home: made [ bath caddy ]

home: made [ bath caddy ]

For some people there is nothing better then a relaxing evening in a bath with a book and a glass of wine. Putting said book and wine somewhere safe isn’t always easy, so have you considered a bath caddy?

This practial addition to your bathroom is straight forward in construction made fully of wood [ cedar is a good choice ], and if you have the correct tools, simple to make.

We have found a great tutorial from themerrythought.com

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home: trend [ marble ]

home: trend [ marble ]

We have seen a huge increase in popularity for marble over the last few years and it’s a material that is being used in prety much every homes.

Whether it’s in the form of kitchen accessories, table tops, tableware, printed soft furnishings, marble is such a gorgeous material with a beautiful pattern, you will always feel you have a unique piece in your home.

This year has seen marble mixed with pastels and metalics; copper, brass & gold. We now see marble in a more basic form, appreciating its character without the additions of colour working alongside it.

Table tops are being seen with simple black metal or wooden legs, and vases and accessories apear less fussy. [ Look out for the additions of black & white to compliment a piece ]. And of course this means you can opt for any wall colour you like as you won’t need to worry about clashing tones.

Guide:

1. Table from oliverbonas.com [ £210 ]

2. Wallpaper from johnlewis.com [ £175 ]

3. Marble effect planter from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £28 ]

4. Set of 2 pots from made.com [ £29 ]

5. Clock from trouva.com [ £249 ]

6. Chopping boards from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ from £14.95 ]

7. Table from habitat.co.uk [ £295 ]

8. Table from westelm.co.uk [ £399 ]

home: trend [ plywood ]

home: trend [ plywood ]

Plywood furniture is nothing new, made popular in the 1950s with design icons like Charles and Ray Eames. The material that was once thought too cheap to be on show is now making its biggest mark on interiors being used on everything from furniture to kitchen cupboards to wall coverings.

The amazing nature of plywood means it can bend and create beautiful shapes, and this is particularly evident in pendant lights. If you are looking for a statement light this coming season, make sure its made of plywood.

Light shade from clasohlson.com [ £29.99 ]
Another great way to make a statement is to use plywood where you may not expect. Make cupboard doors in a kitchen or panel a wall in a living room. Let the finish be raw and obvious, no need to cover up with paint.

If you fancy a more subtle approach to plywood try adding in some dining chairs or perhaps a side table or stool. These pieces of furniture can add interest to a room and blend with other trends, like mid-century, monochrome and Scandinavian. You really need to appreciate the design of the pieces you choose, so a less cluttered room is probably best.

If you are looking for inspiration than we recommend a visit to the V&A Museum and their current exhibition Plywood: Material of the Modern World.

Guide:

1. Image from Pinterest

2. Shelving unit from lozidesigns.com [ from £180 ]

3. Wallpaper from johnlewis.com [ £175 ]

4. Stool from lozidesigns.com [ £120 ]

5. Lamp shade from woolights.com

6. Floating shelf from made.com [ £49 ]

7. Eames chair from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £927.60 ]

home: made [ hanging shelf ]

home: made [ hanging shelf ]

This weeks project is this cool hanging shelf; simple to make and adapt to your own design. Using just two basic components, a plank of wood and some rope, and the addition of a jigsaw and drill you are good to go.

In this example the shelf doubles up as a plant holder by cutting out a hole in the wood. This looks great and brings a different dimension to a standard shelf.

The options are endless for personalising your shelf. Paint the wood or use coloured rope to fit with yout interior.

Tutorial from burkatron.com

home: nice price [ art work ] 

home: nice price [ art work ] 

Looking to fill a space on a wall or need some new contemporary artwork? The IKEA LOKABRUNN alphabet design wooden wall art is a great natural piece to adorn a wall. 

And, it’s only £18

This veneer canvas style wall art, 50 x 70cm, is an affordable way to bring on-trend art to your home. Perfect Scandinavian style piece, light wood and great to bring natural textures into the home. 

home: nice price [ plywood mirror ]

home: nice price [ plywood mirror ]

Made.com is always a great go to store for well priced quality furniture and homeware. Their new accessories collection in collaboration with the V&A coincides with the museums current Plywood Exhibition, and there are some lovely pieces to choose from.

The small collection is all made from plywood and features frames, clocks, a memo board and this gorgeous mirror. The simple design really shows off the unique characteristics of this wood and would look great in any room.

made.com [ £49 ]

home: featured [ Chocolate Creative Studio ]

home: featured [ Chocolate Creative Studio ]

Lauched in 2009 by Spanish maker Margarita Lorenzo this lovely online store showcases her individual designs for home interiors. Heavily focusing on wooden items including hooks, door handles and picture shelves, adding simple touches of colour and print to bring these basic objects to life.

Everything is sourced and handmade in the UK & Spain and 100% sustainable. Other items to choose from include cushions, lamp shades and art prints.

‘To chocolate creative sustainabilty is an essential element in our design and manufacturing and we make every effort to communicate the processes we follow with regards to materials, sourcing, production and recycling in our aim to remain sustainable’

chocolatecreative.co.uk