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    Trend alert: add a natural touch with wood grain

    by  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    With all the dark colours of winter’s palette, it’s refreshing to find a trend that brings a little life and nature back into our schemes. Wood grain is not only beautiful to look at, but really easy to work in – keep it modern by choosing either a permanent statement, such as a herringbone floor or bold wallpaper, or go for a subtler approach with occasional accessories.
    Topps-TilesSuitable for pretty much any room in the house, these wood-effect tiles from Topps Tiles are actually made from porcelain. Available in either a gloss or polished finish, mix and match different colours for a modern vibe, or stick to just one shade for a more traditional feel. Great for a luxury look that’s hard-wearing and easy to clean!

    Nayara polished chalk tiles, £69.72 per sq m, Topps Tiles

    Ella-DoranThis vibrant wallpaper from Ella Doran (above) is not for the faint-hearted, but brilliantly good fun if you’re feeling bold. The large-scale exposed grain is digitally printed for striking detail, and the paper has a textured finish for an authentic look. Available in pink or blue.

    Wood grain pink wallpaper, £150 per roll, Ella Doran

    West-ElmThese subtly patterned towels from West Elm (above) are a really natural way to add the trend to your scheme. Choose from white or grey, then team with a simple palette and touches of real wood for an organic feel.

    Organic wood grain towels, £4 each, West Elm

    Love the idea of trying out the wood grain trend at home? Here’s where to shop the look:

    1. Etch tealight holder, £50, Tom Dixon range, Houseology2. Mixed texture print cushion, £7, George3. Woodland drum shade, from £35, John Lewis4. Large throw in Woolywood Brown, £200, Donna Wilson5. Humbolt square canister, £80, Pigeon & Poodle range, Amara

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    Sneak Peek: Brand new range of wallpapers and fabrics especially for Kids!

    by  • Saturday, September 5, 2015 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    As children up and down the country this week have either started back at school or prepare to, it feels like the right time to bring you some exciting news from British brand SCION. Known for its trend savvy yet affordable designs, (and regularly making an appearance through-out the pages of Ideal Home Magazine), they have now branched out to produce their first range of fabrics and wallcoverings designed for kids (as well as those young at heart!), and IT’S GORGEOUS! It’s not available until the end of the month but we were so excited to see the preview that we had to share it with you!


    If only all rainy days were like these cheery ‘April Showers’ and ‘Splish Splash’ fabrics and wallpapers with their delightful rainbow-coloured raindrops. Available in a variety of colourways.

    Establishing a reputation over the last 3 years for cutting-edge designs, centering around their ‘fun, young and funky’ ethos, the new Guess Who? collection is no exception and promises to bring plenty of colour, pattern and light-heartedness into your little one’s rooms. Imaginative and fun, Guess Who? packs in motifs from the best of a day out with the kids, celebrating the fun-loving with its abundance of whimsical animals, bold stripes, playful patterns and funky florals, all available in co-ordinating fabrics and wallpapers in a mouth-watering jelly bean colour palette.


    Animal Magic’ features a mixture of exotic animals along with some familiar faces such as Mr Fox.

    If it’s animals that grab your little one’s attention then ‘Animal Magic’ is sure to be a big hit, with its gathering of labeled zoo animals in funky colours on either a black or white background. Each of the characters also have a design that features them alone, so if there’s a particular animal that’s big your household, you can choose a design to accessorize with.




    The range has been designed with all age groups in mind, from baby to young adult (or older!) and the colours chosen reflect this transition. The ‘Letters Play’ motif is both educational and fun and comes in a variety of different colourways to suit each age group. Used below in muted pastel shades, it’s perfect for a nursery room, along with the ‘Lots of Dots’ design on the walls- inspired by finger painting.


    Another one of our favourite designs has to be this funky and floral ‘Blooming Lovely’ retro design, inspired by the great outdoors but with a nod to the 60’s. Use the fabric to make cushions or cover an armchair.


    With so many designs in the collection, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect match for your little ones, plus we bet you’ll fall in love with all the characters too!

    Launching at the end of Septemeber 2015, Guess Who? will be available via network of stockists both nationally and internationally. Head to www.scion.uk.com to find out more.


    Holly Catford.


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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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