home: favourite thing [ chair ]

home: favourite thing [ chair ]

We love this simple dining chair from frenchconnection.com. The iron frame with leather seat creates a minimilist design and comes in two different styles.

The Capri chair will fit into most interiors and is a great outdoor option.

[ £160 & £180 ]

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home: trend [ natural finishes ]

home: trend [ natural finishes ]

A big trend we are seeing this year and in particular this Summer, is natural finishes.

This stripped back look can be seen on tables, chairs, lighting & mirrors. Of course you probably don’t want to deck out your whole room in eveything pale wood, but just a few of these pieces will mix well together.

If you like a neutral colour pallete or earthy tones are your thing, this is where you can have the most fun. In a dining room a natural finished wooden dining table and chairs can look amazing against a dark green wall or black kitchen cabinets.

In a living room a wooden lampshade can be a lovely addition. The light is often softened and it will certainly be a focal point.

If you choose items that are also untreated then you have the option of painting them at a later date. There are so many great colour choices available.

Guide:

Top row:

lampshade / made.com [ £30 ], bench / ikea.com [ £40 ]

Middle row:

sideboard / habitat.co.uk [ £760 ], coffee table / laredoute.co.uk [ £259 ]

Bottom row:

mirror / maisonsdumonde.com [ £55 ], screen / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £400 ], dining chair / bykallevig.com [ £99 ]

home: featured [ Urban Outfitters ]

home: featured [ Urban Outfitters ]

Urban Outfitters has an offering which covers all areas of the home, including accessories, soft furnishings and lighting.

With a strong bohemian vibe running through its collection expect to find a lot of pattern, texture and bamboo.

We love their bedroom furniture and accessories, with some really lovely pieces you won’t see anywhere else.

Head to urbanoutfitters.com to explore the range. You won’t be disappointed.

home: found this [ rattan chair ]

home: found this [ rattan chair ]

It’s no hidden fact that we both love chairs as well as having a slight obsession with rattan and woven examples.

This gorgeous rattan cane armchair from frenchconnection.com is a statement piece that will keep giving for many years to come.

The resurgence of rattan furniture is great, but for some it never really went away and for this reason it is the right decision to invest in a piece that you will love forever.

[ £395 ]

home: favourite thing [ Desenio ]

home: favourite thing [ Desenio ]

We love prints and art, and even more so when the price is good. If you don’t already know about Desenio then you should, as it’s full of affordable art for all tastes.

Check our their new arrivals, with a mixture of nature, naughty and abstract. As always full of colour and choice Desenio is the place to pick up great prints – starting at £3.95

desenio.co.uk

home: trend [ woven furniture ]

home: trend [ woven furniture ]

This last year has seen a massive resergence in 70s inspired rattan furniture. A boho feel, with a relaxed vibe was seen everywhere, and is still very much a popular choice.

This year we are seeing a lot more woven furniture incorporating Japanese influences. The pale wood tones are being mixed with black for a more striking look. This can be seen on cabinets and screens, again with Japanese influences.

The fine weave we are seeing creates a lovely pattern and texture on table tops and door fronts, perfect for a statement piece. Don’t go overboard with this, as the more stripped back the better. Let the furniture do the talking, so just invest in one or two items to tie into your space.

Guide:

Clockwise from top left

Coffee table / hm.com [ £99.99 ]

Screen / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £400 ]

Wardrobe / made.com [ £699 ]

Dining chair / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £265 ]

Table lamp / dunelm.co.uk [ £42 ]

Bed / frenchbedroomcompany.co.uk [ £1095 ]

Cabinet / laredoute.co.uk [ £655 ]

home: made [ plant pots designs ]

home: made [ plant pot designs ]

With Spring in the air it’s time to think about outdoor living, planting and gardens. It’s great to make personal touches within your space with your own design creations on plant pots. This can allow them to match a colour theme, follow a trend, label what’s in the pot or personalise them as a gift!

We love the design idea from Homedit with its modern geometric look and metallic colours.

For a plethora of ideas head to BalconyGardenWeb or have a look on Pinterest

All you’ll need is paint and, if it’s not outdoor paint then a good fixer spray or varnish will ensure it lasts and holds up to the weather. You can get plain pots from garden centres, IKEA, or try online at Hobby Craft or Baker Ross for great prices.