home: event [ Midcentury East ]

home: event [ Midcentury East ]

Get along to Midcentury East this May with a huge collection of furniture, lighting, accessories and art.

Located at architect Ernö Goldfinger’s only brutalist designed school, you can make a day of it by taking part in their terrerium making workshop, as well as browsing the 55+ dealers.

For tickets head to modernshows.com

Sunday May 19th

10:00 – 16:00

[ £9 ]

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home: favourite thing [ chair ]

home: favourite thing [ chair ]

We love a good chair and with mid century styling it can never fail to be a design statement in a room.

This ‘Carlo’ midcentury armchair from West Elm, in the olive fabric currently reduced from £599 to £479, is the perfect update to a lounge.

A lovely accompaniment to a similar style sofa, a nice pop of colour, a comfy stylish reading chair – invest in beautiful furniture for your home.

home: nice price [ planters ]

home: nice price [ planters ]

Filling your home with plants is aesthetically pleasing, has health benefits and also is a chance to have some gorgeous free standing planters around the house.

Head to Matalan for some amazing designs of planters with great prices – starting at just £5!

There’s lots of styles; minimalist, midcentury, Scandi and all make great features for a room.

home: favourite thing [ industrial drawers ]

home: favourite thing [ industrial drawers ]

Featuring an vintage-style industrial piece in the home makes such a statement. This drawers unit from Tikamoon at £299 is handy, practical and great design.

They say;

Like a little piece of Brooklyn … This INDUSTRIEL chest of drawers stores all your  everyday objects, clothes, and accessories and keeps them close to hand … Otherwise it can be a handy storage facility for your documents and accessories in a well-organised office. 

The beautiful raw, bleached mango top surface speaks of class and sophistication. Meanwhile, the 9 drawers with customisable labels help to keep your space organised.  

home: trend [ 70s ]

home: trend [ 70s ]

There was some incredible design and style to come out of the seventies – it wasn’t all bad bell bottoms and glitter, but the design mentality of the midcentury continued, evolved and produced slick but funky interior design, luxury and a lot about comfort and relaxing – think low level seating, sumptuous throws, endless cushions, fabric on walls, even padded walls… dinner partying in the home and cocktail evenings or ‘soirées’ were becoming all the rage so creating the right home environment was key.

Fast forward to present day and a lot across the current high street has taken inspiration from the styles, patterns, furniture silhouettes and luxurious feel.

The colour palette to stick to should include neutral creams and beiges with rust, red, mustard and green tones. For a modern approach keep things quite minimal with not overlaying too many strong patterns as they would have done in the 70s.

Hunt on eBay, in markets and at car boots for pottery, ceramics and homewares of the era to bring in the right details but also high street favourites Habitat and Dunelm have some great modern equivalents.

Picture guide

Top row :

‘Biba’ Cushion £28 House Of Fraser / Rug from £44.99 Very / H K Living Bowls £31.13 Trouva

Middle row :

Leaf Dish £16 Dunelm / Cushion £20 Urban Outfitters / ‘Flynn’ Sofa £2300 Habitat

Bottom row :

Vase £17.50 (sale) Habitat / Chair £229 CultFurniture / Curtain £103.50 Maison Du Monde

home: featured [ Argos ]

home: featured [ Argos ]

High street giant Argos is definitely one to put on the list for great homeware and furniture.

With Habitat and Sainsburys Homeware under their belt and their own great home designs, the range of products to choose from is vast and offering great design, on trend pieces, super value and ample choice.

Industrial, Green and Faux Planting all feature in their new season collection and it’s easy to create entire room styling solely from them, from the sofa and shelving down to the ceramics and cushions.

There’s even same delivery on some products!

To make it even more appealing there’s even more all under the same (virtual) roof to help you out – from toasters and kettles, mattresses to fridges and even all you need for the garden too!

home: found this [ lounge chair ]

home: found this [ lounge chair ]

The style and silhouettes of midcentury design in furniture is on-trend, beautiful and available in both original versions as well as many many replicas and furniture designed ‘in-the-style-of’ across the high street.

New in at Cult Furniture we love the midcentury style ‘Nelly’ chair.

They say;

Laid back mid-century lounging, this mustard yellow velvet upholstered accent chair is the perfect spot to kick back and relax. Complete with soft cushioning, an exposed wooden frame with gold capped legs this lounger will slot into most interiors seamlessly. 

Hard to ignore and easy to adore, the Nelly lounge chair is available in a range of rich velvet colours.

£279 and available in five colours