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    Top interiors trends for 2016: Part 1

    by  • Friday, January 15, 2016 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    It’s fair to say that spring hasn’t sprung just yet, but my desk is already awash with piles of lookbooks for the Spring/Summer 2016 collections – and there’s so much to look forward to! A far cry from the dense layers and moody palettes of winter, this year promises to be a riot of colour, print and inspiring summer style. Not many of these designs are available online just yet, so make sure you file them away for the coming months. Check out part 1 of my top trends round-up below… more to follow next week!


    Trend 1: Carnival

    Hero brand: Debenhams

    Look out for: Jungle prints, birds of paradise and exotic motifs in a vibrant palette. Inspired by the impending Olympics in Rio, it’s a sun-filled, tropical trend – make a note of the Butterfly by Matthew Williamson collection from Debenhams for instant summer vibes. Like the look? Don’t miss the palm-covered Jangala cushions at Made.com, the colour-rich Amazon range from House of Fraser and parrot-adorned prints from George’s Island Way collection.


    Trend 2: Pretty pastels

    Hero brand: Made.com

    Look out for: Classic Scandinavian designs reinvented in pretty pinks and baby blues. For a substantially more pared-back effect than the Carnival trend, try teaming pastel pieces with classic Scandi furniture, such as the beautiful Joseph dining table, £269 from Made.com. Spy the garden green hues at Oliver Bonas and the Loft collection from Marks & Spencer for more Scandi style.


    Trend 3: Traveller

    Hero brand: House of Fraser

    Look out for: A folksy take on the trend, with distressed wooden textures, paisley prints and kilim patterns in deep reds, soft purples and off-white, as seen within the Traveller trend at House of Fraser. For a bolder feel, discover occasional pops of shocking pink, bright orange and fresh turquoise within the Jaipur range at Marks & Spencer.


    Trend 4: Casual Coastal

    Hero brand: Sainsbury’s

    Look out for: A modern, relaxed twist on the typical summer trend. Roughed-up textures and a soothing palette give the scheme an effortless, undone feel – don’t miss the upcoming range from Sainsbury’s Home for all manner of seaside-themed accessories at great prices. Check out Very.co.uk, Lexington and Dunelm for more options.


    Don’t forget: Pop back next week for the second half of my trends round-up!

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    Mats made in heaven! Our edit of this season’s must-have rugs

    by  • Thursday, June 18, 2015 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Whether it’s a small fluffy runner at the foot of the the bed, or a big statement mat in the middle of the living room, the right rug instantly makes a house feel a little more like a home. Whilst finding the perfect one can be tricky, there’s nothing like the current flurry of mid-season sales to help inspire us! Keeping the warmer weather in mind, we’ve rounded up a few of our summer favourites.


    For simple schemes, these monochrome options from H&M are a great place to start. Adorned in repeat folksy prints in a pared-back palette, they’re unfussy, budget friendly and look great paired with the matching range of cushions! Team with unvarnished floors and chalky finishes for a cool, scandi feel.Graham-&-Green

    Bring a sense of glamour to a neutral scheme with this gold-flecked beauty from Graham & Green (above). Putting a modern twist on a traditional cow hide rug, it’s a great way to add a touch of sparkle and opulence to your room! Tip: make the most of its shimmering tones by adding metallic accents around the room, such as a statement gold table stand.French-Connection

    For a subtle burst of pattern, this screen-printed durrie rug from French Connection has a softly faded design in muted blush tones. Combining a dainty print with a distressed finish, it would look great with leather occasional furniture or stripped-back floors. The tassels add a pretty touch, too!


    If you’re scouting the shops for an understated design, look no further than Rockett St George (above). This rustic range has it all; handmade in India, these affordable pieces would look great in any room of the house. Plus, the lightweight weaves make them perfect for summer!

    From top: Cotton rug (on rail), £14.99, H&M; gold cow hide rug, £295, Graham & GreenPoppy Field rug, £155, French Connection; rugs, from a selection, Rockett St George

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    Dress up your drawers with these fancy handles

    by  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Whether it’s dressing up an old dresser or adding charm to a chest of drawers, popping a fresh set of handles onto your furniture can help give it a whole new lease of life. What’s more, it’s a quick, easy, and budget-friendly way of transforming a once-tired heirloom into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Hurrah!


    With that in mind, Sarah Beeny Home has teamed up with Häfele UK to deliver four new ranges of handles, all designed with quality, beauty and value at their core. Combining her knack for trends with Häfele’s expertise, the ranges include: Modern Life (above), for straight-forward simplicity with a contemporary feel; Vintage Glamour, a Gatsby-inspired collection with intricate details; Period Classics, which is traditional and timeless with a nod to modernity; and Urban Living, for pared-back designs with a mid-century vibe.


    H&M also offer some great high-street options. Available in rustic white or Mediterranean blue, try screwing these pretty crackle-glazed pulls into a distressed cabinet for instant antique charm.


    This floral chest from Graham and Green is bursting with glorious detail, so all it needs is some subtle glass door knobs to finish it off. Tip: choose handles that tie in with the theme of your furniture – an ornate pattern and elegant glass work together perfectly. For a cheekier option, check out their novelty range of animal faces – there’s even a Boston terrier in a bowler hat. Seriously.


    To add a pretty modern twist to your drawers or cabinet, these glint striped knobs from Anthropologie are just the ticket. Either choose your favourite or mix and match for an eclectic, art-deco feel.


    Galatea handle, £25 for two, Sarah Beeny Home; knobs, £4.99 for two, H&M; clear glass door knobs, £2.99 each, Graham & Green; Glint stripe knobs, £8 each, Anthropologie

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