The prospect of Spring is really really exciting to me right now [namely because we are expecting our first baby in May!] but also because our home really comes alive in the Spring. The first day we have our balcony door open and welcome the warm weather in, the first morning we can step out barefoot onto the wood decking, the first evening we stay up late watching TV with the spring air drifting in – conjure up memories too sweet to bear.
What fails to excite me however are the many Spring home-ware launches – given my aversion to overly enthusiastic bright colours [Ochres, yellows, indigo blues and warm metallics are my highlights of choice] - most saccharine seasonal collections tend to make me recoil slightly with their cheeriness.
That’s why Danish brand Tine K Home’s new Spring 14 collection has me all a flutter. Mostly monochrome, I love the washed-out prints on textiles, jute scatter rugs in chalky blacks, a rich mix of monochrome striped bolster cushions, crisp black and white ceramics and my favourite – tie die storage boxes for the office – they all add that much needed freshness without the mainstream jolliness! Perfection.