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    Hot off the press: 5 exclusive new designer collaborations from Bemz

    by  • Friday, August 21, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Famed for designing stunning covers for Ikea’s furniture, Swedish brand Bemz has long-been the ultimate way to make homogenous furnishings feel completely unique. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the brand is launching a limited-edition designer collection, featuring five gorgeous new fabrics. What’s more, each designer will curate their pattern of choice alongside additional fabrics from the existing 250-strong Bemz range. This will be filmed (check out the video at the end of our story!) and launched throughout the year, so keep checking their website for updates!


    First up was Tricia Guild, founder of Designers Guild, who kicked off the campaign in May 2015. Her design Sudara (above), is a digitally printed floral in rich tones, featuring azure and purple hydrangeas interspersed with painterly green leaves.


    Next up is the Fruit Garden print by Camilla Lundsten’s company Littlephant (above), which is available from August 20 2015. Delve into a world of whimsical characters in a modern Scandi print for a bold, stylish update to fabrics and furniture alike.


    For a large-scale statement pattern, check out Jardin Exo’Chic by Christian Lacroix. Created in deep inky tones with a palm leaf print, it’s an exotic addition that adds instant modern drama. Make it pop with bold cushions in primary colours. Pythagoras

    The final contributions feature Pythagoras (above, available from October 15 2015), a digital geometric print in a spectrum of fiery tones from Sven Markelius, whose résumé includes the Swedish pavilion and UN buildings in New York. The fifth and final design will come from Katarina Wiklund, set to be unveiled in November!

    Like what you see? Learn a little more about the collection with this behind-the-scenes film:

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    AW15 Trend Alert: the bright and beautiful Memphis Movement

    by  • Tuesday, August 11, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Amongst the calming rustic schemes and luxe accessories of the AW15 shows, one trend made its mark as a colourful antidote to its well-behaved contemporaries. Started in the Eighties and founded in Milan, the Memphis Movement was inspired by Pop Art, Art Deco and supposedly ‘Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again’ by Bob Dylan. Its classic trademarks include bold pops of primary colours, plastic surfaces, asymmetrical shapes and a nod to the kitsch style of the Fifties.


    Although the Memphis Group’s founding fathers disbanded in the late Eighties, this season sees a resurgence of the trend, but with a noticeably modern spin. Made.com’s aptly named Memphis range is still going strong, and the company’s new season offerings include new pieces in eye-popping neon tones. Go for an understated option with the Henge cabinet (above), or choose classic Eighties style with the fearless May pendant.


    For a notable Fifties feel, turn to brands such as Dunelm (above). The Oslo pendants’ domed edges and the storage pots’  curved lines have a retro vibe, whilst an angular vase and austere candlestick bring the look up to date. Team the statement blue and red accessories with pared-back wooden furniture to keep the scheme minimal and modern.


    Habitat started with the premise of being “a colourful reaction to post-war gloom,” and has since pioneered smart, bold furnishings in unflinching hues. It’s AW15 collection is no different; look out for angular furniture, such as the Malva sofa (above), as well as Memphis-inspired patterns and blocks of daring colour. We wouldn’t expect anything else!


    For a singular statement piece, check out the Harto range at Heal’s (above). Its Rosalie chairs are made from lacquered folded sheets of metal, instantly giving the retro colours a contemporary feel.

    Love this look? Check out our favourite AW15 highstreet finds inspired by this season’s Memphis Movement.



    Shopping credits: 1. E27 socket lamps, £52 each, Muuto range, Houseology; 2. Watch Me wall clock, £35, Normann Copenhagen; 3. Colourful dining chair, £36, Senn range, Danetti4. square magnets, €15.90 for nine, DaWanda; 5. Dazzle Cam 1 wallpaper, £140 per roll, Quirk & Rescue; 6. May pendant, £29, Made.com

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    Create a cosy coastal scheme in just a few simple steps

    by  • Friday, August 7, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    If you picked up Ideal Home’s August issue, you’ll know that we’re big fans of a coastal scheme. With its simple palette, natural textures and relaxed, beachy vibe, it’s one of the most laid-back ways to harness summer style.


    To get this look at home, coordinate your ideas on a moodboard (above). Opt for nostalgic painterly wallpaper like this one from Sanderson, then add rustic elements with wood, rope and enamel textures, finishing off with cute coastal finds. Translate this look into a room (below), by combining wooden and enamel furniture, white-washed flooring and classic stripes.


    If you fancy getting that holiday feeling at home, take inspiration from happy summer days and go for jolly seaside prints. Sailboats, shells and stripes in a traditional palette have an instant nautical feel, whilst driftwood and recycled bottles add a sense of old-fashioned charm.


    Love this style? Create it at home with a few simple accessories; opt for classic shades of blue and white, with hints of rope and rattan for a maritime twist.


    Shopping list: 1. Anchor, £18, The Contemporary Home; 2. Cushion, £9.99, Dunelm 3. Basket, from £59.95, Nkuku; 4. Sailing sign, £9.50, Coastal Home; 5. Blue vase, £12.50, Barker & Stonehouse; 6. Nautical matches, £5, Illume range, Anthropologie


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