• Micro trend: Soft monochrome

    by  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 • 0 Comments

    The classic combo of black and white has always been a favourite at Ideal Home HQ. If you find the contrast a little too stark, take a look at the latest twist on this timeless duo. A softer monochrome mix has been created with an artisan touch; using textured finishes and organic prints in off white and charcoal…

    Soft monochromeMain shot: Bedlinen Mono stripe double duvet cover set £70, Chevron print cushion £25, Chevron diamond print cushion £35, all  House of Fraser. 1. Cotton cushion cover, £12.99, H&M. 2. Wyoming armchair in Inari Charcoal weave, £949, Marks & Spencer. 3. Raffia baskets in black, £180 for a pair, Out There Interiors. 4. Navajo print ceramic vase, £10, George Home. 5. Mono Stripe mug, £5, House of Fraser.

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    Tile-illusion wallpaper is so hot right now!

    by  • Thursday, February 12, 2015 • 0 Comments

    These wallpapers have just landed in my inbox from Graham & Green. Apologies though, as they’re not the cheapest (£160 a roll!) but you do get 10 metres of of the stuff. You could just use one roll to revamp a little corner of your home – line some kitchen cupboards or use in an alcove?  In the end, it will work out cheaper than actual tiles and will go up in a flash, too…

    graham and green wallpaper

    Loose Petals reminds me of hand-painted Portuguese tiles and the abstract After Lowry design is inspired by L.S. Lowry’s paintings of  urban landscapes. What do you think?

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    Sneak peek: Introducing the Sinnaleg collection

    by  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • 2 Comments

    Launching this summer is a very exciting collection from Ikea. If you’re looking for top of the line designs but at lower Ikea prices then this collection is for you! They have teamed up with British designer, Isle Crawford and come up with more than 30 ‘low-key’ pieces for the home, arranged into three groups – lounging, dining and working…

    Isle Crawford for IkeaThe collection is minimalistic and celebrates raw materials including dried seagrass, bamboo and glass. But cork is the predominant material used in thin layers to cover table tops, seats and glass jars…


    From larger furniture pieces including tables, coffee tables and a daybed down to hand-blown glass bottles and bamboo lattice lamp shades.  The neutral colours are easy to live with and chosen to fit any home. This is a such an early sneak peek that Ikea don’t even have prices yet but keep an eye out in store and online from August.

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