home: nice price [ dining table ]
With its soft tone wood and midcentury styling – curved edges and tapered legs, this elegant dining table from Dunelm is perfect.
It’s sale price is just £259.50 which means it’s a bargain for such a great piece of furniture.
home: favourite thing [ sofa ]
We spotted this gorgeous black leather sofa on roseandgrey.co.uk and love it. It’s a great looking piece of furniture and it’s size makes it perfect for an addition seat in a living room or on its own in a smaller room.
This Mid Century inspired sofa has an ash wood frame and super soft leather seat [ £1450 ].
Available now from roseandgrey.co.uk
home: favourite thing [ rattan pouffe ]
You may have been searching eBay for a very sought after piece of homeware – the 1970s Franco Albini (or in the style of) vintage lobster pot rattan stools. The search is over as Maison Du Monde have a brilliant version in the current furniture range.
Their ADEM wicker pouffe is the perfect design, on trend and a perfect addition to a lounge, bedroom or outdoor living area. The midcentury style sits well in so many interiors and rattan is definitely the material-of-the-moment !
(left) Maison Du Monde
(right) original vintage Franco Albini
home: featured [ rattan at Habitat ]
Rattan, popular on and off throughout the last century, especially from the 1950s to 1980s in various styles and forms, is back in fashion and across the high street.
Habitat, known for its midcentury styling and strong designs from the key rattan era, is definitely the go to place for rattan and other materials that have a similar look – wicker, cane, bamboo, and other woods. Beds, shelving, chairs and more all embracing the current new trend.
So why is rattan different to other materials that look so similar? Rattan is a specific material, hence rattan furniture is crafted out of rattan only, but wicker furniture may be crafted out of different materials such as bamboo, straw and even rattan. Recently, synthetic materials are also being used for manufacturing wicker furniture.
It sits perfectly within either a clean minimal interior or equally amongst an eclectic bohemian styled room. It worked in the 1970s and still works now. Avoid mixing with chintzy florals – not to end up looking to 1980s.
home: trend [ midcentury monochrome ]
The angles, the curves, the familiar silhouette of midcentury design sits so well with a monochrome interior. A little hint of walnut tones is all you need to soften the monochrome look.
Across the high street there are so many homewares and furniture embracing the style and designs from the midcentury era.
It’s easy to create this trend from modern stores but also it’s a great excuse to explore vintage markets, auctions and antiques fairs. Look for designs from brands including Ercol (furniture), Midwinter and Meakin that have some beautiful design and great monochrome pieces (ceramics).
Use vintage vases, lamps and plates for decorative display to compliment the look.
1 ‘EKENÄSET chair / IKEA £180
2 ‘Sputnik’ light / Dunelm Was £129.00 Now £38.70
3 embroidery cushions / West Elm from £29
4 ‘afar’ rug / La Redoute from £69.30 (current prices with up to 30% off)
5 wall hanging / La Redoute £37.80 (current price with up to 30% off)
6 ‘Margot’ sofa / Argos £299.99
7 ‘Scott’ armchair / Perch & Parrow £685
8 Ridgeway ‘homemaker’ vintage plate / search vintage markets and eBay
9 ‘Ditto’ wallpaper / Miss Print £64
home: featured [ John Lewis ]
Head to John Lewis for a new look for the home. If you love bright colours, we’ve collated our favourite current pieces currently in-store and online.
A colourful look is great with a retro twist. Stick with hues that are similar shades of a few bright colours, with turquoise, burnt orange and red for a midcentury twist. Keep sofas, armchairs or other main furniture pieces in statement plain bright colours and opt for patterns in home accessories. Look for quirky additions like the John Lewis ‘On Air‘ light box and mix fun patterns like geometric and block printing in curtains, throws and cushions.
home: nice price [ clock ]
Head to Amara to get this gorgeous Newgate Wideboy Alarm Clock. With it’s midcentury style and retro look we love it in black and wood colouring, but it’s also available cream and black.