home: trend [ 70s ]
There was some incredible design and style to come out of the seventies – it wasn’t all bad bell bottoms and glitter, but the design mentality of the midcentury continued, evolved and produced slick but funky interior design, luxury and a lot about comfort and relaxing – think low level seating, sumptuous throws, endless cushions, fabric on walls, even padded walls… dinner partying in the home and cocktail evenings or ‘soirées’ were becoming all the rage so creating the right home environment was key.
Fast forward to present day and a lot across the current high street has taken inspiration from the styles, patterns, furniture silhouettes and luxurious feel.
The colour palette to stick to should include neutral creams and beiges with rust, red, mustard and green tones. For a modern approach keep things quite minimal with not overlaying too many strong patterns as they would have done in the 70s.
Hunt on eBay, in markets and at car boots for pottery, ceramics and homewares of the era to bring in the right details but also high street favourites Habitat and Dunelm have some great modern equivalents.
Top row :
‘Biba’ Cushion £28 House Of Fraser / Rug from £44.99 Very / H K Living Bowls £31.13 Trouva
Middle row :
Leaf Dish £16 Dunelm / Cushion £20 Urban Outfitters / ‘Flynn’ Sofa £2300 Habitat
Bottom row :
Vase £17.50 (sale) Habitat / Chair £229 CultFurniture / Curtain £103.50 Maison Du Monde
home: found this [ art ]
The easiest way to update your home for the New Year is too use art, bringing colour and pattern in a subtle way.
Urban Outfitters currently have a fab range of new art prints featuring retro images and strong graphic styles.
Starting from £29 these framed prints are worth checking out.
home: featured [ La Redoute ]
Take a look across the broad range of homeware and furniture at La Redoute with up to 50% off.
We’ve picked out our top features from their sale but explore and find products for every room.
Fancy a new look for the lounge? New crockery for the kitchen? New bedding for a better night sleep? The discounts are large and the style, quality and design is perfect.
The all time favourite Afaw rug is in the sale, lots of great midcentury inspired pieces and the best indoor planters across the high street.
home: event [ printing workshop ]
Start the New Year with your creative juices flowing by making some art for you home. We found this fun Risograph Image Making Workshop at Hato Press in London. Learn the techniques of riso-printing and collage in a 2.5 hr session.
‘We’ll take you behind the scenes at our printing studio, packed with different paper stock, riso drums and colourful ink tubes. As a group we will perform a test exercise on riso-printing and work through a few art production techniques. Then it’s time to experiment with your individual artwork using a range of materials, including our pre-made templates, inks, stamps, clippings, charcoal and many more. We will be on hand to give you advice and tips on your artwork, and then we’re off to the live printing action of your master creation!‘
Next workshop Jan 5th [ £45 ]
Visit hatopress.net for tickets
home: event [ West Elm sale ]
Definitely one of the best Christmas events to head towards – the winter sale at West Elm.
Get up to 60% off across all departments and get some bargain furniture and homewares for your home for the new year.
home: event [ the basics store ]
In London this December? – a definite stop-off for shopping is the beautifully curated Christmas concept store at 40 Earlham Street, London.
‘Give + Receive’ has been curated by Marina London and Appear Here, and brings together some beautiful homeware and lifestyle retail brands under one roof for almost a month long pop up shop.
Runs from the 8th – 23rd December
home: trend [ winter florals ]
Deeper colour palette, rich tones and the flora abundant in winter, brings all the warmth to an interior for winter.
Using reds, purples and oranges, various sizing of floral patterns and dark woods, this winter floral trend combines a love of maximalism and floral interiors.
Break up the mix of pattern with dark plain walls or plain seating fabrics. Use dark greens, charcoals or reds in wall paint with burnt oranges, rich purple or bark for curtains and throws.
cushion £16.50 Oasis / wallpaper £150 Joyful WallpaperCo / duvet from £17.50 Kaleidoscope
paint from £18.33 PeriodPropertyStore / rug from £386 TheRugsWarehouse / wallpaper £150 Joyful Wallpaper Co
cushion £15 M&S / curtains from £50 Next / cushion £15 WallpaperDirect