home: trend [ midcentury monochrome ]

home: trend [ midcentury monochrome ]

The angles, the curves, the familiar silhouette of midcentury design sits so well with a monochrome interior. A little hint of walnut tones is all you need to soften the monochrome look.

Across the high street there are so many homewares and furniture embracing the style and designs from the midcentury era.

It’s easy to create this trend from modern stores but also it’s a great excuse to explore vintage markets, auctions and antiques fairs. Look for designs from brands including Ercol (furniture), Midwinter and Meakin that have some beautiful design and great monochrome pieces (ceramics).

Use vintage vases, lamps and plates for decorative display to compliment the look.

1 ‘EKENÄSET chair / IKEA £180

2 ‘Sputnik’ light / Dunelm Was £129.00 Now £38.70

3 embroidery cushions / West Elm from £29

4 ‘afar’ rug / La Redoute from £69.30 (current prices with up to 30% off)

5 wall hanging / La Redoute £37.80 (current price with up to 30% off)

6 ‘Margot’ sofa / Argos £299.99

7 ‘Scott’ armchair / Perch & Parrow £685

8 Ridgeway ‘homemaker’ vintage plate / search vintage markets and eBay

9 ‘Ditto’ wallpaper / Miss Print £64

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home: trend [ embellished ]

home: trend [ embellished ]

Its time to embrace embellishments with this gorgeous 2018 trend; and shop for anything with tassels, tufting, fringes and feathers.

The bohemian influences are strong for this look, layering, natural colours, textures upon textures, but it can also work with a clean, minimal look – using white homewares but with embellishments for texture, ensuring everything is in natural creams and whites.

Shops across the high street have a big range to create this look. It’s also worth having a search around vintage markets, eBay and searching for international sellers.

1 Elsie Cushion / Anthropologie £70.40

2 Pom Pom Throw / Trouva £22.50

3 Fringed Cushion Cover / Little Lies £32

4 Farha Cushion / Very £49.99

5 Navajo Throw / Feather + Black £120

6 Fringed mirror / Oliver Bonas £60

home: featured [ cave interiors ]

home: featured [ cave interiors ]

Nestled in Primrose Hill, and online, is the wonderful Cave Interiors, offering a wonderful authentic mix of vintage and new design for the home.

The owners vast experience in interior design is evident in the excellent curated departments including lighting, accessories and furniture.

Internationally sourced vintage pieces sit along side furniture and homeware designers from across the world bringing a shopping experience both unique and tailored to you if you also opt for using their interior design services too.

They say;

Georgina Cave studied at the Interior Design School before founding Cave Interiors in 2002. With what has been described as “an infectious passion” for architecture, design, art and antiques, she soon became known for creating beautiful but real homes, each tailored to suit her clients’ individual needs, style & personality.

Having successfully grown the business with a relentless pursuit of creative quality, Georgina today leads a team of hand-picked designers which is regularly briefed to deliver spatial planning and end-to-end design for both old and new-build house projects, alongside some of London’s leading architects.

Drawing on long established relationships with specialist suppliers, craftsmen, builders and a vast network of international sources for salvage, antiques and unusual items, Cave Interiors’ work now extends to the complete renovation of historic and landmark listed buildings. Georgina herself has appeared on BBC1’s ‘Britain’s Empty Homes’, been profiled in House & Garden, as well as having her work featured in a range of magazines and the book ‘Casual Living’ by Judith Wilson, one of the UK’s leading interiors writers.

home: favourite thing [ rug ]

home: favourite thing [ rug ]

With the trend for all things grey staying strong we love this antique-style patterned grey rug from Wilkos.

Great quality from this affordable high street favourite, at just £50

Style with clean minimal whites for added texture to a plain interior or with a range of deep jewel tones for a more dark, on-trend, opulent look.

home: trend [ peach]

home: trend [ peach ]

2018 sees peach as the new colour to love. Peach is the ‘new’ blush – becoming a colour favoured as a great highlight in dark grey or black, or minimal white interiors.

It’s great as a highlight, but create a beautiful look with blending shades of the hue across a room, keep it minimal with no pattern but let the colour do the talking.

Main picture guide :

Top Row / Highlight one wall in a white interior / ‘Crushed Peach’ Paint £16 B&Q / Lamp £7 Dunelm

Middle Row / ‘Heidi’ Bedding from £25.50 Debenhams / Chair £140 Oliver Bonas / Vase £43 Amara

Lower Row / ‘Oscar’ Sofa £1745 Loaf / Rug £159 I Rugs / Blending shades of peach with cream, beige and natural shades.

Peach inspiration

home: featured [ John Lewis ]

home: featured [ John Lewis ]

Head to John Lewis for a new look for the home. If you love bright colours, we’ve collated our favourite current pieces currently in-store and online.

A colourful look is great with a retro twist. Stick with hues that are similar shades of a few bright colours, with turquoise, burnt orange and red for a midcentury twist. Keep sofas, armchairs or other main furniture pieces in statement plain bright colours and opt for patterns in home accessories. Look for quirky additions like the John Lewis ‘On Air‘ light box and mix fun patterns like geometric and block printing in curtains, throws and cushions.

home: trend [ pineapples ]

home: trend [ pineapples ]

Love them or loath them, pinapples are this years choice of fruit…again! Seemingly beating of the likes of the cherry, banana and watermelon, this year we will continue to see pinapples on soft furnishings, wallpapers and in the form of accessories.

Bring some fun summer vibes to a room with bright wall art or printed cushion or keep it sophisticated with a tonal wallpaper.

Selection of prints from desenio.co.uk

Show your love of pineapples with accessories, like lighting, kitchenware or bookends, anything goes and there is a huge array to pick from.

Guide:

Top row: wall sconce from grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £139 ], salad servers from hm.com [ £8.99 ], wallpaper from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £87 ]

Middle row: Wall decoration from laredoute.co.uk [ £15 ], mirror from asos.com [ £35 ], cushion from sassandbelle.co.uk [ £15 ]

Bottom row: bookends from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £49 ], ornament from trouva.com [ £35 ], wallpaper from johnlewis.com [ £59 ]