home: trend [ woodland wonder ]

home: trend [ woodland wonder ]

Although we might be having one of the warmest Autumns ever, the Winter season will soon be upon us and its time to get cosy at night with blankets and throws.

This trend for 2018/19 is all about embracing nature and with quite a rustic touch. Animal motifs on cushions and plates are back and subtle check or tartan feature.

Colours to look at are rich plums and damsons, mixed with neutral earth tones and lots of wood.


Top row: desk / westelm.co.uk [ £399 ], cushion / hm.com [ £6.99 ], basket / hm.com [ £19.99 ]

Middle row: cushion cover / hm.com [ £6.99 ], dining chairs / habitat.co.uk [ £160 ], blanket / zarahome.com [ 199.99 ]

Bottom row: Brinjal paint colour / farrow-ball.com [ from £4.50 ], throw / trouva.com [ £190 ], lampshade / johnlewis.com [ from £35 ]

home: found this [ HAM stickers ] 

home: found this [ HAM stickers ]

What is there not to love about a silhouette rabbit jumping around in different sinarios. HAM is the brand behind these fun images, up until now available on ceramics, cards and prints.

‘HAM follows the contented life of Rabbit – capturing his daily adventures, sporting escapades and social outings in silhouette form on a range of carefully crafted ceramics, wall art and paper goods.’

New to the collection are wall stickers – perfect for kids bedroom [ and adults ].
There are nine designs to choose from including Seesawing Rabbit, DJ Rabbit and Superhero Rabbit [ £55 each ].


home: trend [ exotic ]

home: trend [ exotic ]

Another great trend for spring/summer is Exotic. A bright and vibrant trend full of print and texture. The main elements will come from the soft furnishings – floral and heavily patterned cushions, throws and rugs. Pile up cushions for depth on sofas and beds, with a statement rug as a focus in the middle of the room.
Accessories like bowls, vases and statement lighting help pull this look together. [ Check out West Elm ]
Wooden furniture, especially bamboo sit in this eastern influenced trend. Low units and tables work best in medium and dark woods.
Colours to consider are green, orange and purple with accents of gold and bronze, with texture coming from woven baskets and ceramics.

1. Oak unit – Habitat.co.uk [ £195 ]
2. HAY throw – reallywellmade.co.uk [ £145 ]
3. Printed bowl – Westelm.co.uk [ £12 ]
4. Cushion – made.com [ £30 ]
5. Matthew Williamson wallpaper – johnlewis.com [ £89 ]
6. Pendant light – thelittlehouseshop.co.uk [ £55 ]
7. Wool tassels – grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £6.50 ]
8. Cushion cover – hm.com [ £3.99 ]
9. Candle lantern – hm.com [ £12.99 ]

home: made [ marquee light ]


home: made [ marquee light ]

Lights for our home come in all shapes and sizes. One particular trend that has taken off over the last couple of years is marquee style letter lights – solid letters filled with individual bulbs.
With versions popping up all over the internet and in homeware shops there are a lot to choose from, sometimes being quite pricey. Today we show you  how to make your own personaliased marquee lights at a fraction of the cost.

For the best effect and to create a sturdy light you will need to cut your letters or symbols out of wood [ jigsaw needed ]. Alternatively you can get hold of pre-cut versions online from sites including Amazon and Hobby Craft [ from £2 ].

We found two great tutorials at popsugar.com and Robesondesign.com

home: event [ Spring Pop Up ]


home: event [ Spring Pop Up ]

Spring is almost here and pop up events will be literally popping up over the next few months. We found this one at The Showcase in London, featuring Oxx Jewellery London and Hokolo Home Decor with their bold colours, minimalist patterns and strong lines with a general MidCentury feel.

‘Come and talk to the designers at this exciting pop up collaboration, one week only! Late night shopping and drinks on Thursday evening.’

23 – 28 February 2016
Tue-Fri 11am-7pm
Thu 11am-8pm
Sat & Sun 11am-5pm 

The Showcase, Craft Central, 33-35 St John’s Square, Clerkenwell, London, EC1M 4DS

Visit Craft Central for more info.