If your mother’s style is more Conran than cosy, treat her to a gift she’ll love on Sunday 15th March with our pick of the top ten contemporary home accessories.
1. Mobi whale vase, Red 5
This quirky vase comes in two parts and is unlike any vase you’ve ever seen. Made from white porcelain, it forms the shape of a whale, swimming across your table at full speed. The flowers create the illusion of a plume of water. Priced at £34.95, available from Red 5.
2. Millie bone photo frame, Oliver Bonas
One thin layer of green and one thicker one of cream with a polished finish gives this frame a natural feel, but it’s sleek enough to fit into any contemporary decor. Team it with your favourite photo for a thoughtful gift. £19 from Oliver Bonas.
3. Mother of pearl heart cushion, Retreat Home
This simple natural linen cushion features a heart design made from mother of pearl buttons. The neutral colours mean it will sit comfortably in any colourscheme, and it’s an understated and elegant way to show your feelings. £34.99 from Retreat Home.
4. Blue tulips print, Urban Road
Made in Australia, this contemporary print of blue tulips is professionally printed on 100% cotton canvas, then stretched and wrapped around a 38mm wooden frame and comes ready for instant hanging. Allow two to four weeks for production and delivery. Available in several sizes, prices start at £60.73 from Urban Road.
5. Personalised house portrait, Letterfest
A bespoke sketch of your house based on your own photograph. The finished artwork includes your text printed in a choice of three typefaces. Framing is available in your choice of black, white or natural at an extra cost. Unframed prices start at £40 from Letterfest.
6. Love birds tea towel, Ferm Living
This eye-catching tea towel is designed by Danish designer Trine Andersen with a bold design of bird silhouettes. It’s made from 100% organic cotton and costs £9.95 from Cloudberry Living.
7. Gardeners’ ‘gubbins’ pots, Burgon & Ball
These useful and pretty raspberry-coloured tins in a tray have been designed by Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball to bring order to all your gardening bits and bobs. Each set contains nine pots in a tray. £19.95 from Annabel James (contents not included.)
8. Birch wood flower tray, Atomic Soda
Made from birch wood, this tray with its retro design has a melamine top for easy cleaning, and is ideal for taking that breakfast cuppa upstairs on Mothers’ Day. £13.95 from The Wise House.
9. Aqua Irish linen throw, English Abode
This handcrafted aqua Irish linen throw has been woven in Ireland with the finest linen yarn, and it’s ideal for draping over a sofa or bed. There’s a range of colours to choose from, and it also doubles as a table cloth. It comes packaged in an embroidered 100% Irish linen gift bag and costs £145 from English Abode.
10. Blue tit cushion, Martha and Hepsie
This fresh, pretty cushion with its contemporary design of blue tits will add a pop of colour to a neutral living room. Backed in cyan blue, it costs £50 from Martha and Hepsie.
By Sara Walker0