home: nice price [ duvet set ]

home: nice price [ duvet set ]

Try a simple fresh bedroom update with this simple, monochrome spotty ‘Penny’ duvet set from Habitat.

Its just £40 for the set.

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home: featured [ Merci ]

home: featured [ Merci ]

Interiors and homeware lovers that make the trip to Paris, France, definitely need Merci on their radar.

This beautiful Parisian store, does offer an online shopping service, but to see the store in person, see the how the curated range can be styled and enjoy the entire retail experience is an extra layer of pleasure to shopping with this wonderful brand.

The brand also offers fashion and the store is an all round design and lifestyle experience.

Find at;

111 Boulevard Beaumarchais

75003 Paris

They say;

Merci is a place created in March 2009 in the heart of the historic district of Haut-Marais. Bernard and Marie-France Cohen, founders of BONPOINT the children’s fashion label, realized that Paris lacked a place which would bring together the best of the world of fashion, of design, of household goods with welcome refreshment areas.

A business established in the heart of its region and of its country, Merci has already created more than 70 permanent jobs. Merci is, moreover, very pleased to act as a developer or launch-pad to the young designers who, thanks to this sounding-board, can make themselves known to the many customers and international personalities who visit Merci.

Merci is a commercial enterprise “like any other company” founded by shareholders “unlike any other shareholders”. The founders decided that the proceeds of this investment would serve to fund an endowment paying  for educational projects and development in south-west Madagascar.
Bernard and Marie France Cohen wanted to say MERCI to life, MERCI to the talents and to the designers who made this success possible. It is this success which makes their generosity possible.

In 2013, Marie-France Cohen passed on the torch

The current Merci team has kept up the commitment and the founders’ original dream by contributing year on year to the foundation.


home: trend [ Bauhaus ]

home: trend [ Bauhaus ]

Bauhaus is a movement of art and design that has influenced, created and set a precedent for such a huge amount of incredible design since its founding in 1919.

Its style and ideas can be seen in homeware, furniture, pattern design, prints, and interiors throughout the decades and is very recognisable.

Product guide

Top row

Poster • Trouva £55 / Desk • Pamono £4751 / Place mat and coasterEtsy £12.99

Middle row

PitcherCoggles £29.40 / Lamp • Pagazzi £55 / Chair • Italy Classics £400.73

Bottom row

Sofa • Case Furniture from £1930 / ChairHouseology £1735 / Cushion • Red Bubble £17.27

‘The Staatliches Bauhaus, commonly known as the Bauhaus, was a German art school operational from 1919 to 1933 that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicized and taught. The Bauhaus was founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar.

Its a strong look with colour and line and can be styled quite sparce or detailed and still achieve that confident Bauhaus feeling.

Create with block colour and simple pattern of the era and furniture which creates lines and forms.

Search eBay and other auctions and fairs for true pieces or head to the high street for modern versions and creations. You don’t have to look far with current high street brands to find pieces indicative of the style and design.

Keep walls and floors plain with detail in the fixtures and furniture. There’s a strong emphasis on smoked grey glass, mirrored surfaces, mat colour and keep a space light and airy. Architecture would have favoured high wide glazing and open plan living – popular and on trend in today’s building work.

home: featured [ Made ]

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.

home: made [ tie dye bedding ]

home: made [ tie dye bedding ]

With marble still being a strong trend, why not try tie dying at home in black and white to create a similar monochrome look.

It’s simple and effective and all you need is the dye and some cotton plain bedding.

Try John Lewis, Argos or Dunelm for great plain bedding.

We love this effective method from HonestlyWTF but also our favourite A Beautiful Mess has a great tutorial too.

home: trend [ vintage florals ]

home: trend [ vintage florals ]

Vintage florals is a trend to see you through the seasons with its lightness and beauty that doesn’t feel out of place near winter throws, velvet furniture and cosy nights nor out of place with rattan furniture, white walls and natural rugs.

It can be incorporated boldly with whole walls of tiling or wallpaper, clashing layers of cushions or an eclectic gallery wall of prints but also can be done subtly. A simple print on a wall, a feature armchair in a minimal room or random tiles dotted amongst plain on a splash back.

Top row

Parisian Tiles £35.99 per sqm Tons Of Tiles / William Morris Tile £13.99 Etsy / mosaic floral £4 per sheet Mosafil

Middle row

Wild Meadow Wallpaper £18 Laura Ashley / Designers Guild £65 John Lewis / Wonderland Wallpaper £47.21 Naken

Bottom row

1909 Print £5.93 Etsy / Flowers £59.99 Wayfair / 4 prints £30.16 Etsy

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.