Ever buy a piece of furniture from Ikea and think it’s needs a little more, something extra to make a little more special, some finishing touches?
You can head to Pretty Pegs and choose from a stylish range of legs for all sorts of Ikea furniture as well as other furniture fixings including handles, add ons and doors.
Prettypegs was founded in Sweden in 2012 with a mission to inspire personalization. Our accessories are for all of those who believe it’s rather the small details that forms the whole, in the space that is most precious to you – your home – expressing who you are.
And by offering accessories such as legs, knobs and fronts that adds personality to your IKEA furniture, people also tend to keep their furniture longer. With other words – it’s a win win win – for you, your wallet and the environment!
In 2018, Alice from award winning blog Alice In Scandiland opened her bricks and mortar shop in Cornwall. Having been selling vintage for a while and having an amazing eye for great homeware and interior design (just take a peak at her blog!) it was a great natural step to move into retail fully.
If you don’t happen to be in Cornwall, never fear, as her beautifully curated range of homewares for both adults and kids, vintage and gifts is available from her online store as well. Definitely worth a visit and you might be lucky to still grab a sale item too.
Turning the interior design world on its head, the new trend for statement ceilings is a brave new design step in putting creative thought on to an often forgotten surface – the ceiling.
Growing in popularity, following the style advice of creative forums like Pinterest and what’s in Vogue, we see various options and design processes being used to create a focal point of the ceiling instead of other more traditional areas that we make a feature like walls or floors.
We see tiles, wallpapers, stencilling and plaster (or faux) relief work, covering ceilings to bring interest to a room as well as often having benefits including allowing a space to feel lighter, taller, or even cosier depending on what is used.
Most of these ideas come from interiors of the past. Relief ceiling in plaster or wood feature (if they haven’t been ripped out) in the ceilings of grander properties from Edwardian, Victorian, Georgian and earlier houses; wood panelling or carving can be seen in the last few centuries but also in the twenties, thirties and forties; wood cladding has been popular since the midcentury and although fell out of favour in the last couple of decades it’s seen a resurgence in use for both a country cottage feel, beach house feel or the strongest design look – a midcentury modern design. A teak or walnut ceiling would have been used to lower and bring down a ceiling to emphasise the open plan so single level living with large glass windows synonymous with many properties of the 1950s and 1960s.
Now we also see tiles being used as a feature product to cover a ceiling. With brands like Rockett St George introducing tin tiles as a beautiful idea, having not been available in this country until recently, we now see other brands following suit.
But this new trend also gives rise to the DIY notion and gives a chance to get creative or crafty. Wood cladding is certainly an attainable level DIY project but also being creative with masking tape or stencils with paint is also a great idea – both cost effective and easy to do, plus can be changed at a later date to suit dates with no major cost issue – just a few coats of paint.
See our picture for ideas but also think out side of the box – swap the planned wall wallpaper to the ceiling or take the pattern from a piece of homeware in the room and transfer it to the ceiling!
For many it’s the go-to site for buying things you need last minute (thank you amazon prime), others loath it for being the big quasher of other stores through its competitive pricing and ease of shopping – but it does offer small stores an outlet to reach a bigger market (albeit if they take a big cut) and also it’s surprisingly home to many many good interiors pieces.
By just searching under the top trends (scandi, industrial, marble, Moroccan, midcentury and more, there’s an abundance of great homewares and furniture that comes up – and at great prices!
Plus as the returns system is so easy, it makes it simple if you get the wrong product or change your mind.
See our top picture for our favourite picks at amazon .
We are a little bit in love with relative newbie to the online retail homewares market, ‘Just Maison’. It’s full of simply beautiful homeware, including prints, ceramics, candles and lighting. Gorgeous pieces to create a neutral calming home interior, all combining perfectly to fill any room.
The store also offers many products that would make beautiful Christmas gifts and have even just introduced hand painted baubles to their decorations range.
Just Maison is a homeware and lifestyle store with a beautiful selection of brands and independent designers. Neutral tones and simple design to enjoy throughout the home.
Get along to one of the best vintage furniture markets in town. This time round Modern Shows is in Haggerston, London on 13th October.
‘See 55+ dealers selling everything from rare collectable pieces to more functional C20 furniture you can use in your own home as well as striking posters, quirky lighting, Berber rugs, ceramics and glass from world famous C20 icons all dotted around the ground floor of midcentury architect Ernö Goldfinger’s only brutalist school‘