home: trend [ curve appeal ] 

home: trend [ curve appeal ] 

Give your home ‘curve appeal’, soften those edges, bring circular and rounded patterns and silhouettes into an interior to create a calm feel and modern design look.

Introduce the circular design in fabrics, wallpapers and other patterned soft furnishings, or try curves in furniture – rounded tables, soft cornered shelving, and moulded smooth plastic furniture. 

Look for inspiration from midcentury interiors and 1960s styling but give it a modern look by minimising too many bright colours and not clashing too many patterns. Furniture in plywood and plastic are always strong for curved silhouettes. Head to print stores like King & Mcgaw and Seventy Tree for extra details in your styling by introducing prints with circle patterns and colours that match your scheme.  

Midcentury style and inspiration

1 Cushion £10 Made.Com 

2 Rug £59.95 Scandiborn 

3 Lamp Shade (from) £375 Tom Raffield 

4 Chair £99 Dwell 

5 Sofa £3295 Sweet Pea & Willow 

6 Tiles (from) £6.50 Mosafil 

7 Wallpaper £20 Graham Brown 

8 Tray £85 GemmaWightmanCeramics 

9 Coffee Table £159 La Redoute 

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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

home: favourite thing [ stoneware range ] 

home: favourite thing [ stoneware range ] 

Dunelm have ticked the midcentury style box with the great new Elements Scraffito range, currently made up of a large bowl and two vases. 

This stoneware range has lovely simple graphic illustrated design on each piece in colours that are on trend and would sit well in a cluster to make a feature on a shelf or table. 

home: trend [ dark berry ] 

home: trend [ dark berry ] 

It gets quite dark and opulent-gothic this autumn with bringing dark berry into home interiors. Layering up tones of this shade – think burgundy, port, rose, grape and other deep rich berry-like shades create a warm, inviting interior to see you into colder months. 

Keep the look modern with matt tones and matt fabrics, use along side dark woods and allow textures of wool, leather and velvet to work together. 

Think to use shades all the way from floor to walls to window covering to give strength to the look and pop in other jewel tones if want the odd highlight to break up the colour. 

1 ‘Rectory Red’ Paint / Farrow + Ball 

2 Pouffe / Bohemia £78.40 (seconds) 

3 Sofa / Sofasworld £499.99 

4 Lustre Rug / John Lewis (from) £200 

5 ‘Ilaria’ Light / Made.com £29 

6 Berry tones used within an interior 

7 Velvet Cushion / M&S £25 

8 Throw / House Of Fraser £190 

9 ‘Radicchio’ Paint / Farrow + Ball 

home: found this [ cutlery ] 

home: found this [ cutlery ] 

With dark tones, especially black being so strong an influence in interiors trends, we look to the smallest details to include in these colours to tie in to creating s complete look for a room. 

Recently we featured dark kitchens and now IKEA have this incredible black cutlery to work perfectly in to this trend. 

The TILLAGD cutlery set is an affordable £40 for a 24 piece set and is handily also dish washer safe!!  

home: trend [ sanctuary ] 

home: trend [ sanctuary ] 

Forget the high tech gadgets, forget the plugged in paraphernalia, switch off all devices and embrace the santuary trend. 

It’s all about creating a natural, calm, serene environment to allow you to switch off, and for your over stimulated senses to have a break from work, stress, busy lives and hectic schedules. 

What better trend to bring in to your home? 

Using soft tones of colour, mainly neutrals and white, natural fibres and simple accessories including a happy abundance of indoor planting as this will increase the potential of your calm space. 

Create seating or bed cocoons with comfort and relaxation in mind. Layer up cushions and throws in soft fabrics, avoiding pattern or bright colours. Use voile or lace on windows to have privacy but allow plenty of natural light. 

1 Ira Lamp / Made £49

2 ‘Calluna’ Paint / Farrow&Ball from £43.50

3 Mongolian Cushion / Tesco £12

4 Cerrant Mirror / Maison Du Monde £180

5 Monstera Plant / Waitrose £24.99

6 Alvine Spets Curtains / Ikea £10

7 Stockholm Chair / Ikea £175 

8 Wool Effect Throw / Dunelm £35 

9 Beatrice Hanger / Urban Outfitters £18

home: featured [ Pentreath + Hall ] 

home: featured [ Pentreath + Hall ] 

Sometimes it’s good not to be minimal, and have the coldness of a monochrome interior. Pentreath + Hall embrace colour, pattern, beautiful design and layering up textures to ensure perfect interior inspiration. 

Tucked away in Rugby Street, Bloomsbury, London, this store is bursting at the seams with homeware, furniture and accessories. Also available online, every department is covered – a great place to buy interiors gifts or treat yourself to a new look for a room. 

Around for almost a decade, the duo behind the retail outlet have an interiors, architecture and artistic background. This has evidently come together perfectly in their great buying choices and curated ranges. 

Visit them online or in store. Currently you can enjoy shopping the Summer sale too.