home: featured [ Cissy Wears ]

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.

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home: featured [ Urban Outfitters ]

home: featured [ Urban Outfitters ]

Urban Outfitters could easily feature in our top ten stores and with continual new arrivals of great homeware and furniture, plus amazing sales regularly throughout the year, it’s easy to fall in love with the brand that has a cool bohemian vibe, a vintage feel and pieces to kit out your home in a inviting, warm style.

Interiors look effortlessly cool with layered up textures of throws, cushions and wall hangings with well designed furniture that fulfils loads of needs – storage, seating, somewhere to sleep, vinyl shelving, rugs galore and small homewares and trinkets to create a unique look to your taste.

There are incredible investment pieces that can make a statement in a room but also affordable pieces to make small updates to an interior.

home: made [ outdoor coffee table and stools ]

home: made [ outdoor coffee table And stools ]

Summer is round the corner and as well as the stores being full of on trend, modern lounge and dining furniture for your garden, it’s also an opportunity to think about getting creative and making garden furniture from other paraphernalia. It’s great to seek out vintage, retro or industrial items that can be turned into tables, chairs, planters – all to give an unique quirky look to your outdoor living area.

We’ve found a few great ideas to give you some creative inspiration.

Quirky and bright, we love this easy diy, using old milk crates for stools or tables, spotted on BalconyGardenWeb. Head to eBay for old crates or contact local milk delivery firm. A great way to get pops of colour in the garden.

Search for vintage style giant spools, which sound crazy but are relatively easy to get from builders merchants or diy stores as this is what they sell electric cabling, chains and rope on. If they sell by the length then every so often they’ll be getting rid of the spool! We also spotted some on eBay where someone has already sanded, prepared and made perfect to use! A sourced spool, with a little sanding and a wax or varnish, make perfect ready made tables! The wood is generally already weather proof.

With a bit of a search, we spotted an abundance of ideas for the wooden reels including a gorgeous planter on The Empowered Educator Online.

Another great project would be to upcycle large old tins (often from cooking oil or other ingredients) into stools or tables. Add wooden tops or padded tops. Spray in chosen colour or leave as is and take advantage of the cool typography and graphics often used as the labelling of the product.

There’s lots of inspiration on Pinterest including these padded top stools from The Upcyclist blog

home: favourite thing [ chair ]

home: favourite thing [ chair ]

We love a good chair and with mid century styling it can never fail to be a design statement in a room.

This ‘Carlo’ midcentury armchair from West Elm, in the olive fabric currently reduced from £599 to £479, is the perfect update to a lounge.

A lovely accompaniment to a similar style sofa, a nice pop of colour, a comfy stylish reading chair – invest in beautiful furniture for your home.

home: nice price [ planters ]

home: nice price [ planters ]

Filling your home with plants is aesthetically pleasing, has health benefits and also is a chance to have some gorgeous free standing planters around the house.

Head to Matalan for some amazing designs of planters with great prices – starting at just £5!

There’s lots of styles; minimalist, midcentury, Scandi and all make great features for a room.

home: nice price [ small rug ]

home: nice price [ small rug ]

Continuing our love for all things monochrome, we love this small chunky knit rug with tassels from ASOS, who are new to homeware.

Perfect little patterned piece of homeware to add texture to a room – lay in front of a fireplace, use by the bedside, lovely in a nursery or even a great addition to a bathroom.

Just £19!

home: featured [ Urban Outfitters ]

home: featured [ urban outfitters ]

As usual we could head to Urban Outfitters and happily kit out our entire interiors with their mix of boho, traveller and vintage style pieces of homeware and furniture. They are so good and textiles and soft furnishings, and their furniture collection is unique and full of investment pieces.

This new Ria range is 70s inspired, on trend and in our current material of the moment – rattan.

Currently available on pre order.

Prices from £89 for a stool; and the range includes a bed and chest of drawers.