home: nice price [ mirror ]
We spotted this lovely gold effect mirror in Argos and think it will work with most interiors.
Great for a hallway or in a bedroom, this oval shaped mirror shares a design which is very popular right now, being seen in a lot of stores. But this one is a lot less money!
[ £24 ]
Head to argos.co.uk
home: favourite thing [ Desenio ]
We love prints and art, and even more so when the price is good. If you don’t already know about Desenio then you should, as it’s full of affordable art for all tastes.
Check our their new arrivals, with a mixture of nature, naughty and abstract. As always full of colour and choice Desenio is the place to pick up great prints – starting at £3.95
home: featured [ Seld ]
Seld is a gorgeous Welsh store of contemporary mixed homeware, gifts and accessories. Explore online for a plethora of ceramics, soft furnishings, candles, kitchenalia and more, or visit their store based at 4 Bridge Street, Aberaeron, Ceredigion, Cymru/Wales SA46 0AP
This is a shop with a story…
The STORY of SELD – pull up a chair…
The seld has always evoked strong childhood memories for me growing up on the family farm – a little like the reassuring clunk of the Aga door closing. Firstly, I should explain to all non West Walians what a seld is. Seld is the colloquial term for a wooden dresser – the central hub or ‘mothership’ (call it what you will) of a kitchen on a Welsh farm. Many people would polish their seld fastidiously and would use it to show off their best china, but ours was all about practicality and daily use. Ours felt like part of the family, in as much as a slab of wood can. As soon as I’d left the farm and got married there was only one thing on my mind, no – not the husband, but getting my hands on my own seld. We couldnít afford a new or a nice antique one so I rummaged through ‘The Exchange and Mart’ and found one advertised somewhere near Mountain Ash in the Welsh Valleys.
I dragged Gareth (the husband) over there without much thought of transport and decided after little deliberation that the aforementioned seld would be our first piece of family furniture. Gareth, being the practical one, uttered the words “There’s no way that’s going to fit in the car”, (a phrase which has since become as much a part of the family as the seld itself…). It turned out that he had a fair point, but who ever said that it had to fit IN the car?! We proceeded to strap both parts of the dresser to the roof of our Volkswagen Beetle and cheerily headed back down the A470 to our little terrace house in Cardiff. All was well until we lurched to a sudden stop at some traffic lights… and the dresser didn’t. Sometime later we arrived back in Cardiff –no reported casualties or deaths and the dresser was still in only 2 pieces. Since then, the seld has adapted well over the years to our evolving family life –from storing the children’s toys to now holding family heirlooms, memorabilia and a load of CDs. It’s had numerous coats of paint over the years, and by now I expect that the paint is the only thing holding it together… Any mention of getting rid of our trusted friend is greeted with shrieks of horror from the kids. When we had to choose a name for our company we thought that seld was a great play on words – being Welsh, and seeing as I ‘dressed people’s houses – a Welsh Dresser aka SELD was the only choice!
home: favourite thing [ apothecary cabinet ]
This weeks pick is this gorgeous cabinet from rockettstgeorge.co.uk. Add character to a room with this antique style wooden cabinet, featuring 18 drawers to store paperwork and your treasures.
There is some lovely details including the brass label holders, and lettered plaques on the lower drawers, as well as the angled top level, giving a quirky look for all to admire.
Available now from rockettstgeorge.co.uk
[ £250 ]
home: nice price [ pendant light ]
Right now H&M Home is doing everything right. Expanding its range to include furniture and lighting and continuing its attack on the high street with stand alone stores opening in London.
Our pick of their new arrivals is this lovely pendant light. This gorgeous light is made from glass and mango wood and comes in two sizes.
We love how it’s shape gives the impression of a giant bulb with a simple organic feel to it.
[ £39. 99 / £49. 99 ]
home: nice price [ floor lamp ]
We spotted this very cool floor lamp at next.co.uk and what’s better is it’s a very reasonable price. Next may not always be the first choice of store to go too for modern homeware, but it has upped its game and there is loads to choose from.
This lamp is perfect for a living room as a reading light or just to give some ambience to a room. It comes in black or brass finish and what’s great for the price is the LED filament bulb is included.
[ £65 ] next.co.uk
home: featured [ OOSTOR ]
Head to oostor.com for an array of homeware, lifestyle and fashion for the modern life. Similar to Trouva and Amara, OOSTOR is a marketplace for independant designers and brands showcasing their best products.
Search their large selection through filtered categories of furniture, lighting, stationary and more.
A great one stop online shop for all you needs.