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.
Letter accessories are a great way to personalise your home with new and old type styles, available online, in stores and from markets. It’s a unique alternative to home accessories – looking good wall mounted, hanging on doors or standing on sideboards or shelving.
We love these ‘individual black letters and numbers screened onto clear perspex with geometric detailing‘ sourced by Respect Your Elders and sold through Pedlars World (online) – £12 each.
Explore vintage shops and antiques fairs to find discarded vintage fonts previously used for signage in pubs, shops, and other businesses. Ebay is also a great source for these.
Spell out motivational words, names or statements or just choose single initials.
We’ve spotted this gorgeous collection of mirrors at Rose & Grey. These new arrivals ooze style and would really make a statement in any room. Our favourites include the gold feathers and bamboo sunburst.
Our favourite pick from this exciting new store is this utterly gorgeous, incredibly restored large grey Danish armchair, midcentury in style and perfectly reupholstered to keep its characteristics and charm of the era.
A must invest at £795 but a worthwhile investment.
Bring beauty to the dining table with these stunning plates by Katie Alice, currently available from the new BHS website for £12 each. The gorgeous lace design is intricate, detailed and the perfect balance between modern and vintage.
‘…beautiful dinner plate from The Collection by Katie Alice is crafted in terracotta with an exquisite lace embossment. Inspired by a vintage lace bracelet that Katie discovered in a Paris boutique, The Collection features individual pieces that will look simply stunning in any arrangement and refresh any tableware collection. The Northamptonshire-born lifestyle designer, Katie Alice, weaves her magical story across all her beautiful tableware collections, creating timeless, collectable pieces with quirky personality’.
Cup + Cloth is an online store bringing a carefully chosen collection of products from independant makers and designers from the UK and around the world.
‘We provide a constant evolving range of original products as an antidote to the mass produced. You will find a considered.edit of sml batch goods with timeless qualities to keep + cherish for a lifetime’
The website is split into 4 categories; Made, Sourced, Found and Wall, helping you navigate the site and find the perfect item. In Madeyou will find UK based designers and makers. Sourcedis full of handmade products from global designers. Vintage and unique second hand items is what you will find in Found, with Wallshowcasing contemporary art from the UK.
With the cult iconic rocket floor lamp of the 1960s onwards still being a chosen favourite in many homes that favour a retro look, this new ‘Jacob’ range from Debenhams is perfectly styled to suit – and a lot easier to get your hands on than scouring for the vintage version.
The floor lamp exudes midcentury charm as does the whole range, with its wooden frame structures and cloth shades