home: trend [ slogan ]
State your thoughts through your homeware with the power of words on your homewares.
Choose special words or phrases and pop them around the home to highlight important statements about you and your beliefs.
Slogans pop onto so many homewares; vases, prints, ceramics, cushions, tea towels or even just as moulded words in wood, plastic or metal to put on a mantle piece or shelf.
Never Forget, Amazon £8.99 / Hell Yeah, Above & Beyond £12.50 / Love, Connox £33
Laugh, Bombay Duck £9.50 / WTF, Amazon £25.50 / Lazy Days, Next £14
Big Spoon, NOTH £19.95 / Dream, Amazon £27.22 / This Must, Trouva £70
home: featured [ artist ]
We are always looking to discover artists that’s work we admire and we’d love to adorn our walls. The work of Philip O’Dwyer is no exception.
Gorgeous architectural and often brutalist inspiration fills his ink and acrylic pieces.
See more of his work on his website or on his Instagram feed
Philip O’Dwyer is a designer and visual artist. Born in 1974 in Dublin, he lives and works in London.
‘My practice uses drawing and painting to explore personal preoccupations with the built human environment. I’m interested in the interaction between an imaginary world of building codes, patterns, and perfect industrial objects and the real world of decay, repair and individual self-expression’.
home: trend [ bold wallpaper ]
Be bold and embrace the beauty of wallpapers that have strong large prints of flowers, shapes and geometric designs.
There are different ways to style the trend and you can choose to be more maximalist or have a clean, minimal style.
To go for a bold look, maximise the clashing strong designs; use various flower prints, various illustrative prints or shape designs to layer up a rich look. Look for sofas, armchairs, soft furnishings that the patterns sit together by colour but have variance in size and design.
Alternatively opt to just have the bold impact of the wallpaper and have far simpler plain accessories and furniture. Pull out a few colours from the wallpaper to have block colours for the sofa and chair or bed linen. Metallic highlights in chair or bed frames, homeware pieces, framed artwork or ceramics can be very effective to add dimension to the room.
You can also create more depth to a room by pulling one colour from the wall paper to use as a solid paint colour on the other walls. Think about papering the largest wall, most likely where the sofa goes, for a more modern look; instead of the more traditional ‘feature wall’ idea of the wall with the chimney breast and fireplace.
Main Picture guide
Naken / Ellie Cashman Design / Jane Clayton £47.20
Jane Clayton £99.20 / World of Wallpaper from £11.99 / Graham Brown from £50
Graham Brown from £40 / Murals Wallpaper from £36 / Murals Wallpaper from £36
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.