home: favourite thing [ magazine rack ]

home: favourite thing [ magazine rack ]

We are loving this wall mounted magazine rack from anthropologie.com.

The art deco inspired lines of the frame give interest and personality.

Available in 2 colours this magazine rack is made from 100% recycled metal, the perfect addition to a study space or kitchen.

[ £68 ]

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home: nice price [ bowl set ]

home: nice price [ bowl set ]

Scandinavian design is always good – perfect silhouettes, beautiful colour choices, minimal design and style , and always great quality. They always tick every box.

This ZoneDenmark set from TKMAXX is no exception. The lidded 3 bowl set is practical with lidded pots thats lids can also be used as little dishes, has a gorgeous colour palette and is just £9.99 (RRP £21.00) online from TKMAXX

home: found this [ industrial storage unit ]

home: found this [ industrial storage unit ]

This wall mounted metal rack is the perfect choice for a kitchen. With its industrial styling it not only looks great but is practical too.

With 2 baskets, large metal container and 5 hooks, there is plenty to play with.

Available from grahamandgreen.co.uk

[ £48 ]

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: favourite thing [ apothecary cabinet ]

home: favourite thing [ apothecary cabinet ]

This weeks pick is this gorgeous cabinet from rockettstgeorge.co.uk. Add character to a room with this antique style wooden cabinet, featuring 18 drawers to store paperwork and your treasures.

There is some lovely details including the brass label holders, and lettered plaques on the lower drawers, as well as the angled top level, giving a quirky look for all to admire.

Available now from rockettstgeorge.co.uk

[ £250 ]

home: trend [ open furniture ]

home: trend [ open furniture ]

Having everything on display isn’t everyone’s idea of ease and open furniture certainly makes you busy with tidying but it’s also a great way to keep on top on buying excess clothing or homeware, to make you more organised and aware of what you own but also can allow you to use your everyday possessions as part of your display.

Colour blend your clothing, arrange books by colour or ensure all your nicknacks are similar style and trend to create a feature using your open furniture – either shelving, cabinet or wardrobe.

Glass doors can be a handy compromise to get the look and feel of open furniture but ensure things are kept clean and dust free!

Work with colour on the wall behind your storage. Dark tones together are particularly effective to create a slick interior design look but bright contrasting tones can really make what’s on the shelving stand out.

Top row

Content by Terence Conran Balance Metal Alcove Shelving Unit £499 John Lewis / clothes rack £72.99 Wayfair / Hemnes wardrobe £150 Ikea

Middle row

Rustic industrial shelving £42.95 Melody Maison / Metal Locker Shelf £239 (sale price) Tikamoon / Wine Rack Cabinet £309.99 Yorkshire Furniture

Bottom row

Locker Shelf £99.95 Nkuku / Wall Storage £901 Tylko / Box Shelf £35.00 Garden Trading