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Soho House Introduces New Homeware Collection

15th September 2016
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Well I have to say I am more than a little excited with the launch of Soho House’s new homeware collection, Soho Home, inspired by the House’s 17 locations.

When a new House is opened, the design team creates new products inspired by that location. The products on offer include the distinctive striped towels that surround the pools like Shoreditch House with its abundance of candy stripes as well as crockery, glassware, one-off vintage pieces sourced by the design team on their travels, chairs, framed limited edition prints and other furniture, textiles and accessories. Some items have been selected from Berlin, Miami and New York, while others have been specifically designed for the recent openings: Soho House Chicago and Soho Farmhouse.

Soho House report that they were often asked by visitors and guests where they sourced the products from so an interiors collection only seemed natural. And it’s true, after my visits to Shoreditch House and Dean St Townhouse, I have been in love with the the overall interior design, especially the black and white Burleigh crockery. You can get the Soho House look for your own home and it won’t break the bank. My other favourites from the collection include the Portobello cashmere throw, House hammam towel, Renfrew wool cushion and some of the vintage pieces like the 1950s Moroccan Diamond rug. What’s not to love? The Soho Home collection is now available through its own standalone website www.sohohome.com. Get it before it goes, these pieces are sure to be snapped up pronto.

All pictures courtesy of Soho Home.

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Renfrew cushion & throws

 

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House Hammam Towel

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Vintage Moroccan Rug

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The Great Outdoors

13th June 2016
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So for once this year I am turning my attention to the great outdoors. With an impending birthday party to plan in the garden, let’s hope the weather improves by July.  Keeping fingers and toes crossed for this or am I just seriously deluded?!

First up is the seating, I have always loved the classic lines and shape of the stunning acapulco chair but this bistro chair from George is a purse friendly alternative. I wouldn’t normally go for lime green but for me the zingy hue just works alongside all the foiliage outside. Next up is the Indian Garden Company‘s Cream Pearl parasol. What’s not to love about this handcrafted beauty made in Bali by highly skilled artisans using bamboo and coconut wood.  Set the table with some eye catching picnic and tableware in natural inspired materials like the woven basket from Habitat. Love the Palm and La Selva collection from John Lewis as well as the table textiles. For that extra hint of green foliage, add a block printed cushion pad from CMYK Living. The reverse print actually features tuk tuks but I love the natural look of this cushion which works just as well outdoors.


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Main picture: John Lewis 

1. Primo Egg Bistro Chair at George £60

2. Cream Pear Parasol at Indian Garden Company £310

3. Green woven seagrass bowl at Habitat £14

4. Tuk Tuk Cushion cover reversible at CMYK Living £11

5. La Selva picnic tableware at John Lewis from £3.50 and also love this Palm collection

6. Leaf salad bowl at John Lewis £8.00

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Think Pink – the pink interiors trend

12th October 2015
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Main Picture credit: Fritz Hansen Ro Easy Wooden Chair at Nest 

Up until as recently as the 1900s, the colour pink wasn’t always considered a feminine colour and was widely used as the colour of choice for dressing boys. No longer just for little girls, now it’s time to rethink pink.

The pink interiors trend has been making a return to our homes this season. With different shades through the specturm from soft pastels and sugar-coated almond colours to bubblegum and the more vibrantly coloured raspberry pinks, this colour trend shows no signs of abating.

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One of the main reasons is because of our love of the colour grey – the new neutral that our homes are all decorated with. All shades of the pink hue work surprisingly well paired with light and dark greys. The trick with pink is to add accents in the home via accessories, soft furnishings, bed linen, statement furniture pieces, a wallpapered feature wall like the middle picture above or simply layer similar colours together to achieve a tonal effect.

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I’ve just managed to get my hands on the Zara Home pink linen bedding set below which is a beautiful shade of sugar pink and complements well with Farrow & Ball  Dove Tale. It keeps selling out so keep checking here to see if back in stock.

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I couldn’t write about the trend for pink interiors without being inspired by London restaurant, Sketch’s pink gallery by India Mahdavi. I simply love the shade of this interior and without doubt, it deserves its place as one of the most Instagrammed restaurants ever.

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Sketch Gallery

These shades of pink are slightly different to the copper trend I previously wrote about but the blush colour complements well with so many tones without being overly girly.

Without further ado, I give you homework’s hotlist of the best pink homeware pieces from high street through to designer.

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  1. Pink Gold Spot Wallpaper | 2. Favn Sofa from Fritz Hansen at Nest | 3. Agnus pink mug and tableware from Habitat | 4. Cassis Rose linen from The Linen Works | 5. Pink bone inlay chest of drawers at Iris Furnishing | 6. Grapefruit gradient glass lamp at Holly’s House
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London Design Festival

15th September 2015
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Main Picture Credit: Ikea x Ilse Crawford

Well it’s almost that time of year again. Design season is upon us and London Design Festival kicks off this week. Be prepared to be dazzled by some of the best British design talent. There is so much going on that it’s hard to see everything (a whopping 350 events and installations) but here is a rundown of the new design collaborations,  shows, events and highlights over the next couple of weeks. All the shows have public days so make sure you get down to check out new names and established designers.

Collaborations

There are two design collaborations I am beyond excited about.

COS x HAY

The collaboration between COS and Danish design firm, HAY means you can snap up an array of minimal homewares and furniture all in the signature style of the clothing retailer. The two brands have worked with each other in the past and both share many values and aesthetics, a Scandinavian heritage and the promise of functional designs pared down with surprising and playful details. Launching in-store at COS in September. Cos x Hay 

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IKEA X ILSE CRAWFORD

The second collaboration which will get snapped up is the SINNERLIG collection from Ilse Crawford x Ikea. The SINNERLIG collection consists of more than 30 pieces for the home and can be loosely categorised into three groups: working, dining and lounging and there are plenty of furniture pieces for all areas of the home. The accessories look pretty fab too. I have just managed to get my hands on the SINNERLIG cork table which I am planning to use as my new deskspace. In store now. Expect a fight on your hands.

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Show Highlights

First of the shows at London Design Festival is Decorex at Syon Park (20-23 September) with over 300 hundred brands on offer. This year, the show is debating the future of luxury design.

Next up is design junction at a new venue this year (24-27 September) where I am looking forward to seeing a host of new designers and their creative installations as well as the more established design talent. Channels, the expert in contemporary wooden furniture celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year and the studio headed by Samuel Chan has released a range of limited editions of its most iconic pieces. My favourites are the Motley High Baton Chair and the Finnieston lights, a reinterpretation of the classic scissor light crafted in wood.

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Also look out for Channels sister brand, Joined + Jointed, a design collective of contemporary furniture artisans, at 100% Design (23-26 September) who will be launching their latest design collaboration. 100% Design will also be at new venue, Olympia this year for the first time.

One event not to be missed is Tom Dixon’s pop-up department store Multiplex with Wallpaper magazine at the Old Selfridges Hotel, an immersive multi sensory department store of tomorrow. Tom Dixon will also launch the wingback sofa during London Design Festival.

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These are just some of the highlights and there is so much more to see, that I couldn’t possibly list all. Hope you enjoy the shows!