home: made [ painted glass jars ]

home: made [ painted glass jars ]

This super easy diy project will transform basic glass jars into quirky monochrome storage containers.

You could do this with any pot or jar you like, some spray paint, washi tape and a sharpie.

Experiment with different patterns and shapes to create some chic Scandi inspired home accessories.

Full tutorial at hunker.com

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home: trend [ sanctuary ] 

home: trend [ sanctuary ] 

Forget the high tech gadgets, forget the plugged in paraphernalia, switch off all devices and embrace the santuary trend. 

It’s all about creating a natural, calm, serene environment to allow you to switch off, and for your over stimulated senses to have a break from work, stress, busy lives and hectic schedules. 

What better trend to bring in to your home? 

Using soft tones of colour, mainly neutrals and white, natural fibres and simple accessories including a happy abundance of indoor planting as this will increase the potential of your calm space. 

Create seating or bed cocoons with comfort and relaxation in mind. Layer up cushions and throws in soft fabrics, avoiding pattern or bright colours. Use voile or lace on windows to have privacy but allow plenty of natural light. 

1 Ira Lamp / Made £49

2 ‘Calluna’ Paint / Farrow&Ball from £43.50

3 Mongolian Cushion / Tesco £12

4 Cerrant Mirror / Maison Du Monde £180

5 Monstera Plant / Waitrose £24.99

6 Alvine Spets Curtains / Ikea £10

7 Stockholm Chair / Ikea £175 

8 Wool Effect Throw / Dunelm £35 

9 Beatrice Hanger / Urban Outfitters £18

home: found this [ Oliver Bonas lighting ]

home: found this [ Oliver Bonas lighting ]

You can always be sure to find great homeware in Oliver Bonas. Their trend lead pieces with their trademark style and colour pallete will always appeal.

Our pick from them is the Alba lighting collection. This sleek angular design with its narrow stem and gold accents will look great in any space. Choose from a wall light [ £70 ], table lamp [ £95 ] and floor lamp [ £175 ].

There is also 20% off the current price of the Alba collection, so even more a reason to invest.

Oliverbonas.com 

home: nice price [ lamp shade ] 

home: nice price [ lamp shade ] 

Dunelm is growing and growing in reputation for being a go-to store for affordable great homeware and furniture. This well priced lamp shade is no exception. 

It’s great minimal fresh white look, 3D artichoke style gives it a designer look but at the fraction of the price 

Only £22 

home: trend [ raw white ] 

home: trend [ raw white ] 

The most tranquil of settings, the purest of environments – controversially thought to be sterile and clinical, all white interiors are calming, beautiful and warm if done with quality pieces, textures and detail.


Raw white, in a matt finish, is modern, clean and pure. It may not be the most practical in furniture but choose leathers, plastics or wood which are easier to wipe clean. White painted walls can be regularly touched up as the simplest paint is to use high street affordable favourite Dulux brilliant white, although we love Farrow and Ball ‘All White‘ for its great finish. 


Enrich the raw white look with textures in the furnishings. Lace for curtains, long and drizzling in puddles on the floor (IKEA Alvine Spets are made for even the biggest biggest windows), ruffles and knit in cushions and throws, and smooth matt finishes in vases, lamps, dishes and table tops. Ensure all details stick to the white palette for the strongest look. 

Even kitchens and bathrooms can be beautiful in all white.  Vary tiles in size and style but all in white, matt worktops or counter finishes, handle-less cupboards to keep minimal and design in open shelving (and doored cupboards) and pile up endless white ceramics and glassware for detail and texture. 

1 Dynan Shelving / IKEA £80 

2 Vienna Sofa / Dwell (Now) £699 

3 Kura Lampshade / Habitat £60 

4 Alvine Spets Curtains / IKEA £10

5 Satin Cushion Cover / H&M £7.99

6 Hexagon Tiles / Tons Of Tiles 94p p/t 

7 Sweep Floor Lamp / Made £99 

8 Shianti Bed Linen / John Rocha at Debenhams from £50 

home: nice price [ storage unit ]

home: nice price [ storage unit ]

If you are looking for some bargain items in the mid season sales then start your search at Urban Outfitters. With some items up to 50% off there are some great buys to be had.

We picked this stylish yet function storage unit, which is on wheels so can easily be moved around. The perforated metal design is durable and looks great in the white. This unit was £140, but now a bargain £70.

Urbanoutfitters.com

home: found this [ SVARTAAN range ] 

home: found this [ IKEA SVARTAAN range ] 

Explore Another India with IKEAs new SVARTAAN collection of soft monochrome furnishings that will bring a subtle richness to a black, white and grey interior. It’s beautiful fabrics, patterns and silhouettes of the accessories, fabrics and furniture pieces are a modern, Indian inspired collection that would sit well all together as well as used in a minimal white interior and alongside dark woods and blues. 

‘With patterns inspired from urban landscapes, the SVÄRTAN collection invites us to explore a side of India that goes beyond the vivid colours usually associated with this striking country. Created in collaboration with Swedish textile designer Martin Bergström and Indian fashion students, SVÄRTAN uses only black, white and grey and consists of bed linen, textiles, paper items, rugs, bowls, glassware and metal objects. The result is a collection that offers both versatility and uniqueness to one’s home.’

Prices from £2 IKEA