We have a lot of love for chairs and this armchair from West Elm is certainly one to shout about. The design and colour is ticking all the boxes for Midcentury lovers. It has a modern twist with its curved legs rather than a familiar swivel base.
The plywood frame finished in dark walnut and a soft leather seat makes this the perfect lounge chair to get cosy in with a book.
One store that likes to treat us to a good sale is Habitat, and their mid season sale is no exception, full of great buys with up to 50% off.
We have picked out this gorgeous walnut cabinet [ was £695, now £347 ]. It’s simple lines and warm walnut finish means it will work in almost any room, with the matt black metal legs adding a modern touch.
Habitat has launched it’s new season collection, and with it some new designs imcluding this gorgeous walnut light shade. Its plywood frame has a been stained walnut and slots together, creating a really interesting light when on.
A perfect light for a living room or kitchen. Available now from habitat.co.uk [ £75 ]
As with many trends they tend to drop in and out of taste, and this is true of wood tones in the home. We have seen a lot of lighter woods over the last year or so with mango and acacia being popular choices. Next year it’s the return of dark timbers, creating a richer interior.
Whether it’s tables, cabinets, wardrobes or bed frames it needs to be dark. everything from walnut vaneer to dark stains and even burnt finishes.
Creating a dark room isn’t for everyone, so consider where it will be most effective in your home. In a kitchen matching tones on units and floor sit great against a plain white wall. In a living room have a couple of key pieces of furniture, perhaps a coffee table and an armchair, keeping the soft furnishings light as a contrast, and of course introduce some colour.
If you really want to make a statement why not try a wood effect wallpaper. Burnt wood paneling looks great, especially in a smaller space. Create a moody feel or keep it fresh, this trend can adapt to all tastes, go as far as you want with it.
Green is a colour associated with nature, harmony, safety and has a restorative effect. Olive green specifically is traditional colour of peace which is strong evidence that it’s a wonderful colour to use in the home. It’s a great colour to use on a big scale whether it’s wall paint, tiling or a large rug but what is particularly effective is layering up shades of a green and building a strong on trend look with the throws, sofas, cushions, paint on walls – all being in that olive tone. There are various shades of olive so the look can have a tonal variance.
Create texture by using knits, weaves and patterns in soft furnishings all in green and use pewter, warm or dark wood and black in other furniture with metallic highlights in small homewares.