Here at Fresh Design, we like our home accessories simple. The clean design of these monochrome cushions and decorations will stop an interior looking too fussy.
1. Kissing stag coasters, Anorak
These coasters from the Kissing Stag range from Anorak uses a simple stag silhouette to maximum effect. Inspired by the childhood camping adventures, of Anorak’s founder and creative director Laurie Robertson, these coasters are made with a melamine front and cork back so they won’t damage furniture. £13.50 for a set of four, available from Home Candy.
2. Cocker Spaniel mug, Sweet William
How adorable is this mug? Featuring ‘Hugo’ the Cocker Spaniel in a repeat pattern all the way around the mug, it’s the perfect addition to your home or present for a dog lover. Dishwasher and microwave safe, it’s handmade in Stoke on Trent from Cornish clay and has “Lovingly handmade in England” inscribed into the base. £15.95, available from Sweet William.
3. Safari walk animal wall stickers, The Bright Blue Pig
Go on safari from the comfort of your armchair with this safari animals wall sticker. Made from self-adhesive low-tac vinyl they’re simple to use and can be removed without damaging the wall when you want a new look. This would make a great focal point in a child’s room or conservatory. £36, available from The Bright Blue Pig.
4. Boy with hoop picture, Greypeg
Originally a calendar illustration from 1937 by Margaret W. Tarrant, this picture features a silhouette of a boy playing with a hoop and a stick in blustery winds. Framed in solid wood which is hand-painted with a subtle distressed effect in Farrow and Ball paint, it costs £90 from Greypeg.
5. Window silhouette Paris, Spin Collective
Keep those holiday dreams alive throughout the year with this sticker showing the instantly recognisable Paris skyline. Available in two sizes and 20 colours to suit any decor, it costs £18 from Spin Collective.
6. Pylon cushion, In-Spaces
Here’s an ultra-modern cushion that’s a bit different. Featuring the recognisable silhouette of the modern day electricity pylon with its steel geometric forms, this graphic cushion comes in a range of colours including this alumina blue and sulphide grey combination. With a reversible design inverting the colours, the cushion is digitally printed in Britain and made from 100% cotton. It comes with a duck feather insert, and costs £60 from In-Spaces.
7. Birds in flight wall stickers, Koko Kids
These birds in flight wall stickers add a vibrant splash of colour to walls. They’d look great in a baby nursery but are also funky enough for teenagers’ rooms. The silhouettes of the birds are created with a combination of Asian-inspired prints and are easily repositioned over and over again. Available in a range of sizes, prices start from £19.95 from Koko Kids.
8. Handmade aviation cushion, Le Cocon
Add a touch of old Hollywood glamour to your home with this silk cushion, made from 100% pure handwoven Thai silk. It features the silhouette of a vintage aeroplane, comes complete with a duck feather pad and costs £105 from Swanky Maison.
9. London skyline letter rack, Susan Bradley
This London skyline letter rack is made from pressed steel, and can be free-standing or wall mounted. It’s designed by Susan Bradley, and costs £20 from One Brown Cow.
10. London skyline mirror, Chandeliers & Mirrors
Another depiction of the iconic London skyline – this time it comes as a frameless, black edged, bevelled mirror, with a black perspex silhouette picking out the shapes of the buildings. £215, available from Chandeliers & Mirrors.
By Sara Walker1