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: 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!

home: trend [ mustard ]

home: trend [ mustard ]

Definitely one of the strongest colours for the season. With a neutral yet warm feel, a nod to vintage and perfect as a highlight or accompaniment to many other colours, mustard is a great tone to introduce to an interior.

Mustard works well with olive, teak or walnut wood tones. It is a stand out tone to use in a mostly neutral and white interiors. We love it with other colours of the season – rust orange and olive green.

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Picture guide :

Top row

Cabinet Mustard Made at Trouva €152.49 / Cushion cover ZaraHome £9.99 / Sofa Maison Du Monde £432

Middle row

Chair Debenhams £245 (sale) / F&B Paint India Yellow DesignerPaint from £26 / Rug Wayfair from £52.99

Lower row

Wall paper – Wilkos £10 / Wall paper – Very £12.99 / Throw – Debenhams £125

home: nice price [ throw ]

home: nice price [ throw ]

Animal print is still a strong trend and this affordable patterned throw from ASOS at just £35 is a great update for a lounge, perfect strewn over an outdoor seating area for a light cover up when the sun goes down or great to have handy for a picnic.

home: featured [ George at Asda ]

home: featured [ George at Asda ]

Sometimes you find some unexpected homeware delights when you thought you’d just gone out for milk and bread.

Having a look at ‘new in’ at George at Asda we find some gorgeous honewares for easy updates in the home.

Key areas we love are all the towel patterns, including great retro designs, terrazzo print and geometric; and an extensive cushion range which could be used to create a colourful outdoor loving area!

Our favourite find though is the beautiful cool design of the KitSound Diggit outdoor speaker ! Useful and eye pleasing – a great addition to your outdoor living space. Just £28.

home: made [ placemats ]

home: made [ placemats ]

We are always looking for ways to make a statement for dinner parties with the place settings.

We found some incredible ideas on DIYS.com – with varying levels of skills needed, there’s all sorts of creative projects to make stylish placemats to finish of your dining place settings perfectly. These could be used for home or for a wedding, kids party or other function. There’s lots of ways to personalise settings with names, themes, and colours.

Special placemats at a wedding could also then be the wedding favour or personalise them for a kids party and then pop them in the party bags at the end!