Archive for the ‘Decorative accessories’ Category
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!).
Friday, September 14th, 2012
Colour swatch inspired clock
At Fresh Design Blog we love a good contemporary wall clock and this Watch Me wall clock from Normann Copenhagen is up there amongst our favourites.
The simplistic clock design is inspired by swatches of colour that fan out to produce an eye-catching mix of colours and it’s available in a choice of different colour shades.
The clock was designed by Danish designer Rasmus Gottliebsen for Normann Copenhagen. As we can often be found drooling over paint and wallpaper colour swatches, the design seems very apt for us!
The Watch Me wall clock is available from various retailers, including Caroline McGrath, who sell it for £35.
Monday, September 10th, 2012
Spear design china
With autumn on the horizon, here are some fresh homeware pieces that reflect the colours of the season.
The Spear design vase and bowl are designed in Denmark by Trine Andersen, for Ferm Living.
Both pieces are made from porcelain, with the design featuring modern geometric graphics. Autumn colours are reflected in the browns, golds and soft orange shades adorning the vase and bowl.
Both pieces, plus more in the collection, are available from Cloudberry Living.
The Spear vase costs £39.95 and the Spear bowl is £54.95.
Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
The knitted trend is still abundant in home accessories and decor, with all manner of knitted effects popping up in an unusual places.
Designer John Rocha has some gorgeous knitted vases in his Autumn/Winter 2012 collection for Debenhams.
This small cream knitted vase features the texture of cable knitted fabric (perhaps you have a jumper with a matching design?!) and is very effective.
The vase is only £14 from Debenhams.