home: found this [ bench ]

home: found this [ bench ]

A beautiful edition for any home, great in a dining room, bedroom or hallway – this tapered leg midcentury style bench has a perfect shape, solid wood legs with a walnut finish and with a textured upholstered seat in either a tweed or weave finish (two colour options)

Tufted Dining Bench from West Elm

Was £299 Now £239


home: trend [ sage ]

home: trend [ sage ]

Continuing from last year we are seeing more and more shades of green in homeware. Not only paint colours but furniture and accessories.

Sage is the colour for Spring and we are seeing it everywhere. It’s a calming shade and works in any room. Accessorise with soft furnishings and ornaments for a more subtle look or go full on with painted walls or wallpaper.

We love it’s understated tone and it brings freshness and wellbeing to a space. Shop the high street and online for an array of choice.


Top row – comfort kit for wire chairroseandgrey.co.uk [ £39 ], image from Pinterest, planter from johnlewis.com [ £22 ]

Middle row – wool throw – Coxandcox.co.uk [ £65 ], Fenner sofa – habitat.co.uk [ £1300 ], lampshade – made.com [ £29 ]

Bottom row – paint – farrowandball.com [ from £45 ], cushion cover from hm.com [ £12.99 ], image from Pinterest

home: trend [ colourful kitchens ]

home: trend [ colourful kitchens ]

There has been a gradual shift in kitchen design and what we want from it. We require storage solutions for small spaces, and better cabinet and worktop finishes, creating more choice and allow us all to be more creative. As we become more confident with design and layout, we start to be braver with colour. And it’s colour that is popping up in kitchens everywhere, just look at Pinterest!

Image via Pinterest

Of course you will still have your preferred style, whether contemporary or traditional but now you have more options to bring colour into your kitchen.

Whether it’s a bright wall colour, colourful tiling or cabinet fronts, the choice is yours and the options are all out there. For an array of no fuss cabinet fronts then ikea.com is a great place to start. For something more bespoke have a look at uncommonprojects.co.uk

Image via Pinterest

If you are limited on budget and want to refresh your kitchen, look at painting areas [ walls and cabinets ] and tiling. These small changes can make a huge impact.

Key colours we are noticing at the moment are greens, blues, and pinks!


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home: found this [ Zara Home ]

home: found this [ Zara Home ]

Zara Home has just launched it’s new seasons collection and it’s rather good. We picked out this bohemian style of pouffes and wall hanging.

Continuing in popularity this style is a great way of bringing soft tones and pattern into your home, as well as adding global influences.

Available now from zarahome.com

home: trend [ bold clashing ]

home: trend [ bold clashing ]

This year if you want to be bold then embrace the trend of clashing colours, patterns, textiles… it’s all about being brave with mixing sizes of pattern, tones of colour and creating a powerful, eclectic feel.

There is a certain compatibility but it feels very ‘carefully’ thrown together. Keep colours rich and break up the pattern with plain bold and bright pieces of furniture, but mix geometric patterned curtains with floral wall paper or mix a striped throw over a intricate print sofa.

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‘Liberty Sofa • Anthropologie £2798.00

‘Pucci’ Curtains • BrittaniaRose from £20.85

‘Villa’ Rug • CarpetRight from £49.99

Bohemian Cushion • SweetPea&Willow £20

‘Calvin’ Armchair • Atkin&Thyme £399

home: event [ Houzz house ]

home: event [ houzz interiors trends house 2018 ]

Catch this epic styling extravaganza in Soho, London, this January – see Houzz bring together the latest in interiors trends all under one roof – how to style every room of your house with the latest trends. Plus there’s a feast of workshops to try too!

They say;

Want to know the interiors trends that will be big in the coming year? Houzz of 2018 is here to guide you – a stylish five-storey home reflecting all that’s current in home design, situated in the heart of London’s Soho. This exciting pop-up space is brought to you by Houzz, the world’s leading home renovation and design platform.

If you love snooping around other people’s homes, you’re in for a treat. The Soho townhouse has been transformed into a beautiful flat, complete with a living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, home office and children’s room. Designed from scratch by Houzz professionals and top interior design studio Run for the Hills it is crammed full of inspiring details! From the forest greens slowly replacing yesterday’s greys, to the hot trend for modern craft and retro 1970s touches, it’s an unmissable snapshot of where interiors are heading.

Nespresso is taking over the top floor of the Houzz of 2018 and visitors will be able to taste the latest Nespresso Limited Edition collection. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a complimentary coffee after soaking up all the Houzz of 2018 trends!

Visitors can expect a jam-packed programme, that includes hands-on workshops, entertaining events and industry talks. Find out more here.

The pop-up is open to the public between the 26th January-31st January, 11am-6pm daily, and is completely free. Just pop in and visit us!

Main exhibit : FREE

Fri, 26 Jan 2018, 09:00 –

Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 18:30 GMT

19 Greek Street



home: trend [ colours of 2018 ]

home: trend [ colours of 2018 ]

Every year we are given a top colour from the big names in paint, and every year we ponder on whether to follow the trend or stay well away! This time around there is a mixed bag with the one everyone is talking about from Pantone – Ultra Violet.

Love it or hate it, it’s refreshing to see Pantone share a daring shade to get us all discussing. It’s not a paint colour that many are going to go crazy for, but don’t rule it out. Accenting a room with accessories or soft furnishing in a purple tone will certainly bring a new dimension to a room and make a statement.

Farrow & Ball and Dulux have opted for a more safe colour pallete for 2018. F&B has launched Drop Cloth, a dark cream that brings warmth to a room.

‘We’ve named this colour Drop Cloth in honour of all the painters and decorators who have worked with Farrow & Ball paints for so long, as it’s the traditional name for a dust sheet. The colour has a subtle touch of mystery about it’

Drop Cloth is a great backdrop to put on your walls, allowing for stronger accents and accesories of colour to stand out and compliment. We love this colour for its subtle and understated finish. 

Dulux bring us Heart Wood, a warm neutral tone with a touch of heather. Combine with other natural colours for a relaxed,  balanced space or try navy blue and gold for a luxury feel. This colour can cover a large space and not feel overwhelming, and would actually work in any room.