Beautiful Basics

Growing up in the design industry and coming into contact with a barrage of trends every month, I have always gravitated towards the simple colours and clean silhouettes of minimal homeware items. I’m always drawn to the ‘basics’ and ‘own’ ranges supermarkets carry and whilst some people might go for all singing all dancing appliances – I just love a beautiful basic.


Brilliante Filter Coffee Maker £61.00 Delonghi, USB Desk fan £24.95 Muji, 1.7L Electric Kettle £17.70 M&S, Morphy Richards White Folding Mixer£100 Debenhams, Salter Super Slim Scale £30 John Lewis, Value Range Iron £3.76 Argos, Bagless Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner £59.99 Argos, Kenwood kMix 2 Slice Toaster £49.99  John Lewis.

* This post was in Conjunction with Argos

Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at

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