Posts Tagged ‘Furniture’

The New Industrial, High Street Hits

I rarely wish that my interior style was other than it is (warm, modern and a little bit luxurious) but recently i’ve been wishing my taste was more industrial. I love the materials and textures used in this trend and how hairpin black metal legs, pale worn wood, eroded steel coupled with hunks of veined marble and delicate orbs of […] Read more…

Scandinavian Style at M&S

As the nights draw in quicker each day and we hurry home to hunker down for the evenings, we might consider taking our cue from the Scandinavians who use clean silhouettes and lighter tones to combat the darkness. Anyone who reads my blog regularly will know I have a very soft spot for high street homewares […] Read more…

Sofa King: Darlings of Chelsea

My favourite success stories to read and favourite brands to give my custom to are the ones that are equally honest about their struggles and they are about their triumphs. With five showrooms across the UK housing extensive stock and collections designed by icons of the industry like Terence Conran, you’d be hard pushed to imagine […] Read more…

Another affordable collection from Ikea: NIPPRIG

Often, a trend or collection really makes you want to completely re-invent your home’s aesthetic and IKEA’s new NIPPRIG collection of summer pieces really makes me wish our home was more whitewashed floors and rustic charm rather than ‘modern classic’. Designed and made in collaboration with local producers in Vietnam and Indonesia, NIPPRIG uses renewable materials like […] Read more…

Home London 2014

On Monday I visited London’s first design show of the year HOME London, which after being launched in 2012 is steadily making it’s way to being the definitive venue for homeware brands to showcase their wares in the UK. It’s a good chance to catch some the international brands that will show at Maison and […] Read more…

Inspired by American Gothic Decor

Christmas always inspires something a little Gothic in me as well as the usual festive decor. Maybe it’s the promise of atmospheric period dramas soon to be played out on TV, or ordinary homes transformed by old-fashioned charm and an otherworldly spirit, but on the run-up to Christmas it seems i’m inspired by American Gothic […] Read more…

A few of my favourite things…

I seem to spend most of my time trawling the halls of Ikea these days while we renovate the last room in our home – the kitchen. There are a few things that keep catching my eye over and over again… I’ve got my eye on these painterly mugs [one of those finds that are […] Read more…

Travelling Light Colonial Style

They say that material possessions don’t matter, but when I saw this lot of  Colonial Era “Campaign Furniture” listed for auction on Mumbai art gallery Saffron Art‘s site it struck me how much they really do! The auction lists an incredible amount of accoutrements considered vital for the travelling colonial officer or well-heeled Indian during the days of […] Read more…

Lostine : The New Shaker

I have been meaning to share this brand discovery for a year now. I saw Lostine at my first visit to the New York Gift Fair in 2012 and I just haven’t been able to get them out of my head. A Philadelphia based furniture and lighting brand, Lostine uses simple materials and is inspired by early […] Read more…

Good Looking Sofa Beds!

Is it just me or has the sofa bed been the least appealing piece of furniture to invest in for as long as time began? Uncomfortable on both sitting and sleeping counts and unsure of its identity – sofa beds are generally a bit of a pain in the ass and often an afterthought. However, […] Read more…

New Ikea Stockholm 2013

I just can’t help getting a little excited when Ikea’s higher-end label tastes. The fact that Ikea furniture is the basis for the majority of Swedish homes [i have interviewed many Swedish homeowners with fabulous houses so i know this] just makes it feel all that more authentic… Anyway here is a preview of Ikea […] Read more…

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