home: trend [ animal print ]
Let’s begin by saying that this trend is not for everyone. Of course we would argue we all need a bit of leopard print in our lives, but we won’t hold it against you if it’s not your thing.
Taking inspiration from fashion trends, leopard and snake skin print is everywhere right now. Find it on cushions, bedding, accessories, furniture, wallpaper and rugs.
Brands that are fully embracing their wild side are rockettstgeorge.co.uk and zara.com with a great range of products to add some flare to your home.
Don’t be afraid to clash prints if you are feeling brave. Alternatively add touches of animal print to a corner of a room with soft furnishings for a more subtle take.
Clockwise from top left.
Cushion / amara.com [ £35 ], bedding / hm.com [ £39.99 ], floor vinyl / amara.com [ £110 ], chair / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £180 ], pillow case / zara.com [ £4.99 ], wallpaper / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £99 ]
home: nice price [ affordable art ]
So you’ll need to buy a frame but finding a cool piece of art work for just a fiver is an incredible find. Hunting through the new home products at House of Fraser we find this gorgeous wrapping paper (3 metres for £5) that is so perfect it needs to be framed. Make a statement – find a great big frame (try the largest size in Ribba frame from Ikea or head to Desenio and pick one of their skinny profile frames) and cut the paper to size.
The pattern, the colour – it’s all on trend and would be perfect as a focus piece of art in a lounge or bedroom.
To ensure the paper stays smooth and flat, hunt out your local picture framers and ask them to ‘dry mount’ the paper to a board (this can cost around £20 for a 60×80 size piece)
home: favourite thing [ sofa ]
The London Transport Museum, known for their incredible homeware ranges and interior styling products, have raised their game with their current moquette fabric (famous from the London tube train seats) sofa which not only comes in all the amazing fabrics from all the various underground tube train lines but also even more patterns – including a truly fabulous leopard print. Custom made to order, one of these investment pieces could be yours for £1964.99.