home: made [ plant pot designs ]
With Spring in the air it’s time to think about outdoor living, planting and gardens. It’s great to make personal touches within your space with your own design creations on plant pots. This can allow them to match a colour theme, follow a trend, label what’s in the pot or personalise them as a gift!
We love the design idea from Homedit with its modern geometric look and metallic colours.
For a plethora of ideas head to BalconyGardenWeb or have a look on Pinterest
All you’ll need is paint and, if it’s not outdoor paint then a good fixer spray or varnish will ensure it lasts and holds up to the weather. You can get plain pots from garden centres, IKEA, or try online at Hobby Craft or Baker Ross for great prices.
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Elevate your gardening kit to a new level with a beautiful authentic Sussex Trug from Labour and Wait.
As the weather is clearly heading to Spring climates we start to think about working on our outdoor spaces as well as indoor. We need a good kit for outdoor work and this beautiful piece of craftsmanship should be part of it!
The ‘Original Sussex Trug’, and this has the stamp on the base to certify it! There are many cheap imitations around, but none can compare to this. Hand crafted using Chestnut and Willow (from sustainable resources), if looked after it will last a lifetime. Individually signed by the maker.
home: nice price [ garden furniture ]
Need that perfect seating set for the garden or balcony? Head to George at Asda, online, we spotted the gorgeous Arizona set (two chairs and a table) for just £249.
Great style, modern-look wicker style furniture to create a chilled out lounging area for summer.
home: found this [ garden furniture ]
This George garden furniture set is the perfect set up to create a lovely outdoor lounge area.
Add in a great natural tone patterned outdoor rug, some great planters and pour a glass of wine.
This lounge set with its retro scandi edge has great design and a cool silhouette.
Bring Scandi style into your garden with this Nerja sofa set from George Home. Finished in a beautiful hand woven corded rope, this set includes one two-seater sofa, two armchairs and one grey toughened glass-top table, perfect for relaxed, al fresco lounging.
Nerja 4 piece sofa lounge set £399
home: made [ outdoor rugs ]
There’s a whiff of Spring in the air, if you aren’t still trudging over snow, so it’s definitely a good time for projects that create great pieces for the garden. Anything to help make that perfect outdoor living area to enjoy in the warmer months.
We found two great outdoor rug DIYs from two of our favourite creative maker blogs – A Beautiful Mess and Apartmenttherapy .
The first from ABM is a great, fun project, weaving your own rug from scrap fabric and finishing with a protective spray.
The second from ApartmentTherapy is a stylish idea to make an outdoor rug with waterproof fabric and then create a design on it waterproof acrylic paint.
home: featured [ Next ]
It may be a little damp and chilly but it’s definitely a good time to start planning styling the garden for this summer.
Give yourself something to look forward to by creating a new look for the garden with all the excellent pieces new-in at Next. Plan your outdoor living space with furniture, lighting and outdoor dining ware.
Next offer branded and own brand pieces. There’s great design, great silhouettes and great styles for their furniture. It’s easy to collate a outdoor lounge or dining area with complimentary accessories, planting and with all the details down to melamine ware for safe outdoor dining and strands of cool lighting to light your area after dark.
home: event [ Barbican exhibition ]
Explore the history behind the making of the conservatory and other green spaces at the Barbican at ‘Flying trees and sunken spaces’ exhibition that runs until March 20th.
Explore the history behind the creation of the open spaces, gardens, and conservatory that are found across the Barbican Estate and Arts Centre.
For over a decade (1940–1956), the devastated postwar site where this exhibition now stands was a wild landscape. Debate on the urban role of open space raged on, while weeds gently but effectively regenerated the City from its ashes. A monumental landscape emerged, combining low and high rise buildings and spaces, creating an enclosed, urban fabric within the City.
Flying Trees and Sunken Squares is the fifth of the changing foyer displays. It explores the history and design of the Barbican Estate and Arts Centre and is divided into three sections. A selection of books from founding CP&B partner Geoffrey Powell bring to light references from continental Europe and inspiration from the English garden. A selection of archival drawings and illustrations conveys the interweaving of artifice and nature. At its centre historical drawings of the Conservatory and newly commissioned botanical photography celebrate the glass and steel design of this hidden garden.