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

    by  • Thursday, March 26, 2015 • 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.

    Iso range Made.com

    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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    New Harris Tweed furniture collection

    by  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 • 1 Comment

    Did you know Harris Tweed is the only fabric in the world governed by its own act of Parliament? What does that mean?? Well, you may already know this but I’ve just found out that The Harris Tweed Authority is a legal body that ensures the famous fabric is made in the right way - all tweed has to be made from pure virgin wool, dyed, spun and hand woven by islanders in their own homes in the Outer Hebrides. Once its ticked all those boxes the tweed is then certified with the Harris Tweed Orb Mark.

    I’m a big fan of the British heritage brand but I never really knew the history and traditional methods behind its production!

    The reason why I’m wittering on about Harris Tweed is that one of our favourite online shops, Rose and Grey love it too and has just unveiled a fantastic furniture collection upholstered in three different tweeds…

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    You’ll find three different sofa styles, two armchairs and a handsome footstool. This smart range also comes with hardwood legs, feather filled seat cushions, leather piping and beautiful buttons…

     

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    What do you think of this collection? Have you got space for these beauties in your home? If you love this look, click here to view the whole range and if you decide to buy you can feel good knowing you’re supporting one of the oldest, protected British trade marks.

    From top: Grange Harris Tweed sofa in Bracken, £2,150. Manor House Tweed chair in Bracken, £1,050. Manor House Tweed sofa in Bracken, £1,695. Abbey Slate Tweed footstool, £525, all Rose & Grey. 

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    Bring some zing into your life with playful and colourful prints

    by  • Friday, March 20, 2015 • 3 Comments

    You can’t miss the latest collection, Levande, by Scion. Just in case you don’t have your phrase book handy, the translation of the Swedish word Levande is living, which definitely springs to mind when I saw the collection. It has all the vibrancy and warmth of a family home.

    I love the fact Scion has never been shy of throwing a bit of colour around, while still keeping a firm hand in the neutral palette. The new Levande collection of wallpapers and fabrics is no exception.

    It has two sides, on one hand it’s bright, playful and full of bold and quirky Scandi-style prints. The softer side includes gorgeous gentle pastels, subtle ‘use them anywhere’ wallpaper prints and smart shades of charcoal, ochre and duck egg.

    So you can play it safe but sophisticated in one room, but be bold, bright and embrace fun designs in another.

    First up, the colourful….

     

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    1.Wallpaper Hoppa Stripe, £38 per roll, Curtains Anneke £28 per m, Blind Taimi, £28 per m, Upholstery Plains One £30 per m, Cushions a selection of fabrics from Levande. 2.Wallpaper Taimi, £38 per roll

    Now the playful…

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     3.Wallpaper Cedar, £38 roll. 4.Wallpaper Cykel, £38, Curtains Cykel, £28 per m, Upholstery Plains One, £30, Cushions Cykel, £28 per m, Lotta, £28, Bag Lotta, £28.

    Now for those more subtle prints and neutral shades I mentioned…

     

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     5. Wallpaper Totak, £36 per roll, Curtains Oulu, £35 per m, Chair Chenoa £38 per m, Bedspread Plains Five, £36 per m, Throws Somero, £35 per m. 6. Wallpaper Totak £36 per m, Curtains Somero £35 per m.

    I could definitely go on, but there’s plenty more of the collection to see at Scion.

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