All posts tagged: home decor

Matalan, you dark horse, you!

So there I was, hunting for some home decor and accessories to style a couple of bedrooms i’m working on. Budget is tight which obviously limits where I can look. Matalan isn’t somewhere that’s really on my radar, i’ve never really had that much luck there and never ordered online from there either. But I randomly ended up on their site on Friday night (rock n’ roll) and was pleasantly surprised. Matalan are upping their game, so much so I had to write a post all about ’em. Here are some pieces that I think you guys might like… Nomad Textured Cushion – £12 Could easily be by House Doctor (with the House Doctor price tag) or one of the other delicious Scandi brands, but it’s Matalan as part of their Nomad range, which you will see more of as you scroll down. Nomad Textured Cushion – £12 Great for those bohemian lovers out there and for £12 a pop you can’t go wrong. Double Sided Mongolian Cushion – various colours and sizes – £10-15 Absolutely brilliant …

What’s caught my eye at H&M Home this week

I’ve been researching some final styling pieces for a couple of projects this week. H&M Home is somewhere I often pop to for bargainous goodies, and as ever it didn’t disappoint. Credit – Katie Lee for MADE The Block-patterned cushion covers from H&M were used in the Drawing Room Project (which was featured on Apartment Therapy this week. Yay!) I also bagged their linen pom pom cushion covers in the winter sale for our loft bedroom. Pom poms! The downside to researching products for clients is that you want about 80% of everything you come across. It’s like sitting next to a cake all day and not eating any of it. Where’s the fun in that?! So what I like to do sometimes is show you guys what I really like, in the hope that one of you will take the plunge. Shopping vicariously through you. I’m such a feeder. Yep. That’s me. Here’s what’s turned my eye this week at H&M Home. I shall accept no responsibility for any impulse purchases made after reading this post. Let us …

Florian Planter La Redoute

My Top 10 Mid Century Planters

Plants plants plants!! They are everywhere. And I love it. I can’t actually get enough of them. Combine my love of plants, styling and all things mid-century, this inevitably makes mid-century planters right up there with one of my fave things to add to interiors right now. Turned, tapered wooden legs? Elevated greenery? Yes please! Let me show you my top 10 picks . Tall Concrete Planter with Wooden Legs, £55 – Next Yes, you read right, Next! Wide Concrete Planter with Wooden Legs, £55 – Next Concrete and wood, super versatile materials to fit right into industrial, Scandi, vintage, mid-century and contemporary interiors. Modern Wood Leg Planter, £89 – West Elm “With their simple ceramic bowls and solid wood legs, our Modern Wood Leg Planters create an industrial look for your greenery. Even better? Their oak-finished legs have been treated to be used either inside or out.” A good choice for those of you looking to take the concrete look into the great outdoors. Turned Leg Tabletop Planters, from £24 – Westelm “Inspired by the clean silhouettes …

Plywood floorboards, ply flooring

The Loft Bedroom – Final Reveal

We did it! We have our new loft bedroom, all done and ready to rock. Four months after we started our build, i’m finally able to share the final reveal photos with you. I’m going to warn you right now, this post is PIC HEAVY. Initially I took about 70 photos. I know. That’s ridiculous. I’ve managed to whittle it down to about 30. Still far too many, but ya know what, just scroll along if any aren’t floating your boat. Here’s where we were back in September 2016: And here was my plan for the bedroom: Ok. So here we go. Do come in… The view from the landing into the bedroom. Gets me every time. Chooch the cat, can not get enough of this room. Mainly because she’s got a load of new rugs and blankets to paw at and ruin. We had to be clever with space here as we were limited with how much width we had with the two chimney stacks bookending each side of the bed. The Factorylux Maria Banjo wall …

#IKEAatmine

If you’re not familiar with at{mine} then you really need to get on board. It’s a place for interiors junkies to share images of their home, work spaces, beautiful rooms, vignettes, super cool styling and photography. It’s a real treasure trove of interiors goodness. You could easily lose an hour on there just ogling the most beautiful images. Each month, at{mine} introduce a different “Style Story” curated by a guest brand, designer, writer, photographer, interiors icon… and this month it’s Ikea. I’m sure you’re already aware how big a fan I am of Ikea. If you just search the word Ikea on my blog, there’s over 55 mentions. Not bad going Ikea, for a blog that’s about 18 months old. So what’s #IKEAatmine all about then? Show us how you live with IKEA: It’s the Living Room for October! IKEA UK in collaboration with at{mine} is introducing the brand new community hashtag #IKEAatmine.  Every month we’ll invite you to share a different room/theme containing at least one item from IKEA using #IKEAatmine and we’ll feature …

