home: trend [ denim blue ]
Not so long ago we talked about using blue in the home, and going into Autumn we are still talking about it.
This time the focus is on denim blue and much paler, washout examples.
This can be found on a lot of ceramics and furniture, with blue becoming more popular in glassware too as an alternative to smoked grey or Amber, which we have seen a lot of in recent years.
Be Bold with a blue sofa or armchair. or tone it down by just using some cushions to accessorise.
A bright and airy space lends itself to denim blue, but if your room is darker then go for a more rich royal or navy blue.
Top row: wallpaper / cole-and-son.com, vase / hurnandhurn.com [ £17.95 ], cushion / frenchconnection.com [ £55 ]
Middle row: armchair / made.com [ £149 ], bowl / hm.com [ £6.99 ]
Bottom row: wine glass / zarahome.com [ £7.99 ], bar stool / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £95 ], cabinet / ikea.com [ £179 ]
home: event [ Choose Love exhibition ]
Back for a second year, Print Club London presents an exhibition of its favourites artists and their works in order to support Help Refugees.
Artists have taken the iconic ‘Choose Love’ slogan, originally created by Katherine Hamnet in the 1980s and each created a one off piece.
‘It has so far raised over £50,000 for the charity and seen artists such as Sir Anish Kapoor, Alexa Coe, Stanley Donwood, Mustafa Halusi and Noel Fielding contributing artworks to the project. Each piece is available to buy throughout the exhibition, and then later via Print Club London’s online gallery‘
[ 26th July – 01 Aug ]
Head to somersethouse.org.uk for more details
home: featured [ Antipodream ]
An explosion of perfect colour palettes and gorgeous design all the way from the other side of the world.
Australian brand, Antipodream, has made its way to the UK and is making a big impact. Interiors bloggers are loving the colourful well curated range and infamous pieces like the ‘Nudie Rudie’ bath mat is regularly seen on Instagram.
We love bright colours + bold prints. Preferably together!
Antipodream brings you a range of exclusive products for your home from some of the most exciting new ‘Antipodean’ artists, designers and brands from Australia and New Zealand. Our brands include Kip & Co, Sage x Clare, Society of Wanderers, Castle and Things, Bride and Wolfe, Mister Fly, Armadillo & Co, Pete Cromer and Printspace.
The Antipodream collection features bright colours, bold designs and gorgeous prints. Every item has been carefully selected with an eye for quality, durability and sustainability.
home: made [ stencilled walls ]
If you love the look of modern patterned wallpapers – dots, arrows, paint daubs, triangles, or Victorian and Moroccan prints – but need a more affordable options, try stencilling.
There’s been a huge rise in modern style stencils available, especially on Etsy, that offer an affordable creative way to achieve great feature designs on a wall without having to use wallpaper.
The advantage is it’s easy to change as you can paint straight over the paint, as opposed to painting over wall paper or stripping the wallpaper!
We found some great options to buy online to create a unique look for any room
Geometric Nola Tile from £8.11
Honeycomb from £4.67
Dalmatian Spots £32.58
Medina from £14.99
Herringbone from £34.62
home: featured [ Cissy Wears ]
There’s a beautifully curated, modern concept store that has its home in South East London. If you haven’t yet visited Cissy Wears or you’re not in London, then you can happily browse and shop all products on their recently relaunched online web shop.
Cissy Wears creates a store where so many key elements and trends are covered. Not only do they focus on ethical brands, being environmentally friendly, and organic fine quality but also their style is a sumptuous blend of minimal, midcentury, scandi and vintage.
If you can steer yourself past the gorgeous children’s wear collections (currently with an irresistible sale running), it’s a place to buy beautiful homeware and furniture. With new lines and brands constantly bring introduced there’s a fresh and current range to shop at your finger tips.
home: event [ lino printing ]
Head to the Barbican, London at the end of this month to experience a top workshop with expert Jamie Temple.
Learn lino printing with a brutalist edge and create a piece of art inspired by the Barbican itself. If you love architecture this is the perfect workshop.
Included in your ticket will be a tour of the building before you take part in the workshop. All materials are included.
29 – 30 June
[ £75 ]
home: made [ printed curtains ]
Struggling to get curtains that work for your room? Why not try designing your own.
We have found this quirky make from abeautifulmess.com that transforms plain white curtains into something more fun. They have gone for monochrome spots but the options are endless.
With a few tools and some paint, and a bit of confidence you can create some individual curtains to fit with your own design. We think they would be perfect for a kids room.
Check out the tutorial at abeautifulmess.com