home: event [ the basics store ]

home: event [ the basics store ]

In London this December? – a definite stop-off for shopping is the beautifully curated Christmas concept store at 40 Earlham Street, London.

‘Give + Receive’ has been curated by Marina London and Appear Here, and brings together some beautiful homeware and lifestyle retail brands under one roof for almost a month long pop up shop.

Runs from the 8th – 23rd December

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home: featured [ Cissywears ]

home: featured [ Cissywears ]

Home to a beautifully curated selection of homewares (and lovely stuff for babies and children), there’s an awful lot to love at Cissywears.

Gorgeous minimal design, ethical and morally sourced pieces, a lot of midcentury style to fill your home, and something to make every room unique.

There’s everything from blankets and throws to wall hangings and prints. There’s ceramics for the kitchen and dining, and lovely tableware for the kids that you’ll want to use too. Fall in love with a few carefully selected items of furniture, keep warm in gorgeous to touch quality bedding in the best shades of colour or simply stock up on incredible scents of candles for your home and for gifting.

home: made [ napkins ]

home: made [ napkins ]

Head to The Sweetest Occasion blog to discover a wonderful diy for creating your own designs on fabric napkins.

Simply with fabric pens, you can create great modern designs and patterns – allowing your napkins to be suited to the occasion or colour theme.

Colours can allow association with different festivities – and text or wording can make the napkins personalised for a table setting or appropriate for an event.

Try Berol or Sharpie for fabric pens or one of the other many many brands that do versions.

More inspiration for pattern designs from Pinterest

home: trend [ winter florals ]

home: trend [ winter florals ]

Deeper colour palette, rich tones and the flora abundant in winter, brings all the warmth to an interior for winter.

Using reds, purples and oranges, various sizing of floral patterns and dark woods, this winter floral trend combines a love of maximalism and floral interiors.

Break up the mix of pattern with dark plain walls or plain seating fabrics. Use dark greens, charcoals or reds in wall paint with burnt oranges, rich purple or bark for curtains and throws.

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cushion £16.50 Oasis / wallpaper £150 Joyful WallpaperCo / duvet from £17.50 Kaleidoscope

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paint from £18.33 PeriodPropertyStore / rug from £386 TheRugsWarehouse / wallpaper £150 Joyful Wallpaper Co

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cushion £15 M&S / curtains from £50 Next / cushion £15 WallpaperDirect

home: featured [ Okla ]

home: featured [ Okla ]

Beautiful, bright and eclectic – the wonderfully curated collection of artists, brands and makers at Okla, brings together great shopping for the home (and more).

For the home, there is lighting, ceramics, art, mirrors, cushions, throws and more.

They say;

We opened our doors in 1997. Today we’re the biggest independent gift shop in Manchester. Showcasing independent artists and makers; it’s important to us that we work closely with independent companies and individuals – celebrating handmade, fair trade and ethical goods.

Our aim is simple — to provide you with a fun, vibrant and inspiring collection of gifts and homeware to suit every pocket.

Okla is a sister company to the famous Oklahoma Gift Shop located in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter. It’s your one-stop shop for everything from handmade jewellery, exceptional home & kitchenware, retro tin toys & novelty items, beautiful stationery, books, wrap & cards, plus much, much more. With an emphasis on seeking out more unusual products & working with smaller independent makers & designers, as well as larger more established producers, we’re able to bring you an eclectic & unparalleled collection of products.

Manchester’s biggest independent gift shop has become a firm favourite with locals, day shoppers and tourists. With thousands of different products in-store at any time, there’s always something new around the corner; keeping our customers surprised, amazed and inspired.

Spread out over 2000 sq ft of floor space and packed to the rafters with vibrant & colourful homeware & kitchenware, handmade jewellery, cards, books & stationery, tin toys, novelty items & curiosities from around the world.

home: trend [ new Nordic ]

home: trend [ new Nordic ]

It’s calming and quiet, with soft tones of greys, pink, sage green and lilac. The new Nordic trend has the usual Scandi feel but with more relation to the earth with textures of leather, wood and influences from global prints.

Don’t over complicate with too much fuss but choose pieces with purpose and need. Keep minimal but textured for a warmer less clinical environment.

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Cushion £21.25 Ideas4Lighting / Ceramics from £14 NOTHS / Cushion £91 Made In Design

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Storage £24.00 Hurn & Hurn / Plate £10.20 ScandinavianShop / Shelving £937 Tylko

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Print £34.99 Scandivis / Pots from £5.50 Rose & Grey / Rug £665 Skandium