home: featured [ The Living Lounge ]

home: featured [ The Living Lounge ]

After visiting Canterbury recently, we came across this wonderful homeware store. The black painted exterior draws you in, and once inside you are surrounded by Scandinavian gorgeousness.

Full of naturally sourced home accessories including candles, baskets, tableware, and soft furnishings, as well as lovely lighting and furniture The Living Lounge is a must visit store.

Started by a passion for Nordic lifestyle, Leila Appleby-Lansley has created a stunning space with something for everyone.


13 Orange Street



home: trend [ new Nordic ]

home: trend [ new Nordic ]

It’s calming and quiet, with soft tones of greys, pink, sage green and lilac. The new Nordic trend has the usual Scandi feel but with more relation to the earth with textures of leather, wood and influences from global prints.

Don’t over complicate with too much fuss but choose pieces with purpose and need. Keep minimal but textured for a warmer less clinical environment.

Top row

Cushion £21.25 Ideas4Lighting / Ceramics from £14 NOTHS / Cushion £91 Made In Design

Middle row

Storage £24.00 Hurn & Hurn / Plate £10.20 ScandinavianShop / Shelving £937 Tylko

Bottom row

Print £34.99 Scandivis / Pots from £5.50 Rose & Grey / Rug £665 Skandium

home: found this [ blankets & throws ]

home: found this [ blankets & throws ]

As Autumn is in full swing and Winter around the corner, now is a great time to invest in the perfect blanket. We have found a gorgeous selection at thefuturekept.com

Choose from blankets & throws in Merino lambswool, recycled wool and eco wool. All ethically made in the UK or Sweden.

[ Prices start from £18 ]

Head to thefuturekept.com to see the full collection.

home: trend [ sunset to dusk ] 

home: trend [ sunset to dusk ] 

The natural world brings us many inspirational colours that influence trends that find their way into our homes, and with blush pinks being so popular we now found all the tones of sunset to dusk being a new strong inspiration for our interiors. 

This Nordic influenced calming colour palette brings together peaches, pinks, soft sky blues and lavender that contrast well with the colours of dusk and nightfall – the darker inkier blues, charcoal and black. 

Look for smooth finishes, natural fabrics, woods and the softest hues of each shade. Use the dark tones on walls, lighting and floors with all the pale colours for furniture, soft furnishings and gone accessories. Colour block with shades of the same colour and keep pattern to minimum. 

1 Rug / IKEA £100 

2 Ink Wash / Dulux 

3 Lamp / Made.Com £59

4 Pouffe / George at Asda £39

5 Rug / Cox & Cox £375 

6 Sofa / Made.Com £699 

7 Flooring / U.K. Flooring Direct  

8 Blanket / Maitlands £67.99 

9 Floor Lamp / Dunelm £59

10 Cushion / House Of Fraser £20 (was £40)