home: favourite thing [ shelf ]

home: favourite thing [ shelf ]

Always a sucker for a shelf, we love this round wood & rattan offering from next.com.

With great design, and functional double shelf, this piece will look fab in any room.

next.com [ £50 ]

home: featured [ Amazon]

home: featured [ Amazon ]

For many it’s the go-to site for buying things you need last minute (thank you amazon prime), others loath it for being the big quasher of other stores through its competitive pricing and ease of shopping – but it does offer small stores an outlet to reach a bigger market (albeit if they take a big cut) and also it’s surprisingly home to many many good interiors pieces.

By just searching under the top trends (scandi, industrial, marble, Moroccan, midcentury and more, there’s an abundance of great homewares and furniture that comes up – and at great prices!

Plus as the returns system is so easy, it makes it simple if you get the wrong product or change your mind.

See our top picture for our favourite picks at amazon .

home: trend [ chintz ]

home: trend [ chintz ]

By definition ‘chintz’ is quite a broad term to describe a certain style of multi-floral, ‘twee’ or rather english country cottage-ish homewares and furnishings, but it can be many things to many people.

chintz
/tʃɪn(t)s/
noun
  1. printed multicoloured cotton fabric with a glazed finish, used for curtains and upholstery.
  2. “floral chintz curtains”

….the grandparents overly floral sitting room with pot pourri and tasseled tie backs on curtains, dated china figurines and doilies on side tables, pinks and pastels and illustrated florals on every surface and what people often presume is behind every door to a thatch cottage and of course the decor to many a seaside B&B from the eighties.

Fast forward to modern day and there’s a surge in popularity for the chintz look with a subtle modern approach.

Many a crafty blogger or instagrammer is embracing the look and it’s encouraging a great push for upcycling, recycling and sourcing second hand pieces for the home – better for your bank account and better for the environment.

Layer up florals on fresh light painted backdrops. Use accessories in marble, metallics and ceramic. Cluster vases and ornaments and also play with clashing pattern sizes on cushions, furniture and curtains.

Top row

Wallpaper from £8 (sale) Dunelm / Bed £599 (sale) Made / Drinks trolley (newer style version now available) £228 Audenza

Middle row

Vase £26 Anthropologie / Sofa £769.30 (sale) Urban Outfitters / Cushion Cover £68 Trouva

Lower row

Paint £48 John Lewis / Curtains from £19.80 CurtainsCurtainsCurtains / Figurine £150 Ebay

home: made [ shelf bracket ]

home: made [ shelf bracket ]

This is a cool little make to start of the new year. Follow the tutorial at themerrythought.com to create these fun shelf brackets.

Using just a handful of items and tools you can build these brackets to your spec for the space you have.

Paint them up to suite your style, or leave them natural for a more subtle finish.

themerrythought.com

home: featured [ Rume ]

home: featured [ Rume ]

For a little luxury and to make an investment in beautiful furniture and homeware for your home, head to Rume.

Currently with 10% off with code ‘LOVERUME’

Their own designed and crafted pieces are beautiful but also complimented with carefully curated pieces from other brands to sit alongside.

They say;

Rume was established fifteen years ago when husband and wife Richard and Libby Baker left the family furniture firm to set up their own separate but complementary company. The philosophy behind the new business was to delight in the beautiful and the beautifully made and to pursue this by making lovely furniture of original design to the very highest standards here in England.

home: event [ Christmas sales ]

home: event [ Christmas sales ]

It’s that time of year again when we know we can grab some bargains. We can think about a new look for our home interiors and get things at a great price if we buy them now.

There’s often no need to waiting to the traditional Boxing Day sales as many of the big brands go early.

French Connection has up to 40% off

Swoon has 20% off all full price items

Made have up to 40% off

Habitat have up to 50% off

IKEA sale is on

Urban outfitters have up to 50% off

Wayfair already has big discounts

West Elm has up to 60% off

Heal’s has up to 50% off

home: featured [ I LOVE MY TYPE ]

home: featured [ I LOVE MY TYPE ]

There’s no better place to find an assortment of incredible designs, artworks and illustrations to fill your walls, than at I LOVE MY TYPE.

The beautiful collection, with regular new designs, would suit many homes and also collate perfectly into a gallery wall.

There’s something for every room including gorgeous fun illustrated pieces for the children’s rooms.

Their statement– Typograhically designed posters with positive and life-affirming statements – for yourself or as a present for someone you love – is a true summing up of the range.

Offered in different sizes and with good prices, it would be easy to get carried away shopping!

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