home: favourite thing [ rug ]
We love this patterned rug from audenza.com with its monochrome colour pallete and spiders web design – simple and stylish.
This rug will work in most rooms and is hard wearing so perfect for a hallway or kitchen.
Available now from audenza.com
[ from £119 ]
home: favourite thing [ flooring ]
Zazous is home to a lot of great interiors products (including Acapulco chairs!!) but their flooring is where we most favour their collection.
Authentic heritage patterns, retro designs, traditional looks with modern twist, so many great patterns to choose from – their encaustic tiles and ceramic tiles are incredible but the vinyl tiles are really an absolute gem. Incredibly well priced for large scale flooring, superb pattern choices and the finish is perfect for safety, warmth and durability.
home: found this [ IKEA SVARTAAN range ]
Explore Another India with IKEAs new SVARTAAN collection of soft monochrome furnishings that will bring a subtle richness to a black, white and grey interior. It’s beautiful fabrics, patterns and silhouettes of the accessories, fabrics and furniture pieces are a modern, Indian inspired collection that would sit well all together as well as used in a minimal white interior and alongside dark woods and blues.
‘With patterns inspired from urban landscapes, the SVÄRTAN collection invites us to explore a side of India that goes beyond the vivid colours usually associated with this striking country. Created in collaboration with Swedish textile designer Martin Bergström and Indian fashion students, SVÄRTAN uses only black, white and grey and consists of bed linen, textiles, paper items, rugs, bowls, glassware and metal objects. The result is a collection that offers both versatility and uniqueness to one’s home.’
Prices from £2 IKEA
home: trend [ tiles ]
The use of tiles are storming interior design this year. It’s about thinking outside the box with both designs, patterns but also where to use tiles.
Not just for the bathroom walls or a hallway floor, but bring a cool design feature to a bedroom with a tiled back drop to a bed, to a lounge with a feature wall or even for function use on hallway walls to help with the marks and wear from heavy traffic through this busy room.
Explore high street stores like Topstiles, Habitat, Homebase and B&Q ; and online retailers including Zazous and The London Tile Co for affordable tiles. Mix patterned tiles with plain, square with oblong and play with size and shape with hexagon shaped tiles, large scale tiles and mosaics.
We found great inspirational imagery from House & Garden and some gorgeous ideas from Grand Designs.
You can also explore the vinyl tile market with modern brands including Zazous and Amtico producing up to date designs in vinyl that is hard wearing, easy to lay and with very competitive pricing compared to porcelain or ceramic tiles.
Be bold with pattern or play safe with neutral tones and then over lay with rugs to bring pattern and interest to an interior.
Tiles are hard wearing and functional. Use instead of carpet or wall paper as a great alternative.
home: made [ storage boxes ]
One of the most common storage solutions is the faithful cardboard box with lid – perfect for an office or bedroom. Finding the right size and colour isn’t always that straight forward so why not try making your own. You pick the colour and make it the size you want. Using simple techniques of folding paper or card, you can create your desired storage box in no time. We found some tutorials from designsponge.com, instructables.com and homemade-gifts-made-easy.com to follow.