home: trend [ pastel kitchen ]

home: trend [ pastel kitchen ]

A big kitchen trend for 2019 is to feature pastel tones. This could be painting walls, using tiles or going full on with pastel cabinets.

The calming feel of pastels will also inject some fun into you kitchen and this can be achieved simply by painting some walls. If you get bored with it, then it’s easy to change.

Create some interest on splashbacks and tiling with pastel tones like blue, green and pink. There are so many shades and patterns available on tiles now, so you can be sure to find something you love.

With more and more options with kitchen cabinets online and in store, now is the perfect opportunity to design everything yourself from style to colour. A pastel pink or blue cabinet will work really nicely with pale wood and white for a fresh clean look.

For a more subtle take on this trend then add some pastel appliances like a fridge or toaster. Who needs to stick to black or chrome!

Guide:

Clockwise from top left

Image from Pinterest, Smeg fridge /very.co.uk [ £1299 ], image from Pinterest, image from wrenkitchens.com , tiles selection / claybrookstudio.co.uk, Breville Toaster / johnlewis.com [ £49.99 ], image from Pinterest.

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home: favourite thing [ flooring ]

home: favourite thing [ flooring ]

Zazous is home to a lot of great interiors products (including Acapulco chairs!!) but their flooring is where we most favour their collection.

Authentic heritage patterns, retro designs, traditional looks with modern twist, so many great patterns to choose from – their encaustic tiles and ceramic tiles are incredible but the vinyl tiles are really an absolute gem. Incredibly well priced for large scale flooring, superb pattern choices and the finish is perfect for safety, warmth and durability.

home: trend [ decorative detail ]

home: trend [ decorative detail ]

This season we have started to see more decoration and pattern on furniture and accessories. Side cabinets, consoles and coffee tables have inlaid tiles and wood with decorative patterns and colours.

A brand where you can see a lot of this is anthropologie.com with gorgeous designs and colours.

We are also seeing decoration on ceramics like vases and bowls. They become textural and tactile.

Wood is clearly a big choice for all, with a lot of mixed materials being used on furniture. Parquet finishes and carved wood feature heavily. This carved look also translates to bed headboards and room dividers.

Guide:

Top row: bedside table / anthropologie.com [ £598 ], mirror / hm.com [ £24.99 ], headboard / urbanoutfitters.com [ £350 ]

Middle row: console table / westelm.co.uk [ £1,499 ], sideboard / westelm.co.uk [ £1,199 ]

Bottom row: coffee table / grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £395 ], vase / johnlewis.com [ £ ], console table / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £1,600 ]

home: trend [ herringbone ]

home: trend [ herringbone ]

The herringbone trend has had a rise in popularity during the last couple of years, although it’s never ever really been out of favour.

It’s a classic look, a design-minded pattern and now this herringbone format has found new places to feature, not just floors and walls in wood or ceramic, but also cupboard fronts, kitchen doors, table tops and the pattern even transfers into fabrics and of course has always been a knitting pattern – thriving at the moment for throws and cushions.

Main picture guide :

Top row

Flooring • Porcelain Superstore / ‘Misty Fjord Wall tiles • TopsTiles from £13.99 / Rug • HouseDoctor £18

Middle row

Bed • Cuckooland £395 / Cushion • M&Co £8 / Throw • Coggles £105

Bottom row

Wallpaper • Sweetpea 28.36 / Wallpaper • Ferm Living £58 / Bedding • Heals from £9

home: found this [ tiles ]

home: found this [ tiles ]

Create a quirky feature in a bathroom or kitchen, use for a fire hearth to restore a vintage look in your home or for an exciting new look use to create an alternative headboard – these Moroccan style tiles from Total Tiles are just 79p each. They come in so many gorgeous different patterns, choosing may be hard – so go eclectic and mix them all up together.

home: made [ tile stickers ] 

home: made [ tile stickers ] 

When there’s only a small budget and you want to update a look of a kitchen or bathroom, when the home is rented or you’d rather not a permanent design change or you fancy a quick and easy update to your tiles; tile stickers are a quick easy way to go with so many patterns and styles now available across the high street and online. 

Colour designs from DaWanda

We love the bright coloured patterns from SirFaceGraphics, the minimal clean modern look from the stickers at josiecrafts on eBay and for a unique look head to Love Maps On for beautiful map image tile stickers (see main picture) 

Easy to apply and remove

home: trend [ mosaic ]  

home: trend [ mosaic ] 

This season’s trend for mosaics shows how patterns of mosaic tiles or patterns in the style of, are not just for holiday destinations or even a bathroom – that can work in any room as a feature or pattern on the wall or homeware. 

Blending art, architecture and design, mosaic tile is one of the oldest forms of wall and floor covering. Using the tiny squares known as tesserae, Ancient Greeks and Romans created detailed stories and intricate geometric patterns, and mosaic art embellishes ceilings, walls and floors from Byzantium to Barcelona // SeattleTimes.com 

Using mosaics on walls can make a bold design statement and an incredible alternative to wallpaper or paint for a feature wall. You could use block colour or patterned design depending on the colour scheme and style of room. It could be used on a chimney breast, kitchen wall or even as an alternative way of creating a headboard for a bed.

Not looking to be so bold? There’s lots of accessories to bring a little of the trend into the home – on ceramics and fabrics.  

Bathroom set £14.94 Wayfair 

Dessert Plate Set of 4  £21 La Redoute 

Mosaic Towels from £6 BHS 

Giraffe Mug £14.99 Fortune & Hopkins l