home: trend [ statement rugs ]

home: trend [ statement rugs ]

To bring a room together or to give you a starting point for styling and picking colours for a room; a statement rug is the place to start.

The two main routes to take for interior designing from the chosen rug is to keep the rest of the room simple and minimal and take colours from the rug for small highlights around the room or follow the maximalist trend and continue from the statement rug with bold walls, patterns in soft furnishings and layer textures.

Picture guide :

Top row

Maison Du Monde £103.50

Habitat £600

Benuta £59.95

Middle row

French Connection £155

Rugs Direct £385.99

Made £299

Bottom row

Modern Rugs £959.20

Ikea £250

La Redoute from £99

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home: featured [ That Lovely Stuff ]

home: featured [ That Lovely Stuff ]

Amongst all the gifts, goodies and other ‘lovely stuff’, there’s an abundance of great homeware pieces in the That Lovely Stuff online store. The store curates a variety of home accessories from a wonderful selection of creative mums – all designing and creating great products.

They say;

Did you ever think to yourself “I wish I had all of That Lovely Stuff”? 

We did and then we got to thinking and realised how many talented friends we had, and the further we looked, we realised that friends of our friends were amazing too.  With just those thoughts That Lovely Stuff was born.  All of our products are made by people that we know or people that have been recommended to us and all of the items on the site have been tried and tested by the team here.  Only the best will get on the site and we hope that you love it.

It gives us great pleasure to see all of our “mumpreneurs” making a living whilst bringing up their children.  It really is the best feeling sending orders out to these lovely ladies and we hope you love their goodies as much as we do.

home: favourite thing [ prints ]

home: favourite thing [ prints ]

Just when you think you’ve bought all the prints for all your walls, Cissywears brings in this perfectly graphic designed range of Hotel Magique prints – available online and in store (excitingly in the newly re-opened store in South East London)

Available for £40 each / size A3

We’d definitely suggest using the John Lewis slim profile oak frames from their House range (£30) to frame them.

home: features [ Gayle Mansfield Designs ]

Launched in 2016 Gayle Mansfield has created a go-to store for any typography lovers.

Gayles designs can be seen in so many peoples homes with popular prints including ‘bla bla bla’ and ‘hell yes’. The heavily typography lead designs appeal for their quirkiness and simplicity and we love them.

Because the designs are predominantly monochrome, it means they will work in any interior. And with prices starting at £12.50 there is no excuse not to treat yourself.

Head to gaylmansfielddesigns.co.uk to start shopping.

home: featured [ Maison Du Monde ]

home: featured [ Maison Du Monde ]

Maison Du Monde online French store and now available in the flesh on UK soil, is quickly becoming a leading favourite for great design and style, trend aware products season after season and varying pieces to suit all budgets.

The great collections can transform any room and their website has plenty of inspirational styling imagery for guidance in designing the perfect room for you.

home: trend [ tropical greens ]

home: trend [ tropical greens ]

Evey summer over the last couple of years we always get an overdose of tropical prints, including plants, animals and fruit. Although this trend never really goes away throughout the year we tend to notice it more now.

This year we have seen it is less about the bright colours and clashing prints and more a subtle take on what’s gone before, with layering prints and textures in different shades of green.

Image from Pinterest

Green on green action is big this year, whether it’s tableware on complimentary table linens, art and ornaments layered against a wallpaper backdrop or tiling in a bathroom with similar tone bath towels and accessories. The calming and refreshing colour of green mixed with patterns in different shades will bring an exciting and bold look to any room.

And then on top of that fill your home with indoor plants – real or faux – to get the maximum look.

Guide:

Top row – cushion from trouva.com [ £20 ], leaf dish from trouva.com [ £90 ], wallpaper from johnlewis.com [ £65 ]

Middle row – tableware from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ from £8 ], image from dunelm.com, print from desenio.co.uk. [ from £7.95 ]

Bottom row – tray from audenza.com [ £29.95 ], shower curtain from dunelm.com [ £8 ], image from Pinterest

home: trend [ gold ]

home: trend [ gold ]

It doesn’t have to be brash or over shiny, it doesn’t have to come across ostentatious or too blingy but this season, gold is the colour to embrace. From the, it seems, permanently on trend, metallics family, gold is a great colour to introduce in small homewares or be bold and embrace layering golds from walls, to floors, to ceramics to soft furnishings. Use either dark tones or soft blush and whites to sit along side.

Main picture guide;

Top Row

Boston Lounge Chair £320 Amara / Stockholm Geometric Wallpaper £9.99 per roll Inspired Wallpaper / Newberg Cutlery £129 Made.com

Middle Row

Trouva Rug £67.99 Wayfair / Honeycomb Side Table £99 Atkin & Thyme / Tranquil Wallpaper £18.39 Debenhams

Bottom Row

Gold Print £15 Joyful Home Co / Vibe Cushion £9 Dunelm / Hammered Vase £29.99 Zara Home