Not everyone’s cup of tea for an online shopping destination but king of online selling, Amazon, is a surprising veritable gold mine for modern well priced homeware.
A few searches of key wording including marble, copper, Moroccan, monochrome and even Moomin and we could be filling our virtual shopping trolley with anything from rugs to lighting, to ceramics and cushions, with prices so tempting it’s an easy way to kit out a new home with some great pieces, update current rooms or find great gifts for interiors lovers!
If you love a certain look or piece from another interiors store but not the price tag, it’s definitely worth having a window shop around the Amazon mega site to see if a more affordable version is available.
In between the love for white minimal and Scandinavian pops of colour, the strong trend for dark tones within the kitchen is a beautiful stylish style direction to head in.
Choosing between dark cabinets, counters, wall tiling, floor covering or all of the above creates a deep rich interior – a modern look for a home.
Bringing together a lot of dark tones (greys and blacks) is a bold move but it pays off. Although high lighting with colour or white is also a great look. Intersperse dark cabinets with white tiling or use a paler paint or flooring to soften the darkness.
For accessories, using other on-trend colours of the moment including metallics, blushes and pastels or light greys will really add to the look.
Across the high street big brands and smaller independent brands, seek out well chosen kitchenalia, ceramics, equipment and utensils to compliment the look.
There are always going to be colours and materials that will continuously work as accents to a room, and one of these is copper. There was a dip in popularity last year where we were being told that copper was out, and to be replaced by other metalics like gold and bronze. But we can assure you copper is going nowhere and in 2017 it’s again going to be big.
As with most metalics copper works best in accessories, complimenting a room and colour scheme. But if you are feeling brave then there is a whole lot more you can do to get your copper fix.
Lighting is a great place to start with some gorgeous pendant lights, desk lamps and floor lamps readily available, as well as bringing subtle tones into bulbs and flex. [ made.com and rockettstgeorge.co.uk have some amazing lighting ]
Introduce copper in furniture through table legs and drawer fronts combined with dark woods on table tops and cabinets. Copper is a great metal to bring an industrial feel to a room working best with strong solid design, and when it’s worn it looks even better.
Pick some key pieces, whether it’s a wall clock, vases or kitchenware and stratigicaly place them around the space mixed with other prints and pattern to suit. Copper is a great metal that works with many different trends; scandinavian, industrial and bohemian to name a few, so whatever your taste copper can be included.
[ Some complimentary colours to consider would be navy, grey, dark green and white ].
For a full on copper experience you may want to consider covering a wall or floor. Pick a patterned paper with touches of copper, or go for an all over solid block on a feature wall. This can look really striking, especially in dark rooms. Tiling is another option to get the wow factor with brushed and worn copper working best, especially if considered for a hallway or kitchen.
With the huge success of their pop-up store at Liberty London, Rockett St George have ventured across town to land in Harvey Nichols. Full of their unique style be inspired by a curated selection of products including accessories, furniture and gifts.
Split into two areas RSG have created one space full of kitchenware featuring gold utensils, cut glassware, marble chopping boards and black gloss tableware to name just a few. The Harvey Nichols concession gives customers an up close and personal experience to see the products in the flesh, plus get their hands on all the new arrivals.
In the second space it’s all about faux flowers, ceramics and planters; take your pick from faux roses, peonies, chrysanthemum and more. Browse the stunning selection of vases and planters, as well as geometric terrariums perfect for cacti and small plants. All this set amongst gold ornaments, bird foot candle holders, flamingo lamps and animal money boxes, you are in for a real treat.
If that wasn’t enough there is a lovely selection of cushions including Bella Freud and an array of furniture; cocktail trolleys, coffee tables and dining chairs. What are you waiting for?
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[ keep an eye out over the next few weeks on Instagram as we will be having an RSG exclusive giveaway ]
Founded by Kate Barraclough, this West Yorkshire born brand is one to keep your eye on. Haykin represents small makers and designers from the UK and around the world, with a strong idendity of clean, simple and timeless pieces.
Haykin is full of colour and their website is a joy to navigate, with the online store being broken into four sections; Living, Stationary, Accessories and Little ones.