home: trend [ statement sofas ]

home: trend [ statement sofas ]

When it comes to furniture, the sofa is one of the biggest and usually the one you would want to invest in the most.

Over the last year we have been seeing sofa choices increase with so many styles and colour options available. Sofas are there to make a statement!

Whether you like bright colours, floral patterns, stripes or dots, there is a sofa out there for you. It doesn’t take long to find sofas online and if have an idea of what you want then you will be sure to find one.

Some of our favourite brands which offer a great selection of styles and fabric choices are sofaworkshop.com, sofa.com & arloandjacob.com

Guide:

Clockwise from top left:

sofaworkshop.com [ from £3569 ], made.com [ £499 ], arloandjacob.com [ £2580 ], sklum.com [ £430 ], grahamandgreen.co.uk [ from £2850 ], johnlewis.com [ £1899 ]

home: featured [ Goodhood Store ]

home: featured [ Goodhood Store ]

Something for all aspects of your style, we love GoodHood for the unique designers, great curated ranges and finger on the pulse of latest trends.

Amongst the great fashion seek out the homeware department, explore independent designers, products for every room in the house and great pieces to give as gifts.

They say;

Started in 2007 Goodhood is an award winning multi brand retailer selling over 200 brands across menswear, womenswear, lifestyle and cosmetics. Our aim is to cultivate our unique vision of effortless life style and redefine the idea of luxury living. Our curated buying ensures every product has a story and relevance to our ethos. We actively aim to create a culturally relevant experience influenced by the flow of culture rather than the trends of the fashion industry. The Goodhood Store remains unique in its brand identity, its culture, its level of service and as a space men and women can both find the best of a worldwide curated selection of goods.’

home: trend [ arches ]

home: trend [ arches ]

A key trend to keep an eye out for this year is arches. The rounded shape of an arch softens a space whether it’s from a mirror, a piece of furniture or a doorway.

Unless you happen to live in a Spanish villa or a Moroccan road you may be lacking arches in your architecture, so take inspiration from the many products available to create a calm inviting room.

Mirrors are a great place to start, and the bigger the better. You can also get the arch shape from a curved floor lamp, it’s more subtle but will still draw your eye.

Image from arch lovers 2lgstudio

Be bold and create arches on your walls with a printed wallpaper or perhaps using paint to draw out shapes. Whatever your style, you can bring some curve appeal to your home.

Guide:

Clockwise from top left:

table / insidestoreldn.com [ £199 ], cabinet / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £850 ], wallpaper / engbladco.com, lamp / made.com [ £139 ], mirror / hm.com [ £19.99 ], stool / made.com [ £69 ], chair / johnlewis.com [ £399 ]

home: trend [ statement ceilings ]

home: trend [ statement ceilings ]

Turning the interior design world on its head, the new trend for statement ceilings is a brave new design step in putting creative thought on to an often forgotten surface – the ceiling.

Growing in popularity, following the style advice of creative forums like Pinterest and what’s in Vogue, we see various options and design processes being used to create a focal point of the ceiling instead of other more traditional areas that we make a feature like walls or floors.

We see tiles, wallpapers, stencilling and plaster (or faux) relief work, covering ceilings to bring interest to a room as well as often having benefits including allowing a space to feel lighter, taller, or even cosier depending on what is used.

Most of these ideas come from interiors of the past. Relief ceiling in plaster or wood feature (if they haven’t been ripped out) in the ceilings of grander properties from Edwardian, Victorian, Georgian and earlier houses; wood panelling or carving can be seen in the last few centuries but also in the twenties, thirties and forties; wood cladding has been popular since the midcentury and although fell out of favour in the last couple of decades it’s seen a resurgence in use for both a country cottage feel, beach house feel or the strongest design look – a midcentury modern design. A teak or walnut ceiling would have been used to lower and bring down a ceiling to emphasise the open plan so single level living with large glass windows synonymous with many properties of the 1950s and 1960s.

Now we also see tiles being used as a feature product to cover a ceiling. With brands like Rockett St George introducing tin tiles as a beautiful idea, having not been available in this country until recently, we now see other brands following suit.

But this new trend also gives rise to the DIY notion and gives a chance to get creative or crafty. Wood cladding is certainly an attainable level DIY project but also being creative with masking tape or stencils with paint is also a great idea – both cost effective and easy to do, plus can be changed at a later date to suit dates with no major cost issue – just a few coats of paint.

See our picture for ideas but also think out side of the box – swap the planned wall wallpaper to the ceiling or take the pattern from a piece of homeware in the room and transfer it to the ceiling!

home: trend [ navy blue ]

home: trend [ navy blue ]

The navy trend is staying for 2020. This deep blue hue is rich and strong, creating stylish interiors.

For the modern approach use in multitude on walls in paint or wallpaper, floors, soft furnishings and drapes. Layering the tone to create an overall blue canvas is a bold look. Break it up with highlights of bronze or copper and a few pieces in other deep jewel tones.

Soften the look with the use of grey tones, natural beiges and browns – walnut or teal for furniture and tan in sofas or armchairs.

Picture guide

Top

Crate • WallpaperStore £5 / Armchair • Made £499 (sale) / Rug • La Redoute £154 (sale)

Middle

Cushion • Trouva £85 (sale) / Bed • Next from £325 / Unit • Tikamoon £319 (sale)

Lower

Paint • Farrow + Ball ‘Scotch Blue’ / Cushion • M&S £19.50 / Sideboard • Maison Du Monde £324

home: trend [ tranquil dawn ]

home: trend [ tranquil dawn ]

With a new year brings new trends and new colours to get excited about, and this January sees the launch of Dulux colour of the year – Tranquil Dawn. A shade of green, that is close to a moss green and is a extremely calming colour. It is also very adaptable and can be used alongside pinks, stones, blues and earthy shades.

‘A colour inspired by the morning sky, to help give homes the human touch’

Similar shades of green are being seen in accessories and furniture. You may not want to necessarily layer green on green, but use this as an accent to create your space.We love the combination of pink & green, especially if you’re using it on a wall. Pink tableware and ceramics can also compliment a green wall and then add terracotta’s, yellows and blues to build up a gorgeous pallette.

Guide:

Clockwise from top left:

Sofa / ikea.com [ £425 ], rug / made.com [ £159 ], cushion cover / hm.com [ £12.99 ], vases / grahamandgreen.co.uk [ from £11.95 ], 2pk napkins / hm.com [ £8.99 ], pottery / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ from £8 ]

home: trend [ vanilla ]

home: trend [ vanilla ]

Trends change and also return, as we are seeing right now. Magnolia was once an interior colour of choice in many homes in the 80s & 90s. Now this off white shade is back but with an update and we are calling it vanilla.

Bright white has its place in homes but tends to need a lot of up keep and can be seen as quite cold. Choosing an off white shade will bring warmth to a space, and layering up furniture and soft furnishings creates depth and cosiness.

Texture and pattern will give interest to this colour in soft furnishings and accessories. Combine with other neutral colours and use black as an accent for a stand out look.

Vanilla is not boring, it’s bold!

Guide:

Clockwise from top left:

Mirror / westelm.co.uk [ £279 ], throw / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £75 ], chair / insidestoreldn.com [ £199 ], cushion / trouva.com [ £45 ], coffee pot / zarahome.com [ £29.99 ], vase / hm.com [ £24.99 ], sofa / habitat.co.uk [ £1500 ]