A mirror of my very own

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post all about Crittall Mirrors (you can take a peep at that here) and how they are popping up all over the place. Well randomly, the following week, I was contacted by the very lovely people at Exclusive Mirrors asking if i’d like to review one of their mirrors…. …. Cue me jumping onto their site and searching for all things industrial and window related. And low and behold…. They only bloomin had one of the actual mirrors i’d written about only two weeks prior. The Rockford Window Mirror. It was fate I tell thee. I had no idea where this mirror was actually going to go when I opted for it, but ya know, sometimes you just have to find a place don’t you? “The Rockford” arrived super quickly and super safely. I’m always a little sceptical about ordering anything glass-y online, but this was really well packaged and didn’t have a mark on it (once i’d wrestled off all the layers of packaging). With me …

The Pre – Final Reveal (Preveal)

I’m not talking much today. It’s just pictures. Pictures of the “Preveal”. The preveal and the shopping list for the living room at the Masonic Villas project. I think it’s good to have everything in one place just incase you actually haven’t been following each and every blog post (how dare you). Anything that doesn’t get a mention means it was already here; artwork, furniture, lighting, this place already had many beautiful vintage and salvaged pieces to work with (lucky me). But let’s take a look at what we added to the mix to pull it all together. Ceiling light – Molecular Light by HouseDoctor Walls – Farrow and Ball Off Black Ceiling & Woodwork – Farrow and Ball Shadow White Black mid century planter – La Redoute Louka Wool rug – La Redoute Bunny Girl Print – Desenio Black Rattan Mirror – La Redoute Crosses Framed Print – made.com Swoosh wall light – French Connection Connor Sofa in Petrol – made.com Dolly tub style planter – Netto (you can read more about my Netto finds …

There is art inside…

We’ve had a gallery wall at home for the last 18 months. It’s grown a fair bit over that time. As has my taste in art and design in general I guess. Bits and pieces have been added, changed, updated and moved about. Photo by Oliver Gordon It’s not a huge wall, but big enough to do something with. We can’t place furniture here or hang shelves as a door opens onto it. It’s not big enough to take a statement piece of art either because of where the light switch is. It’s a pretty limited space actually, but that hasn’t stopped me having itchy fingers. I wanted something more compact. A more cohesive look. I also wanted to save money by re-using the original frames. So, bright and early on a Sunday morning, the frames were taken down, walls filled and sanded, skirting board masked up, sheets put down and paint pots brought out. I was armed and ready. I’d also already received a cheeky little delivery earlier that week. Cue, Desenio a Stockholm based online art retailer …

The "Holding Area"

Time to fess up… Last time I mentioned a big shop, I was bragging about how we’d made a huge saving for the Masonic Villas project. Loads of items were picked up from La Redoute’s  40% off Easter bank holiday weekend. What I didn’t mention is that I also took full advantage of said sale event and bagged a few cheeky little numbers for me-sen. I was not idly shopping. I was working! My orders, (yes I made three) have taken a while to arrive, coming one at a time which has been kind of annoying. But most of them are here now so i’d thought i’d share some piccies. Mihnéa Embroidered Cotton Cushion Cover First up, the cushion cover. It was made for this room, this chair in fact. Classic mid-centry colour combo, great shape, looks hot. £14 in the sale. Boom. Galice Vases These quirky incandescent lightbulb vases were a must at just £8.50 for the pair. Absolute bargain. They look v. cool sitting next to our Watt Table Lamp on the dining room shelves. Light …

Barnaby & Co

**Fab place to shop alert!** Barnaby & Co are an independent retailer selling specially selected homewares, art and gifts both online and in their new Brixton store. Launched in 2015 by Julianna and Jonathon, these guys were on a mission to bring colour and style into your home. More importantly perhaps, pieces with heritage and a story to tell rather than mass-produced “stuff” designed to be thrown away after a few months. Photo credit – Appear Here Barnaby & Co have curated a fine selection of work from independent designers and makers across Europe, including; Rosa & Clara Designs Matt Needle Sabrina Fosse Plus a perfectly sized collection from larger design houses such as Bloomingville.   Bloomingville Despite being relatively new to the scene, Barnaby & Co have been featured in several publications including The World of Interiors and Vogue. And now on Making Spaces, and as a thank you, Barnaby & Co offered to send me a little something to slip into one of my projects. Eeee! So off I went perusing their site (for hours weeks) …