home: trend [ colour block ]

home: trend [ colour block ]

Colour block – a trend that comes and goes across the interiors world but with the abundance of strong products on the current market, it’s definitely sticking around for now, is proving popular and is an easy look to achieve and evolve with homewares through the changing season – refreshing with different cushions, throws or artwork. Plus it’s also easy to update with a fresh coat of paint on a single wall.

It’s about picking a few strong colours that sit well together and emphasising with accessories in the same tone. For example -A bright yellow wall, a green sofa with green cushions and then dashes of orange in the curtains or rug. Keep patterns to a minimum and break up with lots of white and wood to ensure the few colours stand out strong and bold.

This trend is really aided by the great selection of bold coloured modern silhouette sofas currently filling high street homeware stores. Head to Made, John Lewis or Ikea for a range of affordable options. There are great options in the perfect colours of the year – emerald greens, mustards and deep rich blues.

Guide to products (main image)

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chair, Made £149 / paint, Wickes £12 / cushion, Heals from £39

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curtains, Dunelm from £30 / chair, Anthropologie £398 / cushion, Sainsburys

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sofa, Maisons Du Monde £394 / rug, Amara £89 / set of bottles, Made In Design £223

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home: event [ gallery exhibitions ]

home: event [ gallery exhibitions ]

In London in September? Get yourself to Jealous in Shoreditch, East London. It’s a multitude of greatness under one roof – print exhibitions, print publisher and print studio.

Get current unique prints for your home and support the incredible new wealth of artists of this generation.

Running in September is artists exhibitions plus the Jealous 10th anniversary exhibition celebrating a decade of great artists and their artwork – plus a big party.

53 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3PT

home: nice price [ print ]

home: nice price [ print ]

We love a lovely print and we love a love a sale bargain. Head to Telegramme Paper Co sale section and find some new pieces for your walls.

We love this limited edition silk screen print stating ‘Everything Will Be Alright’ – reduces from £30 to £20. It’s 1/50 editions made. It’s a great design and in gorgeous colours.

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 :

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Maison Du Monde £103.50

Habitat £600

Benuta £59.95

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French Connection £155

Rugs Direct £385.99

Made £299

Bottom row

Modern Rugs £959.20

Ikea £250

La Redoute from £99

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.