Showing posts with label sofas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sofas. Show all posts

Look of the Week: Styling a teal sofa

Today’s Look of the Week is inspired by a new retailer I have just discovered which makes me want to buy about 10 new sofas and armchairs (ahem, not exactly practical in a pokey London terrace). They are The Lounge Company and create lovely pieces in a ridiculous selection of fabrics, colours shapes and sizes. Basically, if like me, you have a very clear idea of what you want in a sofa but haven’t found it yet, chances are these guys have something for you. Each of the 24 piece range is handmade in Britain so you know the quality is right up there.

As you know, I have been a slight colourphobe in the past (I blame those monochrome Scandinavian schemes which dominate my Pinterest feed) but I have been trying really hard to branch out. The Summer helps and my visit to Mexico recently completely inspired me (more about that here) so I am trying to inject some more colour at home and in my wardrobe (we’ll ignore the fact I’m wearing black and grey as I type).

Therefore, this week’s Look is all about adding a pop of colour at home. As much as I love my grey sofas, I do occasionally wish I had gone for a bright colour to add a bit of drama to the room. I had thought that choosing a coloured sofa would lock me into a scheme which wouldn’t be easily changed (sofas are an investment after all and last years). But the jewel coloured options out there are fresh and modern whilst also kinda traditional, and the fun really stars when you experiment with accent colours. Accent colours are where it is at and mean that you can switch up your scheme easily and relatively cheaply whilst your beautiful sofa sits proud. I hate wanky design terms but maybe jewel-coloured sofas could actually be a ‘new-neutral’.


This Poppy sofa is one of my favourites from The Lounge Company’s collection comes in the most amazing teal colour as shown here. The pink and lime accents work perfectly but here are a few of styling options which I had a play around with which could also work…






Clockwise from top right...

Scheme 1:

Scheme 2:
Throw – Ferm Living
Drinks cabinet – Swoon Editions
Lighting – Etsy
Cushion – Orla Keily

Scheme 3:
Sheepskin – Ikea
Lamp – Holly’s House
Brass magazine rack – John Lewis
Cushions – H&M Home

Scheme 4:
Lamp – Ikea
Rug – Ikea
Wallpaper – House of Hackney
Cushion – H&M Home
Yucca – Homebase
Mirrors – La Redoute 


What do you think? Any favourites? I love playing around with moodboards like this, especially ahead of a big purchase like a sofa. At The Lounge Company’s website there are loads of interactive tools to help you make a decision and there are also 21 stores across the country – it’s always good to have a jump and lounge moment on a sofa in real life if you can, but then you can buy online easily and with no fuss. Best of both worlds!


Hx






This post was done in collaboration with The Lounge Company but as always, all views and opinions are my own.

Swoon Editions: Soho Pop-up

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to have a snoop around Swoon Editions' first pop-up shop in Soho. I have been a big fan of the online retailer for a while now, often browsing the site at lunchtime planning a fantasy new scheme for my lounge. However, seeing the products first hand, in the flesh, really brought home the quality and artisan nature of them which I have to say was very impressive.

The collection seems to have something to offer everyone, from the shabby chic French-styled pieces to the Scandinavian inspired chevron rugs and mid-century inspired side tables. Particular favourites of mine include the Karla armchair, the Joey bar stool and the Shimla quilt (in fact I may have to put an order in right now for that one!).

The soft furnishings or 'Accents' as they are called on the site are gorgeous - a real highlight for me

The quality really stands out and this sofa, retails at just £549 which is incredibly good value

The showroom featured beautiful postcards of the entire range

Each product has an ethical background with Swoon working directly with artisans from various parts of Asia

Love the boudoir vibe of this chair - perfect for a bedroom and costs just £299
If you are looking for a new sofa, armchair, desk or rug I would really recommend checking them out. Such great value for the high quality you get, and also so assuring to know exactly where the products in your home come from. There aren't that many retailers out there who can offer great value whilst remaining true to their values so big love from me to Swoon.

Hx