home: featured [ Ikea dining and kitchen ]
Very excited and spirits absolutely lifted with the gorgeous colourful new range of retro inspired kitchenalia and diningware from Ikea.
Bring splashes of colour and retro pattern into your home with products including trays, plates, glassware, ice buckets and bowls!
home: favourite thing [ industrial drawers ]
Featuring an vintage-style industrial piece in the home makes such a statement. This drawers unit from Tikamoon at £299 is handy, practical and great design.
Like a little piece of Brooklyn … This INDUSTRIEL chest of drawers stores all your everyday objects, clothes, and accessories and keeps them close to hand … Otherwise it can be a handy storage facility for your documents and accessories in a well-organised office.
The beautiful raw, bleached mango top surface speaks of class and sophistication. Meanwhile, the 9 drawers with customisable labels help to keep your space organised.
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: trend [ rust ]
The rust tone is warm and it’s best layered with lots shades of this one colour – plus splashes of rose as a lightener. This creates a lovely building of the colour with no striking other colours to distract from the colour. It’s not overwhelming at all. It’s also a colour that works with trends including Traveller, Moroccan and Woodland.
If you just want a little rust, use in a clean white or soft grey interior with lots of wood tones and keep minimal so the rust stands out.
For walls we’ve found Red Earth (Farrow + Ball) and Heat (Little Green Paint Co). Create the full impact by also painting skirtings, doors, frames as well as walls in a rust tone.
Sofa £389.97 Furniture 123 / Cushion £45 John Lewis / Rug £175.20 (sale) Houseology
Cushion £10 (sale) Made / Chair £160.65 (sale) Clippings / Rug £96.99 Wayfair
Armchair £499 (sale) Made / Throw £30 Trouva / Pair Cushion Covers £6 Dunelm
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: featured [ Map Stores ]
Explore beautiful lifestyle and homeware shop Map Stores, and discover perfect gifts for Christmas, wonderful homewares for the home and a collection of products that all work very well together!
Stocking products from great brands including Bloomingville and House Doctor, there’s plenty to choose from, even gorgeous original art work.
Last orders for Christmas on 21st December.