home: favourite thing [ side tables ]

home: favourite thing [ side tables ]

Always thinking about small updates for a room, or perhaps that piece of homeware to start a theme or new style for a room.

This pair of chic industrial side tables could be just the thing.

Practical and stylish, compliment with dark interiors, other metallic touches and lots of dark velvets and monochrome.

£135 Cult Furniture

They say;

Inject modern luxury into your living space with this set of 2 brass metal tray side tables, ideal for modern and contemporary homes. 

The cage-like design of the base captures attention while the round brass top keeps it. With their bold design, these sides tables complement glam interiors to perfection. Perfect for keeping by the sofa or your favourite armchair.

home: trend [ black steel ]

home: trend [ black steel ]

We have noticed an increased popularity in bringing black accents into our homes through furniture and lighting.

Find chair legs in tubular black steel, black frames on cabinets & shelving, as well as black metal floor lamps & bed frames.

This modern touch gives us an alternative to brass and chrome accents and nods back to the eighties. Keep chair colours light as they contrast best with the black and will make it easier to compliment your current style.

Guide:

Clockwise from to left:

Bedframe / John Lewis [ £175 ]

Floorlamp / Next [ £65 ]

Side table / H&M [ £79. 99 ]

Dining chair / Rockett St George [ £145 ]

Set of Side tables / LaRedoute [ £104 ]

Console table / West Elm [ £319 ]

Armchair / Ikea [ £90 ]

home: trend [ matt finishes ]

home:trend [ matt finishes ]

Over the last few years we have seen a lot of shiny surfaces, metalic accents and pattern on cabinets and tables. This season we seeing less shine and more matt finishes.

Solid colour on worktops, cabinets and table tops is coming through into stores and we will be seeing it everywhere. Strong colour choices are pink, black and green.

This look is very much influenced by Scandinavian design and creates a much more harmonious interior with solid shapes and strong silhouettes.

Guide:

Top row: coffee table / johnlewis.com [ £239 ], table lamp / oliverbonas.com [ £68 ], cabinet doors / ikea.com [ £35 ]

Middle row: cabinet / laredoute.co.uk [ £349 ], decanter / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £48 ], table lamp / trouva.com [ £179 ]

Bottom row: vase / habitat.co.uk [ £20 ], watering can / trouva.com [ £59 ], wardrobe / made.com [ £699 ]

home: trend [ coloured marble ]

home: trend [ coloured marble ]

As quite often with trends they come and go, and then come back again, and one of those is marble. With so many marble products available it’s coloured examples we look at today.

Gone is the white marble and in comes black, green and pink. You will start to see this on coffee tables, kitchenware, shelving and lighting. This material works really nicely with mixed metal & black accents.

Green marble from hm.com

Marble also goes beyond table tops and can be seen on home accessories including clocks, bookends and coasters. Get your little marble fix without breaking the bank.

Guide:

Clockwise from top left –

coffee table / laredoute.co.uk [ £849 ], side table / habitat.co.uk [ £250 ], light / trouva.com [ £160 ], coasters / oliverbonas.com [ £30 ], table / zarahome.com [ £120 ], chopping board / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £40 ], clock / made.com [ £49 ], shelf / anthropologie.com [ £36 ]

home: trend [ marble ]

home: trend [ marble ]

We have seen a huge increase in popularity for marble over the last few years and it’s a material that is being used in prety much every homes.

Whether it’s in the form of kitchen accessories, table tops, tableware, printed soft furnishings, marble is such a gorgeous material with a beautiful pattern, you will always feel you have a unique piece in your home.

This year has seen marble mixed with pastels and metalics; copper, brass & gold. We now see marble in a more basic form, appreciating its character without the additions of colour working alongside it.

Table tops are being seen with simple black metal or wooden legs, and vases and accessories apear less fussy. [ Look out for the additions of black & white to compliment a piece ]. And of course this means you can opt for any wall colour you like as you won’t need to worry about clashing tones.

Guide:

1. Table from oliverbonas.com [ £210 ]

2. Wallpaper from johnlewis.com [ £175 ]

3. Marble effect planter from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £28 ]

4. Set of 2 pots from made.com [ £29 ]

5. Clock from trouva.com [ £249 ]

6. Chopping boards from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ from £14.95 ]

7. Table from habitat.co.uk [ £295 ]

8. Table from westelm.co.uk [ £399 ]

home: trend [ finish it in black ]

home: trend [ finish it in black ]

As more and more people are turning to dark interiors for inspiration Black is becoming a popular choice whem accessorising a room. Whether its small accessories like vases and ornaments, tables and chairs or wall coverings and paint, black is the shade of choice.

Mix high gloss with matte finishes to create tone and collect a selection of black items to display in one space.

Layered black [ image from pinterest ]

The kitchen is a great place to introduce black as there are so many surfaces to play with as well as including electricals, tableware and cutlery. Of course mix with white for a more monochrome feel or combine with dark wood, copper or brass additions.

Combining different finishes [ image from pinterest ]

If you are daring enough, and there is no reason why you shouldn’t be go full on black throughout a room. This especially works well in a bedroom, where most of the time you spend in there is in the dark anyway. Going dark creates a cosy space and doesn’t always – as a lot of people expect -make a room feel smaller. 

Guide:

1. Rattan chair from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £195 ]

2. Vanity mirror from futureandfound.com [ £39 ]

3. Ceiling light from habitat.co.uk [ £55 ]

4. Lamp shade from made.com [ £29 ]

5. Desk from westelm.co.uk [ £399 ]

6. Smeg fridge freezer from johnlewis.com [ £1999 ]

7. Armchair from ikea.com [ £190 ]

8. Vase from hm.com [ £17.99 ]

home: trend [ cork ]

home: trend [ cork ]

It’s making a comeback in the home through its versatility,  sustainability and general attractive appeal. Cork is being used more and more in products this year and is becoming a big hit.

Cork is being combined with glass for gorgeous tableware, used as table tops and forms the base on ceramics including vases and bowls. Lighting can also use cork, not only is it durable from a practical point of view, but it looks great in a pendant style.

Cork is a material that can be used subtly within other trends and by keeping the natural colour it blends with other materials really well like concrete, wood, marble and glass.

Be bold and cover a wall with cork. Not only does it bring a great texture and look to a space but used in the right room it can become a useful memo wall, used for pining up pictures, notes and decorative item. An office would be the obvious room to try this out in.
Alternatively bring cork to the floor using tiles. Again the texture creates interest and is hard wearing. [ Check out floormaker.co.uk for cork wall and floor tiles ]

Sinnerlig range from Ikea

Another way to have cork in your home is to have it as a table top. Either on a dining or coffee table cork is durable, water-repellent and easy to clean. Ikea’s Sinnerlig range is a perfect way to introduce yourself to cork.

So this year look beyond coasters & table mats and experiment with a new love for cork.

Guide:

1. Clock from brownpapergifts.com [ £14.95 ]

2. Stool from barnabyco.com [ £99 ]

3. Candle from johnlewis.com [ £15 ]

4. Pendant light from nest.co.uk [ £174 ]

5. Vase from quinceliving.co.uk [ £32 ]

6. Glass carafe from ikea.com [ £4 ]

7. Pot from mindthecork.co.uk [ £25 ]