home: favourite thing [ armchair ]
This gorgeous reclining armchair from Graham & Green is a great buy and would work great as an addition chair in a kitchen or bedroom.
The iron frame, teak wood and canvas seat give a strong industrial look, making this chair an eye catcher.
[ £195 ]
home: made [ tie dye bedding ]
With marble still being a strong trend, why not try tie dying at home in black and white to create a similar monochrome look.
It’s simple and effective and all you need is the dye and some cotton plain bedding.
Try John Lewis, Argos or Dunelm for great plain bedding.
We love this effective method from HonestlyWTF but also our favourite A Beautiful Mess has a great tutorial too.
home: trend [ washed linen ]
Over the last few months we have noticed an increased selection of linen items online and in stores. Particularly bedding where every brand is offering a soft washed linen duvet set or cushion cover.
Linen gives a really soft feel against the skin and is easy to care for, with little worry about ironing – let it be creased!
Soft tones are always a winner, including pinks, greys and creams. Create a neutral pallete mixing tones and layers to give your bed the most welcoming feel.
Top row: bed linen / laredoute.co.uk [ from £75 ], pillow case / loaf.com [ £40 ]
Middle row: pillow case / hm.com [ £12.99 ], cushion cover / zarahome.com [ £12.99 ]
Bottom row: pillow case / trouva.com [ £25 ], tablecloth / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £85 ], duvet cover set / hm.com [ £79.99 ]
home: found this [ pom pom blanket ]
Explore Hammam + Home for bed, bath and home linens, fabrics and soft furnishings. There’s a beautiful range of towels and throws that can be used all over the home, in the garden, by the pool and on holiday.
Our favourite find is the Dill Stripe Pom Pom Blanket with its colour splash of mustard, but there’s lots in the range including monochrome patterned, plain and grey stripe.
Our Dill Stripe Pom Pom Blanket is beautifully handcrafted in Morocco using traditional hand-weaving techniques. Made in 100% premium quality cotton for a lightweight yet luxurious feel, and finished with large mustard yellow pom pom tassels for that ultimate boho artisan feel. A statement addition to a bedroom, sofa or floor; this piece is truly Moroccan craftsmanship at its finest and will stand the test of time.
home: favourite thing [ bedding ]
When you try and find that perfect colour bedding that you’ve imagined in your head, that matches your walls or will compliment your interiors but just can’t find it; that slightly off white, that perfect pink, that earthy rust tone or even a good neutral flesh tone – head to Midnatt and we are sure you’ll fall in love with every shade.
Available online from their store but also from UK stockists including Cissywears – based in London and also online.
They say ;
Midnatt (or Midnight) is a newly established Swedish brand that makes bedding for children and adults in crisp, organic cotton. A washed-out favorite shirt and a country-side duvet cover that was added for several generations was the starting shot for Midnight’s first collection.
Our ambition is to always give your bed a contemporary look where colors and patterns can be combined just the way you want. Colored underlays and pillowcases sold separately make it easy for you to complete and update the bed with what you already have.
Our stew-washed finish gives the sheets a beautiful structure with preserved softness and the cotton’s ecological is for us an all natural starting point.
home: found this [ Zara Home ]
The Spring weather may not be with us yet but we can certainly get in the mood and feel excited with new arrivals in homeware.
We came across this fun and colourful collection from Zara Home and we love it. Pastle pinks and blues dominate bedding, soft furnishings and table ware.
Combining linen, cotton & velvet on duvet covers, cushions and tablecloths this collection oozes Spring/Summer. Just what we need to brighten up our day.
Head to zarahome.com to see all their new arrivals.
home: trend [ Rustic Utilitarian ]
Taking a slightly softer approach to the Industrial trend of last year, Rustic Utilitarian focuses on worn and textural finishes – combining hard working materials with a soft colour pallete.
In the 1900s utilitarian design was created for use rather than beauty, but now things have changed.
For example the practical use of enamel-coated tableware and light shades has now become desirable for the home as objects of beauty, but still maintaining the usefulness if needed.
Another example of this adaptability could be galvanized buckets which aren’t necessarily used for carrying water anymore, instead used for storage or as a planter.
The great thing about this trend is that traditional materials are there to be used, whether you choose to use them for function, for looks or both, it doesn’t matter.
1. Falcon enamel dishes – amazon.co.uk [ from £12 ]
2. Rug – rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £80 ]
3. Bucket – labourandwait.co.uk [ £28 ]
4. Leather chair – johnlewis.com [ £350 ]
5. Pendant light – artifact-lighting.com [ £60 ]
6. Copper shelf – grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £39.95 ]
7. Bar stool – vincentandbarn.co.uk [ £95 ]
Mix wood, metal and leather on furniture and seat covers, softening the look with linen and wool soft furnishings such as throws and floor rugs.
Wall colours to consider are cool grey, moss green and cream, which work really well next to metal and wood tones. You can also add small punches of colour like yellow and red – achieve this with chairs, lighting and accessories.
A couple of shops who do Rustic Utilitarian very well are Labour and Wait [ step back in time to find traditional products, from hardware to clothing ], and Rockett St George [ great selection of industrial furniture and lighting ]