May 7th, 2013
If there was ever a print design that translated effortlessly onto a variety of home and decor products (as well as other accessories), it’s Orla Kiely’s iconic stem print design.
These stacking chairs are the brilliant accompaniment for a modern dining table and are available in a choice of three colours – poppy, pebble grey and olive.
The chairs are made from birch and poplar plywood, together with a chrome frame, and the colours can be mixed and matched for a relaxed dining experience.
Nest have the stem print chairs in stock for £150.
May 3rd, 2013
Flamingos – especially pink flamingos – have been featuring in a range of home decor products for a while. Here’s a round-up of 10 of our favourite flamingo design home ideas.
1. Limited edition flamingo and flowers canvas print by Chloe Croft, £90 from Rockett St George.
2. Living flamingos cushion, £9.99 from Argos
3.Cole and Son flamingos wallpaper, designed by Una Lindsay, £67 from Heal’s
4. Flamingo and rose mug, £18.50 from Lou Rota
5. Bold contemporary design flamingo lampshade, £57 from Katie & The Wolf
6. Flamingo design tall slim milk jug, £27.50 from Fenella Smith
7. Flamingo wall sticker, £16.95 from Rabbit and Gold
8. Large flamingo print, £35 from Graham and Green
9. Contour indigo flamingo wallpaper, £19 from Debenhams
10. Pink and turquoise flamingo cushion by Jorja Wilkinson, £39.95 from Iapetus
May 2nd, 2013
There are several wallpaper designs available featuring houses, street scenes and city life – here’s another design by Sophie Conran to add to the collection.
The London Lights wallpaper design, created for Arthouse, is part of Sophie’s Reflection range. The wallpaper depicts a busy scene of city life, with raised textures and a subtle metallic glow.
The paper is available in several colours, but we rather like the rich chocolate brown of the coffee colourway, which can provide a dramatic wallcovering for a contemporary home.
Fashion Wallpaper have the London Lights paper in stock, for £43.95.
May 1st, 2013
A sleek and minimalist geometric design is at the heart of this contemporary Axis shelving unit.
The visually appealing design of this piece of furniture is enhanced by its strong build and lacquer finish. As well as being available in a walnut finish, there’s a nice green lacquer, white lacquer and oak finish too.
The unit can be used as freestanding piece or placed against a wall and provides plenty of space to compactly store books or display favourite accessories.
The typical high street RRP of the Axis storage unit is £329, but all options are available for just £129 each from Made.com.
April 29th, 2013
If you love the classic monochrome look of a black and white interior design room scheme, you’re in luck this season. The shops are awash with some great product ideas in these simple, yet ever effective, colours.
Here are some of our favourite black and white home accessories, from a gorgeously inviting chair, to a funky clock, essential side table and unusual wall stickers.
1. Jellyfish wall sticker set, £47 from Oakdene Designs
2. Cocoon hanging chair, £299 from Very
3. Beer print, £19.95 from Snowdon Design & Craft
4. Dots round blackboard wall clock, £40 from Habitat
5. Normann Copenhagen Tablo side table, from £190 from Heal’s
6. Black two tone dinner set, £40 (usually £50), from Debenhams
7. Ceramic plant pots, £59 from Idyll Home
8. Nitin Goyal textured origami cushion, £40 from John Lewis
9. Rob Ryan design ceramics, from £18 from Graham and Green
April 26th, 2013
We love the eclectic range of home accessories and decor available at Anthropologie, but aren’t always quite so fond of their prices.
The good news is they currently have some items reduced in their sale, so here are some juicy picks for today’s Fab Friday Bargains offering.
We love the colourful swirl pattern on the Aurora glass tumbler. This special piece is handcrafted in Murano, Italy using the Millefiori technique. It’s now £24.95 (was £48).
You can be forgiven to think this is a lot to pay for wallpaper, even with the reduction – now £149.95 (was £299). But this is no ordinary wallpaper – it’s magic wallpaper!
The Hide and Seek wallpaper is by design duo, Custhom, and it’s screen printed using thermo-sensitive inks, so as the temperature in a room rises, hidden images are revealed.
So what starts off simply looking like a classic black and white design, actually turns out to be this:
This amazing film reel end table is made from a vintage 35mm film roll, reclaimed automotive gears and finished with a toughened glass top. It’s still not cheap despite a big reduction in price, but it is a rather unique design.
This striking lamp shade provides a brilliant pop of colour. The design is created using silky cotton cords which are layered and then cinched to provide contrasting colour hues. It’s now £69.95 (was £128).
April 25th, 2013
If you love patterned wallpaper, then new out from Mini Moderns is their Darjeeling design wallpaper.
The circular repeat pattern design has a distinctive 70s style to it, and is reminiscent of Eastern mandalas.
The wallpaper is currently available in lido (blue) or Welsh slate colourways, but mustard, harvest orange and chalkhill blue colourways are coming soon.
The Darjeeling wallpaper can be purchased from Mini Moderns for £50 per roll (free p&p).
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.
April 23rd, 2013
This well designed coffee table from Camerich has all the clean lines and sleek finish so often desired from modern furniture, but there’s a secret inside.
The two ends of the coffee table slide open to reveal a hidden compartment, so you can hide away all your clutter and keep the surface of the table looking impeccably tidy. Brilliant for when people are coming round unexpectedly, and you need somewhere to hide your mess in a hurry!
The Fun table is made from black walnut and is available from Camerich. It’s usually priced at £1605, but is currently available for a reduced price of £1123.50.
April 22nd, 2013
Colourful dining furniture
We love the idea of these modern gel dining chairs, especially the fact that you can so easily mix and match the colours.
There are eight different coloured chairs available – either opt for eight different shades, or pick a few favourites. The bright colours are lively and uplifting and ideal for lifting the feel in a neutrally decorated dining room.
They’re shown here paired with the contemporary Frost dining table. It’s made from glass and stainless steel for a sleek finish and is available as a six or eight seater option.
Both the chairs and dining table are available from John Lewis.