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 ]

home: trend [ raw white ] 

home: trend [ raw white ] 

The most tranquil of settings, the purest of environments – controversially thought to be sterile and clinical, all white interiors are calming, beautiful and warm if done with quality pieces, textures and detail.


Raw white, in a matt finish, is modern, clean and pure. It may not be the most practical in furniture but choose leathers, plastics or wood which are easier to wipe clean. White painted walls can be regularly touched up as the simplest paint is to use high street affordable favourite Dulux brilliant white, although we love Farrow and Ball ‘All White‘ for its great finish. 


Enrich the raw white look with textures in the furnishings. Lace for curtains, long and drizzling in puddles on the floor (IKEA Alvine Spets are made for even the biggest biggest windows), ruffles and knit in cushions and throws, and smooth matt finishes in vases, lamps, dishes and table tops. Ensure all details stick to the white palette for the strongest look. 

Even kitchens and bathrooms can be beautiful in all white.  Vary tiles in size and style but all in white, matt worktops or counter finishes, handle-less cupboards to keep minimal and design in open shelving (and doored cupboards) and pile up endless white ceramics and glassware for detail and texture. 

1 Dynan Shelving / IKEA £80 

2 Vienna Sofa / Dwell (Now) £699 

3 Kura Lampshade / Habitat £60 

4 Alvine Spets Curtains / IKEA £10

5 Satin Cushion Cover / H&M £7.99

6 Hexagon Tiles / Tons Of Tiles 94p p/t 

7 Sweep Floor Lamp / Made £99 

8 Shianti Bed Linen / John Rocha at Debenhams from £50 

home: favourite thing [ bohemian blanket ] 

home: favourite thing [ bohemian blanket ]

No home can have too many blankets – for their practical warming use or for aesthetic reasons they are always useful. Change the look or colour scheme of a room by throwing over a chair or sofa, add texture and pattern to a bed styling, bring soft furnishing outside and use with garden furniture or thrown over the grass and kick back – either way having a few alternative blankets in store to mix and match or chop and change is handy. 

We love the bohemian feel of the High Vibes blanket from Urban Outfitters and it’s only £35. Perfectly on trend and see you through to Autumn/winter home styling too. 

home: trend [ urban wild ] 

home: trend [ urban wild ]

Seek time away from the busy hectic technical world we daily live in, by creating a natural sanctuary in your own home with the Urban Wild trend. 

This trend heals and soothes. Interiors that embrace this trend are as close to getting outdoors and enjoying the wild as you can get living in the big city. 

Combine natural colours and textures. In furniture, floors and walls use woods, aged stone, polished stone, wicker and metal to give a natural but industrial edge. For soft furnishings seek out leather, knit, cashmere, linen and even velvet. Combine soft and hard materials like goat hide for seating with metal structures for the bases, and layer up furs and fluffiness in rugs against polished grey slate flooring. 

For walls choose soft natural chalky tones to keep the look soft and blended. Craig & Rose give a great insight to using chalky paints and Annie Sloan has a great range of colours. 

1 HETTIE Rattan table £125 / La Redoute 

2 RATTAN side table £215 / Rose And Grey 

3 WOODEN filing cabinet £395 / Rose And Grey 

4 BRASS + MARBLE drinks trolley £325 / Rose And Grey (sign up for the newsletter and get 10% off now!) 

5 LINEA throw Was £80 Now £32 / House Of Fraser 

6 GOAT HIDE + TEAK armchair £395 / Rockett St George 

7 Find similar to these gorgeous terrariums at The Urban Botanist and Geo Fleur – and Geo Fleur also stock an array of plants and fauna which would enhance this trend perfectly!