home: featured [ La Redoute ]

home: featured [ La Redoute ]

One of our favourites for homeware is La Redoute, so we’ve been picking our favourites from the current collection (see picture). There’s a wealth of trend aware pieces to choose from and now get 40% off with code BLACKFRIDAY at the checkout. It’s the perfect time to make an investment in statement pieces (including the rug that even had its own instagram feed!) with this huge discount.

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home: trend [ teal ] 

home: trend [ teal ] 

It’s rich, but calming; readily available in homeware across the high street; easy to match up with similar hues in paint and wallpaper; and compliments well with other on trend favourites including metallic tones, monochrome or jewel tones – or you go true to the trend and have design braveness in having everything being in the teal colour! – a strong bold look.

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Main picture product guide ;

1 ‘Charley’ sofa / Maison Du Monde £517.50 

2 Fabric lampshade / Red Candy £40 

3 ‘Teal’ paint / Homebase £10 

4 ‘Saffiano’ wallpaper / Lancashire Wallpaper £18.99 

5 Lavish cushion / Graham & Brown £22 

6 Fox & Ivy vase / Tesco £18 

home: trend [ curve appeal ] 

home: trend [ curve appeal ] 

Give your home ‘curve appeal’, soften those edges, bring circular and rounded patterns and silhouettes into an interior to create a calm feel and modern design look.

Introduce the circular design in fabrics, wallpapers and other patterned soft furnishings, or try curves in furniture – rounded tables, soft cornered shelving, and moulded smooth plastic furniture. 

Look for inspiration from midcentury interiors and 1960s styling but give it a modern look by minimising too many bright colours and not clashing too many patterns. Furniture in plywood and plastic are always strong for curved silhouettes. Head to print stores like King & Mcgaw and Seventy Tree for extra details in your styling by introducing prints with circle patterns and colours that match your scheme.  

Midcentury style and inspiration

1 Cushion £10 Made.Com 

2 Rug £59.95 Scandiborn 

3 Lamp Shade (from) £375 Tom Raffield 

4 Chair £99 Dwell 

5 Sofa £3295 Sweet Pea & Willow 

6 Tiles (from) £6.50 Mosafil 

7 Wallpaper £20 Graham Brown 

8 Tray £85 GemmaWightmanCeramics 

9 Coffee Table £159 La Redoute 

home: trend [ marble ]

home: trend [ marble ]

We have seen a huge increase in popularity for marble over the last few years and it’s a material that is being used in prety much every homes.

Whether it’s in the form of kitchen accessories, table tops, tableware, printed soft furnishings, marble is such a gorgeous material with a beautiful pattern, you will always feel you have a unique piece in your home.

This year has seen marble mixed with pastels and metalics; copper, brass & gold. We now see marble in a more basic form, appreciating its character without the additions of colour working alongside it.

Table tops are being seen with simple black metal or wooden legs, and vases and accessories apear less fussy. [ Look out for the additions of black & white to compliment a piece ]. And of course this means you can opt for any wall colour you like as you won’t need to worry about clashing tones.

Guide:

1. Table from oliverbonas.com [ £210 ]

2. Wallpaper from johnlewis.com [ £175 ]

3. Marble effect planter from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £28 ]

4. Set of 2 pots from made.com [ £29 ]

5. Clock from trouva.com [ £249 ]

6. Chopping boards from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ from £14.95 ]

7. Table from habitat.co.uk [ £295 ]

8. Table from westelm.co.uk [ £399 ]

home: trend [ green & pink ]

home: trend [ green & pink ]

This year has seen an array of colour in the home including yellow, blue, berry red, green and pink.

Sometimes a combination of colours seems so random but somehow works and this time round its green & pink. They have had their moment as stand alone accent colours, but now try and mix the two and witness the gorgeous result.

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Pale, moss, apple, olive, whatever the shade of green, there is a pink to compliment. Paler shades of pink can look great next to richer greens.

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Add some metalics like gold and brass to bring a lux feel, in accessories and chair legs. There are no rules to colour, it’s a very personal choice. We can only inspire and share what we are loving right now, and this colour combination is one of the best.

Guide:

1. Wallpaper from joyfulhomecompany.com [ £99 ]

2. Armchair from made.com [ £599 ]

3. Bowl from roseandgrey.co.uk [ £18 ]

4. Brass wall hanging from miafleur.com [ £68 ]

5. Image from Pinterest

6. ‘Calke green’ paint from farrow-ball.com [ from £43.50 ]

7. Image from Pinterest

8. Chair from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £580 ]

9. Plant pot from hm.com [ £17.99 ]

home: trend [ blush ]

home: trend [ blush ]

We have seen many shades of pink throughout 2017 and it seems to still be in high demand. A shade of pink that is not going away anytime soon is Blush. A popular choice for those wanting to introduce colour into a room but maybe afraid to go too bright. It doesn’t matter which room – living, bedroom or kitchen – blush can feature everywhere.

Ceramics from roseandgrey.co.uk

The blush shade works best when on chairs and soft furnishings with tactile materials like velvet and soft linen. Whether your room is a light neutral space or dark and moody, a blush statement chair will fit perfectly. It compliments colours grey and green really well,  as well as materials like brass, copper, gold and dark woods.

Add touches of blush with cushions and accessories. Find interesting patterns and quirky designs to inject fun into your home.

Lamp shade from rockettstgeorge.co.uk

If you look at any online interiors store you will find the blush items are still prominent. This is proof that this gorgeous shade of pink is going to be taking us through to Autumn / Winter. 

Guide:

1. Print from desenio.co.uk [ from £2.95 ]

2. Cushion cover from hm.com [ £6.99 ]

3. Image from Pinterest

4. Vase from southwoodstores.co.uk [ £10 ]

5. Bed frame from made.com [ from £399 ]

6. Storage basket from hm.com [ £8.99 ]

7. Armchair from westelm.co.uk [ £699 ]

8. Vase from miafleur.co.uk [ £76 ]

9. Wallpaper from grahambrown.com [ £40 ]

home: favourite thing [ vintage Danish armchair ] 

home: favourite thing [ vintage Danish armchair ] 

Add another to list of go-to favourite home interiors shop websites – The Joyful Home Company (just launched!) is a must for carefully it’s curated selection of prints, accessories, wallpapers and their own beautifully reupholstered vintage chairs department. 

Our favourite pick from this exciting new store is this utterly gorgeous, incredibly restored large grey Danish armchair, midcentury in style and perfectly reupholstered to keep its characteristics and charm of the era. 

A must invest at £795 but a worthwhile investment.