home: trend [ chintz ]
By definition ‘chintz’ is quite a broad term to describe a certain style of multi-floral, ‘twee’ or rather english country cottage-ish homewares and furnishings, but it can be many things to many people.
printed multicoloured cotton fabric with a glazed finish, used for curtains and upholstery.
….the grandparents overly floral sitting room with pot pourri and tasseled tie backs on curtains, dated china figurines and doilies on side tables, pinks and pastels and illustrated florals on every surface and what people often presume is behind every door to a thatch cottage and of course the decor to many a seaside B&B from the eighties.
Fast forward to modern day and there’s a surge in popularity for the chintz look with a subtle modern approach.
Many a crafty blogger or instagrammer is embracing the look and it’s encouraging a great push for upcycling, recycling and sourcing second hand pieces for the home – better for your bank account and better for the environment.
Layer up florals on fresh light painted backdrops. Use accessories in marble, metallics and ceramic. Cluster vases and ornaments and also play with clashing pattern sizes on cushions, furniture and curtains.
Wallpaper from £8 (sale) Dunelm / Bed £599 (sale) Made / Drinks trolley (newer style version now available) £228 Audenza
Vase £26 Anthropologie / Sofa £769.30 (sale) Urban Outfitters / Cushion Cover £68 Trouva
Paint £48 John Lewis / Curtains from £19.80 CurtainsCurtainsCurtains / Figurine £150 Ebay
home: featured [ Rume ]
For a little luxury and to make an investment in beautiful furniture and homeware for your home, head to Rume.
Currently with 10% off with code ‘LOVERUME’
Their own designed and crafted pieces are beautiful but also complimented with carefully curated pieces from other brands to sit alongside.
Rume was established fifteen years ago when husband and wife Richard and Libby Baker left the family furniture firm to set up their own separate but complementary company. The philosophy behind the new business was to delight in the beautiful and the beautifully made and to pursue this by making lovely furniture of original design to the very highest standards here in England.
home: trend [ Japandi ]
For beautiful, calming interiors, with soft colours and a minimal feel, the new ‘Japandi’ trend is one to fall in love with.
Across the highstreet stores are embracing the essence of the trend and there’s a lot of products to easily create the look.
Choose soft tones, a few simple accessories, mix dark and light woods, light￼ grey, greens and choose pieces that combine the essence of scandi and Japanese styling.
There’s a new interior design trend in town – introducing ‘Japandi’: a hybrid of traditional Japanese minimalism and Scandinavian decor. Also known as ‘japanordic’, this fresh style has been deemed the biggest new design movement for 2018. Combining the modern-rustic appeal of Scandi style with the traditional sophistication that’s associated with Japanese design, it’s no wonder that it’s a growing favourite amongst designers.
Vase, £17.50 John Lewis / Chair, £139.98 Sklum / Rug, £252 Maison Du Monde
Cushion, £79 NOTHS / Table, £249 Made / Vase, £85 Trouva
Storage from £119, Heals / Chair £249 Made / Cushion, £20 Loaf
home: trend [ vanilla ]
Trends change and also return, as we are seeing right now. Magnolia was once an interior colour of choice in many homes in the 80s & 90s. Now this off white shade is back but with an update and we are calling it vanilla.
Bright white has its place in homes but tends to need a lot of up keep and can be seen as quite cold. Choosing an off white shade will bring warmth to a space, and layering up furniture and soft furnishings creates depth and cosiness.
Texture and pattern will give interest to this colour in soft furnishings and accessories. Combine with other neutral colours and use black as an accent for a stand out look.
Vanilla is not boring, it’s bold!
Clockwise from top left:
Mirror / westelm.co.uk [ £279 ], throw / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £75 ], chair / insidestoreldn.com [ £199 ], cushion / trouva.com [ £45 ], coffee pot / zarahome.com [ £29.99 ], vase / hm.com [ £24.99 ], sofa / habitat.co.uk [ £1500 ]
home: trend [ abstract ]
Go bold with the modern abstract trend. Brands are filling the stores with strong, geometric and block colour prints and patterns to bring great design to the home.
Interiors can be clean, white and minimal and you can then introduce this trend in cushions, prints, rugs or bedding to make a statement.
Hunt out great indie designers on sites like Etsy and Trouva, to find unique pieces strong for this trend.
Wallpaper £36 MuralsWallpaper / Cushion £50 HuhStore / Cushion £45 Trouva
Bedding from £21 Dunelm / Rug £299 Made / Print (download) £5.21 CuratedPrints (Etsy)
Print from £11.95 Desenio / Print from £20 The Lovely Drawer / Bedding from £35 Dunelm
home: nice price [ rug ]
Add a little colourful boho to a room with this gorgeous geometric fringed rug from Urban Outfitters – down in price from £39 to just £23!
Great for beside the bed or in a door way. These small patterned rugs can also look great layered over larger plain rugs.
home: trend [ nature calls ]
Nature calls; feel the call of the wild, getting back to nature, bringing the outdoors in but you don’t have to step outside.
Embrace the bold trend of nature and botanical inspired patterns, prints, illustrations and designs in homewares.
A trend that can be layered up to great a bold effect but also gently introduced with a few nature inspired homewares or a single wall of wallpaper.
Botanical interiors / Chair, £149 Dunelm / wallpaper, £98 John Lewis
Nature calls interiors / Rug, £262.50 La Redoute / Chair, £25 Trouva
Curtain, £45 Dunelm / Wallpaper, £36 MuralsWallpaper / Wallpaper, £72 JoyfulWallpaperCompany