home: event [ Ideal Home Show ]
It’s not too late to book your tickets for the Ideal Home Show which runs from 22nd March to the 7th April at Olympia in London. Book your tickets HERE
From inspiring ideas, to innovative products and on-trend solutions for your home, the Ideal Home Show sponsored by Zoopla, brings together full scale show homes, over 600 companies, 100’s of free talks, the latest technology and fresh ideas from our team of experts. The show will also offer health and wellbeing advice, and an opportunity to be pampered, all for the price of your ticket. We are also excited to reveal that this year’s show will celebrate its British roots with a best of British theme!
home: trend [ soft botanicals ]
Gentle soft palette, bringing the outdoors in and layering botanical patterns but breaking up with stretches of plain pale colours to stop it becoming too busy.
Use light mustards, greens, mauves and white together with botanical pale prints.
This look is calming and beautiful for a bedroom or lounge.
Add to this look with mango wood, rattan or white painted wood furniture. It’s a great idea to search eBay or furniture charity shops for pieces to suit the look, but Urban Outfitters, La Redoute and Maison Du Monde all have vintage style rattan and wood options.
Available across the high street and quite a timeless trend.
Bedding from £20 John Lewis / Wallpaper £125 BlueBellGray / Armchair £235.84 Choice Furniture Superstore
Rug £323 Rugvista / Wallpaper (mulberry) £19.99 House Of Fraser / Daybed £405 La Redoute
Paint (India Yellow) Farrow & Ball at B&Q / Curtains from £80 Dunelm / Cushion £15 Trouva
home: favourite thing [ postcode prints ]
New, to the already super range of prints available from Gayle Mansfield Designs, is the postcode-prints. Get any postcode created into one of these cool typography designs, in a tonely perfect choice of colours.
The perfect print to adorn a wall in your home, to personalise it to your town, village or borough.
It would make a perfect house warming gift too!
Available in sizes A4 (£13.50) all the way up to 61x91cm £45) and in a choice of 10 perfectly thought out colourways.
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