home: favourite thing [ rattan pouffe ]

home: favourite thing [ rattan pouffe ]

You may have been searching eBay for a very sought after piece of homeware – the 1970s Franco Albini (or in the style of) vintage lobster pot rattan stools. The search is over as Maison Du Monde have a brilliant version in the current furniture range.

Their ADEM wicker pouffe is the perfect design, on trend and a perfect addition to a lounge, bedroom or outdoor living area. The midcentury style sits well in so many interiors and rattan is definitely the material-of-the-moment !


(left) Maison Du Monde

(right) original vintage Franco Albini


home: featured [ rattan at Habitat ]

home: featured [ rattan at Habitat ]

Rattan, popular on and off throughout the last century, especially from the 1950s to 1980s in various styles and forms, is back in fashion and across the high street.

Habitat, known for its midcentury styling and strong designs from the key rattan era, is definitely the go to place for rattan and other materials that have a similar look – wicker, cane, bamboo, and other woods. Beds, shelving, chairs and more all embracing the current new trend.

So why is rattan different to other materials that look so similar? Rattan is a specific material, hence rattan furniture is crafted out of rattan only, but wicker furniture may be crafted out of different materials such as bamboo, straw and even rattan. Recently, synthetic materials are also being used for manufacturing wicker furniture.

It sits perfectly within either a clean minimal interior or equally amongst an eclectic bohemian styled room. It worked in the 1970s and still works now. Avoid mixing with chintzy florals – not to end up looking to 1980s.

home: featured [ YONDER. ]

home: featured [ YONDER. ]

Founded by sisters Sophia & Pheobe, YONDER. is an online emporium or beautiful handcrafted and ethically sourced homeware. Choose from gorgeous Morrocan vegan cushions, woven baskets, vintage berber rugs, and much more.

We are as passionate about handmade craftsmanship, and well designed products, as we are about all the great adventures to be had finding them. So we scour the globe, working directly with makers and artists to create our selection of beautiful homewares and day-to-day accessories

Head to yonderliving.com to explore the collection. Also keep up to date with their Instagram for the latest news and products.

home: favourite thing [ straw lamp shades ]

home: favourite thing [ straw lamp shades ]

Morocco is most definitely influencing our homeware choices this year and with inspirational images all over Instagram and Pinterest it’s time to grab yourself a piece if the action.

We spotted these gorgeous handmade straw lamp shades at rockettstgeorge.co.uk and think they will make the perfect addition to any home.

Available in natural and black [ from £30 ]

home: nice price [ garden furniture]

home: nice price [ garden furniture ]

Need that perfect seating set for the garden or balcony? Head to George at Asda, online, we spotted the gorgeous Arizona set (two chairs and a table) for just £249.

Great style, modern-look wicker style furniture to create a chilled out lounging area for summer.

home: trend [ rattan ]

home: trend [ rattan ] 

A once favourite for suburban semi conservatory furniture and popular up until the last couple of decades, rattan has had a recent surge of popularity and with many brands designing new chic modern styles, rattan is the perfect addition to the contemporary home. 

It’s flexible and sits well with both minimalist interiors as well as bohemian ecletic styles. 

Create the perfect look with dark wood floors, kilim rugs (we love the selection at West Elm), fresh white walls and lace white curtains (try IKEA Alvine Spets)

1. MALU vintage rattan bedside table £55 La Redoute 

2. ALSEDA stool £20 IKEA 

3. BOJA lamp £52 IKEA 

4. OONA rocking chair £352.50 Graham And Green

5. IVYLINE planter £79 John Lewis 

6. INQALUIT KUBU footstool £42.25 La Redoute 

7. RADVIKEN chair £120 IKEA 

home: found this [ garden furniture ] 

home: found this [ garden furniture ] 

So with a heavy heart we [ slowly ] say goodbye to one of the high street giants BHS. Now is the time to get some incredible deals from their great homeware department [ their lighting department is full of absolute gems! ] 

As its officially summer, we found this gorgeous garden lounge set that would sit perfectly in any garden. It’s reduced from £799 to an incredible £319.20. At that price it’s a worth while investment for year upon year of use. Introduce colour or pattern in cushions and throws inline with your favourite colour trends each summer. 

This summer they would sit perfectly with a mix of black, white and grey soft furnishings or brighten up with on-trend tropical patterned cushions and throws. 

Sydney Bistro Lounge Set / BHS / £319.20