home: featured [ Cissy Wears ]
There’s a beautifully curated, modern concept store that has its home in South East London. If you haven’t yet visited Cissy Wears or you’re not in London, then you can happily browse and shop all products on their recently relaunched online web shop.
Cissy Wears creates a store where so many key elements and trends are covered. Not only do they focus on ethical brands, being environmentally friendly, and organic fine quality but also their style is a sumptuous blend of minimal, midcentury, scandi and vintage.
If you can steer yourself past the gorgeous children’s wear collections (currently with an irresistible sale running), it’s a place to buy beautiful homeware and furniture. With new lines and brands constantly bring introduced there’s a fresh and current range to shop at your finger tips.
home: featured [ Urban Outfitters ]
Urban Outfitters could easily feature in our top ten stores and with continual new arrivals of great homeware and furniture, plus amazing sales regularly throughout the year, it’s easy to fall in love with the brand that has a cool bohemian vibe, a vintage feel and pieces to kit out your home in a inviting, warm style.
Interiors look effortlessly cool with layered up textures of throws, cushions and wall hangings with well designed furniture that fulfils loads of needs – storage, seating, somewhere to sleep, vinyl shelving, rugs galore and small homewares and trinkets to create a unique look to your taste.
There are incredible investment pieces that can make a statement in a room but also affordable pieces to make small updates to an interior.
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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.
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 ]
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.
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