home: trend [ stripes ]

home: trend [ stripes ]

Stripes are in and out of favour continually and currently we see them with both a natural feel in linens, natural colours and soft tones, but also in bolder starker contrasting tones that make a statement within an interior.

Not a pattern to clash with varying stripes on different homewares but great clashing with florals or bold block colour prints.

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Vase £14 Nordic Nest / Cushion £13.50 Trouva / Rug from £75 RugOnline

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Cushion £45 Design Vintage / Bedding £35 Bed and Bath Emporium / Bedding from £12 Secret Linen Store

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Vase £8 Ikea / Armchair £995 Cox & Cox / Cushion £68 French Bedroom Company

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home: trend [ Kilim rugs ]

home: trend [ Kilim rugs ]

By definition;
A kilim (Azerbaijani: Kilim کیلیم, Turkish: Kilim, Turkmen: Kilim, Persian: گلیم‎ gelīm) is a flat tapestry-woven carpet or rug traditionally produced in countries of the former Persian Empire, Iran, Azerbaijan, the Balkans and the Turkic countries of Central Asia.

And they grace many a floor because their patterns, designs and colours are so adaptable to different interiors.

They are often very affordable compared to other types of rug so it’s in everyone’s reach to have beautiful statement rugs.

Newer styles have a modern take, a lot more geometric patterns, many bolder block colour layouts, more minimal designs; yet still the traditional patterned styles are still exceedingly popular and can be found across the highstreet and online.

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French Connection £155 / La Redoute £99 / The Handmade Rug Company £1295

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Huh Store £78 / The Rug Seller from £99 / Modern Rugs from £31.99

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Jennings Rugs £545 / Modern Rugs from £149.00 / Made In Design £200

home: nice price [ rug ]

home: nice price [ rug ]

The gorgeous Margo Selby Mix Geo rug from West Elm is great, patterned monochrome rug and it has a huge discount in their clearance sale.

Was £399.00 Now 279.95

They say;

Known for her signature geometric patterns, UK textile designer Margo Selby created this all-cotton rug just for us. A playful touch to bedrooms, home offices or any living area, each rug is ethically handcrafted to Nest standards.

home: featured [ French Connection ]

home: featured [ French Connection ]

If you are looking for stylish on trend homeware then you need to take a look French Connection. Once a fashion label that lost popularity in the early naughties, has now gained fans again with its homeware range.

Heavily boho with gorgeous print and pattern on soft furnishings, coloured glassware and wood furniture.

If you love fringing, tassels, colour and print then this is a brand for you.

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home: featured [ Naken ]

home: featured [ Naken ]

Fall in love and fall into a rabbit hole browsing the extensive collections of homeware and furniture available at Naken Interiors.

Every area of the home is covered. With designer, scandi, industrial, midcentury modern and more, styles of products – there’s so much to choose from and cover all tastes.

Well priced for designer pieces and high end style, create new looks for your interiors that are on trend but also timeless classics.

Our favourites include their extensive range of great patterned wall papers, gorgeous lighting and so many great lounge chairs – you’ll run out of space!

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home: featured [ Antipodream ]

home: featured [ Antipodream ]

An explosion of perfect colour palettes and gorgeous design all the way from the other side of the world.

Australian brand, Antipodream, has made its way to the UK and is making a big impact. Interiors bloggers are loving the colourful well curated range and infamous pieces like the ‘Nudie Rudie’ bath mat is regularly seen on Instagram.

They say;

We love bright colours + bold prints.  Preferably together!

Antipodream brings you a range of exclusive products for your home from some of the most exciting new ‘Antipodean’ artists, designers and brands from Australia and New Zealand.  Our brands include Kip & Co, Sage x Clare, Society of Wanderers, Castle and Things, Bride and Wolfe, Mister Fly, Armadillo & Co, Pete Cromer and Printspace.

The Antipodream collection features bright colours, bold designs and gorgeous prints.  Every item has been carefully selected with an eye for quality, durability and sustainability.

home: featured [ Seld ]

home: featured [ Seld ]

Seld is a gorgeous Welsh store of contemporary mixed homeware, gifts and accessories. Explore online for a plethora of ceramics, soft furnishings, candles, kitchenalia and more, or visit their store based at 4 Bridge Street, Aberaeron, Ceredigion, Cymru/Wales SA46 0AP

This is a shop with a story…

They say;

The STORY of SELD – pull up a chair…

The seld has always evoked strong childhood memories for me growing up on the family farm – a little like the reassuring clunk of the Aga door closing. Firstly, I should explain to all non West Walians what a seld is. Seld is the colloquial term for a wooden dresser – the central hub or ‘mothership’ (call it what you will) of a kitchen on a Welsh farm. Many people would polish their seld fastidiously and would use it to show off their best china, but ours was all about practicality and daily use. Ours felt like part of the family, in as much as a slab of wood can. As soon as I’d left the farm and got married there was only one thing on my mind, no – not the husband, but getting my hands on my own seld. We couldnít afford a new or a nice antique one so I rummaged through ‘The Exchange and Mart’ and found one advertised somewhere near Mountain Ash in the Welsh Valleys.

I dragged Gareth (the husband) over there without much thought of transport and decided after little deliberation that the aforementioned seld would be our first piece of family furniture. Gareth, being the practical one, uttered the words “There’s no way that’s going to fit in the car”, (a phrase which has since become as much a part of the family as the seld itself…). It turned out that he had a fair point, but who ever said that it had to fit IN the car?! We proceeded to strap both parts of the dresser to the roof of our Volkswagen Beetle and cheerily headed back down the A470 to our little terrace house in Cardiff. All was well until we lurched to a sudden stop at some traffic lights… and the dresser didn’t. Sometime later we arrived back in Cardiff –no reported casualties or deaths and the dresser was still in only 2 pieces. Since then, the seld has adapted well over the years to our evolving family life –from storing the children’s toys to now holding family heirlooms, memorabilia and a load of CDs. It’s had numerous coats of paint over the years, and by now I expect that the paint is the only thing holding it together… Any mention of getting rid of our trusted friend is greeted with shrieks of horror from the kids. When we had to choose a name for our company we thought that seld was a great play on words – being Welsh, and seeing as I ‘dressed people’s houses – a Welsh Dresser aka SELD was the only choice!