• Posts Tagged ‘ideal home magazine’

    Find your winter bedding style and switch up your look this season

    by  • Thursday, November 12, 2015 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    As autumn drifts into winter, there’s no place any of us would rather be than snuggled up in bed! Sometimes readying your bedroom for the new season is as simple as piling on a new throw; other years, it feels like a complete overhaul is in order. So whether you want to completely rework your look or just add a few cosy touches, read on to determine your own winter style and where to shop the look..

    MurmurYour winter style: Contemporary Cool

    Perfect if: You’re not a fan of pattern

    Where to buy: Murmur. Look out for its 100% cotton bedding in subtle steely tones. Bring neutral shades to life by teaming them with soft greys and masculine navy, for style that’s understated but still cosy – the ultimate in super-simple luxury.

    Dash bedding, £85 for a double duvet cover; sail throw, £120; housewife pillowcase in navy, £25; bud cushion in grey, £55; all Murmur range, Bedeck


    Your winter style: Gothic Glamour

    Perfect if: You’re looking for subtle drama

    Where to buy: Marks & Spencer. Winter florals and new gothic are two trends that have been gathering speed for the last few months, and this pretty painterly bedding is the perfect fusion of the two. Keep it soft by teaming it with white, pale pink and grey tones.

    Olivia double bedding set, £59, Marks & Spencer


    Your winter style: Country Luxe

    Perfect if: You’re craving a cosy retreat

    Where to buy: Tielle. For some, nothing beats crisp white bedding at the end of a long chilly day. Amp up the luxury for winter by heaping on faux-fur throws and super-soft cushions, to add a luxurious touch to a simple country look. See you in spring!

    200 thread-count bedding, from £5 for a housewife pillowcase; Alaskan fox faux fur throw, £150, Tielle


    Your winter style: Bold Botanical

    Perfect if: You get the winter blues

    Where to buy: Zara Home. Escape the drudgery of winter with cheerful botanical prints – opt for vibrant green, coral and fuchsia shades, then keep it crisp with a backdrop of simple white.

    Exotic flowers bedlinen, from £29.99 for a pillowcase, Zara Home


    Your winter style: Grown-up Girly

    Perfect if: You like vintage prints but crave modern style

    Where to buy: H&M. Bring traditional frilly bedding up to date by pairing it with steely greys. Clash soft weaves with cool metallics to keep all the cosiness of a country scheme, without an inch of kitsch in sight.

    Duvet set, £24.99, H&M


    Read more →

    Go back to basics with tactile materials and inspiration from the elements

    by  • Thursday, November 5, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Trends may come and go, but our love for natural products and tactile materials always manages to transcend the seasons. From organic beauties such as pine and walnut, to composite substances like concrete or metal, the character of furniture and accessories can be completely defined by their material. So, whether you’re a fan of a rustic aesthetic, Scandi style or a luxe look, here’s how to work these beautiful tactile finishes into your home.


    Try a more ethereal, moody take on the trend with marble dinnerware from Marks & Spencer. Try layering authentic marble platters for a stylish serving option, or fake it with budget-friendly marble-effect crockery.

    Marble platter, £19.50; Nordic charger plate, £12.50; both Marks & Spencer


    Not only is this statement coffee table the perfect union of industrial and modern style, but the walnut top is studded with ancient ammonite fossils – the oldest one is from Madagascar and is an incredible 120 million years old! The perfect way to harness a little piece of history and re-home a unique pre-loved piece.

    Ammonite and slab-walnut fossil coffee table, £775, FurnitureEtc


    Ilse Crawford’s collaboration with Ikea bore an irresistible array of nature-inspired pieces. This cork bench is one of the best ways to incorporate the look into your home – team with cool greys, simple whites and plenty of foliage for a pared-back organic look.

    Sinnerlig bench, £100, Ikea


    If a large-scale piece of furniture’s too much, try an understated accessory that harnesses the qualities of the tactile trend instead, such as this Scandi-style cork-and-enamel teapot from Amara.

    Pearl teapot, £28, Amorim range, Amara.
    Image ©Timeincukcontent.com


    Inspired by the blocks of Stonehenge, the stylish Nenge cabinet from Width Studio is made from Viroc, a composite material made by compressing a dry mixture of pine wood particles and cement – perfect for adding a modern industrial feel with a tactile finish.

    Nenge cabinet, £1,090, Width Studio range, A Splash Of Colour


    Go for a luxe look without compromising on the materials by combining dense substances such as brass, sheesham wood and marble. Style these accessories from Houseology with raw concrete for instant contrast and maximum impact.

    Brass Cell tealight holder, £35; stone candle holder, £75; both Tom Dixon range; sheesham wood nesting bowl, £40 for two, Just Slate range; all Houseology


    Concrete is the ultimate tactile finish for adding industrial style – try a hint of the trend with a statement accessory, such as this lamp from French Connection, then pare it back with simple fabrics and dark wooden furniture in a soft grey palette.

    Concrete Fella lamp, £105, French Connection

    Read more →

    Plan your perfect garden with the expert course from KLC School of Design

    by  • Wednesday, October 28, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    We might be about to enter the most barren season of the year, but as your garden becomes a blank canvas once more there’s no better time to start planning your scheme for 2016. Whether you long to have your own potting shed, pick your own herbs or fill your flowerbeds with country garden blooms, achieving your dream garden is all about careful planning and expert know-how.

    Bike-KLCIf you’re full of ideas but not sure where to start, then the new gardening course from KLC could be just for you. In association with My Design School, this exciting online course gives you all the tools you need to bring your garden to life. From expert teaching to design inspiration, this engaging and immersive programme is a fun way to learn new skills whilst being part of a welcoming community. Plus, as it’s online, you can share ideas and learn about gardening all from the comfort of your home.Colourful-flowers-KLC

    The Successful Gardens course is running from 2 November to 4 December 2015, and will be taught by RHS Chelsea Flower Show medalist Matthew Childs. From exploring the use of plants, colour and texture to giving advice about garden accessories, it’s a comprehensive experience that’s sure to leave you full of inspiration and ideas to makeover your garden in style.Herbs-KLC

    PLUS: You can enjoy the course for just £299 by saving £100 when you book using the code BL1015.

    Book now by visiting klc.co.uk, or calling 020 7376 3377.

    Images © Timeincukcontent.com

    Read more →