home: trend [ eastern ]

home: trend [ eastern ]

Inspired by interiors of the orient, this eastern trend is chic and now with a modernised edge.

Layer up intricate patterns of flowers, birds and illustrations on cushions and other soft furnishings. Keep the colour palette rich but muted tones.

Image credit ; WallPaperDirect.com

Although busy with pattern and design ensure some larger areas – a wall or two, the rug or the sofa colour is paler and less fussy. Add accessories in lacquered black to add a contrast and richness to the scheme, with flashes of gold and iridescent pearl tones in lighting, ceramics and picture framing.

1 cushion / zazzle £25.25

2 wallpaper / WallPaperDirect £103.20

3 cabinet / Shimu £1125.00

4 chairs / Pamono £928.00

5 wall decor / Wayfair £105.99

6 mirror / MaisonDuMonde £115.00

7 cushion / Kaleidoscope £15.00

8 rug / BuyARug £139.00

9 cushion / WallpaperDirect £8.40

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home: featured [ Urban Outfitters ]

home: featured [ Urban Outfitters ]

The Urban Outfitters sale is not to be missed but it’s also good to keep an eye on the ‘NEW‘ section too.

Have a browse and find it easy to style a full room with classic design pieces that have a retro midcentury feel, plus cool ceramics, wall hangings, lighting, rugs and cushions – they have it all covered.

Create that boho styled home with a modern edge. We’ve picked some of our favourite pieces (see picture) and it comes together to have s great natural, earthy vibe.

home: event [ Home Futures exhibition ]

home: event [ Home Futures exhibition ]

Put a date in the diary for this intriguing exhibition at the Design Museum. Home Futures explores the ideas and predictions of 20th Century designers and architects, and their vision of the future.

Discover more than 200 objects and experiences to trace the key social and technological aspirations that have driven change in the home. Historical notions of the mechanised home and the compact home are displayed alongside contemporary phenomena such as connected devices and the sharing economy

Tickets available here

7th Nov 2018 – 24th Mar 2019

home: favourite thing [ letter board ]

home: favourite thing [ letter board ]

Bring some fun into the home with this vintage-style letter board from Magpie. Use it for lists, memos, affirmations, quotes or messages.

Reduced from £45 down to an amazing £9!

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Evoking memories of day past; browsing the menu in the local café, getting a trim at the barbers or checking forthcoming events at the village hall, our sign board is the perfect blank canvas to make messages for all occasions

home: trend [ herringbone ]

home: trend [ herringbone ]

The herringbone trend has had a rise in popularity during the last couple of years, although it’s never ever really been out of favour.

It’s a classic look, a design-minded pattern and now this herringbone format has found new places to feature, not just floors and walls in wood or ceramic, but also cupboard fronts, kitchen doors, table tops and the pattern even transfers into fabrics and of course has always been a knitting pattern – thriving at the moment for throws and cushions.

Main picture guide :

Top row

Flooring • Porcelain Superstore / ‘Misty Fjord Wall tiles • TopsTiles from £13.99 / Rug • HouseDoctor £18

Middle row

Bed • Cuckooland £395 / Cushion • M&Co £8 / Throw • Coggles £105

Bottom row

Wallpaper • Sweetpea 28.36 / Wallpaper • Ferm Living £58 / Bedding • Heals from £9

home: featured [ Maison Du Monde ]

home: featured [ Maison Du Monde ]

Maison Du Monde online French store and now available in the flesh on UK soil, is quickly becoming a leading favourite for great design and style, trend aware products season after season and varying pieces to suit all budgets.

The great collections can transform any room and their website has plenty of inspirational styling imagery for guidance in designing the perfect room for you.

home: trend [ indigo ]

home: trend [ indigo ]

All the richness, all the luxury, wrapped up in one colour – indigo. This dark shade is currently best on mass to make a super rich feel to an interior. Embrace wall colour, rugs and soft furnishings to create the strongest look with small metallic, blush or other rich jewel tone highlights.

For a lighter look match indigo with clean white, to lift and brighten a room. Use rich blue tones on walls and furniture, but use white for floors, ceilings and in patterns on the soft furnishings.

1 wallpaper / from £34.85 Fashion Interiors

2 ‘sanela’ cushion cover / £6 Ikea

3 rug / £266.99 Wayfair

4 ‘midnight navy’ paint / Crown

5 ‘Turin’ sofa / £1699 Swoon

6 ‘cortina’ throw / £120 MaisonDuMonde

7 bedding / from £11.40 Murmur

8 ‘Cosmo demim’ tiles / from 92p Porcelain Superstore