home: featured [ Graham & Green ]

home: featured [ Graham & Green ]

A favourite of ours, Graham & Green is the perfect site to check out to get inspiration and ideas for your home.

From industrial to quirky, classic to mid century, there is something for everyone. Graham & Green is currently all about rattan and woven items and we love it.

With a vast sellection of lighting, furniture, soft furnishings & accessories you will love scrolling through their website. You can also visit their stores in London & Bath.

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home: found this [ ANNANSTANS – IKEA ]

home: found this [ ANNANSTANS – IKEA ]

IKEA are constantly bringing us new collections and challenging design within homeware to keep us coming back.

Their latest is ANNANSTANS, a handcrafted collection of cushions, ornaments and ceramics.

ANNANSTANS has a modern, urban expression, but not because of a machine. The pieces are crafted by hand, so each one is unique

‘In ANNANSTANS, meaning “elsewhere” in Swedish, the contemporary concepts of designer Martin Bergström find new expressions through social entrepreneur artisans in India, Romania and Thailand

Get inspired by the colours, pattern & textures through this range.

[ Cushions from £10 ]

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home: trend [ washed linen ]

home: trend [ washed linen ]

Over the last few months we have noticed an increased selection of linen items online and in stores. Particularly bedding where every brand is offering a soft washed linen duvet set or cushion cover.

Linen gives a really soft feel against the skin and is easy to care for, with little worry about ironing – let it be creased!

Soft tones are always a winner, including pinks, greys and creams. Create a neutral pallete mixing tones and layers to give your bed the most welcoming feel.

Guide:

Top row: bed linen / laredoute.co.uk [ from £75 ], pillow case / loaf.com [ £40 ]

Middle row: pillow case / hm.com [ £12.99 ], cushion cover / zarahome.com [ £12.99 ]

Bottom row: pillow case / trouva.com [ £25 ], tablecloth / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £85 ], duvet cover set / hm.com [ £79.99 ]

home: trend [ wall decor ]

home: trend [ wall decor ]

Continuing in 2019, is the love for alternative wall art.

Not framed work, not prints, not original paintings – but creative visual pieces with colour and texture and a unique feeling that you might have picked it up at a craft fair, a market whilst travelling the world or been handed it down through the family.

Shop at Anthropologie or Urban Outfitters for a gorgeous range of options but also online small designer market places like Trouva and Etsy.

Keep eyes pealed at car boot sales, charity shops and vintage markets as this is where the real gems can be found with the most appealing prices.

Top row picture guide

Embroidery hoop, £54.99 Wayfair

Zaoma’ wall hanging, £16.75 Maison Du Monde

‘Workshop SY1’ hanging, £55 Trouva

Lower row picture guide

‘Ferm Living’ wall blanket, £124 Trouva

‘Cleo’ wall hanging, £598 Anthropologie

‘Kaleidoscope’ wall decor, £121.99 Wayfair

home: trend [ woodland wonder ]

home: trend [ woodland wonder ]

Although we might be having one of the warmest Autumns ever, the Winter season will soon be upon us and its time to get cosy at night with blankets and throws.

This trend for 2018/19 is all about embracing nature and with quite a rustic touch. Animal motifs on cushions and plates are back and subtle check or tartan feature.

Colours to look at are rich plums and damsons, mixed with neutral earth tones and lots of wood.

Guide:

Top row: desk / westelm.co.uk [ £399 ], cushion / hm.com [ £6.99 ], basket / hm.com [ £19.99 ]

Middle row: cushion cover / hm.com [ £6.99 ], dining chairs / habitat.co.uk [ £160 ], blanket / zarahome.com [ 199.99 ]

Bottom row: Brinjal paint colour / farrow-ball.com [ from £4.50 ], throw / trouva.com [ £190 ], lampshade / johnlewis.com [ from £35 ]

home: trend [ woven textures ]

home: trend [ woven textures ]

If you are accessorizing your rooms this Summer, be sure to feature something woven. Its all about the texture and detail.

Consider potted plants in woven baskets and bags, heavy woven cushion covers [ think macrame ] and jute rugs. Adding these pieces into a room will bring an artisan / handmade feel and soften a space.

If you want to make more of a statement choose a woven light fitting [ There are some stunning picks online – try grahamandgreen.co.uk & rockettstgeorge.co.uk ]. Woven chairs are big this season as well, like bold rattan furniture but focusing on a smaller weave. 

Guide:
1. Rugs from made.com [ from £20 ]

2. Basket light from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £56 ]

3. Cushion from anthropologie.com [ £128 ]

4. Armchair from ikea.com [ £39 ]

5. Basket from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £32.50 ]

6. Bar stool from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £195 ]

7. Basket from habitat.co.uk [ £14 ]

8. Pendant light from grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £72 ]

home: trend [ layered rugs ]

home: trend [ layered rugs ]

Having rugs in the home is nothing new, but consider how you pick and use your rugs and the potential you have in using them. This year the focus is on layering, mixing pattern and textures to create a cosy curated room.

Layer two or three rugs together, either directly on top of one another if different sizes or overlap them to create a disjointed look. Regardless of how you choose to lay them, be sure to have interest in the patterns and texture.

Images from houzz.com

Throw a sheepskin or high pile woolen kilim rug over the top of a jute rug for extreme texture. For a bohemian feel mix flatwoven patterned rugs or if you have a nuetral room opt for a couple of geometric prints. 

Choose colours that compliment each other and prints that contrast, trying to make sure they are not so similar. You want it to be obvious that there is more than one rug being used.

Selection of our new favourites

Guide:

1. Flatwoven rug from ikea.com [ £140 ]

2. Woven rug from westelm.co.uk [ from £249 ]

3. Low pile rug from ikea.com [ £60 ]

4. Jute rug from laredoute.co.uk [ from £89 ]

5. Patterned jute rug from laredoute.co.uk [ from £109 ]

6. Wool rug from habitat.co.uk [ £495 ]