home: made [ circular shelf ]

home: made [ circular shelf ]

This brilliant DIY project from hunker.com is a great alternative to a standard shelf.

Taking inspiration from circular shelves we have been seeing everywhere recently, this tutorial will show how to make one yourself, without having to bend any wood.

Using embroidery hoops is the answer, along with two balsa wood sheets, some wood glue and a handful of tools, you can create a gorgeous circular shelf like the one pictured.

Head to hunker.com for all the details and the step by step guide.

home: favourite thing [ tv media unit ]

home: favourite thing [ tv media unit ]

A little midcentury style at a great price from Wayfair. This media unit has a great style, versatile and practical.

£429.99

They say;

Slide into midcentury modern pizzazz with this Dwight TV Stand for TVs up to 70″. Wide-scale open storage stacks up electronic accessories, board games, and your vintage record player. Cane doors glide back and forth for easy access to your entertaining fare, or screening of cable boxes and the like. Five small drawers tuck away decks of cards, remotes, or current reads. Storage and style – you do it all with this anywhere console rocking an eclectic retro look in the entry, dining room, or living space.

home: featured [ Urban Outfitters ]

home: featured [ Urban Outfitters ]

Always on our list of go to stores for cool accessories and boho vibe furniture, Urban Outfitters is worth exploring.

When it comes to their homeware, it is always within a muted colour palette, making it easier to work with your own homes decor. Lots of rattan and wooden furniture are on hand, alongside quirky shelving and art.

Be sure to browse the website or head to one of their larger stores to see some of the collection.

urbanoutfitters.com

home: trend [ statement ceilings ]

home: trend [ statement ceilings ]

Turning the interior design world on its head, the new trend for statement ceilings is a brave new design step in putting creative thought on to an often forgotten surface – the ceiling.

Growing in popularity, following the style advice of creative forums like Pinterest and what’s in Vogue, we see various options and design processes being used to create a focal point of the ceiling instead of other more traditional areas that we make a feature like walls or floors.

We see tiles, wallpapers, stencilling and plaster (or faux) relief work, covering ceilings to bring interest to a room as well as often having benefits including allowing a space to feel lighter, taller, or even cosier depending on what is used.

Most of these ideas come from interiors of the past. Relief ceiling in plaster or wood feature (if they haven’t been ripped out) in the ceilings of grander properties from Edwardian, Victorian, Georgian and earlier houses; wood panelling or carving can be seen in the last few centuries but also in the twenties, thirties and forties; wood cladding has been popular since the midcentury and although fell out of favour in the last couple of decades it’s seen a resurgence in use for both a country cottage feel, beach house feel or the strongest design look – a midcentury modern design. A teak or walnut ceiling would have been used to lower and bring down a ceiling to emphasise the open plan so single level living with large glass windows synonymous with many properties of the 1950s and 1960s.

Now we also see tiles being used as a feature product to cover a ceiling. With brands like Rockett St George introducing tin tiles as a beautiful idea, having not been available in this country until recently, we now see other brands following suit.

But this new trend also gives rise to the DIY notion and gives a chance to get creative or crafty. Wood cladding is certainly an attainable level DIY project but also being creative with masking tape or stencils with paint is also a great idea – both cost effective and easy to do, plus can be changed at a later date to suit dates with no major cost issue – just a few coats of paint.

See our picture for ideas but also think out side of the box – swap the planned wall wallpaper to the ceiling or take the pattern from a piece of homeware in the room and transfer it to the ceiling!

home: favourite thing [ side table ]

home: favourite thing [ side table ]

This foldable side table from Zara home would make the ideal addition if you lack space in you home, or just want a table you can easily move around.

Made from mango wood and iron it’s available in two sizes.

[ from £89.99 ]

zarahome.com