• Posts Tagged ‘House to Home’

    Sneak peek at exciting collection for Autumn Winter ’15

    by  • Monday, June 22, 2015 • Uncategorized • 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.



    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!




    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.




    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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    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.

    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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    A shopping round-up from a Bristol boutique

    by  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Howkapow is a colourful online shop chock full of kitchenware, prints, lighting and unique gifts from independent designers and illustrators. Husband and wife team have a great eye for standout pieces that are pretty affordable, too. In my job I see a lot of product so it’s nice when I stumble across pieces I’ve not seen anywhere else. With new products launched each season here is a round-up of some of my faves…

    Howkapow, alice humphrys, home shopping spy

    1. Woodland print, £29.95. 2. Flower canisters, from £12.85. 3. Lambswool throw, £95. 4. Funnel table lamp, £34.95. 5. Tealight set, £12. 6. Hello Sunshine print, £20. 7. Mug with copper finish, £14.95. 

    Take a peek at their website here to see what else they stock. Happy shopping!

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