home: favourite thing [ chairs ]

home: favourite thing [ chairs ]

Get nostalgic with these fab retro school chairs with a contempory hand painted stripe. We love chairs and these are great to mixed with other chairs around a dining table, as a desk chair or just in the corner of a room creating a statement.

These sustainably sourced beech wood chairs come with four different coloured stripes. It’s hard to pick a favourite!

From rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £215 ]

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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: trend [ tropical greens ]

home: trend [ tropical greens ]

Evey summer over the last couple of years we always get an overdose of tropical prints, including plants, animals and fruit. Although this trend never really goes away throughout the year we tend to notice it more now.

This year we have seen it is less about the bright colours and clashing prints and more a subtle take on what’s gone before, with layering prints and textures in different shades of green.

Image from Pinterest

Green on green action is big this year, whether it’s tableware on complimentary table linens, art and ornaments layered against a wallpaper backdrop or tiling in a bathroom with similar tone bath towels and accessories. The calming and refreshing colour of green mixed with patterns in different shades will bring an exciting and bold look to any room.

And then on top of that fill your home with indoor plants – real or faux – to get the maximum look.

Guide:

Top row – cushion from trouva.com [ £20 ], leaf dish from trouva.com [ £90 ], wallpaper from johnlewis.com [ £65 ]

Middle row – tableware from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ from £8 ], image from dunelm.com, print from desenio.co.uk. [ from £7.95 ]

Bottom row – tray from audenza.com [ £29.95 ], shower curtain from dunelm.com [ £8 ], image from Pinterest

home: made [ kitchen magnets ]

home: made [ kitchen magnets ]

Looking for a cute easy project to make some great kitchen magnets? We found three great online projects

First, a fun simple project. Metallics are very on trend so how about getting some colourful alphabet magnets and spraying them with a metallic paint? It’s so quick and effective. They’ll be fun for the kids but still look stylish in your kitchen. Head to Kojo Designs for the full tutorial.

Second, a handy mini storage project. Create magnetic little boxes to pop pens, cutlery, plants or anything else small that might need containing – using vintage tins or tins from certain food products and then attach good strong magnets to them with strong glue.

And third, try hand painting some stones and attach magnets to make handy memo holders! Use geometric designs for a great on trend look and paint with colours to match your interior. Or even add initials on to personalise them.

Check out the tutorial from Alisa Burke

home: nice price [ ceiling lamp ]

home: nice price [ ceiling lamp ]

If you are looking for an Industrial look but on a budget then be sure to head to IKEA. Known for its well priced Scandi style, it certainly doesn’t disapoint in the lighting department.

With lots of new products to choose from, we picked out the FOTO range. A simple, classic design in a choice of colours and only £19

home: trend [ gold ]

home: trend [ gold ]

It doesn’t have to be brash or over shiny, it doesn’t have to come across ostentatious or too blingy but this season, gold is the colour to embrace. From the, it seems, permanently on trend, metallics family, gold is a great colour to introduce in small homewares or be bold and embrace layering golds from walls, to floors, to ceramics to soft furnishings. Use either dark tones or soft blush and whites to sit along side.

Main picture guide;

Top Row

Boston Lounge Chair £320 Amara / Stockholm Geometric Wallpaper £9.99 per roll Inspired Wallpaper / Newberg Cutlery £129 Made.com

Middle Row

Trouva Rug £67.99 Wayfair / Honeycomb Side Table £99 Atkin & Thyme / Tranquil Wallpaper £18.39 Debenhams

Bottom Row

Gold Print £15 Joyful Home Co / Vibe Cushion £9 Dunelm / Hammered Vase £29.99 Zara Home

home: nice price [ bottle opener ]

home: nice price [ bottle opener ]

It would make a perfect gift or look great on show in kitchen – this ‘pliers’ bottle opener is stylish, fun and eye catching. It would also make a great fathers day present.

Get yours now at the reduced price of £6 (was £12) from Rose + Grey