home: made [ DIY macrame workshop ]

home: made [ DIY macrame workshop ]

There’s many many tutorials online but there’s nothing better than being taught in person, shown how to make and create and having the support and guidance if you make mistakes.

If you’re in the Cumbria area, why not try ByMe ‘s workshops – there is a macrame workshop class on Thursday 15th February at the Lingholm Estate and there’s still places available!

Book now HERE

£45

Full details ;

Come and join us and make your very own macrame plant hanger in the beautifully restored greenhouse, amongst the stunning surroundings of The Lingholm Estate

Learn a variety of macrame techniques, from choosing your cord, making some basic knots (and more complicated ones if you fancy!) to hanging your favourite plant in it at home. 

All materials and equipment will be provided plus delicious tea and cake from the Lingholm Kitchen. 

This course is suitable for anyone-there are limited spaces available so book now and have a go! 

The course will be held at: 

The Lingholm Estate
Portinscale
Keswick CA12 5TZ

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home: trend [ greenery ]

home: trend [ greenery ]

The last year has seen a massive increase in greenery in our homes, not only in painted walls and furniture, but also the increase in indoor plants [ faux and real ] spread throughout a room. Layer them up to create texture and shade.

Green is a calming colour and not only do leaf and plant prints bring the outside in, they also create interest and focal points. The plants themselves do the same.

Last year we saw green combined with millennial pink and this continues, although the tone has changed slightly and is more of a berry colour…think pale raspberry.

Work with these shades together through accessories with either the green or pink taking the walls.

Guide:

Top row – vase from trouva.com [ £22 ], wallpaper from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £135 ], print from desenio.co.uk [ from £6.95 ]

Middle row: sofa from made.com [ £999 ], Very Berry paint colour from Valspar, wall planter from westelm.co.uk [ £12.80 ]

Bottom row: plants from a sellection at ikea.com, leaf tray from hm.com [ £19.99 ], Image via Pinterest

home: trend [ Hang It ]

home: trend [ Hang It ]

If it’s got a hook on the back if it hang it! That’s the basic rule to follow, with wall decor taking on a new style.

We all love a picture wall, framed prints and photos filling a space. Nothing wrong with that, although now there is so much more to display on our walls including hanging rings, macrame, baskets and planters. It’s nothing new, but a trend emerging currently is to soften a room with neutral tones and add the hanging items with materials to compliment – woods, rope, and metals with an artisan feel, almost hand crafted.

Plants play a large part, so get some baskets or metal rings and play around with faux or real succulents to create a relaxing space – ivy is great for this.

Feathers are popular, whether in art work, embroidery or hanging decor with the softeness and intricate design bringing interest and calm to a space. 

Whatever you decide, the choice is out there. A great place to start is online marketplaces Trouva and Amara.

Guide:

1. Rooster feathers from designvintage.co.uk [ £85 ]

2. Hanging shelf from amara.com [ £129 ]

3. Embroidered wall hanging from trouva.com [ £70 ]

4. Ceramic planters from westelm.co.uk [ from £16 ] 

5. Decorative mirror from tindesign.co.uk [ from £39.95 ]

6. Hanging basket from bohemiadesign.co.uk [ £15 ]

7. Hanging candle holder from trouva.com [ £16 ]

8. Cotton wall hanging from trouva.com [ £40 ]

9. Black hanging ring from Skandivis.co.uk [ £23.99 ]

home: made [ lampshade plant stand ]

home: made [ lampshade plant stand ]

This is probably the most simple project we have featured. There are only three steps to create this cool plant stand, made from the wire frame of a lampshade.

Step one: Choose the shade size you want [ make sure the frame connects at the top and bottom ]. Pick one with an interesting shape and perhaps choose a few in different sizes.

Step two: Remove the fabric shade & cut off any excess parts you don’t need using wire cutters.

Step three: Spray the frame whatever colour you like and then ta da…its done!

We think these plant stands look best in black or white for a monochrome finish. But of course the choice is yours.

For full tutorials head to:

themerrythought.com 

harlowandthistle.com 

home: found this [ paper pots ]

home: found this [ paper pots ]

Over the last couple of years a new trend has taken over when it comes to bringing plants into the home. Among the usual ceramic pots to put them in, baskets and boxes have grown in popularity as well as paper pots. We have spotted these gorgeous versions from Oohh at Room365. Part of their new collection these pots are 100% waterproof, made from recycled paper.

‘Danish in design and inspired by nature and the environment these fairtrade, handmade pots have a truly unique edge to them’

[ from £7 ]

room365.co.uk 

home: made [ books ]

home: made [ books ]

Often we have great ideas but don’t always know how to translate them into our homes. Whether it’s home decor ideas, colour options, diy projects or just the need for general inspiration, there is a book to help.

We have picked some of our favourites including basic diy techniques, the best ways of using plants in the home and a paint colour guide.

Clockwise from top left:

Make a house your home [ £20 ]

Design bloggers at home [ £8 ]

Reinventing Ikea [ £15.99 ]

Hygge [ £12.99 ]

In the mood for colour [ £19.99 ]

Bring the outside in [ £9.99 ]

How to decorate [ £30 ]

Collins complete DIY manual [ £24 ]

House of plants [ £20 ]

home: trend [ faux plants ]

home: trend [ faux plants ]

Plants bring life to a home, increasing oxygen levels and are great at bringing calm to a space. But unfortunately keeping them alive long enough to reap the benefits isn’t always easy; over watering them or not giving them enough sunlight is usually the issue.

If you are one if these people have you considered faking it?! Now is the time to do it, as stores all over are now stocking great faux plants. Not only are they realistic, but they need no maintaining expect perhaps a little dust every now and again.


Today we show you some fab examples and where to get them. A good place to start is with small versions including perhaps an Aloe Vera or a herb [ Ikea have some brilliant examples at very affordable prices ]. Sit them in a ceramic or concrete pot on a shelf mixed amongst accessories and ornaments.

Go bigger with a fern or palm tree and place in the corner of a room next to a table perhaps. These can look great in a large woven basket or bag. Prices can vary depending on size and shape but remember they are going to last, so ultimately an investment.

If you want to make a statement with faux plants create a vertical garden using panels to build up a wall. This only needs to be done on one wall, but it will be dramatic and totally on trend.

Guide:

1. Faux Ivy in pot – rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £25.95 ]

2. Vertical garden panel – evergreendirect.co.uk [ £97.95 ]

3. Faux black grass – rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £12.99 ]

4. Faux Bamboo – ikea.com [ £35 ]

5.  Faux Palm tree – wayfair.co.uk [ £70.99 ]

6. Faux fern – roseandgrey.co.uk [ £155 ]

7. Faux Aloe vera – grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £38 ]

8. Faux fern – trouva.com [ £39.95 ]

9. Faux vertical garden – hedgedin.co.uk [ £71.99 ]

10. Faux assorted herbs – ikea.com [ £6 each ]

11. Faux Bird of paradise – rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £299 ]

12. Faux Orchid – ikea.com [ £10 ]