As many of you will already know I have been a big fan of IKEA since my student days when the Swedish giant provided the only affordable way to kit out my home with style. Since my student days I have continued to enjoy the offerings of Ikea and marvel at the clever and extremely
To be perfectly honest I can’t quite recall where I first came across these wonderfully crafted pieces of furniture by Berlin-based design studio Coordination, but what I do know is that I fell in love with them almost immediately. There are three separate collections that really caught my eye due to the simple design, great
Images by Artur Szyperek As many of you will already know, I don’t live in London like most of the other design and interiors bloggers that I know. I live just outside Dartmouth in South Devon, which is the most beautiful rural location and I absolutely love living here. Admittedly I do miss out on
Furniture range produced by Donna Walker & The Living Furniture Project Just before Christmas I was contacted by a lovely guy called Alastair Sloan who wanted to tell me all about a project he is currently working on as he thought it might be of interest for me and for you guys, my readers. Well
A while back I interviewed Architectural Interior Designer Staffan Tollgard here on the blog and at the time he told me about this beautifully sophisticated new furniture range that he is stocking in his showroom this year. The Lunar Range is manufactured by a company called Stellar Works and when Staffan was telling me all
Firstly, I would like to apologise that is has taken me so long to get this imm cologne post up on the blog. I’ve had articles to write, other blog posts to compile, interviews to organise and pictures to edit…so many pictures. But then that is what is so great about BlogTour. You see so
Ever since I first moved out of my parents when I went to uni all those many years ago (thinking about it really is quite frightening) I have had a fair amount of Ikea furniture in my house. As a student, Ikea is obviously a great choice as it’s well made, hard-wearing, and reasonably priced.
There are very few things that I would say I couldn’t live without, but a good cup of tea has got to be one of them. I love tea and my day just isn’t the same without a steaming hot cup of Earl Grey. Whatever problems happen to come my way, I know that a
At the moment I am absolutely, completely and utterly smitten with the vintage, industrial trend that we are seeing in interiors right now. There is something very reassuring and timeless about this aesthetic, perhaps it’s because many of the products look and feel like they have already been around for a long time, even if
Little Tree Furniture is a family-run business based on the South Coast of England in East Sussex. The company specialises in the creation of beautiful handmade hardwood pieces of furniture for inside and outside the home. The materials that are used in the creation of the pieces are mostly hardwoods that are chosen for quality, durability and solidity.Where possible the
When I go abroad, one of the things I always like to do is pick up a few home interiors magazines at the airport on the way home. Even if I don’t speak the language I like to flick through and take in all the gorgeous pictures. Luckily I do speak German so when I
The John Lewis Home Studio team recently announced three key home furnishing trends for autumn/winter 2012. My favourite of these trends is the Home Comforts range, which sees nostalgic colours and shapes from bygone eras bringing warmth and cheer to home interiors. What makes the range so appealing is that the products feel familiar and cosy due to the
IKEA PS 2012 is the new design collection from IKEA and it is also the 7th IKEA PS collection since the range first launched back in 1995. Taking inspiration from more than 60 years of IKEA design history, the designers were challenged to look at existing IKEA designs and bring them forward by updating and innovating
Danish furniture Brand BoConcept make good quality functional furniture that looks great. Founded in 1952 the company has gone from strength to strength and now has over 230 chains in over 50 countries. For its latest collection the brand has collaborated with international design superstar Karim Rashid who has created a fantastic looking new dining range.
The search for ever more sustainable materials has become increasingly important over the past few years as society has become more and more aware of its impact on the planet. Combine this with the trend for cheaper goods and the rise of the throw away mentality and this furniture by Australian company Karton Group is
In my youth I used to love everything that could be described as dark or edgy, but I must say the older I have become the less attracted I am to these kinds of things. It’s not that I like them any less, it’s just that I don’t feel the need to surround myself
Founded by friends Harry Villiers & David Riches, Vintage Archive is a comprehensive collection of antique, modern and upcycled furniture, objets d’art, vintage posters and graphic art. The pair have been exploring markets and secret sources in far off places, in search of genuine vintage, upcycled items that have a story to tell.
Not so long ago I was introduced to a place so wonderful that I just couldn’t wait to share it with you. For those of you who love hunting out unique vintage finds from yesteryear, I can tell you this is somewhere that will be right up your street. Home Barn is a veritable wonder
As you may or may not know, one of my favourite sites for bagging a great design bargain is Made.com. If you do not yet know the site you can read all about in this post I wrote called Meet the man who’s got it Made.com. I interviewed founder Ning Li who told me all
One of the things I love most about being a design writer is getting to interview the people behind the designs. No matter how great a design is, I usually find that you can never fully appreciate it until you have heard the story behind it direct from the person who created it. In Britain,
Earlier this week I received a press release about this fabulous new sofa. Launched at Interiors UK this week, the Love London studio couch by Ercol sees the 1950s classic given a whole new look. The seat cushions are covered using the fabric from the Love London design collection by Digetex. The black and white imagery
Like most other interior design nerds, I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking longingly about my dream home. What it would be like, how much space there would be, what furniture I would fill it with, the colours, patterns and textures I would use to decorate with etc etc. Earlier this
I know, I know, you have probably all seen this amazing furniture by Spanish artist Maximo Riera already. But it is so fabulous that I just had to do a post about it anyway just in case any of you hadn’t spotted it already. The Animal Chairs Collection pays tribute to the animal kingdom. Featuring a
It was at New Designers earlier this year that I first discovered the work of Ellen Thomas. She was exhibiting there along with many other students from Northumbria University. Her designs caught my eye as there was something a little unsettling about them but in a really good way. It wasn’t until I read the