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: trend [ sculptured form ]

home: trend [ sculptured form ]

As we head into Autumn new trends are alway appearing, including today’s pick – sculptured form.

Taking inspiration from sculpture and art, furniture & lighting are taking on forms that give them the appearance of something more than just a functional object. Sofas and chairs are given soft curved lines with lighting being something not out if place on a gallery plinth.

We have always bought furniture for not just it’s use, but also it’s form and now it seems brands are going that bit further to offer us something even more interesting and eye catching.

Guide:

Clockwise from top left.

Ceiling light / dwell.co.uk [ £129 ], table lamp / grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £129 ], floor lamp / johnlewis.com [ £195 ], sofa / skandium.com [ £4359 ], side table / westelm.co.uk [ £199 ], rocking chair / madeindesign.co.uk [ £530 ], terrazzo bookend / insidestoreldn.com [ £39 ]

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

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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: found this [ desk ]

home: found this [ desk ]

Always keep your eyes open for great homeware and furniture in places you don’t expect.

Scrolling through Amazon we were delighted and surprised to find this gorgeous midcentury style desk for £169.00

Its a great size, lovely walnut veneer finish, perfect iconic midcentury clean lines and silhouette, and practical with good desk space and storage.

This product also comes with so many positive reviews. It always pays to read the feedback and reviews when buying furniture online.

home: featured [ Merci ]

home: featured [ Merci ]

Interiors and homeware lovers that make the trip to Paris, France, definitely need Merci on their radar.

This beautiful Parisian store, does offer an online shopping service, but to see the store in person, see the how the curated range can be styled and enjoy the entire retail experience is an extra layer of pleasure to shopping with this wonderful brand.

The brand also offers fashion and the store is an all round design and lifestyle experience.

Find at;

111 Boulevard Beaumarchais

75003 Paris

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Merci is a place created in March 2009 in the heart of the historic district of Haut-Marais. Bernard and Marie-France Cohen, founders of BONPOINT the children’s fashion label, realized that Paris lacked a place which would bring together the best of the world of fashion, of design, of household goods with welcome refreshment areas.

A business established in the heart of its region and of its country, Merci has already created more than 70 permanent jobs. Merci is, moreover, very pleased to act as a developer or launch-pad to the young designers who, thanks to this sounding-board, can make themselves known to the many customers and international personalities who visit Merci.

Merci is a commercial enterprise “like any other company” founded by shareholders “unlike any other shareholders”. The founders decided that the proceeds of this investment would serve to fund an endowment paying  for educational projects and development in south-west Madagascar.
Bernard and Marie France Cohen wanted to say MERCI to life, MERCI to the talents and to the designers who made this success possible. It is this success which makes their generosity possible.

In 2013, Marie-France Cohen passed on the torch

The current Merci team has kept up the commitment and the founders’ original dream by contributing year on year to the foundation.


home: trend [ Bauhaus ]

home: trend [ Bauhaus ]

Bauhaus is a movement of art and design that has influenced, created and set a precedent for such a huge amount of incredible design since its founding in 1919.

Its style and ideas can be seen in homeware, furniture, pattern design, prints, and interiors throughout the decades and is very recognisable.

Product guide

Top row

Poster • Trouva £55 / Desk • Pamono £4751 / Place mat and coasterEtsy £12.99

Middle row

PitcherCoggles £29.40 / Lamp • Pagazzi £55 / Chair • Italy Classics £400.73

Bottom row

Sofa • Case Furniture from £1930 / ChairHouseology £1735 / Cushion • Red Bubble £17.27

‘The Staatliches Bauhaus, commonly known as the Bauhaus, was a German art school operational from 1919 to 1933 that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicized and taught. The Bauhaus was founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar.

Its a strong look with colour and line and can be styled quite sparce or detailed and still achieve that confident Bauhaus feeling.

Create with block colour and simple pattern of the era and furniture which creates lines and forms.

Search eBay and other auctions and fairs for true pieces or head to the high street for modern versions and creations. You don’t have to look far with current high street brands to find pieces indicative of the style and design.

Keep walls and floors plain with detail in the fixtures and furniture. There’s a strong emphasis on smoked grey glass, mirrored surfaces, mat colour and keep a space light and airy. Architecture would have favoured high wide glazing and open plan living – popular and on trend in today’s building work.