Ikea always bring great collections to the masses, with some collaborations, some limited editions and some, like the Stockholm range a permanent fixture. This year the range gets an update with new designs and colours and we love it.
Sticking with a strong Scandinavian feel, as you would expect the Stockholm 2017 collection is both beautiful and functional.
Floral prints are always a popular choice, especially around this time of year. Spring brings flowers and colour which in turn brings joy and positivity into our lives. This is then replicated in the home with our interior choices. This year its the same, although now the prints are bolder, bigger and more colourful.
Florals have often felt quite old fashioned and it can be difficult to know how to use them in the home. A great place to start is with soft furnishings; cushions and rugs in a distictive pattern mixed with more plain colours help bring this trend in a subtle way. Mix different floral prints together for a bolder look or with other patterns like stripes and geometric [ see previous trend post floral x geo ].
Large floral images look great framed as pieces of art, and just having a few of these around the home or placed together on a wall can create a subtle nod or full on statement to this trend. Go even more bold with a mural wallpaper or an allover patterned sofa. The wall becomes a piece of art on a larger scale and can bing drama to a room and a floral sofa is fun and quirky, making all your guests smile when they enter the room. Go one step further and match your sofa with the wallpaper, for a full on statement.
However much floral you fancy investing in, remember it can be young and cool and no longer Mumsy, so enjoy it.
This week we have found some great furniture buys at La Redoute. With some already big reductions of 30% & 40% there is also currently a further 25% off in their Spring offers.
Our picks are these tables including a solid pine parquet topped coffee table, mid century walnut vaneered tv unit and an oval walnut vaneered coffee table. All of these are simple versitile designs which will look the part in any home.
We just love these new ceramics from oliverbonas.com. Fresh, colourful and individual, these hand painted vases with a mix of crackle and reflective glaze are perfect for freshening up a room for Spring.
Mix different styles and sizes along with other ceramics and ornaments for a balanced shelf or table.
With a new season on its way brings new arrivals in store. A brand that stands out is Habitat, with its large range of totally new products for SS17. A highlight is their tableware and especially the Elzora range. The white and brown finish creates a slick modern rustic look. It’s an ideal range to buy a bit at a time and build it up gradually. The beautiful finish is down to a hand dipped salt glazing process, which meand no two pieces are alike.
Launching this Spring HAY has join forces with COS for a second time after their successful collaboration last year.
COS has been using HAY furniture for many years in their stores, so it seems very fitting that the two Scandinavian brands have come together.
The clean lines, soft colour palette and durability of HAY products mirrors that of COS and they compliment each other seamlessly.
The collection itself is made up of accessories, stationary and furniture in shades of green, blue and pink all hand picked by the COS team from the new HAY collection.
Last Autumn the two brands worked with Spanish designer Tomas Alonso to create a folding table to be sold in COS stores. The success has lead to a continued partnership, and who knows what great things are next.
Available in COS – High St Kennsingtion and online at cosstores.com
[ HAY is available in some of the big department stores in London and around the country, as well as their stand alone store in Bath, plus you can hunt it out through online shops. ]
With Spring here and flowers in bloom, now is a good time to freshen up your living room with some new vases to put them in. If your looking for on-trend pieces at great prices then head to hm.com. With a huge selection in glass and ceramic there is something for everyone. [ from £4.99 ]
Gather a few different styles & colours together to bring interest to a shelf, or pick a large statement vase for a centre piece on a table. [ We love a monochrome look, sticking with black and white in various styles ]