home: made [ painted basket ]
It might seem pretty straight forward, but painting pieces of furniture and accessories yourself does take a bit of prep and time.
We found this great tutorial for spray painting an old wicker basket. Updating it with a new colour and handle will give it a new lease of life.
Head to hunker.com for all the details
home: trend [ neo mint ]
Jumping on the colourful back of ‘it’ colour millennial pink, we have a new shade in town for 2020 – neo mint.
Not a shade many will put as first choice for a room colour or furniture fabric, but bear with us. This bright, mint colour is described as ‘an oxygenating, fresh tone that harmonises science and technology with nature’.
It’s a calming colour that will work well with our hectic lives and give us positive vibes.
We are starting to see it online in accessories and wallpapers, as well as chairs and some larger pieces like sofas. Of course we wouldn’t imagine anyone would go mint throughout a whole room, but we suggest adding accents alongside paler shades.
Neo Mint may not be for all, but keep an eye out as you may become to love it!
Clockwise from top left:
Sofa – wayfair.co.uk [ £730 ] / mural – muralswallpaper.co.uk [ from £36 ] / bin – made.com [ £35 ] / pen holder – trouva.com [ £10 ] / kids chest of drawers – laredoute.co.uk [ £275 ] / tiles – claybrookstudio.co.uk [ from £7.38 ] / chair – uk.myfaktory.com [ £39.90 ]
home: trend [ blue ]
This year we have already seen an array of gorgeous colour entering our homes including, pinks, peaches and greens. One that hasn’t had its moment… until now, is blue.
Often seen as a cold colour or one that is associated with seaside styled rooms, blue works really well as a background or accent colour to other shades, creating a modern welcoming space.
We are seeing blue homeware all over, including lighting, sofas & armchairs and furniture.
For a dark moody room go dark blue on the walls with furniture in woods and add metalic accents for a glam feel [ why not include some punchy pink to add interest ]. If your thing is lighter and brighter, electric & royal blue look great against a white background.
Whatever your preferred shade, get on board with blue and give it a go!
Top row: armchair / westelm.co.uk [ £479 ], striped cushion / ikea.com [ £10 ], wall clock / grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £58 ]
Middle row: sideboard / maisonsdumonde.com [ £324 ], sofa / made.com [ £899 ]
Bottom row: duvet cover / laredoute.co.uk [ from £100 ], side table / audenza.com [ £155 ], dining chair / insidestoreldn.com [ £210 ], paint / grahamandbrown.co.uk [ £38 ]
home: trend [ mustard ]
Definitely one of the strongest colours for the season. With a neutral yet warm feel, a nod to vintage and perfect as a highlight or accompaniment to many other colours, mustard is a great tone to introduce to an interior.
Mustard works well with olive, teak or walnut wood tones. It is a stand out tone to use in a mostly neutral and white interiors. We love it with other colours of the season – rust orange and olive green.
(Country and Town House / Rock My Family / Pinterest / House Beautiful
Picture guide :
Cabinet Mustard Made at Trouva €152.49 / Cushion cover ZaraHome £9.99 / Sofa Maison Du Monde £432
Chair Debenhams £245 (sale) / F&B Paint India Yellow DesignerPaint from £26 / Rug Wayfair from £52.99
Wall paper – Wilkos £10 / Wall paper – Very £12.99 / Throw – Debenhams £125
home: made [ painted glass jars ]
This super easy diy project will transform basic glass jars into quirky monochrome storage containers.
You could do this with any pot or jar you like, some spray paint, washi tape and a sharpie.
Experiment with different patterns and shapes to create some chic Scandi inspired home accessories.
Full tutorial at hunker.com
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.
home: trend [ pastel kitchen ]
A big kitchen trend for 2019 is to feature pastel tones. This could be painting walls, using tiles or going full on with pastel cabinets.
The calming feel of pastels will also inject some fun into you kitchen and this can be achieved simply by painting some walls. If you get bored with it, then it’s easy to change.
Create some interest on splashbacks and tiling with pastel tones like blue, green and pink. There are so many shades and patterns available on tiles now, so you can be sure to find something you love.
With more and more options with kitchen cabinets online and in store, now is the perfect opportunity to design everything yourself from style to colour. A pastel pink or blue cabinet will work really nicely with pale wood and white for a fresh clean look.
For a more subtle take on this trend then add some pastel appliances like a fridge or toaster. Who needs to stick to black or chrome!
Clockwise from top left
Image from Pinterest, Smeg fridge /very.co.uk [ £1299 ], image from Pinterest, image from wrenkitchens.com , tiles selection / claybrookstudio.co.uk, Breville Toaster / johnlewis.com [ £49.99 ], image from Pinterest.
home: found this [ wooden trees ]
Beautiful, simple and minimal, these bare wood small trees from Cissywears make a lovely festive decoration but also would be lovely to paint and decorate with children, personalise and play with.
Just £1.50 per tree. Group, arrange, layout how you choose and begin making your house feel festive.
home: trend [ earth tones ]
Natural, organic and getting back to basics with the earth tones trends. These colours will calm and relax an interior, give it depth and richness.
Deep bark tones, gentle shades of oatmeal and subtle green sage amongst other natural earthy shades.
Choose natural materials, a little texture and wood.
Paint £45 Farrow & Ball at B&Q / Rug from £99 The Rug Seller / Cushion £15.60 Marks & Spencer
Floor cushion £156 Urban Outfitters / Sofa £1399 Made.com / Rug from £150 John Lewis
Cushion £18 Dunelm / Armchair £995 Habitat / Throw £10 Ikea
home: event [ Annie Sloan workshop ]
Book in for one of two exclusive workshops at Heals, London, with the lovely Annie Sloan of the uber famous paint brand.
On 22nd November or 13th December
Join Annie Sloan for this workshop where she will provide an introduction to Chalk Paint®, colour theory, and the history of Charleston Farmhouse.
Annie Sloan is delighted to announce two very exclusive workshops, which she will be hosting at the iconic Heal’s building on Tottenham Court Road. These workshops will provide an introduction to Chalk Paint®, to colour theory, and to the history of Charleston Farmhouse.
Annie will be sharing her infectious passion for Interior Design, for Chalk Paint® and for colour – as well as demonstrating the various techniques and styles which can so easily be achieved with her products. Workshop attendees will be using Annie’s brand-new, limited-edition Annie Sloan with Charleston Chalk Paint® colours to transform a wooden keepsake box, and so there will be a focus on the history of Interior Design and Decorative Arts which so influenced Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Roger Fry, et al. Expect to be informed, inspired and amused. Each attendee will take home their painted keepsake box, all the ingredients to complete another painted furniture transformation at home, and a newfound supply of creative confidence!