Showing posts with label velvet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label velvet. Show all posts

Home picks for Autumn

I am writing this as rain batters at the window and this week's heatwave seems to have finally dissipated. For that reason I think it's probably time to start thinking about Autumn and getting your home ready with some cosy accessories and warm colours.

As you know, I normally choose soft pastel colours and muted schemes, but that was before I spotted a burnt orange, velvet chaise lounge as part of Habitat's new collection. I am so in love with it. Wouldn't it just be perfect at the end of my bed!? That's what I am trying to convince Peter of anyway...

So here here are a few picks for an Autumnal scheme I am dreaming of right now... warm lighting, rich colours and gold accents. Mmm


Clockwise from top right...

Neon 'love' light - Rocket St George, £275
Gold frame - Desenio, £17.50
Gold picture bulldog clip - Desenio, £1.49
Native American scented candle - Holly's House, £39.50
Isabel velvet sofa (AKA the DREAM) - Habitat, £995
Mila chandelier - Marks and Spencer, £299

H x

Hero Product 15th September

Today I wanted to kick start a regular feature I am going to start running where I pick one product a week which really stands out amongst the many things on my wish lists. There are so many amazing products out there that I want to tell you about (and buy for my house!) so I am hoping this is going to be a good way for me to start editing and focusing on the things I really love.

So to kick off today, I have picked this gorgeous cowhide pouffe from Graham & Green...

£145 from Graham & Green
I am particularly partial to a cowhide, gold detailing and chevrons so this is somewhat of an miraculous discovery. I haven't seen anything quite like it on the high street but it feels very right now, whilst also being totally flexible and timeless thanks to the natural material and shape.

I can see this adding a touch of glamour in a scandi inspired living room against soft whites and brass accessories, but I could also see it in a LA inspired, uber lux home alongside deep blue velvet sofas and statement lighting.

At £145 it's a really reasonable price and I for one am already plotting a home for it.

Let me know what you think in the comments section!

Hx

Wish List: This week's top 5



I am obsessed with pulling together little mood boards together at the moment - they are so useful to help you decide what you love, what you thought you liked but then later decided you didn't, and also to see what works together.

With a home referb project on the go, the seeing what works together part is the hardest thing because I love so many styles that settling on one is really tricky, as is establishing an eclectic look without it looking kind of insane. So mood boards are where it is at.

Here are a few of the products I am in love with at the moment and why...

Firstly, a practical solution for my bathroom which they just started tiling today *hurrah* is this gorgeous mirror from Rose & Grey. Finding a simple black mirror for the bathroom has been surprisingly hard. I didn't want chrome, and with copper being so huge at the moment, those were the only two options I could find in the right shape and size. This is perfect though so i'm glad I persevered and didn't settle... I am thinking some mini succulents on the shelf or maybe even some vintage perfume bottles I already have - just to finish it off nicely.

This clock from Made.com is a favourite of mine because it is so simple and classic but with a definite Scandi vibe which I think will feel right at home in the Kitchen. The glass jars will too... just one of the amazing new things from the range from Isle Crawford at Ikea. Seriously check it out... lots of natural materials and cork, which it turns out, I love.

Finally, you might have picked up on the fact that I am having a pink velvet moment... mostly inspired this incredible chair from Mia Fleur. I mean what can I say. Everything about it... it has that mid-century glam, almost LA vibe which just oozes fabulousness and I really never use that word. I think the dusty colour and the gold legs also really work well against a monochrome scheme which could easily be tied into a wider living room interior using these complimentary velvet cushions from Made.com to pull it together.

What do you think? Have you spotted any amazing products recently that should be on my next wish list?

H x