home: trend [ gold ]

home: trend [ gold ]

It doesn’t have to be brash or over shiny, it doesn’t have to come across ostentatious or too blingy but this season, gold is the colour to embrace. From the, it seems, permanently on trend, metallics family, gold is a great colour to introduce in small homewares or be bold and embrace layering golds from walls, to floors, to ceramics to soft furnishings. Use either dark tones or soft blush and whites to sit along side.

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Top Row

Boston Lounge Chair £320 Amara / Stockholm Geometric Wallpaper £9.99 per roll Inspired Wallpaper / Newberg Cutlery £129 Made.com

Middle Row

Trouva Rug £67.99 Wayfair / Honeycomb Side Table £99 Atkin & Thyme / Tranquil Wallpaper £18.39 Debenhams

Bottom Row

Gold Print £15 Joyful Home Co / Vibe Cushion £9 Dunelm / Hammered Vase £29.99 Zara Home

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home: favourite thing [ floor lamp ]

home: favourite thing [ floor lamp ]

A little overwhelmed by the beautiful design of the ‘Luna‘ light by J By Jasper Conran, available from Debenhams.

It’s midcentury style, concrete and metallic – a perfect addition to the modern midcentury Home.

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This floor lamp from The Collection is a great option for lighting up modern desk and bedside spaces. Offering a minimalist mid-century-inspired design with a hint of contemporary charm, its gold accented style features a brass finish and a marbled base with an additional table feature on the metal frame.

Currently on sale at £90

Reduced from £180

home: made [ Christmas table decorations ]

home: made [ Christmas table decorations ]

It’s almost just a month away and if you’re busy planning gifts and festive nights out, don’t forgot about the decorating and it can be simple and low cost to create effect displays, decorations and centre pieces with items sourced from around the home, foraged from your local park or handy bits picked up from a local craft store.

From around the home find old jam jars, cardboard, string, old baubles, even an old dried up sponge can be useful.

Foraging free bits from out and about is also great – local woodlands having an abundance of conifers, holly, pine cones, twigs, branches and more.

Then from local craft stores (or online) choose items including metallic spray, glitter, pva glue and soft wire.

With these items you can create unique decorations using imagery from Pinterest for inspiration.

Use PVA and glitter to create a Christmas feel to branches of conifer tree, by pasting on the glue and sprinkling over the glitter; and create a long garland for the mantle piece by tying the branches together with wire.

Spray jars with metallic spray and tie gold or silver round to make festive little vases for winter flora and twigs. Cluster various sizes together to make a centre piece for the table.

Cut and stick cardboard into cone shapes, coat in PVA glue and wind sparkly twine or string round, ensuring not to leave any gaps to produce modern, simple statement Christmas trees. Again these would look great in varied sizes and clustered together.

Using old baubles in shades of the same colour and modelling wire with an old sponge as an oasis, poke in each bauble on a wire stick to make a gorgeous dome of baubles – another great centre piece. Or go extravagant (slightly more complex) and create an entire sphere which could be hung from the ceiling!

Head to Pinterest and explore for an abundance of creative ideas!

Simple paper trees

Confetti for the table

Confetti for the table

home: favourite thing [ table lamp ] 

home: favourite thing [ table lamp ]

Mixing industrial with marble (but also available in concrete or metallic which also tick the trend box) this gorgeous table lamp from Heals is a perfect addition to a bedside or side table. 

The Bristol Table Lamp is now in the Heals sale reduced from £89 to £53 (filament bulb sold separately)!

home: trend [ bronze ] 

home: trend [ bronze ] 

The metallics trend continues this year with designers and high street stores continuing the love of using metallic tones in homewares and furnishings. 

From that metallic family, bronze is a rich warming tone that can be used in various amounts to bring great tone to a room. 

For subtle introduction to bronze, there are plenty of great small homewares but for a bigger impact; brands are offering wallpapers, paints, tiles and larger pieces of furniture in bronze. 

Bronze can compliment and sit with many other colours including navy, black, white, neutrals and even pinks. 

1 Tolix chair // £52.90 PrivateFloor 

2 Graham + Green Copper Tranquil wall paper // £18.39 (SALE) Debenhams 

3 Alvar Aalto vase // £117.84 Ambient Direct 

4 Industrial ceiling light // £29.06 Beautiful Halo 

5 Viners cutlery set // £74.99 Wayfair 

6 Sumi Hessian Copper wall paper // £51.99 Fashion Wallpaper 

7 Scales Cushion // £26.50 Zazzle 

8 Orrico coffee table // £225 Habitat 

9 Sass + Belle baskets // £17.40 MonshowRoom 

home: nice price [ floor lamp ] 

home: nice price [ floor lamp ] 

With copper still a big trend for this season we continue to hunt for affordable ways to bring into the home. 

The Range is a treasure trove of affordable pieces and their copper retro floor lamp is a perfect statement piece to bring copper into a lounge or bedroom. 

This tall, copper angle poise-style lamp is just £74.99

home: trend [ gunmetal silver ] 

home: trend [ gunmetal silver ] 

Layering tones of grey builds a smart, modern and calming interior look. Add gunmetal into the equation and it gives a luxe look, the shine brings richness with an industrial edge. 

Use amongst other greys or to stand out, use in accessories in a monochrome colour palette. Add the tone in with vases, candle holders and other small homewares or it’s perfect to use in lighting, radiators and door furniture. 


Gunmetal, like other metallics would also sit against rich tones including navy, burgundy and mustard. It looks expensive and strong, and is great for table legs, shelving and other furniture. 

1 All the tones of grey with gunmetal highlights 

2 Kyoto Dining Chairs, Set Of Two, Mango Wood & Gunmetal £129

3 PATINA – GUNMETAL GREY + GLASS TEA LIGHTS, Mink Interiors, £25.00

4 Ampersand Light, MyHaus £35 

5 MARTEAU Pewter Large Metal Ceiling Light, Habitat, WAS £160 NOW 128

6 Victorian Style Radiators, CastIronRadiators4U, from £49.50

7 A great colour for industrial style striving. These are from French Connection 

8 The perfect metallic for lighting 

9 Mixing gunmetal with greys and navy