home: event [ Deterra London at West Elm ]

home: event [ Deterra London at West Elm ]

At the end of the month Deterra London will be popping up at West Elm on Tottenham Court Road, London.

Their pop up shop will be there 27-28 July.

They say;

Deterra London is a London based startup company specialising in handmade concrete planters, plant setups, homewares and cut class terrariums. They also offer broad range of airplant setups. Their planters are carefully hand crafted in East London and ingredients are sourced from companies using only sustainable technology. With over 50 styles; you are guaranteed to find something to complement your home décor.

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home: nice price [ planters ]

home: nice price [ planters ]

Filling your home with plants is aesthetically pleasing, has health benefits and also is a chance to have some gorgeous free standing planters around the house.

Head to Matalan for some amazing designs of planters with great prices – starting at just £5!

There’s lots of styles; minimalist, midcentury, Scandi and all make great features for a room.

home: found this [ concrete ]

home: found this [ concrete ]

If like us you like your concrete then insidestoreldn.com is definitely worth visiting. Full of modern, Scandi inspired homeware and lighting you can get your concrete fix very easily.

Choose from planters, trays and vases to bring a little bit of brutalism into your rooms.

Head to insidestoreldn.com

home: favourite thing [ ceramics ]

home: favourite thing [ ceramics ]

London based, Italian ceramicist Virginia Balistreri, creates the most beautiful thrown pottery. Great homeware for every day use, would make perfect gifts or treat yourself.

Choose from a broad range of pots, bowls, hanging planters, plant pots, candle holders, tea pots, cups and more. All the range are in beautiful natural tones of greens, blues and beiges.

With prices from £15, head to her Etsy shop to discover more.

home: made [ garden pot design ] 

home: made [ garden pot design ] 

It’s May and the sun is beginning to make more and more appearances, so it’s definitely time to think about brightening up and bringing a new look to the garden. Think about current trends or colours that you’d like to incorporate into the garden and then you just need the paint and pots. 

Decorating cheap plastic or ceramic pots is an easy way to update the garden time and time again. 

Head to diy or craft stores for paint or spray suitable for outdoor use and explore Pinterest for pattern or colour ideas. 

Including: MakeItLoveIt tutorial design (top left)
High street stores including Wilkos and any of the pound stores are great for getting basic plain pots and planters. For a better finish ensure cleaning the pots and a light sanding if old and tarnished to create the perfect base to design on. Set yourself up with outdoor primer, exterior sprays or paints and use a exterior varnish or lacquer to ensure a long lasting finish. Use masking tape or stencils to create modern designs with geometric influence, typography or embrace the popular dip/drop styles. And if you make a mistake it can simply be painted over. 

For tips, guidance and advice head to CraftsByAmanda , PracticallyFunctional , TheCraftedLife and Diary Of A Mad Crafter (featured in top picture), Make It Love it (featured in second picture)  or  CountryLiving

home: favourite thing [ planters ]

home: favourite thing [ planters ]

Spring has sprung and so have the new arrivals in stores. With a lot of people turning their focus to the garden now is the perfect time to get some colour outdoors and bring your green space back to life.

We have spotted these gorgeous ceramic, metal & fibreglass planters from Habitat. With a huge range of sizes and colours you are sure to find the right ones for you.

Available now from habitat.co.uk [ from £20 ]

home: made [ plant pots and plant stands ] 

home: made [ plant pots and plant stands ] 

January is all about new projects and hiding from the cold, and making crafty projects. 

Introduce some indoor (or outdoor) gardening to your home but instead of just buying planters and pots – look to use, upcycle, recycle and make your own alternative containers and stands for your planting. 


There’s great tutorials from favourites A Beautiful Mess and Brit & Co but there’s lots of easy projects without tutorials. 

Search for unusual containers – cups, buckets, tins, old crates, bags or even tea pots. Depending on what you choose to plant your chosen container may need to have drainage holes. Then you can think about creativity with paints, sprays, varnishes or if the item has vintage charm it might look great as it is. 

Look at trends in colour and pattern for inspiration and use masking to create designs on the outside – try geometric , stripes or colour blocking. Techniques including drip, dip and ombré may be a little more challenging but have great results too. 

Find a collection of great tutorials all grouped together at Cool Crafts