• Sneak peek at exciting collection for Autumn Winter ’15

    by  • Monday, June 22, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Perhaps their most radical season yet, it was all about colour, colour and more colour when Habitat showcased their new collections for Autumn Winter last week.

     

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    80’s Revival: the playful collection is bright and bold, with assembled geometric shapes and furniture in simple forms. The rugs in this collection are real show stoppers.

    I was lucky enough to go to the preview of next season’s collection and I assure you, Habitat fans new and old will not be disappointed. Plus as this month marks the opening of the their 50th Mini Habitat store, its worth getting re-acquainted with this iconic retailer.

     

    I’ve picked a few stand out pieces, but hang on until it launches this Septemeber, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

     

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    The pieces range from the must-have-now! monochrome oven to tableware, to the new statement pieces such as the Hawkins armchair for a modern meets classic armchair that mixes chrome, velvet and wool.

     

    As always the beautiful selection of ceramics made in Portugal are top of the wish list, with textural surfaces gorgeous hand finished glazes.

     

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    Ps. I know its ridiculously early to be mentioned in the ‘C’ word in June, but do keep an eye out for Habitat’s fabulous Christmas decorations, featuring a riot of colour and shapes!

     

    Details: 1. Hawkins green wool and grey velvet armchair, £995; 2. Felix multi-coloured patterned cushion, £45.00, 3. Elliot oven to table dish from £12; 4. Volcano tall orange and red reactive glaze vase, £30; 5. Niven set of 3 side tables £125.00.

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    Mats made in heaven! Our edit of this season’s must-have rugs

    by  • Thursday, June 18, 2015 • 1 Comment

    Whether it’s a small fluffy runner at the foot of the the bed, or a big statement mat in the middle of the living room, the right rug instantly makes a house feel a little more like a home. Whilst finding the perfect one can be tricky, there’s nothing like the current flurry of mid-season sales to help inspire us! Keeping the warmer weather in mind, we’ve rounded up a few of our summer favourites.

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    For simple schemes, these monochrome options from H&M are a great place to start. Adorned in repeat folksy prints in a pared-back palette, they’re unfussy, budget friendly and look great paired with the matching range of cushions! Team with unvarnished floors and chalky finishes for a cool, scandi feel.Graham-&-Green

    Bring a sense of glamour to a neutral scheme with this gold-flecked beauty from Graham & Green (above). Putting a modern twist on a traditional cow hide rug, it’s a great way to add a touch of sparkle and opulence to your room! Tip: make the most of its shimmering tones by adding metallic accents around the room, such as a statement gold table stand.French-Connection

    For a subtle burst of pattern, this screen-printed durrie rug from French Connection has a softly faded design in muted blush tones. Combining a dainty print with a distressed finish, it would look great with leather occasional furniture or stripped-back floors. The tassels add a pretty touch, too!

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    If you’re scouting the shops for an understated design, look no further than Rockett St George (above). This rustic range has it all; handmade in India, these affordable pieces would look great in any room of the house. Plus, the lightweight weaves make them perfect for summer!

    From top: Cotton rug (on rail), £14.99, H&M; gold cow hide rug, £295, Graham & GreenPoppy Field rug, £155, French Connection; rugs, from a selection, Rockett St George

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    Make the everyday beautiful with our Simple Solutions video series

    by  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 • 0 Comments

    I’ve had fun making a new Simple Solutions video series and I can’t wait to share with you the premier! Including simple makes, hacks and easy DIY projects to try at home, the first series is on dip dying – from wooden spoons, baskets to napkins. Sit back and watch…

    If you like this idea but also love the props I used in the video then here is a little shopping round-up of some of the items that made it into the final edit

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    1. Bumerang trouser clamp, £0.69, Ikea; 2. White linen napkin, £7.50, Linen Works; 3. Linen cross over apron in charcoal, £59, Toast. 4. Grey tool box, £39.50, Rose & Grey; 5. Pasta plate, £29.50 Toast. 6. Duralex Picardie glass, £5 for 6, Heals; Bistro cutlery, £37.50, Toast.

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