home: found this [ mirrors ]

home: found this [ mirrors ]

We’ve spotted this gorgeous collection of mirrors at Rose & Grey. These new arrivals ooze style and would really make a statement in any room. Our favourites include the gold feathers and bamboo sunburst. 

Head to roseandgrey.co.uk to shop the new arrivals

Clockwise from top left: gold feather [ £85 ], bamboo sunburst [ from £135 ], bronze leaf [ £69 ], egg [ £55 ], bamboo eye [ £65 ]

home: made [ hanging terrarium ]

home: made [ hanging terrarium ]

We have found another great DIY project from abeautifulmess.com, this time a hanging terrarium. We are all still obssesed with faux plants and bringing the outdoors in, so this is perfect.

Showing an alternative look from the usual geometric shape these terrariums are circular and look great grouped together.

Head to abeautifulmess.com for the simple tutorial.

home: favourite thing [ Frida prints ]

home: favourite thing [ Frida prints ]

Every now and again we come across a collection of prints which grab our attention and we fall in love with. Tin Design has managed to do just this with their Frida Kahlo range of prints.

The combination of the abstract geometric style and vibrant colours is a definite winner.  Even if you are not familiar with Frida Kahlo, these prints are gorgeous enough to bring joy to any room.

Available in 4 designs [ A3 or A2 size ] they are £19.95 or £29.95 each, which is a fantastic price for such detailed and striking work.

Tindesign.co.uk

home: trend [ big blooms ]

home: trend [ big blooms ]

Floral prints are always a popular choice, especially around this time of year. Spring brings flowers and colour which in turn brings joy and positivity into our lives. This is then replicated in the home with our interior choices. This year its the same, although now the prints are bolder, bigger and more colourful.

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Mural by grahambrown.com

Florals have often felt quite old fashioned and it can be difficult to know how to use them in the home. A great place to start is with soft furnishings; cushions and rugs in a distictive pattern mixed with more plain colours help bring this trend in a subtle way. Mix different floral prints together for a bolder look or with other patterns like stripes and geometric [ see previous trend post floral x geo ].

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Rug from habitat.co.uk

Large floral images look great framed as pieces of art, and just having a few of these around the home or placed together on a wall can create a subtle nod or full on statement to this trend. Go even more bold with a mural wallpaper or an allover patterned sofa. The wall becomes a piece of art on a larger scale and can bing drama to a room and a floral sofa is fun and quirky, making all your guests smile when they enter the room. Go one step further and match your sofa with the wallpaper, for a full on statement.

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Sofa by houseofhackney.com

However much floral you fancy investing in, remember it can be young and cool and no longer Mumsy, so enjoy it.

Guide:

1. Wall mural from Grahambrown.com [ £150 ]

2. Print from Skandivis.co.uk [ £34 ]

3. Cushion from Amara.com [ £80 ]

4. Stool from Miafleur.com [ £102 ]

5. Print from Desenio.co.uk [ from £11.95 ]

6. Duvet from Amara.com [ £105 ]

home: made [ wall storage ]

home: made [ wall storage ]

If you want a quick storage solution than this as simple as it gets. Using Ikea bed slats and some S hooks you can create a stylish wall hanging which can be used in any room to hold and store objects, stationary, accessories, kitchen utensils and more.

Use the slats to hang amongst other things pots, baskets and clips to bring interest and add practicality to a space.

See the full post on how to achieve this at ichdesigner.com

home: made [ framing ]

home: made [ framing ]

Double sided frames have been more popular than ever recently. The apeal being you have more options to what to frame, creating more than just a picture. The majority if times you are likely to frame a photo or print, but consider other options to bring interest and fun to a shelf or wall.

Flowers: Pressed flowers and leaves bring delicate shape and colour to a picture. If you like greens and nature this is a lovely way to bring the outdoors in. This is also great as you can change the pieces seasonally and add new colours.

Feathers: In the same way as pressing flowers, feathers bring pattern and colour and using these natural pieces mixed with photos and drawings you can curate a personalised picture wall.

Fabric: Cut out your favourite fabrics and place in a uniform fashion or randomly. Again this is a way to bring pattern and colour to a wall or shelf in an interesting way. Moroccan / bohemian prints are a cool option right now. 

Cutouts: Use magazine or book cutouts of your favourite images. Pop icons, typograpy or drawings for example. Layer up different smaller images in a larger frame. This quirky type of collage looks great in smaller spaces like a hallway or bathroom.

Typography: Rather than placing anything in the frame why not consider making your own mark with a pen. Use a Sharpie to write a phrase or slogan and place against a white wall for an instant monochrome feel.

The options are endless, have fun putting together different looks and designs. And remember, it’s so easy to change everytime the urge takes you.

For more styling ideas head to apartmenttherapy.com and blog.decoratorsnotebook.co.uk 

For our pick of frames check out Rockettstgeorge.co.ukSkandivis.co.uk and Oliverbonas.com

home: favourite thing [ folded shelves ] 

home: favourite thing [ folded shelf ]

We love these shelves from Muuto with their quirky folded panel. Each shelf has a corner fold allowing you to store magazines and paperwork. There are also two attached hooks, perfect for hanging accessories or perhaps utensils in a kitchen.

Available in four colours [ Black, Grey, Olive, Terracotta ] with a choice of three sizes from futureandfound.com [ from £85 ]