home: trend [ pouffe ]

home: trend [ pouffe ]

It seems the home accessory of the season is the pouffe. Firmly back as a key piece of furniture in a lounge (or any other room) and with floral flouncy ones a distant memory of the 80s; the pouffe is now the perfect accessory to add a splash of colour or pop of pattern into a room.

There’s a plethora to choose from across the high street, designer and online stores and whatever trend you use as your styling guide, there’s a pouffe to suit the look.

We’ve picked a selection of our favourites to suit current trends including – colour pop, embellished, midcentury monochrome, maximalist, traveller and artisan.

Picture guide;

Top row

Lux, £69 Made.com / Iceberg £110.00 Maison Du Monde / Falun, £194.99 Wayfair

Middle row

Objects, £427 Skandium / Nala, £97.50 Habitat / Hampton, £229 Made.Com

Bottom row

Woollen, £144.99 Bear & Bear / Stockholm, £195 Ikea / Global Fusion, £129.00 Myakka

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home: found this [ leaf plate ]

home: found this [ leaf plate ]

Plants, plants, plants; the urban gardener is still as popular as ever.

Bring the outdoors in with leaf ceramics – add a dash of retro, and you get this great plate from HM. There’s a definite vintage inspiration.

It would look great on a dinner party table or use for nicknacks on a dressing table.

home: favourite thing [ clock ]

home: favourite thing [ clock ]

A perfect little piece of repro midcentury style for your home with this great retro table clock from Royal Design for just £24.

It would look great on a mantelpiece, bedside table or styled up with a few other midcentury pieces as part of a ‘shelfie’

home: favourite thing [ chairs ]

home: favourite thing [ chairs ]

Get nostalgic with these fab retro school chairs with a contempory hand painted stripe. We love chairs and these are great to mixed with other chairs around a dining table, as a desk chair or just in the corner of a room creating a statement.

These sustainably sourced beech wood chairs come with four different coloured stripes. It’s hard to pick a favourite!

From rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £215 ]

home: favourite thing [ sofa bed ]

home: favourite thing [ sofa bed ]

There are so many great new arrivals appearing online and one of our favourite brands is made.com. We have featured them a lot recently and this is basically because of their great design and prices.

Our latest crush is on the Edwin sofa bed, with its classic vintage design and simple fold-down backrest. Available in three colours this sofa is certainly a winner for those who want a cool daytime sofa, but need a bed for occasional guests staying over.

[ £299 ] made.com

home: events [ art + antiques for everyone ]

home: events [ art + antiques for everyone ]

Pop this date in your diary for July and get yourself a ticket for the Art + Antiques for Everyone event at Birmingham NEC.

Art & Antiques for Everyone is the largest and most established vetted art, interiors and antiques fair outside of London. Bringing together more than 200 specialist art and antiques dealers at the NEC in Birmingham. Buy with confidence from an inspiring array of eclectic categories of beautiful, unusual and rare objects from antiquity to the present day.

Discover a diversity of periods and styles crossing a variety of disciplines including ceramics, glass, paintings, jewellery and British and continental furniture to 20th century design, art deco items, silver, decorative collectables and contemporary pieces.

The Art & Antiques Summer Fair is taking place between Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 July 2018

Opening times:

Thursday – Saturday: 11am – 6pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Book your tickets here

home: trend [ convex mirrors ]

home: trend [ convex mirrors ]

There has been a gradual increase in popularity for convex mirrors. Most take on the form of traditional ships mirrors with thick wooden frames.

With variations available everywhere and in different sizes, now is the time to explore the appeal of a convex mirror.

Some think that a mirror should be practical and in many ways we agree, but with the shape of a convex the clear view is distorted with a fish eye effect, and we love it.

This shape creates a wider view of the room and helps reflect light from windows more than a flat mirror. You can still see a clear reflection straight on, but from different angles you gain so much more.

We should all give a convex mirror a home.

Guide:

Top row – laredoute.co.uk [ £74 ] abigailahern.com [from £750 ] grahamandgreen.co.uk [ from £18 ],

Middle row – maisondumonde.com [ £230 ], limelace.co.uk [ £34.95 ], reidandwright.london

Bottom row – zarahome.com [ £49.99 ] bandsglass.co.uk, rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £80 ]