Archive for the ‘Decorative accessories’ Category
Friday, October 4th, 2013
Hot on the heels of the dot design wall vases we’ve spotted these equally fab brick design vases that look brilliant hanging on a wall.
The bricks are made of glossy ceramic and come in four funky colours, perfect for mixing and matching. If you’re short on space for growing culinary herbs and haven’t got room to have pots or planters on your kitchen windowsill, then the bricks are an ideal space saving solution. Alternatively, fill them with your favourite scented flowers or plants and enjoy having a touch of nature in your home.
They are easily mounted on the wall and, as well as being practical, are a good design statement for a contemporary house. The wall brick vases cost £28 each.
Monday, August 26th, 2013
If you’re looking for a different way to display a flower stem, and create a unique wall art display at the same time, then a wall vase is the ideal way to achieve this.
We’ve featured some wall vases before, but here’s another contender to the party. The dot wall vases are made from glazed china and produced in a range of cheery colours, like poppy red, tangerine orange and sky blue.
Quirky and fun, the dot vases are just as effective used singly as they are arranged in a group or row. They’re £20 each from Deservedly-So and ready to be hung creatively on your wall.
Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
Nothing quite beats the look and feel of natural wood and it’s the perfect material to use for hand crafted home accessories.
These cute wooden birds are designed and made in the UK by Jacob Pugh from Splinter Designs and are a wonderfully distinctive design. They’re made in either English sycamore wood or walnut wood, with each finished with a splash of colour plumage.
Used singly, in pairs or in small flocks, these charismatic wooden birds make gorgeous home accessories for display in a contemporary home. They’re £29 each, which seems a reasonable price to pay for a handmade ornament.
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
Contemporary flower vase
If you’re looking for something a bit different to display a large bunch of tall stemmed flowers in, then how about this contemporary crinkled effect vase?
The vase is by Danish interior design brand, House Doctor DK, and is an eye-catching design before you even get to the stage of adding flowers. The tall vase is made from stoneware and cleverly looks like it’s a paper bag that’s just been slightly crumpled (although thankfully it’s a lot more substantial than that!).
Bodie and Fou have the crinkled vase available on pre-order.
Monday, April 1st, 2013
House of Money
Doing up a house, decorating and furnishing it can be a costly business. So if you’re trying hard to save money for home improvements, perhaps a house of money would be a worthy investment?
This modern take on a traditional money box is an appropriate design for encouraging home savings. Designed by Trine Andersen for Ferm Living, and drawing inspiration from modern graphics, the fine bone china money box has a slot at the top for popping in your hard earned cash and a rubber stopper at the base for removing it.
It’s a simple but effective design and looks great used for decorative purposes, as well as money saving aims.
The house of money is available for £24 from 95% Shop.
Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
Looking for a contemporary design vase? How about displaying your flowers in a giant light bulb.
This clever design vase is based on the traditional Edison style light bulb and can be safely used to display flowers at home.
The bulb is available in small or large sizes and, as well as a standing vase, there’s a nifty hanging option too, which is certainly an eye-catching way of displaying flowers or greenery.
The light bulb vases are sold by London Garden Trading and cost from £19.75.
Thursday, February 14th, 2013
We couldn’t resist featuring a few heart shaped ideas today, so here are some products that we think would make great treats for you and your home.
The mustard yellow safety pin heart print cushion is a big favourite. This contemporary heart print cushion features a hand drawn design of pins made to form hearts. It’s designed and made in England and part of the Graduate Collection, of work by new designers. It’s £40 from Graduate Collection.
Trivets are always useful to have in the kitchen and these come as a pair. With the set of two bamboo wood heart shaped trivets, one fits neatly inside the other, so you can use them as one or separately. They’re £18 from John Lewis.
The mini unscented ceramic heart tealight candles come nicely boxed as a set of four. They’re perfect as a treat for yourself or to give as a gift, and once the candles have burnt, you can use the ceramic hearts as little dishes. They’re £18 from The White Company.
For a bit of fun in the kitchen, why not try your hand at making heart shaped waffles? The Gourmet Gadgetry non-stick waffle maker allows you to make one large waffle or five small heart shaped waffles in minutes. It’s £26 from Selfridges.
Friday, December 7th, 2012
The New Japan collection of home accessories at John Lewis features contemporary and elegant designs evoking an oriental, with modern takes on origami and some inspiring textural effects.
There are vases, bowls, candle holders, photo frames and decorative objects with smooth, ridged or textured surfaces, in a selection of dark and light colours. The materials used vary from smooth, sleek soapstone, to pale and dark stained woods and, although most of the colours are whites, creams and naturals, the addition of some black, pinks and lilacs adds a bit of colour to the mix.
We love the white hurricane candle holders, with their contemporary origami style design (you could also use these as vases), and the earthenware streamline swallows.
All the pieces are well priced, ranging from £5 to £40 each, and work well used on their own or as part of a wider contemporary oriental interior design room scheme.
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Fiducia ceramic set
This simple design vase and candlestick set, with its timeless soft colours, is perfect for a modern or contemporary home.
The pieces are all made of ceramic and it was designed by Louise Campbell for Danish brand, Kahler. One of the prominent elements of the design is that the individual parts can be changed and used in different combinations – there are magnets in the ‘arms’ which hold them together.
The vase looks great filled with simple twigs or flower stems, and the candlestick is ideally suited for a tapered candle (just be careful it doesn’t set fire to any displayed twigs or flowers!).