When it comes to cushions in my home, more is definitely more! One can never have enough cushions, they add a chic touch to a home in an instance. My husband cannot understand the amount of cushions I seem to accumulate at rapid speed. One decorating tip I highly recommend when sprucing up your living space is to go neutral with the paint colour scheme and add the colour and finishing touches with the furnishings and their texture, namely cushions, textiles and accessories.
The Perfect Cushion
On my hunt for the perfect cushion to finishing off my living room, I came across Apponyi Home, a design and build brand for the home founded by Alice Apponyi. Not only do they design and fit interiors, they also sell some of the exquisite furnishings to go with their schemes. What caught my eye was the range of leather cushions namely the Soho Red Leather Cushion. It is made from beautifully soft red leather which contrasts well with the grey-blue and black of the cushion design. It is also backed with a 100% natural linen which complements the leather side perfectly well. This is a good way to add colour into the home without being too overpowering. The cushions are also available in a number of other hues which have definitely caught my eye.
Soho Red Leather Cushion
Soho Red & Soho Blue Leather Cushions
You can see the quality in the design of these cushions featuring perforated leather and a premium zip which all add a luxurious touch to the home. Here are a few of their designs. Which leather cushion is your favourite?
Cushions start from £85 and are available from Apponyi Home.
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.
Renfrew cushion & throws
House Hammam Towel
Vintage Moroccan Rug
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.
The Great Outdoors
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