home: favourite thing [ wire chair ]

home: favourite thing [ wire chair ]

More chair love this week after we spotted these wire chairs in Graham & Green. The fifties inspied design has a contemporary edge with the black and brass wire finish.

Available as a dining chair or armchair they will definitely make a statement in your home. A good chair should not only essentially be comfortable, but needs to have a great design. These examples tick all the boxes.

grahamandgreen.co.uk [ from £199 ]

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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: trend [ finish it in black ]

home: trend [ finish it in black ]

As more and more people are turning to dark interiors for inspiration Black is becoming a popular choice whem accessorising a room. Whether its small accessories like vases and ornaments, tables and chairs or wall coverings and paint, black is the shade of choice.

Mix high gloss with matte finishes to create tone and collect a selection of black items to display in one space.

Layered black [ image from pinterest ]

The kitchen is a great place to introduce black as there are so many surfaces to play with as well as including electricals, tableware and cutlery. Of course mix with white for a more monochrome feel or combine with dark wood, copper or brass additions.

Combining different finishes [ image from pinterest ]

If you are daring enough, and there is no reason why you shouldn’t be go full on black throughout a room. This especially works well in a bedroom, where most of the time you spend in there is in the dark anyway. Going dark creates a cosy space and doesn’t always – as a lot of people expect -make a room feel smaller. 

Guide:

1. Rattan chair from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £195 ]

2. Vanity mirror from futureandfound.com [ £39 ]

3. Ceiling light from habitat.co.uk [ £55 ]

4. Lamp shade from made.com [ £29 ]

5. Desk from westelm.co.uk [ £399 ]

6. Smeg fridge freezer from johnlewis.com [ £1999 ]

7. Armchair from ikea.com [ £190 ]

8. Vase from hm.com [ £17.99 ]

home: favourite thing [ armchair ]

home: favourite thing [ armchair ]

This mid century inspired armchair from made.com ticks all the boxes for the perfect addition to any living room. Wooden framed in oak and available in velvet or leather, this armchair oozes style and sophistication. We love everything about it.

The Cecil armchair comes in two velvet options – green or orange [ £549 ], whilst the two leather choices are grey [ our favourite ] and blue [ £599 ]

Made.com

home: found this [ planter ]

home: found this [ planter ]

With the sun out and the urge to get planting in the garden, now is the perfect time to spruce up the indoors too with some greenery. This brass spun metal planter from West Elm would make the perfect edition to any living room or kitchen. Set in on the floor or a table and admire its sleek modern look.

£69 from westelm.co.uk

home: found this [ table ]

home: found this [ table ]

With a sleek and sophisticated appearance the Galaxite side table from oliverbonas.com would be a great addition to any living room. Part of it new furniture range the table has a geometric inspired frame and round glass top to add to its appeal, plus the brushed copper finish is still as popular as ever.

Galaxite Side Table £150

home: favourite thing [ armchair ]

home: favourite thing [ armchair ]

We are loving West Elms new collection  of sofas and chairs, especially this Mid-Century armchair. The wide low slung shape and sculptured wooden arms give a classic shape, complemented by salt & pepper upholstery. A chair that is not only great to look at but extremely comfortable too.

Currently reduced to £599 from £699.

Westelm.co.uk