home: favourite thing [ shelving unit ]

home: favourite thing [ shelving unit ]

We love this sleek black unit from Ikea for its simple design and practical use. The FALSTERBO wall unit is made from coated steel and would work really well in a hallway or kitchen. With three shelves, three drawers and hooks along the bottom you can fill it up to the max.

What’s even better is that it’s a really good price of £70, so why not get two!

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home: favourite thing [ floor lamp ]

home: favourite thing [ floor lamp ]

We love this take on a traditional architect task lamp, taking the form of a larger floor lamp.  The matt black finish will work with any room and perfect for bringing drama and a statement to a space.

From Danish brand Moebe this floor lamp is adjustable at three points, so you can create the light you want, and angle it to suit your needs.

Avaiable from skandivis.co.uk 

[ £340 ]

home: trend [ Red ]

home: trend [ Red ]

With new colour trends appearing all the time its hard to keep up. Decorating whole rooms to the latest shades is not always an option, so instead it’s a great time to start introducing accessories and accents.

A big colour choice for now, going into next year is Red. Not an easy one to work with, so our advice is to keep it simple. Red is a colour that is going to shout out within a room, so make sure the pieces you choose enhance the space, not clutter it.

A statement clock or cabinet will draw attention in a room, as well as an armchair or sofa. Perhaps opt for a painted wall, a chalky matt finish will tone the effect down and in turn will create a more subtle finish.

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A monochrome, white walled room is going to act as the best back drop to red accessories, but an industrial look also looks great with red light fittings or tiles, ideal in a kitchen.

Whatever your thoughts on the colour Red there is no doubting it’s uplifting and fun. We are on board!

Guide:
1. Cabinet from ikea.com [ £70 ]

2. Pendant lamp by Muuto from ambientedirect.com [ £95 ]

3. Sofa from made.com [ £649 ]

4. Vase from habitat.co.uk [ £15 ]

5. Clock by Newgate from amara.com [ £75 ]

6. Chair from futureandfound.com [ £219 ]

7. Side table from ikea.com [ £20 ]

8. Cushion by Bella Freud from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £160 ]

9. Cabinet by Kartell from heals.com [ from £72 ]

home: featured [ This Modern Life ]

home: featured [ This Modern Life ]

We don’t often feature kids stores, but thought it was about time we did, especially as one of us has just welcomed a new member to her family.

We came across thismodernlife.co.uk and fell in love. Full of monochrome and pattern, the gorgeous designs of lighting, soft furnishings and accessories will compliment any room.

Launched in 2011 as The Modern Baby by Suzanne & Danny, this online store as grown and evolved as their family has, searching out products that will bring fun and joy to your home.

‘We combine modern, retro and vintage inspired items. We are passionate about supporting other small businesses, and aim to continually increase our stock of eco friendly products. We genuinely love what we do here, and we want you to be excited by our expanding range of home wares and decor – we have lots of plans for the future!’

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home: trend [ black and white ] 

home: trend [ black and white ]

Monochrome is as popular as ever with high street stores and designers still loving the simplicity, easy coordination and extensive pattern options to create crisp modern interiors. 

Whether you go for an even mix of the tones or go stronger on either black or white, it’s an easy colour palette to work with. 

As dark interiors are so on trend we love the look of styling heavily black with highlights of white in framing, fabrics and ceramics. Black walls can make a fantastic backdrop for white accessories to really stand out. Keep the look modern with only occasional pattern and stick mainly to plain black or white in accessories and fabrics. For wall decor choose illustrative prints, linear designs, typography or black and white photography. Head to Desenio, Gayle Mansfield or A Room in my House for prints to suit the look. 

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1. Pouffe / French Bedroom Co £99 

2. Chair / InHomeDesign £399 

3. Cushion / Ikea £13 

4. Throw / Trouva £75

5. Coffee table / M&S £79 

6. Paint / Farrow & Ball ‘pitch black’ 

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home: nice price [ cups ] 

home: nice price [ cups ] 

Head to the H&M sale and to the homeware section – seek out these bargain monochrome cups. Perfect for the kitchen but also versatile for use elsewhere – pop in a plant for some indoor planting, use for stationery in an office or make up brushes in the bathroom! 

Just £2.29 in the sale 

home: nice price [ floor seat ] 

home: nice price [ floor seat ] 

Affordable, aesthetically pleasing, ticks trend boxes and is a practical and useful piece of furniture. Add this triangle patterned floor seat to your home to sit well with monochrome styling, Scandinavian design or in a vibrant mix match patterned room. 

Its versatility, great customer reviews and modest pricing make it an excellent investment. 

Just £39 from George at Asda. Available from larger stores or online.