home: featured [ House Curious ]

home: featured [ House Curious ]

Launched by Sommer Pyne, and based in London, House Curious is a gorgeous curated collection of homeware, stationary and gifts. If you are looking for something a bit special and unique then you will be love this site.

We love the art printsfurniture and vases amongst other pieces. With so many lovely items it’s hard to choose a favourite.

‘House Curious is the brainchild of Sommer Pyne. Based in London for the last 12 years, Sommer grew up in the sunny climes of Sydney, Australia. House Curious is a coming together of the Australian lifestyle she experienced and the rich creative tapestry of London living. A keen traveller with a passion for food, interiors and design, Sommer wanted to bring all these passions to one place to share with other like-minded people’

Head to the website to explore their blog and workshops, plus keep up to date with instagram.

housecurious.co.uk 

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home: found this [ lamp shade ]

home: found this [ lamp shade ]

With all the options of lighting available sometimes it’s nice to find a traditional lamp shade, an easy way to update an old base. We have spotted this lovely example from ikea.com.

The cut out detail on the shade casts a pattern of light when on and when off it’s an attractive addition to any room.

Head to ikea.com to see the full range [ from £18 ]

home: featured [ PIB ] 

home: featured [ PIB ] 

A haven of perfect vintage, midcentury and Scandinavian design under one roof. The range of superb condition vintage pieces at PIB is extensive and includes chairs, tables, lighting, storage, and more. 

They say: 

Style, Quality, and Everlasting: The PIB Concept

PIB was founded because we couldn’t find furniture which combined style & quality online. The products were either of bad quality, badly presented or in the middle of long lists with no coherence of styles.




Currently there are great ‘back to school’ special discounts on various pieces running until 25th September.

home: trend [ plywood ]

home: trend [ plywood ]

Plywood furniture is nothing new, made popular in the 1950s with design icons like Charles and Ray Eames. The material that was once thought too cheap to be on show is now making its biggest mark on interiors being used on everything from furniture to kitchen cupboards to wall coverings.

The amazing nature of plywood means it can bend and create beautiful shapes, and this is particularly evident in pendant lights. If you are looking for a statement light this coming season, make sure its made of plywood.

Light shade from clasohlson.com [ £29.99 ]
Another great way to make a statement is to use plywood where you may not expect. Make cupboard doors in a kitchen or panel a wall in a living room. Let the finish be raw and obvious, no need to cover up with paint.

If you fancy a more subtle approach to plywood try adding in some dining chairs or perhaps a side table or stool. These pieces of furniture can add interest to a room and blend with other trends, like mid-century, monochrome and Scandinavian. You really need to appreciate the design of the pieces you choose, so a less cluttered room is probably best.

If you are looking for inspiration than we recommend a visit to the V&A Museum and their current exhibition Plywood: Material of the Modern World.

Guide:

1. Image from Pinterest

2. Shelving unit from lozidesigns.com [ from £180 ]

3. Wallpaper from johnlewis.com [ £175 ]

4. Stool from lozidesigns.com [ £120 ]

5. Lamp shade from woolights.com

6. Floating shelf from made.com [ £49 ]

7. Eames chair from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £927.60 ]

home: featured [ Forest London ]

home: featured [ Forest London ]

Launched by collector Eva Coppens, Forest London is an emporium of Scandinavian and Northern European furniture, lighting and accessories. 

‘Specialising in original and authentic mid-century furniture and lighting, Forest London will also provide a platform for a mutually complementary mix of old and new art forms through a series of exhibitions and collaborations with contemporary artists’

We love the mix of styles and designs Forest London offers. Search out the perfect mid-century rosewood cabinet or sideboard and combine it with a contempory black metal side table.

Visit the store at:

115 Clerkenwell Road

London

EC1R 5BY

[ Mon – Fri 11 – 7 , Sat 12 – 5 ]


Or head to forestlondon.com and fall in love.

home: found this [ light ]

home: found this [ light ]

Habitat has launched it’s new season collection, and with it some new designs imcluding this gorgeous walnut light shade. Its plywood frame has a been stained walnut and slots together, creating a really interesting light when on.

A perfect light for a living room or kitchen. Available now from habitat.co.uk [ £75 ]

home: featured [  Lime Lace ]

home: featured [ Lime Lace ]

We love a bit of quirky and Lime Lace certainly deliveres with its online store. Full of an eclectic range of gifts, lighting, furniture and accessories you will be sure to find something to brighten to your home.

Stackable tableware

Founded by Samantha King in Harrogate, North Yorkshire Lime Lace dares to be a bit different and encourages its customers to do the same and make a statement with their home. Our favourite items include the gorgeous collection of wallapers, the Oxford table lamp and the album books prints.

Shop now and get 10% off orders with code TROPICAL

Limelace.co.uk