home: trend [ dark berry ]
It gets quite dark and opulent-gothic this autumn with bringing dark berry into home interiors. Layering up tones of this shade – think burgundy, port, rose, grape and other deep rich berry-like shades create a warm, inviting interior to see you into colder months.
Keep the look modern with matt tones and matt fabrics, use along side dark woods and allow textures of wool, leather and velvet to work together.
Think to use shades all the way from floor to walls to window covering to give strength to the look and pop in other jewel tones if want the odd highlight to break up the colour.
1 ‘Rectory Red’ Paint / Farrow + Ball
2 Pouffe / Bohemia £78.40 (seconds)
3 Sofa / Sofasworld £499.99
4 Lustre Rug / John Lewis (from) £200
5 ‘Ilaria’ Light / Made.com £29
6 Berry tones used within an interior
7 Velvet Cushion / M&S £25
8 Throw / House Of Fraser £190
9 ‘Radicchio’ Paint / Farrow + Ball
home: favourite thing [ door mat ]
Quirky and welcoming but still in contemporary grey with a lovely detail of typography on it – this great door mat from Argos is a super update for a hallway and it’s only £7.99 or on special offer of two for £15. Great to give as a gift!
Typography is big this year in interiors trends and the italic ‘hello’ is popping up everywhere across highstreet stores – on wall or window decals, prints, cushions and kitchenalia!
home: event [ interiors styling workshop ]
A definite must-do workshop for advice and guidance for new interior stylists and people wanting expert teaching on professional styling. Great for individuals or small businesses looking to improve their visual presence, store or space design or learn ways to style and present homes and interiors in everyday work or even personal spaces.
Book your place on this workshop on Wednesday 23 August at the Future + Found store in London.
225A Brecknock Road, London N19 5AA
6pm – 8pm
An interior styling workshop covering editorial and commercial styling. Discovering the real life workings of one of the UKs most successful contemporary interior stylists. Learning about differnet project types, you will begin to understand the stages from initial brief, research, design, and sourcing through to final concept. An outline of types of styling will be examined through out the workshop: permanent design / decoration, non permanent space such as a trade show, and editorial shoots in a magazine.
Despina Curtis is an experienced Interior Stylist, Art Director and Spacial Designer who has worked in the interiors and design industry for over 10 years. Despina started her career as Style Editor of Elle Decoration UK before moving onto Wallpaper* magazine as Deputy Interiors Editor. Other editorial titles Despina has worked on are The Guardian and Observer magazines, Surface, Vanity Fair, Esquire and PORT. She is a contributing editor of Living Corriere magazine in Milan.
Includes wine & refreshments.
home: nice price [ art work ]
Looking to fill a space on a wall or need some new contemporary artwork? The IKEA LOKABRUNN alphabet design wooden wall art is a great natural piece to adorn a wall.
And, it’s only £18
This veneer canvas style wall art, 50 x 70cm, is an affordable way to bring on-trend art to your home. Perfect Scandinavian style piece, light wood and great to bring natural textures into the home.
home: featured [ Pentreath + Hall ]
Sometimes it’s good not to be minimal, and have the coldness of a monochrome interior. Pentreath + Hall embrace colour, pattern, beautiful design and layering up textures to ensure perfect interior inspiration.
Tucked away in Rugby Street, Bloomsbury, London, this store is bursting at the seams with homeware, furniture and accessories. Also available online, every department is covered – a great place to buy interiors gifts or treat yourself to a new look for a room.
Around for almost a decade, the duo behind the retail outlet have an interiors, architecture and artistic background. This has evidently come together perfectly in their great buying choices and curated ranges.
Visit them online or in store. Currently you can enjoy shopping the Summer sale too.
home: found this [ sunburst clock ]
So good it’s worth shouting about again. Hard to resist and a worthwhile investment, Marks and Spencer are on to a winner with their modern reproduction of the classic midcentury sunburst clock.
At £69, the Sputnik cheaper than buying an original and would make a gorgeous statement piece for any room. Functional and great design.
Made of teak and aluminium it’s the perfect modern take on the much loved retro clock.
home: event [ Leighton House Museum ]
With various exhibitions running throughout the year, the architectural and interiors gem, Leighton House Museum, is definitely worth a visit.
12 Holland Park Road London W14 8LZ
Monday to Friday: +44 (0) 20 7602 3316
Saturday and Sunday: +44 (0) 20 7471 9160
Time Out say;
Leighton House reopened in April 2010 after a £1.6 million refurbishment which has uncovered and restored many of the decorative schemes and features of the house, as well as a previously unseen staircase. In the 1860s the artist Frederic Leighton commissioned his friend, the architect George Aitcheson, to build him a showpiece house in Holland Park, which he filled with classical treasures from all over the world, as well as his own works and those of his contemporaries. The house was a work of art in itself, with every inch decorated in high style inspired by the studios Leighton had seen on his extensive European travels. There were magnificent reception rooms downstairs designed for lavish entertaining, and a dramatic staircase leading to a huge light-filled studio taking up most of the first floor. Four extensions were added over the years, the most striking addition the ‘Arab Hall’, designed to showcase Leighton’s huge collection of sixteenth-century Middle Eastern glazed tiles. The house was created as a stage on which Leighton could play out his role as a great artist, contrasting with the tiny single bedroom, the only private space in the whole house. Today, the house is still an architectural treasure trove which belies its somewhat dour exterior and the museum holds, or has on loan, some fine paintings as well as drawings and sketches.