home: favourite thing [ G Plan sofa ]
We spotted this 3 seater G Plan sofa in John Lewis recently and fell in love. It’s classic mid century design and big range of fabric finishes make it the perfect statement piece for your living room.
The Sixty Five range also comes in a 2 seater and armchair.
Available now at johnlewis.com [ £1550 ]
home: favourite thing [ dining chair ]
We love a well designed chair, especially when it comes in various colour options. The Whistler dining chair from John Lewis with its polypropylene shell and upholstered seat pad looks great and gives a nod to old stackable school chairs from the 80s.
Mix and match the colours, or mix with other styles of chair around your dining table. The other bonus is that these chairs are only £99 each!
Available from johnlewis.com
home: nice price [ prints ]
Art is always a key part to accessorizing a room. Whether it’s typography, fine art, film, portraits, pop art or graphic, framed prints bring interest to a room and are a way to tie a scheme together.
We have found a great selection of prints at John Lewis all at a low price. [ all the above 30cm x 40cm are £5 or less ]
home: made [ wallpaper art ]
Picture walls are really popular at the moment – collecting various photos, artwork and images together, bringing focus to a wall. A really cheap and easy idea to bring pattern and colour onto a wall is to frame wallpaper.
Either use old wallpaper left overs, possibly from friends / family, or order samples direct from the retailer [ these are usually free or at a small cost ].
Maybe there is a strong wallpaper you have used in one room and you want to use what’s left in a different way in another room.
For some great wallpaper choices check out John Lewis and Graham & Brown.
home: trend [ Light & Dark ]
This trend is all about heavy contrast and making a statement with colour.
Dark shades dominate the space, with accents of white and lighter shades used on furniture tops and within accessories.
For example in a living room a dark sofa should be dressed with light coloured cushions [ Try velvet and faux fur, they will help with the luxurious element of this trend ].
If it’s a kitchen then use the units and worktops to block the colour, creating a very clean minimal look. [ see pic above ]
The main colour pallete is Aubergine, Burgandy, Blue, Grey and Green. Head over to the Dulux website to get the best choice of these rich tones. [ Deep Aubergine, Monarch, Buckingham Green, Oxford Blue and Gallant Grey ]
This trend will create a calming space, with the dark colours on the walls [ pick one or two ]. Add black accessories and dark wood furniture in parts of the room to emphasise the shades, and lift other areas with white and copper tones. [ candlesticks, vases, lamps and picture frames work great ]
1. Wood/laquer console-West Elm [ £336]
2. Concrete vase-Rose & Grey [ from£14 ]
3. Table lamp-Rockett St George [ £65 ]
4. Chair-Made.com [ £499 ]
5. Side board-Dwell [ £399 ]
6. Copper light-John Lewis [ £160 ]
7. Candlestick-Ikea [ £9.50 ]