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Industrial chic: factory cart coffee table

Friday, July 29th, 2011
Industrial urban chic interior design

Factory cart coffee table

For those of you basing your interior design scheme around industrial or urban chic themes, this factory cart coffee table could be the perfect addition to your home.

The top of the table is made from wood, with long panelling details on it. But the piece is brought to life by the addition of industrial style polished metal shiny wheels and hinge and bolt detailing in the corners of the table top.

The factory cart coffee table is available to purchase from Occa Home.

LSA International Ciro salad or serving bowl

Thursday, July 28th, 2011
LSA ciro salad serving bowl

Stylish Ciro bowl design

These Ciro bowls by LSA International are handmade in Poland and each feature two oval holes as part of the design, making them distinctive and stylish.

The Ciro serving or salad bowl, which is a really useful size to have, is currently reduced in the sale at DotMaison, and is now priced at £20.

The rest of the sale section is well worth a look too, especially if you’re after designer bedding, such as products by Orla Kiely, Conran or KAS.

Clouds coffee table set by Mark Hark

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Mark Hark funky contemporary cloud table designWhite cloud coffee table

If playful and creative are essential requirements in table design for you, then this clouds coffee table set by designer Mark Hark ticks all the boxes.

The unique coffee table set comes with three cloud design layers which you can put together to form a multi-dimensional cloudscape design. It’s fully functional as a table, but also makes a stunning feature in a room.

For those times when you need several small tables instead of one big one, the large cloud formation can be separated, so that you’ve got three individual tables to use.

The clouds coffee table set is available in white lacquered oak veneer, as well as walnut veneer (brown or black). The white tables are currently reduced from £339 down to £189 (including VAT) from Fashion 4 Home.

Deep blue whale cushion by Lettie Belle

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
Handmade whale cushion from Bouf

Appliqued whale cushion

We can’t resist this handmade whale cushion by Lettie Belle!

The organic, hand loomed cushion cover is decorated with a deep blue whale, made from felt and leather, which has been appliqued onto the front of the cushion.

Although it seems like a relatively simple design, we love the attention to detail, including the neat white outline stitching and the heart-like shape featured within the fin of the whale.

The whale cushion costs £25 and can be purchased from Lettie Belle’s store on Bouf.

Missoni Home spool tables

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Contemporary spool table from Missoni HomeBlack and white spool table by Missoni Home

Designed to look like giant cotton reels, with threads wound around them, these funky tables provide a striking centrepiece for a room.

Made in Italy by Missoni Home and available in coloured or black and white versions, the spool tables don’t come cheap, but are inherently appealing.

A selection of spool tables in different colourways are available to purchase from Amara.

Contemporary work print by Andy Smith from Design Supremo

Friday, July 22nd, 2011
Modern and contemporary art prints for your home

Do you?

Not that this ever applies to us, of course….but it seemed quite apt for inclusion on a Friday, when some workers are beginning to wind down in the afternoon in readiness for the weekend. We love the bright colours and typography.

The I Pretend to Work screenprint is by Andy smith and is available in a limited edition of 25, all signed and numbered by the artist.

It costs £50 from Design Supremo.

Bambizi designer nursery furniture: Achica special offer

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Achica homeware discount shopping bargains

We don’t often feature designer nursery furniture, but if you’re looking to kit out a nursery in style, then there’s currently a good – but limited – offer available on Achica.

Starting today and running until 7am on Saturday morning (23rd July) you can save money on selected Bambizi purchases from Achica.

The brand combines, “traditional British craftsmanship with the best of modern design,” and as well as lovely furniture, there are wall stickers, mobiles and other items included in the offer. A lot of the furniture needn’t even be used in a nursery – it’s practical and stylish for any room in your home.

Here are some of the items on offer:

Contemporary white dresser furniture

White Orpheus dresser

This white Orpheus dresser is on offer for £896 (usual rice £1400).

Achica wall sticker offer

Secret garden wall sticker

Bambizi Antheia secret garden wall sticker in white – £36 (instead of £55).

Achica special discount offer

Blue bird mobile

Aegele bird cage mobile on offer for £44 (usual price £69).

Stocks are limited, so head over to Achica to secure your purchases now!

Emmeline Simpson Bath Royal Crescent tea towel

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
Emmeline Simpson Bath cityscapes

Bath cityscape tea towel

A lot of the designers featuring cities and architectural landscapes in their work tend to focus on London, so it’s great to come across some city-inspired work that focuses on somewhere else – in this case, Bath.

Bristol-based Emmeline Simpson produces a range of products featuring designs inspired by cityscapes. This tea towel, for example, features a line drawing of the iconic view of the Royal Crescent in Bath – and having been there recently, it does so extremely well (although you probably wouldn’t see six hot air balloons passing by every day).

Made from 100% cotton and screen printed, the tea towel costs £8.95 from Emmeline’s shop on Not On The High Street.

As well as Bath cityscapes, you’ll also find homeware items in her store, such as mugs, coasters and prints, with images of Bristol and Oxford.

