Have you all had a chance to see French Connections latest Homeware for S/S 2013? After the successful launch last year, their latest collection doesn’t disappoint. It’s all about texture and raw materials combined with a faded coastal palette of soft white, light greys and oatmeal. Expect to find pale and interesting ceramics with a hand finish appeal, textiles in denim, jersey and linen, and furniture with a painted and weathered look. I love it all! To see the full collection, visit any store or go to the French Connection website.
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On November 30th, 2012 by Pippa Jameson.
Colour, colour and more colour, there is no escaping this trend that is set to roll into 2013 and beyond, and just in case you need some help on how to apply this look in your home, look no further than Habitat’s S/S 2013 collection. Some key words from this range are: texture, organic, blonde wood, textiles and COLOUR! I’m particularly in love with their textiles, especially the throws, #want…!
On July 16th, 2012 by Pippa Jameson.
Whether you are thinking about buying a solid wood, metal or maybe upholstered bed frame, it is important that you choose carefully and spend time comparing styles and prices; after all this will be one of the biggest investment purchases for the bedroom. If you are designing your room from scratch then the bed can be a good starting point for the rest of your scheme. For example, if it is shabby chic French look you are after, opt for an upholstered bedstead in faded greys, creams or blue and team this with weathered furniture and painted floorboards, finish the look with faded french linen bedspreads and a droplet crystal chandelier. For a classic French look then visit La Maison on Shoreditch High Street, London, they have the most beautiful antique bedsteads, mirrors and armoires. For antique lighting, try The French House. If it’s a sleek and modern finish then B & B Italia has some very cool and individual pieces, I absolutely LOVE their Lazy Nights bed, combine this with a tri-pod or cord lamp from Design House Stockholm and faded wooden furniture from Hay, if it’s a Scandi look that you are after. Or, consider high gloss cabinets and dressing tables from Camerich for a minimalist feel. For mid-range prices, look at Raft for their classic reclaimed bed frames and Camerich again for their simplistic and modern style (it is a more affordable B&B Italia or Ligne Roset).
On April 2nd, 2012 by Meghan Plowman.
Bedroom furniture, like any furniture, is a really personal choice and will determine the kind of look you want to give your place of rest in the home.
Recently I have seen some really creative and interesting ways to incorporate bed heads into a room, and they aren’t necessarily expensive or your typical idea of what a headboard might be. These inspiring ideas are a fantastic reminder that things can be done in a different and inexpensive way, to achieve stylish and unique results!
Credits: 1.Framed bed head idea 2. Lovely, inexpensive and personal project by House Tweaking 3.A cool stencil 4. Shelving in place of a bedhead – functional and pretty, 5. Reclaimed doors to create height, My favourite – a great use for an old palette!
Finding a bed that is exactly what you are looking for can be difficult. However you can find a wide variety of beds online at dreams.co.uk which should make it that little extra bit easier.
On December 5th, 2011 by Pippa Jameson.
The following images are from the blog, ‘My Shabby Streamside Studio’, and belong to the talented Sandra Foster. Her pure and simple style is breathtaking, combining white on white interiors with pretty vintage accessories.
Tips on vintage styling:
- Use old medicine bottles as vases, clear glass look best.
- Use old french linen as a tablecloth, embroidered edging looks super cute.
- Hang vintage bags on door knobs or if you have one, on the corner of your metal bedstead.
- Shabby chic some old pine chairs, take a look at our guide on ‘How to Shabby Chic furnitre’.
- White metal bird cages are still a firm favourite, try filling one with tea-lights and hang it above your dining table as a feature light.