home: trend [ navy blue ]
The navy trend is staying for 2020. This deep blue hue is rich and strong, creating stylish interiors.
For the modern approach use in multitude on walls in paint or wallpaper, floors, soft furnishings and drapes. Layering the tone to create an overall blue canvas is a bold look. Break it up with highlights of bronze or copper and a few pieces in other deep jewel tones.
Soften the look with the use of grey tones, natural beiges and browns – walnut or teal for furniture and tan in sofas or armchairs.
Crate • WallpaperStore £5 / Armchair • Made £499 (sale) / Rug • La Redoute £154 (sale)
Cushion • Trouva £85 (sale) / Bed • Next from £325 / Unit • Tikamoon £319 (sale)
Paint • Farrow + Ball ‘Scotch Blue’ / Cushion • M&S £19.50 / Sideboard • Maison Du Monde £324
home: featured [ Amazon ]
For many it’s the go-to site for buying things you need last minute (thank you amazon prime), others loath it for being the big quasher of other stores through its competitive pricing and ease of shopping – but it does offer small stores an outlet to reach a bigger market (albeit if they take a big cut) and also it’s surprisingly home to many many good interiors pieces.
By just searching under the top trends (scandi, industrial, marble, Moroccan, midcentury and more, there’s an abundance of great homewares and furniture that comes up – and at great prices!
Plus as the returns system is so easy, it makes it simple if you get the wrong product or change your mind.
See our top picture for our favourite picks at amazon .
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: trend [ Japandi ]
For beautiful, calming interiors, with soft colours and a minimal feel, the new ‘Japandi’ trend is one to fall in love with.
Across the highstreet stores are embracing the essence of the trend and there’s a lot of products to easily create the look.
Choose soft tones, a few simple accessories, mix dark and light woods, light￼ grey, greens and choose pieces that combine the essence of scandi and Japanese styling.
There’s a new interior design trend in town – introducing ‘Japandi’: a hybrid of traditional Japanese minimalism and Scandinavian decor. Also known as ‘japanordic’, this fresh style has been deemed the biggest new design movement for 2018. Combining the modern-rustic appeal of Scandi style with the traditional sophistication that’s associated with Japanese design, it’s no wonder that it’s a growing favourite amongst designers.
Vase, £17.50 John Lewis / Chair, £139.98 Sklum / Rug, £252 Maison Du Monde
Cushion, £79 NOTHS / Table, £249 Made / Vase, £85 Trouva
Storage from £119, Heals / Chair £249 Made / Cushion, £20 Loaf
home: favourite thing [ Moses basket ]
New arrival on the way or looking for a beautiful gift for a baby shower?
New in at Zara is this beautiful rattan Moses basket. It would make the perfect first bed for any new arrival and is a lovely piece of furniture for any home.
Moses basket and mattress £199.99
home: trend [ abstract ]
Go bold with the modern abstract trend. Brands are filling the stores with strong, geometric and block colour prints and patterns to bring great design to the home.
Interiors can be clean, white and minimal and you can then introduce this trend in cushions, prints, rugs or bedding to make a statement.
Hunt out great indie designers on sites like Etsy and Trouva, to find unique pieces strong for this trend.
Wallpaper £36 MuralsWallpaper / Cushion £50 HuhStore / Cushion £45 Trouva
Bedding from £21 Dunelm / Rug £299 Made / Print (download) £5.21 CuratedPrints (Etsy)
Print from £11.95 Desenio / Print from £20 The Lovely Drawer / Bedding from £35 Dunelm