Three funky Urban Outfitters shower curtains

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

There’s nothing worse than a tired, old and manky shower curtain, so if yours is looking past its best, why not update it with a new one?

There are lots of funky shower curtains available, but here are three on offer from Urban Outfitters.

Black and white contemporary shower curtain

Zebra shower curtain

Pure and simple in black and white, the Zebra shower curtain is available exclusively online and costs £35.

Bright and contemporary bathroom shower curtain

Colourful shower curtain

This Bright Nature shower curtain has a lot going on within the design and is bursting with colour. It’s £35.

Modern bathroom shower curtain ideas

Tree shower curtain

Bring elements of nature into your bathroom, with this bare tree design shower curtain. It costs £25.

Feature Wall Ideas: Quote wall stickers

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Various home decor products feature quotes, but it’s one of those things that’s best used in moderation – too many quotes all over the place can be overkill. But one of the ways in which quotes can be used successfully in home decoration is in creating a feature wall.

When the words ‘feature wall’ are mentioned, it can conjure up images of a wall that you’ve spent ages decorating to perfection. But when wall stickers are used, the hours spent labouring on getting it perfect are vastly reduced.

To get a quote on a wall no longer requires a super steady hand and good handwriting to painstakingly paint every letter on – ready made wall stickers do the wording job for you. All you have to do, is choose an appropriate wall space and apply the stickers.

Whether you want to create a quote feature wall in your living room, bedroom, hall, study, kitchen or another room of your home, then here are 15 ideas to inspire you.

1. How to Live

Feature wall ideas with quotes

Live Laugh Love wall sticker

Live Laugh Love wall sticker by abp Graphics. Available in a choice of 25 colours and 2 sizes, priced from £9.99.

2. The Joy of Pink

Feature wall decor ideas

Audrey Hepburn quote

I Believe in Pink – Audrey Hepburn quote wall sticker available from Leonara Hammond for £35, in a choice of over 20 colours.

3. No Robots Here

Interior design blog feature wall ideas

Robotic wall sticker

I Am Not a Robot wall sticker – available in 20 colours and costs £22.

4. If In Doubt, Just Freak Out

Funky wall decal ideas for your home

Panic and freak out

The older, cooler brother of the Keep Calm and Carry On quote, the Now Panic and Freak Out wall sticker is available in 19 colours and costs £24.99.

5. Cooking With Wine

Humorous kitchen wall decal sticker
Humorous kitchen wall sticker

I Cook With Wine…and Sometimes I Add Food wall sticker - available in three sizes and a wide choice of colours. Priced from £9.99 from The Wallpaper Mural Company.

6. Silver Clouds

Feature wall decor ideas for your home
Silver clouds

Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining wall sticker – £24.99 from The Binary Box.

7. A Little Bit of What You Fancy

Wall decal ideas from Fresh Design Blog

So true!

Yes, indulging can be a good thing! Available in a rainbow of colours, the A Little Bit of What You Fancy Does You Good wall sticker will cost £25 to get it on your wall.

8. Seize The Day

Seize the Day vinyl wall decal sticker

Seize the day

A Latin quote encouraging you to Seize the Day. It’s available in 15 colours and two sizes and costs from £9.99 at Vinyl Perfection.

9. Kitchen On Another Planet?

Contemporary wall stickers from Hommu

Kitchen galaxy wall sticker

Hommu offers a new take on the ‘galaxy far, far away’ quote, with this one aimed at use in your kitchen. It’s £17.50.

10. Think Big

Wall decal ideas for your home

Think Big Thoughts wall sticker

Think big thoughts, Relish small pleasures vinyl wall decal – 15 colours and two sizes to choose from. Costs from £9.99.

11. How to Waste Time

Inspirational interior design wall sticker

Wise words...

Time is Precious…Waste it Wisely - wall sticker from Aijographics. Available in over 20 colours and two sizes and costs from £16.99.

12. A Long Soak Required

Vinyl wall decal sticker for the bathroom

Bathroom wall sticker

Perfect for use in the bathroom – the Happiness is a Long Soak wall sticker costs £11.99 from Vinylworld.

13. Quote from the Bard

William Shakespeare Love All wall decal quote

Shakespearian wall sticker quote

If a famous literary quote is what you’re after, then this Love all.. quote from William Shakespeare could be on your wall for £20. It’s available in two sizes and loads of colour choices, from Spin Collective.

14. Turn To Your Wall For Cooking Ideas

Vinyl wall decor ideas

Recipe wall sticker

Recipe inspiration for those days when you don’t know what to cook. Gazpacho recipe wall sticker from Hommu. Vinyl wall decal sticker available in four colours for £97.

15. Making Memories

Interior design blog feature wall ideas

Making memories wall sticker

The Best Thing About Memories wall sticker. Available in loads of colour choices and two sizes. Priced from £16.99.

Okay, so some of them are a bit cheesy (and trust us, there are worse out there). What do you think of these and would you decorate a feature wall in your home with a quote wall sticker? We’d love to hear your views!

 
 
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