home: trend [ eastern ]

home: trend [ eastern ]

Inspired by interiors of the orient, this eastern trend is chic and now with a modernised edge.

Layer up intricate patterns of flowers, birds and illustrations on cushions and other soft furnishings. Keep the colour palette rich but muted tones.

Image credit ; WallPaperDirect.com

Although busy with pattern and design ensure some larger areas – a wall or two, the rug or the sofa colour is paler and less fussy. Add accessories in lacquered black to add a contrast and richness to the scheme, with flashes of gold and iridescent pearl tones in lighting, ceramics and picture framing.

1 cushion / zazzle £25.25

2 wallpaper / WallPaperDirect £103.20

3 cabinet / Shimu £1125.00

4 chairs / Pamono £928.00

5 wall decor / Wayfair £105.99

6 mirror / MaisonDuMonde £115.00

7 cushion / Kaleidoscope £15.00

8 rug / BuyARug £139.00

9 cushion / WallpaperDirect £8.40

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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: featured [ Maison Du Monde ]

home: featured [ Maison Du Monde ]

Maison Du Monde online French store and now available in the flesh on UK soil, is quickly becoming a leading favourite for great design and style, trend aware products season after season and varying pieces to suit all budgets.

The great collections can transform any room and their website has plenty of inspirational styling imagery for guidance in designing the perfect room for you.

home: trend [ indigo ]

home: trend [ indigo ]

All the richness, all the luxury, wrapped up in one colour – indigo. This dark shade is currently best on mass to make a super rich feel to an interior. Embrace wall colour, rugs and soft furnishings to create the strongest look with small metallic, blush or other rich jewel tone highlights.

For a lighter look match indigo with clean white, to lift and brighten a room. Use rich blue tones on walls and furniture, but use white for floors, ceilings and in patterns on the soft furnishings.

1 wallpaper / from £34.85 Fashion Interiors

2 ‘sanela’ cushion cover / £6 Ikea

3 rug / £266.99 Wayfair

4 ‘midnight navy’ paint / Crown

5 ‘Turin’ sofa / £1699 Swoon

6 ‘cortina’ throw / £120 MaisonDuMonde

7 bedding / from £11.40 Murmur

8 ‘Cosmo demim’ tiles / from 92p Porcelain Superstore

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

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.