• Hot off the press: New screen print from Thornback & Peel

    by  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Just in time for summer, Thornback & Peel are introducing a brand new sunny, pastoral print, Cow & Buttercup. Well known for their celebration of British quirky humour (previous designs include cabbages, hares, pigeons and other friendly creatures) this design is the perfect addition to their ever-growing collection.

    Often inspired by literature, this print started with the classic English nursery rhyme, Ring a Ring o’ Roses. It was the line  ’the cows are in the meadows eating buttercups’ that grabbed the designers imagination…

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    1. Apron, £25; 2. Summer cow and buttercup print, Oven glove, £9.95; Napkin, £9.95; Tea towel, £12.95, all Thornback and Peel.

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    Think pink is too sweet? I think I can change your mind…

    by  • Friday, March 27, 2015 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Have you always thought pink is a bit sickly sweet for you? It had never been my cup of rosy lee, but just lately I’ve become a blush pink convert. It’s that particular shade that keeps catching my eye, a powdery tone that reminds me of polished plaster.

     

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    This sweet shade has had somewhat of a makeover lately, giving it a bit more of an edge. By combining it with strong tones such as deep, inky blues, black and grey or industrial finishes like concrete, copper and zinc; it’s gone from pretty pretty, to pretty cool!

     

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    Of course those effortlessly stylish Scandi’s were ahead of the game; for design brands Muuto and Normann Copenhagen it’s been one of the key colours within their ranges since 2013 and it continues to feature within Ferm Living and Bloomingville’s homeware collections season after season.

    Varying shades of soft pink, from rose to blush and nude, feature throughout all the colour palettes for the 2015 trend predictions by Dulux (Copper Blush being their pick of the year), but it has to be the Powder Pink that is spot on for me.

    pinkblobIt also features within Crown’s 2015 trend predictions, in particular the soft, rosy tone, Pashmina, within their ‘Freedom of Expression’ trend, which is paired with strong shades of aubergine, bright turquoise and bold sea blue.

     

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     From the top: 1. Organic Scroll Medallion double duvet cover in Rose Bisque, £109, Standard pillow case, £24 each, West Elm. 2. Connect sofa steel cut trio 2, 515 fabric, Muuto range, Occa Home. 3. Serigraph pink linen cushion, £43 (€59), Lab Boutique. 4. Two tone ceramic vase, £19, Bo Concept. 5. Ira table lamp, £49, Made.com. 6. Domino wool throw in pink, £54, Scandinavian Design Center. 7. Cora tea light holder, £7, Raft. 8. Walker Aluminium chair, £159, Idyll Home.

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    Sneak peek: check out the covetable new kids’ range from Made.com

    by  • Thursday, March 26, 2015 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Made.com has always been a trusty go-to for fabulous homeware, but its recent range has got even the tiniest of tots standing to attention. Full of failsafe furniture, sturdy storage and adorable accessories, this collection of brilliant buys are a fast-track to making your children’s rooms the most stylish on the block. In fact, some of the pieces are so downright delectable that adults have already started requesting them in grown-up sizes. Fingers crossed!

    Philip Colbert range Made.com

    For fun pieces with plenty of attitude, don’t miss the dynamic collaboration with Philip Colbert. Creator of fashion-label-cum-pop-group The Rodnik Band, his irreverent, pop-art-inspired designs are packed with eye-popping primary colours and iconic prints, for a fun twist on otherwise practical furniture. Want to make a statement? This jaw-dropping shark chair, £449, is just the way to do it.

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    Or if you’re more of a monochrome fan, then the black and white Iso range is a super-cool alternative. Keep your eye out for soft furnishings and art prints in minimal Scandi colours, for a clear-cut vibe that’s ideal for boys and girls alike. We love the cloud cushion – a steal at just £15, it’s an easy accessory that feels anything but childish. Try building the look with matching framed weather artworks and cotton bed sets, for a pared-back look that will stand the test of time.

    Linus range Made.com

    Any parent knows that when it comes to kids’ bedrooms, it’s nigh on impossible to have enough storage. From cute cabinets to practical wardrobes, the furniture in the new Linus range is our new favourite way to keep rooms looking spic and span whilst maintaining a cool, cohesive scheme. Our must-have piece? Check out the uber-practical range of beds, from £199 – complete with nifty under bed storage, lower bunks or trusty trundles, they’re the ultimate way to maximise space without compromising on style.

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