home: trend [ chintz ]
By definition ‘chintz’ is quite a broad term to describe a certain style of multi-floral, ‘twee’ or rather english country cottage-ish homewares and furnishings, but it can be many things to many people.
printed multicoloured cotton fabric with a glazed finish, used for curtains and upholstery.
….the grandparents overly floral sitting room with pot pourri and tasseled tie backs on curtains, dated china figurines and doilies on side tables, pinks and pastels and illustrated florals on every surface and what people often presume is behind every door to a thatch cottage and of course the decor to many a seaside B&B from the eighties.
Fast forward to modern day and there’s a surge in popularity for the chintz look with a subtle modern approach.
Many a crafty blogger or instagrammer is embracing the look and it’s encouraging a great push for upcycling, recycling and sourcing second hand pieces for the home – better for your bank account and better for the environment.
Layer up florals on fresh light painted backdrops. Use accessories in marble, metallics and ceramic. Cluster vases and ornaments and also play with clashing pattern sizes on cushions, furniture and curtains.
Wallpaper from £8 (sale) Dunelm / Bed £599 (sale) Made / Drinks trolley (newer style version now available) £228 Audenza
Vase £26 Anthropologie / Sofa £769.30 (sale) Urban Outfitters / Cushion Cover £68 Trouva
Paint £48 John Lewis / Curtains from £19.80 CurtainsCurtainsCurtains / Figurine £150 Ebay
home: featured [ Rume ]
For a little luxury and to make an investment in beautiful furniture and homeware for your home, head to Rume.
Currently with 10% off with code ‘LOVERUME’
Their own designed and crafted pieces are beautiful but also complimented with carefully curated pieces from other brands to sit alongside.
Rume was established fifteen years ago when husband and wife Richard and Libby Baker left the family furniture firm to set up their own separate but complementary company. The philosophy behind the new business was to delight in the beautiful and the beautifully made and to pursue this by making lovely furniture of original design to the very highest standards here in England.
home: favourite thing [ sofa ]
With Summer sales pretty much all over we look forward to new arrivals dropping in stores. As fans of Habitat we gad a browse on their website st spotted this gorgeous sofa.
Taking inspiration from Mid Century style with a modern twist the Victor sofa range comes with two colour choices – emerald green velvet or charcoal cotton.
We love the walnut veneer frame surrounding the sofa creating a bold look which will certainly turn heads.
Available now at habitat.co.uk
[ £995 ]
home: featured [ Swoon ]
September is almost upon us and everyone seems to get that ‘back to school’ feeling and that feeling for change and something new.
With all that’s ‘New In’ at Swoon there’s plenty to get inspired by and enough gorgeous homeware and furniture to create a whole new look for a room.
Beautiful rich jewel colours, great quality wooden furniture and lots of hints of gold on side tables and lamps to add that metallic hint.
There’s also plenty to be browsed in the clearance department.
home: trend [ pumped up ]
Time to get pumped up with voluminous furniture. This is about investing in statement pieces that will be a conversation starter, a design feature, an heirloom.
Think of bulbous curves, thick set chunks of arms and legs, puffy look seats, and a sense of volume in the silhouette.
We’ve picked out a selection of incredible pieces that would all be amazing additions to the home.
Sofa, Sofology £2049 / Polar Bear Style Sofa, £19,037.51 1st Dibs / Tube Chair, Objects Of Common Interest
Chubby Low Armchair £528 Made In Design / Form Stool, €1803 Nort Studio / Mamma Series £3621 Einruch Design
Chair £729 Sofology / Chair £1125 Houseology / Lamp £20 Habitat
home: found this [ snuggler sofa ]
If you have a small space that regular sofas just won’t fit or need a little extra seating for a lounge, try a snuggler sofa which is a small but perfectly formed mini sofa.
We love this Orla Kiely Mimosa Snuggler design available from Barker & Stonehouse for the reduced price of £699 (was £839) and it can be bought in a choice of nine fabric colours.
home: featured [ Made ]
A definite midcentury inspiration for much of ‘new in’ at Made.com with retro patterns, 50’s curves, mustards, oranges and rust tones.
Explore online or visit a showroom and start to create every aspect of the home.
This is affordable great design to allow interiors to be on trend but mix and match the pieces to create your own unique look.