home: trend [ nature calls ]

home: trend [ nature calls ]

Nature calls; feel the call of the wild, getting back to nature, bringing the outdoors in but you don’t have to step outside.

Embrace the bold trend of nature and botanical inspired patterns, prints, illustrations and designs in homewares.

A trend that can be layered up to great a bold effect but also gently introduced with a few nature inspired homewares or a single wall of wallpaper.

Top row

Botanical interiors / Chair, £149 Dunelm / wallpaper, £98 John Lewis

Middle row

Nature calls interiors / Rug, £262.50 La Redoute / Chair, £25 Trouva

Lower row

Curtain, £45 Dunelm / Wallpaper, £36 MuralsWallpaper / Wallpaper, £72 JoyfulWallpaperCompany

home: event [ Awestruck exhibition ]

home: event [ Awestruck exhibition ]

This week long exhibition get us thinking about the connection between interior design and wellbeing.

The interesting idea of Biophilia is explored through workshops, talks and sensory experiences.

Biophilia is the innate human affinity we have with nature and the outdoors; literally, it means “love of life or living systems

For more information head to eventbrite.co.uk

30th July – 3rd Aug

Craftwork Studios, London

[ free ]

home: trend [ desert ] 

home: trend [ desert ] 

We are needing a retreat, a place of calm and perhaps an interior that makes us think of warmer climates, holidays and miles of endless sands. 

The desert trend back for 2017, with the surge in popularity of succulents and cacti still growing (happy plants we generally succeed in not killing!) is a strong easy look to pull together in a home. High street (and designer) stores have plenty of natural homewares, products that look as if they’ve been gathered from travels and craft inspired goods. 

Use bright light interiors and bring in leathers, weaves, wood and tapestry. Search vintage fairs for large patterned rugs or head to highstreet stores including Urban Outfitters, La Redoute and House Doctor for new versions. The current Summer sales are perfect to pick up large items that work with this trend – suede sofas and leather armchairs and with the good weather explore markets and carboots, and thrift unusual items, pottery and trinkets to build the look.  

Stick to neutral colours, dark and light but throw in a little colour in an odd chair or patterned cushion. Essentially use indoor planting for fresh green tones that will set off well against the tans, beiges, whites, creams and other neutral tones – with highlights of gold and bronze. 

Get creative and work on your own DIY projects for accessories – macrame pot holders, woven hangings for the wall and block print canvases leaning casually against the side. 


Credit : TheArtHouseConcept 

Product guide: 

1 cactus curtain / BritishMadeInteriors £27.73

2 ‘Clunch’ paint / Farrow + Ball £43.50 

3 ‘House Doctor’ rug / Wayfair £85.17 

4 goat skin pouffe / MaisonDuMonde £108

5 Aztec cushion / Wolf + Badger £105 

6 llama cushion / Urban Outfitters £35 

7 midcentury leather chair / Rose + Grey £915 

8 woven throw / Dunelm £15 

9 white cactus vase / La Redoute £65 

(Currently 25% off at La Redoute with code : 25OFF )

home: trend [ urban wild ] 

home: trend [ urban wild ]

Seek time away from the busy hectic technical world we daily live in, by creating a natural sanctuary in your own home with the Urban Wild trend. 

This trend heals and soothes. Interiors that embrace this trend are as close to getting outdoors and enjoying the wild as you can get living in the big city. 

Combine natural colours and textures. In furniture, floors and walls use woods, aged stone, polished stone, wicker and metal to give a natural but industrial edge. For soft furnishings seek out leather, knit, cashmere, linen and even velvet. Combine soft and hard materials like goat hide for seating with metal structures for the bases, and layer up furs and fluffiness in rugs against polished grey slate flooring. 

For walls choose soft natural chalky tones to keep the look soft and blended. Craig & Rose give a great insight to using chalky paints and Annie Sloan has a great range of colours. 

1 HETTIE Rattan table £125 / La Redoute 

2 RATTAN side table £215 / Rose And Grey 

3 WOODEN filing cabinet £395 / Rose And Grey 

4 BRASS + MARBLE drinks trolley £325 / Rose And Grey (sign up for the newsletter and get 10% off now!) 

5 LINEA throw Was £80 Now £32 / House Of Fraser 

6 GOAT HIDE + TEAK armchair £395 / Rockett St George 

7 Find similar to these gorgeous terrariums at The Urban Botanist and Geo Fleur – and Geo Fleur also stock an array of plants and fauna which would enhance this trend perfectly! 

home: found this [ vase ] 

home: found this [ vase ] 

With so much nature inspired  homeware this season from fern leaf print fabric upholstery and wooden accessories to woodland scenes in wall prints and floral designs on glassware, we couldn’t help but fall in love finding these gorgeous cabbage design vases from the great online store Mia Fleur

These would look great both single and minimal on a shelf in the sunlight full of tulip stems as well as clustered with colourful wild flowers. 

It’s a beautiful white vase at just £15.95 which would be a great gift, treat for yourself or even a beautiful, elegant centre pieces for a wedding table. 

home: nice price [ print ] 

home: nice price [ print ] 

There’s always room for more beautiful art on a wall. John Lewis has a talent to hunt out some incredible artists and graphic designers and have a huge, varied range of styles of work. 

We picked this gorgeous Tiffany Lynch print, that is only £5, as our favourite. The colour, the detail and the stylized effects come together to ensure this is a stunning vibrant piece, inspired by nature and perfect to bring a bold, Spring feel to a room. 

Tiffany Lynch is inspired by the magic of nature, it’s wildlife and changing seasons, her paintings on canvas always find their origins in her pen and ink sketchbook drawings.

Birdy Unframed Print / 30cm x 40cm print / £5