• Trend alert: add a natural touch with wood grain

    by  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015 • 0 Comments

    With all the dark colours of winter’s palette, it’s refreshing to find a trend that brings a little life and nature back into our schemes. Wood grain is not only beautiful to look at, but really easy to work in – keep it modern by choosing either a permanent statement, such as a herringbone floor or bold wallpaper, or go for a subtler approach with occasional accessories.
    Topps-TilesSuitable for pretty much any room in the house, these wood-effect tiles from Topps Tiles are actually made from porcelain. Available in either a gloss or polished finish, mix and match different colours for a modern vibe, or stick to just one shade for a more traditional feel. Great for a luxury look that’s hard-wearing and easy to clean!

    Nayara polished chalk tiles, £69.72 per sq m, Topps Tiles

    Ella-DoranThis vibrant wallpaper from Ella Doran (above) is not for the faint-hearted, but brilliantly good fun if you’re feeling bold. The large-scale exposed grain is digitally printed for striking detail, and the paper has a textured finish for an authentic look. Available in pink or blue.

    Wood grain pink wallpaper, £150 per roll, Ella Doran

    West-ElmThese subtly patterned towels from West Elm (above) are a really natural way to add the trend to your scheme. Choose from white or grey, then team with a simple palette and touches of real wood for an organic feel.

    Organic wood grain towels, £4 each, West Elm

    Love the idea of trying out the wood grain trend at home? Here’s where to shop the look:

    1. Etch tealight holder, £50, Tom Dixon range, Houseology2. Mixed texture print cushion, £7, George3. Woodland drum shade, from £35, John Lewis4. Large throw in Woolywood Brown, £200, Donna Wilson5. Humbolt square canister, £80, Pigeon & Poodle range, Amara

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    It’s all about the winter pineapple!

    by  • Saturday, November 14, 2015 • 0 Comments

    There’s no denying that the humble pineapple was a hot trend this summer, as this tropical fruit could be seen splashed all over textiles, t-shirts, mugs, bags, decorations and even nail art (!), but it seems that we really can’t get enough of this spiky-topped motif, as it’s a trend that’s now translating into winter too. This season however, it’s all about a more grown-up pineapple, in metallic shades of gold and brass, shying away from the bright pops of yellows, greens and pinks, but adding a bit of glamour to the fruit instead. Giving the feeling of a vintage collectable, whether it be an ornament, in lighting or even across wallpaper, keep the colours dark and dramatic and the materials luxe and glamourous.


    Often considered a symbol of hospitality in the home, this glam pineapple wallpaper from Barneby Gates in deep charcoal and gold, costs £78 per roll and will transform a hallway or study space into a moody, raj-style room.


    Keep precious jewellery and knick-knacks in these gorgeous metallic fruits trinket pots, from £12.50, Oliver Bonas.


    This striking pineapple bed linen from The Secret Linen Store costs £50 for a double duvet, £10 for a pillowcase and is woven in 280 thread count 100% cotton for a luxurious and relaxing nights sleep. (Available from this Tuesday!)


    Imagine these little pineapple candles from Rockett St George, £8 for 6, flickering away on your dining table this Christmas, giving a tropical, festive feel to your celebration.


    1. Pineapple table lamp with shade, £83.40, Dar Lighting 2. Printed pineapple cushion cover, £6.99, H&M  3. Gilded gold pineapple bookends, £42.50, House Junkie. 4. Pineapple spoons, £16, Oliver Bonas. 5. Gold effect pineapple objet, £12, Sainsbury’s. 6. Pineapple tea towel, 312.95, Thornback & Peel 7. Iron pineapple wall hooks, £8.95, Melody Maison. 8. Pineapple gold espresso mugs, £29.79, Etsy 9. Gold pineapple paper napkins, £2.49, Candle & Cake.


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    Find your winter bedding style and switch up your look this season

    by  • Thursday, November 12, 2015 • 1 Comment

    As autumn drifts into winter, there’s no place any of us would rather be than snuggled up in bed! Sometimes readying your bedroom for the new season is as simple as piling on a new throw; other years, it feels like a complete overhaul is in order. So whether you want to completely rework your look or just add a few cosy touches, read on to determine your own winter style and where to shop the look..

    MurmurYour winter style: Contemporary Cool

    Perfect if: You’re not a fan of pattern

    Where to buy: Murmur. Look out for its 100% cotton bedding in subtle steely tones. Bring neutral shades to life by teaming them with soft greys and masculine navy, for style that’s understated but still cosy – the ultimate in super-simple luxury.

    Dash bedding, £85 for a double duvet cover; sail throw, £120; housewife pillowcase in navy, £25; bud cushion in grey, £55; all Murmur range, Bedeck


    Your winter style: Gothic Glamour

    Perfect if: You’re looking for subtle drama

    Where to buy: Marks & Spencer. Winter florals and new gothic are two trends that have been gathering speed for the last few months, and this pretty painterly bedding is the perfect fusion of the two. Keep it soft by teaming it with white, pale pink and grey tones.

    Olivia double bedding set, £59, Marks & Spencer


    Your winter style: Country Luxe

    Perfect if: You’re craving a cosy retreat

    Where to buy: Tielle. For some, nothing beats crisp white bedding at the end of a long chilly day. Amp up the luxury for winter by heaping on faux-fur throws and super-soft cushions, to add a luxurious touch to a simple country look. See you in spring!

    200 thread-count bedding, from £5 for a housewife pillowcase; Alaskan fox faux fur throw, £150, Tielle


    Your winter style: Bold Botanical

    Perfect if: You get the winter blues

    Where to buy: Zara Home. Escape the drudgery of winter with cheerful botanical prints – opt for vibrant green, coral and fuchsia shades, then keep it crisp with a backdrop of simple white.

    Exotic flowers bedlinen, from £29.99 for a pillowcase, Zara Home


    Your winter style: Grown-up Girly

    Perfect if: You like vintage prints but crave modern style

    Where to buy: H&M. Bring traditional frilly bedding up to date by pairing it with steely greys. Clash soft weaves with cool metallics to keep all the cosiness of a country scheme, without an inch of kitsch in sight.

    Duvet set, £24.99, H&M


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