home: made [ stencilled walls ]
If you love the look of modern patterned wallpapers – dots, arrows, paint daubs, triangles, or Victorian and Moroccan prints – but need a more affordable options, try stencilling.
There’s been a huge rise in modern style stencils available, especially on Etsy, that offer an affordable creative way to achieve great feature designs on a wall without having to use wallpaper.
The advantage is it’s easy to change as you can paint straight over the paint, as opposed to painting over wall paper or stripping the wallpaper!
We found some great options to buy online to create a unique look for any room
Geometric Nola Tile from £8.11
Honeycomb from £4.67
Dalmatian Spots £32.58
Medina from £14.99
Herringbone from £34.62
home: featured [ Cissy Wears ]
There’s a beautifully curated, modern concept store that has its home in South East London. If you haven’t yet visited Cissy Wears or you’re not in London, then you can happily browse and shop all products on their recently relaunched online web shop.
Cissy Wears creates a store where so many key elements and trends are covered. Not only do they focus on ethical brands, being environmentally friendly, and organic fine quality but also their style is a sumptuous blend of minimal, midcentury, scandi and vintage.
If you can steer yourself past the gorgeous children’s wear collections (currently with an irresistible sale running), it’s a place to buy beautiful homeware and furniture. With new lines and brands constantly bring introduced there’s a fresh and current range to shop at your finger tips.
home: trend [ bronze highlights ]
Metallics are still a strong trend for this year and bronze highlights are continuing to appear across stores in homeware products.
We’ve picked some favourites to add a little bronze highlight to your room – simple touches like picture frames, furniture legs, clocks and lights to use a small ways to have pops of metallics in a room.
Vase £16.95 Nkuku / Artwork £35.99 Wayfair / Wallpaper £65 Beut
Coffee table £134 Perch & Parrow / Light £111.00 Laura Ashley / Clock €72.99 Trouva
Sofa £1999.00 Swoon / Shelf bracket £13 Nordic Nest / Frame £100 Habitat
home: events [ Artsnug pop up ]
From the 24-27 May there’ll be a great artwork pop up at West Elm, London. Buy unique modern art and learn about creating gallery wall displays and get expert framing advice.
Tottenham Court Road, London
Get the walls in your home talking with affordable artwork from ArtSnug monthly pop-up shop at West Elm.
With them this weekend ArtSnug will have more than 300 individual limited edition and original artworks by 40 emerging and established illustrators, photographers, collagists, print makers, graphic designers and more.
Elina Gough, the Chief Artsnuggler at ArtSnug, will be there to help you navigate through the collection as well as help you with any advice you may need – be it on how to build a gallery wall or how to best frame your chosen artwork.
home: made [ wall art ]
We love having wall art in our homes, creating focal points and bringing colour and pattern into a room.
If you are feeling creative and want to save a few pounds then why not try making your own.
Burkatron.com has a fab tutorial showing you how to do just that, using a handful of items. Make your modern art as simple or complex as you like, and use the colours you love.
Head to burkatron.com for all the details.
home: favourite thing [ postcode prints ]
New, to the already super range of prints available from Gayle Mansfield Designs, is the postcode-prints. Get any postcode created into one of these cool typography designs, in a tonely perfect choice of colours.
The perfect print to adorn a wall in your home, to personalise it to your town, village or borough.
It would make a perfect house warming gift too!
Available in sizes A4 (£13.50) all the way up to 61x91cm £45) and in a choice of 10 perfectly thought out colourways.
home: event [ Lee Krasner exhibition ]
Seeing art exhibitions can be uplifting and inspiring. Visit the Lee Krasner exhibition, at the Barbican, and get colour inspiration and a pattern feast for the eyes!
30 May – 1 September
Lee Krasner is a key figure in American art, whose energetic works reflect the spirit of possibility in post-war New York.
‘I like a canvas to breathe and be alive. Be alive is the point.’
This exhibition celebrates the work and life of Lee Krasner (1908–1984), a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism. The first major presentation of her work in Europe for more than 50 years, Lee Krasner: Living Colour tells the story of a formidable artist, whose importance has too often been eclipsed by her marriage to Jackson Pollock.
Discover Krasner’s spirit for invention – from striking early self-portraits to her acclaimed ‘Little Image’ paintings from the 1940s, from collages comprised of torn-up earlier work to a selection of her most impressive large-scale abstract paintings. Explore nearly 100 works, many of which are being presented for the first time in the UK.