home: featured [ Okla ]

home: featured [ Okla ]

Beautiful, bright and eclectic – the wonderfully curated collection of artists, brands and makers at Okla, brings together great shopping for the home (and more).

For the home, there is lighting, ceramics, art, mirrors, cushions, throws and more.

They say;

We opened our doors in 1997. Today we’re the biggest independent gift shop in Manchester. Showcasing independent artists and makers; it’s important to us that we work closely with independent companies and individuals – celebrating handmade, fair trade and ethical goods.

Our aim is simple — to provide you with a fun, vibrant and inspiring collection of gifts and homeware to suit every pocket.

Okla is a sister company to the famous Oklahoma Gift Shop located in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter. It’s your one-stop shop for everything from handmade jewellery, exceptional home & kitchenware, retro tin toys & novelty items, beautiful stationery, books, wrap & cards, plus much, much more. With an emphasis on seeking out more unusual products & working with smaller independent makers & designers, as well as larger more established producers, we’re able to bring you an eclectic & unparalleled collection of products.

Manchester’s biggest independent gift shop has become a firm favourite with locals, day shoppers and tourists. With thousands of different products in-store at any time, there’s always something new around the corner; keeping our customers surprised, amazed and inspired.

Spread out over 2000 sq ft of floor space and packed to the rafters with vibrant & colourful homeware & kitchenware, handmade jewellery, cards, books & stationery, tin toys, novelty items & curiosities from around the world.

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home: trend [ new Nordic ]

home: trend [ new Nordic ]

It’s calming and quiet, with soft tones of greys, pink, sage green and lilac. The new Nordic trend has the usual Scandi feel but with more relation to the earth with textures of leather, wood and influences from global prints.

Don’t over complicate with too much fuss but choose pieces with purpose and need. Keep minimal but textured for a warmer less clinical environment.

Top row

Cushion £21.25 Ideas4Lighting / Ceramics from £14 NOTHS / Cushion £91 Made In Design

Middle row

Storage £24.00 Hurn & Hurn / Plate £10.20 ScandinavianShop / Shelving £937 Tylko

Bottom row

Print £34.99 Scandivis / Pots from £5.50 Rose & Grey / Rug £665 Skandium

home: featured [ Design Vintage ]

home: featured [ Design Vintage ]

If you love mixing vintage with modern then be sure to check out Design Vintage. Their collection of homeware includes industrial furniture, neutral textiles and lots of quirky home accessories.

Based in Chichester, Lisa Brass has created a gorgeous Scandinavian influenced online store and showroom with a little something for everyone. [ Plus they are just about to open a London store on King’s Road ]

designvintage.co.uk

home: trend [ earth tones ]

home: trend [ earth tones ]

Natural, organic and getting back to basics with the earth tones trends. These colours will calm and relax an interior, give it depth and richness.

Deep bark tones, gentle shades of oatmeal and subtle green sage amongst other natural earthy shades.

Choose natural materials, a little texture and wood.

Top Row;

Paint £45 Farrow & Ball at B&Q / Rug from £99 The Rug Seller / Cushion £15.60 Marks & Spencer

Middle Row;

Floor cushion £156 Urban Outfitters / Sofa £1399 Made.com / Rug from £150 John Lewis

Bottom Row;

Cushion £18 Dunelm / Armchair £995 Habitat / Throw £10 Ikea

home: found this [ Monsoon home ]

home: found this [ monsoon home ]

Finding Monsoon Home is a bit of a perfect dream. The latest collection is a blend of bohemian, ethnic, sumptuous fabrics and finishes to create and style a very natural, organic interior.

Soft cottons, weaves, tassels and sequins, pale colours mixed with jewel tones and with Christmas arriving they have a wonderful collection of hanging decorations too.

home: event [ Annie Sloan workshop ]

home: event [ Annie Sloan workshop ]

Book in for one of two exclusive workshops at Heals, London, with the lovely Annie Sloan of the uber famous paint brand.

On 22nd November or 13th December

They say;
Join Annie Sloan for this workshop where she will provide an introduction to Chalk Paint®, colour theory, and the history of Charleston Farmhouse. 
Annie Sloan is delighted to announce two very exclusive workshops, which she will be hosting at the iconic Heal’s building on Tottenham Court Road. These workshops will provide an introduction to Chalk Paint®, to colour theory, and to the history of Charleston Farmhouse. 

Annie will be sharing her infectious passion for Interior Design, for Chalk Paint® and for colour – as well as demonstrating the various techniques and styles which can so easily be achieved with her products. Workshop attendees will be using Annie’s brand-new, limited-edition Annie Sloan with Charleston Chalk Paint® colours to transform a wooden keepsake box, and so there will be a focus on the history of Interior Design and Decorative Arts which so influenced Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Roger Fry, et al. Expect to be informed, inspired and amused. Each attendee will take home their painted keepsake box, all the ingredients to complete another painted furniture transformation at home, and a newfound supply of creative confidence!

home: favourite thing [ wallpaper ]

home: favourite thing [ wallpaper ]

(Roll up! Roll up!) We absolutely love this ‘The Great Show’ vintage circus-illustrated wallpaper from new wallpaper store The Joyful Wallpaper Co – sister company to the fab The Joyful Home Co.

£150 for 3 rolls.

Make a statement in any room with this beautifully illustrated paper. Such detail and a wonderful colour tone.