home: favourite thing [ sofa bed ]

home: favourite thing [ sofa bed ]

There are so many great new arrivals appearing online and one of our favourite brands is made.com. We have featured them a lot recently and this is basically because of their great design and prices.

Our latest crush is on the Edwin sofa bed, with its classic vintage design and simple fold-down backrest. Available in three colours this sofa is certainly a winner for those who want a cool daytime sofa, but need a bed for occasional guests staying over.

[ £299 ] made.com

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home: featured [ Urban Outfitters ]

home: featured [ Urban Outfitters ]

The Urban Outfitters sale is not to be missed but it’s also good to keep an eye on the ‘NEW‘ section too.

Have a browse and find it easy to style a full room with classic design pieces that have a retro midcentury feel, plus cool ceramics, wall hangings, lighting, rugs and cushions – they have it all covered.

Create that boho styled home with a modern edge. We’ve picked some of our favourite pieces (see picture) and it comes together to have s great natural, earthy vibe.

home: favourite thing [ rattan pouffe ]

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 !

£108

(left) Maison Du Monde

(right) original vintage Franco Albini

home: favourite thing [ shoe rack ]

home: favourite thing [ shoe rack ]

A lot of the time the simple things in life are the best, and this includes furniture.

We have spotted this gorgeous Midcentury shoe rack on westelm.co.uk and the bonus is it’s currently on sale

Perfect for a hallway or bedroom, this piece will fit with most interior styles.

[ was £199 now £139 ]

home: featured [ rattan at Habitat ]

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 ]

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 [ cave interiors ]

home: featured [ cave interiors ]

Nestled in Primrose Hill, and online, is the wonderful Cave Interiors, offering a wonderful authentic mix of vintage and new design for the home.

The owners vast experience in interior design is evident in the excellent curated departments including lighting, accessories and furniture.

Internationally sourced vintage pieces sit along side furniture and homeware designers from across the world bringing a shopping experience both unique and tailored to you if you also opt for using their interior design services too.

They say;

Georgina Cave studied at the Interior Design School before founding Cave Interiors in 2002. With what has been described as “an infectious passion” for architecture, design, art and antiques, she soon became known for creating beautiful but real homes, each tailored to suit her clients’ individual needs, style & personality.

Having successfully grown the business with a relentless pursuit of creative quality, Georgina today leads a team of hand-picked designers which is regularly briefed to deliver spatial planning and end-to-end design for both old and new-build house projects, alongside some of London’s leading architects.

Drawing on long established relationships with specialist suppliers, craftsmen, builders and a vast network of international sources for salvage, antiques and unusual items, Cave Interiors’ work now extends to the complete renovation of historic and landmark listed buildings. Georgina herself has appeared on BBC1’s ‘Britain’s Empty Homes’, been profiled in House & Garden, as well as having her work featured in a range of magazines and the book ‘Casual Living’ by Judith Wilson, one of the UK’s leading interiors writers.