnection.com [ £40 ]
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!
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 ]
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.
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 ]
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.
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 ]
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.
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 ]
home: trend [ blue ]
This year we have already seen an array of gorgeous colour entering our homes including, pinks, peaches and greens. One that hasn’t had its moment… until now, is blue.
Often seen as a cold colour or one that is associated with seaside styled rooms, blue works really well as a background or accent colour to other shades, creating a modern welcoming space.
We are seeing blue homeware all over, including lighting, sofas & armchairs and furniture.
For a dark moody room go dark blue on the walls with furniture in woods and add metalic accents for a glam feel [ why not include some punchy pink to add interest ]. If your thing is lighter and brighter, electric & royal blue look great against a white background.
Whatever your preferred shade, get on board with blue and give it a go!
Top row: armchair / westelm.co.uk [ £479 ], striped cushion / ikea.com [ £10 ], wall clock / grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £58 ]
Middle row: sideboard / maisonsdumonde.com [ £324 ], sofa / made.com [ £899 ]
Bottom row: duvet cover / laredoute.co.uk [ from £100 ], side table / audenza.com [ £155 ], dining chair / insidestoreldn.com [ £210 ], paint / grahamandbrown.co.uk [ £38 ]