home: made [ picture frame ]
We love these Scandi inspired hanging frames, made simply from some wooden rods, magnets, cord and your favourite prints.
Perfect for adding to a picture wall, or in a kids room, you can quickly and easily swap pictures around when you fancy a change.
Head to homeyohmy.com for all the details
home: event [ macrame workshop ]
Get yourself along to this fab workshop hosted by Lark & Fable at West Elm, Tottenham Court Rd. Learn how make a classic macrame plant hanger, acquiring all the techniques along the way.
A great evening spent learning a new skill and of course going home with a new plant hanger. Plus you can take your own drink along to enjoy throughout.
Get tickets from eventbrite.co.uk [ £25 ]
Thursday 28th June
home: trend [ gold ]
It doesn’t have to be brash or over shiny, it doesn’t have to come across ostentatious or too blingy but this season, gold is the colour to embrace. From the, it seems, permanently on trend, metallics family, gold is a great colour to introduce in small homewares or be bold and embrace layering golds from walls, to floors, to ceramics to soft furnishings. Use either dark tones or soft blush and whites to sit along side.
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Boston Lounge Chair £320 Amara / Stockholm Geometric Wallpaper £9.99 per roll Inspired Wallpaper / Newberg Cutlery £129 Made.com
Trouva Rug £67.99 Wayfair / Honeycomb Side Table £99 Atkin & Thyme / Tranquil Wallpaper £18.39 Debenhams
Gold Print £15 Joyful Home Co / Vibe Cushion £9 Dunelm / Hammered Vase £29.99 Zara Home
home: featured [ BHS ]
Another long established brand, British Home Stores [ BHS ] which already disappeared from our high street, is now sadly also disappearing from online too.
The brand had decided to maintain an online presence with their clothing, homeware and infamous lighting, but now, after not long at all,they are pulling the plug on that too.
Just another all to familiar sign of the British retail industry losing pace and saying goodbye to another long standing retailer.
Head over to their website now and explore their closing down sale. It’s a good time to get some great bargain homewares at up to 50% off.
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.
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 ]
home: trend [ midcentury monochrome ]
The angles, the curves, the familiar silhouette of midcentury design sits so well with a monochrome interior. A little hint of walnut tones is all you need to soften the monochrome look.
Across the high street there are so many homewares and furniture embracing the style and designs from the midcentury era.
It’s easy to create this trend from modern stores but also it’s a great excuse to explore vintage markets, auctions and antiques fairs. Look for designs from brands including Ercol (furniture), Midwinter and Meakin that have some beautiful design and great monochrome pieces (ceramics).
Use vintage vases, lamps and plates for decorative display to compliment the look.
1 ‘EKENÄSET chair / IKEA £180
2 ‘Sputnik’ light / Dunelm Was £129.00 Now £38.70
3 embroidery cushions / West Elm from £29
4 ‘afar’ rug / La Redoute from £69.30 (current prices with up to 30% off)
5 wall hanging / La Redoute £37.80 (current price with up to 30% off)
6 ‘Margot’ sofa / Argos £299.99
7 ‘Scott’ armchair / Perch & Parrow £685
8 Ridgeway ‘homemaker’ vintage plate / search vintage markets and eBay
9 ‘Ditto’ wallpaper / Miss Print £64
home: favourite thing [ mirror ]
There is not much to say about this MUNK collective mirror, except to admire its simplicity and gorgeous design. We love it!
‘This Danish designed frame mirror gives a nod to the classic mirror you find at the barbers. The slim tray shelf is perfect for placing your bits and pieces with the mirror adding a different dimension to the items displayed on the shelf‘
Available from Skandivis.co.uk
[ from £122 ]