home: found this [ side board ]
Beautiful built furniture from the Cotswold Company can be browsed on their website. So many incredible pieces of furniture and our favourite is this oak Appleby Oak sideboard
Sometimes, you don’t want to hide everything away out of sight. Less a sideboard and more a display cabinet, this fine piece of furniture is glazed on three sides so it’s ideal for showing off and protecting your precious collectables. Crafted from solid oak and high quality oak veneers, and finished with a durable clear lacquer to keep it looking its rustic best, it has a double cupboard and a single cupboard – each with a single shelf – to help you organise things neatly.
home: trend [ woven furniture ]
This last year has seen a massive resergence in 70s inspired rattan furniture. A boho feel, with a relaxed vibe was seen everywhere, and is still very much a popular choice.
This year we are seeing a lot more woven furniture incorporating Japanese influences. The pale wood tones are being mixed with black for a more striking look. This can be seen on cabinets and screens, again with Japanese influences.
The fine weave we are seeing creates a lovely pattern and texture on table tops and door fronts, perfect for a statement piece. Don’t go overboard with this, as the more stripped back the better. Let the furniture do the talking, so just invest in one or two items to tie into your space.
Clockwise from top left
Coffee table / hm.com [ £99.99 ]
Screen / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £400 ]
Wardrobe / made.com [ £699 ]
Dining chair / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £265 ]
Table lamp / dunelm.co.uk [ £42 ]
Bed / frenchbedroomcompany.co.uk [ £1095 ]
Cabinet / laredoute.co.uk [ £655 ]
home: found this [ desk ]
Marble is a beautiful material in the home. It’s also hard wearing and versatile. We love this desk from Maison Du Monde with a marble top in an acacia wood frame. The wood gives warmth and softens the coolness of marble.
The CAPPUCINO Desk showcases a Gatsby-style retro trend. Made from solid acacia, with a white marble top, it will create a welcoming, sophisticated ambiance. All your secrets will be protected by the two very discreet drawers. Resolutely timeless, this vintage desk features unique, more or less pronounced marble effects and is sure to charm you.
home: favourite thing [ Urban Outfitters ]
We have just fallen in love with the new Ria range of rattan furniture at urbanoutfitters.com. This 70s boho vibe is sticking around for 2019 and this range is a gorgeous example of the style.
Choose from a side table, bed, chest of drawers, bookshelf and stool, all with detailed woven structure and rounded edges. These amazing pieces are available for pre-order now.
Bed – £849
Bookshelf – £329
Chest of drawers – £899
Side table – £149
home: trend [ 70s ]
There was some incredible design and style to come out of the seventies – it wasn’t all bad bell bottoms and glitter, but the design mentality of the midcentury continued, evolved and produced slick but funky interior design, luxury and a lot about comfort and relaxing – think low level seating, sumptuous throws, endless cushions, fabric on walls, even padded walls… dinner partying in the home and cocktail evenings or ‘soirées’ were becoming all the rage so creating the right home environment was key.
Fast forward to present day and a lot across the current high street has taken inspiration from the styles, patterns, furniture silhouettes and luxurious feel.
The colour palette to stick to should include neutral creams and beiges with rust, red, mustard and green tones. For a modern approach keep things quite minimal with not overlaying too many strong patterns as they would have done in the 70s.
Hunt on eBay, in markets and at car boots for pottery, ceramics and homewares of the era to bring in the right details but also high street favourites Habitat and Dunelm have some great modern equivalents.
Top row :
‘Biba’ Cushion £28 House Of Fraser / Rug from £44.99 Very / H K Living Bowls £31.13 Trouva
Middle row :
Leaf Dish £16 Dunelm / Cushion £20 Urban Outfitters / ‘Flynn’ Sofa £2300 Habitat
Bottom row :
Vase £17.50 (sale) Habitat / Chair £229 CultFurniture / Curtain £103.50 Maison Du Monde
home: favourite thing [ wine cabinet ]
Looking for a special investment piece of furniture, a talking point, a beautiful yet functional piece of storage?
Head to French Connection homeware department and seek out this incredible wine cabinet for £425
Make light work of hosting duties with our striking wine cabinet. Crafted from blonde-finish mango wood and iron, the androgynous, contemporary bar has an contemporary, industrial feel. Featuring hooks for glass storage as well as a large shelf, ten spaces for wine and two further drawers, the sleek bar is the perfect statement piece for any room. Complete your home ahead of party season with this timeless piece.
home: trend [ rust ]
The rust tone is warm and it’s best layered with lots shades of this one colour – plus splashes of rose as a lightener. This creates a lovely building of the colour with no striking other colours to distract from the colour. It’s not overwhelming at all. It’s also a colour that works with trends including Traveller, Moroccan and Woodland.
If you just want a little rust, use in a clean white or soft grey interior with lots of wood tones and keep minimal so the rust stands out.
For walls we’ve found Red Earth (Farrow + Ball) and Heat (Little Green Paint Co). Create the full impact by also painting skirtings, doors, frames as well as walls in a rust tone.
Sofa £389.97 Furniture 123 / Cushion £45 John Lewis / Rug £175.20 (sale) Houseology
Cushion £10 (sale) Made / Chair £160.65 (sale) Clippings / Rug £96.99 Wayfair
Armchair £499 (sale) Made / Throw £30 Trouva / Pair Cushion Covers £6 Dunelm