Posts Tagged ‘black’

Barbara Hulanicki Disney Villains wallpaper

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Luxurious black flock gothic wallpaper Disney villians black flock wallpaper

This is not your average wallpaper, but if you love black-on-black wallpaper and fancy something dark and mysterious, then this new collection by designer, Barbara Hulanicki, may appeal.

The Disney Villians wallpaper collection features one of Disney’s most wicked villians – Maleficent, the Mistress of All Evil from Sleeping Beauty, and her pet raven, Diablo.

The wallpaper designs feature black backgrounds with a luxury black flock design on it – the first with a damask style illustration of Maleficient and the second a contemporary take on her raven, Diablo.

Both the Maleficent and Diablo wallpaper are available from Wallpaper Direct and cost £65 each.

What do you think? Would you put these designs on your wall?

Carved marble bird tealight holder

Thursday, October 6th, 2011
Stylish modern tea light candle holder

Marble candle holder

Every home needs at least one tealight or candle holder (even if you don’t light the candles), so here’s an elegant carved tealight holder to tempt you from the new range at John Lewis.

Made from smooth marble, in the shape of a bird, it would be a lovely item to use to create a centrepiece or add atmospheric light to a room in the evening.

Even when not in use we can see it working equally well perched on a mantlepiece or sitting on a shelf in a room of your home.

The carved marble bird tealight holder is reasonably priced at £15.

Nigella Lawson special offers on Achica

Friday, August 26th, 2011

We’ve been keeping our eyes on Achica this week, as they’ve had some good deals on homeware. Amongst the goodies, they currently have an offer on Nigella Lawson products that runs until 7am on Saturday 27th August. Here are some of the deals we like the look of.

Set of blue party entertaining serving bowls

Blue appetiser bowls

This set of five mini appetiser bowls, which come on a matching blue plate, would be great for serving dips or nibbles in when entertaining. It’s been nicely designed so there are indentations on the platter, so the bowls fit in place with ease and won’t wobble around when you’re carrying it.

The blue appetiser set is normally £42, but is on offer at Achica for £26. The same set is also available in cream or black for the same price.

Homeware and ceramics by Nigella Lawson

Salt and pepper piglets

A stylish alternative to salt and pepper grinders, this pair of piglets on their small stand will helpfully store your salt and pepper and it keep it to hand for cooking or dining.

Usually priced at £18, they’re now on offer at only £11.

Classic cream cake stand

Nigella cake stand

Everyone needs at least one cake stand, but if you hate them being too fussy, then this cream cake stand is simple and stylish. The pedestal design will help your cake stand out on the table when you’re serving it and it can accommodate a cake up to 9″ in diameter.

You can save £8.50 off the usual price of this cake stand by taking advantage of the Achica offer – it’s now only £13.50.

Other offers currently running for a limited time on Achica include PiP Studio, Karlsson, Salter Kitchen, Botanico, Sharp TV and cinema and KARE Design, so take advantage of the deals while you can!

Special Offer: Sense touch-free bin

Monday, August 15th, 2011
Modern technological kitchen bin in yellow

Techno bin

The Sense bin is no ordinary kitchen bin.

This clever bin makes full use of infra-red technology, so it can sense when you’re approaching it (hence its name) and the lid automatically lifts for waste disposal. All you have to do is hover your hand within 10cm of the lid and, voila, it will be ready and waiting for your rubbish.

The 50L slim line hardwearing bin is perfect for use in a kitchen. It’s made from non-corrosive iron and finished in a smooth and glossy powder coating. We particularly love the striking colour of the glossy yellow, but it’s also available in turqouise blue, black or stainless steel.

The usual high street price for the Sense bin is £110. However, for the next five days you can take advantage of a special offer at and buy the bin for only £49.

Kartell Mr Impossible designer chair

Monday, April 4th, 2011
Black Mr Impossible Kartell chair

Mr Impossible chair

Mention the name Kartell, and you know you’re going to get great design. But this fabulously named Mr Impossible chair is not only well designed, but it’s stylish, chic and comfortable too.

The chair is designed by Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet for Kartell and features two polycarbonate shells that have been cleverly welded together to produce the distinctive design.

The black Mr Impossible chair is available for £221 from Oliver Bonas. Mr Impossible in other colours will set you back £230 each from Heal’s.

Black butterfly hooks

Friday, March 5th, 2010
Stylish butterfly hooks

Stylish butterfly hooks

There are lots of very nice hooks on the market at the moment, but some of the butterfly themed ones can be a bit too girly, pink or pastelly.

These ones get over that problem very effectively, as they’re an all over black design. The butterflies have been intricately cut, so you see all the detail on their wings, and the noir works beautifully against a white or cream wall.

Use them as stylish coat hooks, in a bedroom or even in the kitchen, to hang tea towels from.

The set of three black butterfly hooks are available from Urban Outfitters, for £9.

Large baroque black mirror

Thursday, February 18th, 2010
Stunning baroque mirror

Stunning baroque mirror

We love this large black baroque style mirror that we found on the Chic Boutique Interiors website.

It looks great simply propped up casually against a wall, but it would look equally stunning hung from the wall.

It measures 114cm by 168cm in size and costs £275 from Chic Boutique Interiors.

Felicity black and cream table lamp

Thursday, February 4th, 2010
Stylish monotone lamp

Stylish monotone lamp

It’s amazing how the base of a lamp can totally change its look. If this one was just a plain colour, it would probably be very easily missable, but the striking cream and black design draws the eye in immediately.

The cream base is made of ceramic and is decorated with a lovely black design, and it’s accompanied by a plain black faux linen drum-style lamp shade.

For a stylish lamp that will turn heads - for all the right reasons – and provide some essential light in a dark corner, then this Felicity table lamp is £65 from Very.

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5 ways to get the monochrome look

Five ways to get the monochrome look

Monday, September 21st, 2009
Graham and Brown Chrysanthemum wallpaper

Graham and Brown Chrysanthemum wallpaper

One of the current trends in home interiors is monochrome, or black and white.  As with any trends, if you want to go the whole hog and transform a room in your home into a haven of monochrome, then it will certainly look great.

But if you’re not looking to totally re-decorate a room, then there are still plenty of ways in which you can get the look from making a few simple changes, or adding decorative accessories.

Here are five practical ideas to help you get the monochrome look in your home.

1. Make a Feature Wall

Creating a feature wall in a room is a great way of making a statement. In a lounge, for example, you could create a feature wall above the fireplace or in any alcoves you have, or in a bedroom it could be the wall above the bed.

With the monochrome look, there are a wide variety of stunning black and white wallpapers on the market, which provide an instant statement.


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