home: trend [ arches ]

home: trend [ arches ]

A key trend to keep an eye out for this year is arches. The rounded shape of an arch softens a space whether it’s from a mirror, a piece of furniture or a doorway.

Unless you happen to live in a Spanish villa or a Moroccan road you may be lacking arches in your architecture, so take inspiration from the many products available to create a calm inviting room.

Mirrors are a great place to start, and the bigger the better. You can also get the arch shape from a curved floor lamp, it’s more subtle but will still draw your eye.

Image from arch lovers 2lgstudio

Be bold and create arches on your walls with a printed wallpaper or perhaps using paint to draw out shapes. Whatever your style, you can bring some curve appeal to your home.

Guide:

Clockwise from top left:

table / insidestoreldn.com [ £199 ], cabinet / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £850 ], wallpaper / engbladco.com, lamp / made.com [ £139 ], mirror / hm.com [ £19.99 ], stool / made.com [ £69 ], chair / johnlewis.com [ £399 ]

home: trend [ Luxe Living ]

home: trend [ Luxe Living ]

We have seen a lot of this style before, but the fact is, brands still love it, and we still love it. Leading the way is velvet, we are seeing it everywhere, on furniture, lighting and soft furnishings.

Velvet is the simplist way to get a luxurious feel in your home, whether it’s a statement chair or a few cushions on a sofa. Get extra glam with accessories like gold framed mirrors and smoked glass table tops.

Key colours for this trend are ochre and pink, with accents of brass and gold. This is what we are seeing a lot of but other colours appearing for Autumn are deep blue and burgandy.

With a heavy art deco influence this trend explores interesting shapes and patterns. For example round table tops with square frames, painted detail on cabinets and angular mirrors with interesting shapes. Luxe Living is about pushing the look that little bit further than before, be brave with it and own it.

Guide:

Top row : sofa / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £1450 ], table / roseandgrey.co.uk [ £295 ], mirror /audenza.com [ £164 ]

Middle row : table / made.com [ £349 ], cabinet / westelm.co.uk [ £899 ], chair / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £190 ]

Bottom row : cushion cover / hm.com [ £8.99 ], vase / trouva.com [ £31 ], lamp / trouva.com [ £55 ]

home: found this [ mirrors ]

home: found this [ mirrors ]

If you love Scandi style, then you must head to Haygen, London. And our pick of the range is their mirrors.

Mirrors can bring a new dimension to a room, creating the look of more space and in some cases becoming a piece if art on the wall.

Haygen has a lovely collection of simple brass, black and wooden mirrors, in a number of sizes and shapes. You will be sure to find a favourite.

haygenstore.com

home: trend [ convex mirrors ]

home: trend [ convex mirrors ]

There has been a gradual increase in popularity for convex mirrors. Most take on the form of traditional ships mirrors with thick wooden frames.

With variations available everywhere and in different sizes, now is the time to explore the appeal of a convex mirror.

Some think that a mirror should be practical and in many ways we agree, but with the shape of a convex the clear view is distorted with a fish eye effect, and we love it.

This shape creates a wider view of the room and helps reflect light from windows more than a flat mirror. You can still see a clear reflection straight on, but from different angles you gain so much more.

We should all give a convex mirror a home.

Guide:

Top row – laredoute.co.uk [ £74 ] abigailahern.com [from £750 ] grahamandgreen.co.uk [ from £18 ],

Middle row – maisondumonde.com [ £230 ], limelace.co.uk [ £34.95 ], reidandwright.london

Bottom row – zarahome.com [ £49.99 ] bandsglass.co.uk, rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £80 ]

home: found this [ mirrors ]

home: found this [ mirrors ]

We’ve spotted this gorgeous collection of mirrors at Rose & Grey. These new arrivals ooze style and would really make a statement in any room. Our favourites include the gold feathers and bamboo sunburst. 

Head to roseandgrey.co.uk to shop the new arrivals

Clockwise from top left: gold feather [ £85 ], bamboo sunburst [ from £135 ], bronze leaf [ £69 ], egg [ £55 ], bamboo eye [ £65 ]