home: featured [ La Redoute ]

home: featured [ La Redoute ]

One of our favourites for homeware is La Redoute, so we’ve been picking our favourites from the current collection (see picture). There’s a wealth of trend aware pieces to choose from and now get 40% off with code BLACKFRIDAY at the checkout. It’s the perfect time to make an investment in statement pieces (including the rug that even had its own instagram feed!) with this huge discount.

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home: featured [ House of Fraser ] 

home: featured [ House of Fraser ] 

A familiar sight on big town high streets is favourite department store House of Fraser. Head online or to your closest store to discover what’s new in for Autumn/Winter in their generous homeware and interiors department. 

With big brands, own brands and designer brands, and a large range of pricing and styles so there’s something for everyone. Explore the kitchen department for beautifully designed plates and glassware; modern stylish designs in lighting; scented candles galore to make perfect Christmas presents; furniture, art, cushions, bedding, kitchenalia, towels, cutlery, the list goes on. 

Gorgeous range of ‘Biba’ homewares available
There’s always great special offers, sales and even a rewards card to ensure shopping there is even more worth while. 

See main picture for our favourite picks!

Top row 

Plumen Light £125 / Waterford Dish £175 / Linea Throw £45

Middle row

Kenzo Cushion Cover £45 / Ellen Degeneres Set of Plates £35 / Waterford Pair of glasses £60 

Bottom row 

Nesting jugs £35 / W Collection Bowl £170 / Salted Caramel Sauce £5 

home: trend [ curve appeal ] 

home: trend [ curve appeal ] 

Give your home ‘curve appeal’, soften those edges, bring circular and rounded patterns and silhouettes into an interior to create a calm feel and modern design look.

Introduce the circular design in fabrics, wallpapers and other patterned soft furnishings, or try curves in furniture – rounded tables, soft cornered shelving, and moulded smooth plastic furniture. 

Look for inspiration from midcentury interiors and 1960s styling but give it a modern look by minimising too many bright colours and not clashing too many patterns. Furniture in plywood and plastic are always strong for curved silhouettes. Head to print stores like King & Mcgaw and Seventy Tree for extra details in your styling by introducing prints with circle patterns and colours that match your scheme.  

Midcentury style and inspiration

1 Cushion £10 Made.Com 

2 Rug £59.95 Scandiborn 

3 Lamp Shade (from) £375 Tom Raffield 

4 Chair £99 Dwell 

5 Sofa £3295 Sweet Pea & Willow 

6 Tiles (from) £6.50 Mosafil 

7 Wallpaper £20 Graham Brown 

8 Tray £85 GemmaWightmanCeramics 

9 Coffee Table £159 La Redoute 

home: trend [ boucle ]

home: trend [ boucle ]

Growing in popularity on curtains, cushions, chairs and blankets, boucle is the fabric of choice this season. The intricate woven pattern can be found more and more on homeware, creating a very tactile and comforting finish.

Combine with a nuetral colour pallete allowing the texture to take centre stage. Mix with other soft fabrics like throws and cushions for a cosy autumnal feel.

bouclé

noun

yarn with a looped or curled ply, or fabric woven from this yarn

Guide:

1. Selection from Tom Dixon at trouva.com [ from £85 ]

2. Chair from made.com [ £229 ]

3. Cushion by HAY from utilitydesign.co.uk [ £49 ]

4. Cushion from johnlewis.com [ £35 ]

5. Sofa from heals.com [ from £1949 ]

6. Throw from debenhams.com [ £32 ]

7. Jute rug from westelm.co.uk [ from £79 ]

8. Cushion from bombayduck.com [ £35 ]

9. Chair from westelm.co.uk [ £699 ]

home: trend [ woven textures ]

home: trend [ woven textures ]

If you are accessorizing your rooms this Summer, be sure to feature something woven. Its all about the texture and detail.

Consider potted plants in woven baskets and bags, heavy woven cushion covers [ think macrame ] and jute rugs. Adding these pieces into a room will bring an artisan / handmade feel and soften a space.

If you want to make more of a statement choose a woven light fitting [ There are some stunning picks online – try grahamandgreen.co.uk & rockettstgeorge.co.uk ]. Woven chairs are big this season as well, like bold rattan furniture but focusing on a smaller weave. 

Guide:
1. Rugs from made.com [ from £20 ]

2. Basket light from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £56 ]

3. Cushion from anthropologie.com [ £128 ]

4. Armchair from ikea.com [ £39 ]

5. Basket from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £32.50 ]

6. Bar stool from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £195 ]

7. Basket from habitat.co.uk [ £14 ]

8. Pendant light from grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £72 ]

home: found this [ jute rug ] 

home: found this [ jute rug ] 

The Urban Outfitters sale is a great place to get hugely discounted homeware and furniture. Often full of unique on-trend pieces to update the home. 

Their rugs are always great designs and quality. 

We found this large natural jute rug with a little dash of colour reduced from £120 to £60. 

‘Rounded area rug with a colourful border made of sustainable natural jute…… Woven from jute plant fibres that are super durable – perfect for a covered patio, entry way or high traffic area.’

home: featured [ Amazon ] 

home: featured [ Amazon ] 

Not everyone’s cup of tea for an online shopping destination but king of online selling, Amazon, is a surprising veritable gold mine for modern well priced homeware.

 A few searches of key wording including marble, copper, Moroccan, monochrome and even Moomin and we could be filling our virtual shopping trolley with anything from rugs to lighting, to ceramics and cushions, with prices so tempting it’s an easy way to kit out a new home with some great pieces, update current rooms or find great gifts for interiors lovers! 

If you love a certain look or piece from another interiors store but not the price tag, it’s definitely worth having a window shop around the Amazon mega site to see if a more affordable version is available.