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 

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home: favourite thing [ door mat ] 

home: favourite thing [ door mat ] 

Quirky and welcoming but still in contemporary grey with a lovely detail of typography on it – this great door mat from Argos is a super update for a hallway and it’s only £7.99 or on special offer of two for £15. Great to give as a gift! 

Typography is big this year in interiors trends and the italic ‘hello’ is popping up everywhere across highstreet stores – on wall or window decals, prints, cushions and kitchenalia! 

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: trend [ desert ] 

home: trend [ desert ] 

We are needing a retreat, a place of calm and perhaps an interior that makes us think of warmer climates, holidays and miles of endless sands. 

The desert trend back for 2017, with the surge in popularity of succulents and cacti still growing (happy plants we generally succeed in not killing!) is a strong easy look to pull together in a home. High street (and designer) stores have plenty of natural homewares, products that look as if they’ve been gathered from travels and craft inspired goods. 

Use bright light interiors and bring in leathers, weaves, wood and tapestry. Search vintage fairs for large patterned rugs or head to highstreet stores including Urban Outfitters, La Redoute and House Doctor for new versions. The current Summer sales are perfect to pick up large items that work with this trend – suede sofas and leather armchairs and with the good weather explore markets and carboots, and thrift unusual items, pottery and trinkets to build the look.  

Stick to neutral colours, dark and light but throw in a little colour in an odd chair or patterned cushion. Essentially use indoor planting for fresh green tones that will set off well against the tans, beiges, whites, creams and other neutral tones – with highlights of gold and bronze. 

Get creative and work on your own DIY projects for accessories – macrame pot holders, woven hangings for the wall and block print canvases leaning casually against the side. 


Credit : TheArtHouseConcept 

Product guide: 

1 cactus curtain / BritishMadeInteriors £27.73

2 ‘Clunch’ paint / Farrow + Ball £43.50 

3 ‘House Doctor’ rug / Wayfair £85.17 

4 goat skin pouffe / MaisonDuMonde £108

5 Aztec cushion / Wolf + Badger £105 

6 llama cushion / Urban Outfitters £35 

7 midcentury leather chair / Rose + Grey £915 

8 woven throw / Dunelm £15 

9 white cactus vase / La Redoute £65 

(Currently 25% off at La Redoute with code : 25OFF )

home: trend [ earth tones ] 

home: trend [ earth tones ] 

This summer sees a trend that embraces the natural Earth, sustainability and grounding ourselves with the planet we walk on. 

Bringing together a natural inspired set of colour palettes;  

‘This colour scheme draws from a palette taken from natural rocks, deserts, earth and trees featuring pale rose, peach, cinnamon, tan, ochre, burnt orange, burgundy and terracotta.’
LondonEssentials.com 

It creates a warm interior and encourages a slower pace. The tones compliment each other and work along side each other alike to the natural world. 

Using tones of each shade, build up this look through soft furnishings, furniture and all the way to wall finishes. Embrace textured coloured wall papers, feature walls in painted choices and subtle texture and pattern in throws and cushions including the use of silks, linens, weaves and matt finishes in ceramics and furniture. 

Buying guide [ clockwise ] 

1 Taupe Brown Linen Duvet (from) £59       La Redoute 

2 Dulux Perfectly Taupe £26 B&Q 

3 Cole & Son Crackle Wallpaper Ochres £70 Beut 

4 Metro Sage Wall Tile £15 p/sqm Tile Mountain 

5 Soft Wool Olive Green Throw £42.25 (was £65) Cox & Cox 

6 Scott Burnt Orange Velvet Sofa £899 Made.Com 

home: trend [ dark kitchens ] 

home: trend [ dark kitchens ]

In between the love for white minimal and Scandinavian pops of colour, the strong trend for dark tones within the kitchen is a beautiful stylish style direction to head in. 

Choosing between dark cabinets, counters, wall tiling, floor covering or all of the above creates a deep rich interior – a modern look for a home. 

Ikea // dark kitchen cabinet doors

Bringing together a lot of dark tones (greys and blacks) is a bold move but it pays off. Although high lighting with colour or white is also a great look. Intersperse dark cabinets with white tiling or use a paler paint or  flooring to soften the darkness. 

Tiles / Victoria Plumbing • Cabinets / Ikea • Floor Tiles / Terrazzo Tiles • Cabinet Doors / Ikea •

For accessories, using other on-trend colours of the moment including metallics, blushes and pastels or light greys will really add to the look. 

Tray / Mia Fleur • Tin Boxes / Ferm Living • Kitchen Utensils / Studio • Enamel Jug / Smug •

Across the high street big brands and smaller independent brands, seek out well chosen kitchenalia, ceramics, equipment and utensils to compliment the look. 

Shopping guide: 

Victoria Plumbing / Ikea / Terrazzo Tiles / Mia Fleur / Smug / Studio / Ferm Living 

home: trend [ drinks trolleys ] 

home: trend [ drinks trolleys ] 

The trend for using drinks trolleys in the home is growing with high street and designer stores alike continuing to stock great styles. The drinks trolley is a versatile, practical, movable piece of furniture that, with all the current styles available (modern, retro, antique, industrial, minimal) there’s one to suit every home and they’re aren’t just for drinks and glasses . 


This handy piece of furniture is great for a multitude of uses – kitchenalia, toiletries, make up, books, as a side table, office and work goods, even shoes. 


With prices up from around £50 there’s something for every budget plus hunting eBay, vintage markets or furniture charity stores can often come up trumps with some amazing prices especially when they are a little worn round the edges and need a little sanding, painting or cleaning – it’s a great upcycling project which benefits you to allow you to colour or style the piece to suit your home. 

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Dunelm £119.20 / MiaFleur £345 / Swoon £145 

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M&S £299 / Argos £59.99 / IKEA £18 

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Atkin&Thyme £299 / West Elm £349 / Etsy £75