home: trend [ maritime ]

home: trend [ maritime ]

The new ‘maritime’ trend has a far softer and subtle feel than nautical trends of the past.

Still with a feel of being in and around the sea coast but through textures, colours, patterns and imprints as opposed to more obvious use of rope, anchors and red, blue and white.

The colours are washed out blues, sandy beiges, dirty whites and with metallic hints to give an edge of boat engines, rusty hand rails and anchor chains and using natural weave in rugs, runners and chair seats; as a nod to sailors rope.

There’s much layering in textures and fabrics, with patterns of stripe, weave and linear illustration alike to shell patterns.

Add in collected nicknacks from travels, clusters of vases and stick to natural fabrics and surfaces – wood, wicker, bamboo, cotton, wool and silk.

Main picture guide:

Stool £45 Trouva / Paint from £23 Wickes / Rug £299 La Redoute

Sofa £1445 Loaf / Vase / EBay / Sideboard £651 Turnball & Thomas

Vase £18 Plumo / Light £88.45 More Handles / Curtain £88 Anthropologie

Inspiration from Ikea (above)

home: nice price [ Sommar 2016 ]


home: nice price [ Sommar 2016 ]

Ikea have done it again, creating an attractive collection of soft furnishings, tableware and glassware. The Sommar collection is promoted as an outdoor range, ready for garden parties, but there are some great pieces including striped cushions, royal blue tableware, rugs and printed trays which you can use indoors now [ starting from £1.50 ].

Ticking the box for previous trend ‘Fresh Nautical‘ there are elements to take from the collection to fit this look for Spring, and we love it.

Limited stock available online, head to ikea.com to find your nearest store and full collection.

home: trend [ Fresh Nautical ]

home: trend [ Fresh Nautical ]
The Nautical trend is back, but this time with a more simple feel. It’s less about marine animals, rope features and bunting, and focuses on stripes [ of varying width ] and subtle hints to the sea through ceramics and soft furnishings.
This trend shouldn’t make your room look themed. Cushions are a great place to start – mix and match different prints, or maybe place a searchlight inspired light in the corner of a room to get the look .
Colours to think about are Blue, Red, White and Grey, and fabrics are very utilitarian [ Linens and Wools ].


1. Bowl – Thomas Paul at magpieline.com [ £27 ]
2. Cushion cover – hm.com [ £3.99 ]
3. Rug – Ikea.com [ £15 ]
4. Light – made.com [ £129 ]
5. Blanket – labourandwait.co.uk [ £220 ]
6. Pendant shade – johnlewis.com [ £45 ]
7. Cushion – minimoderns.co.uk [ £35 ]
8. Wallpaper – Marimekko at johnlewis.com [ £49.95 ]