Design inspiration has taken from California’s arid but beautiful desert landscapes. The results include tooled leather, geometric patterns, rough weaves and a rugged yet warm palette of dusty corals and sandy browns.
Ella Doran is the queen of photo-print homewares, and she has impressed us with her new \”Rekki\” collection, inspired by a recent trip to Reykjavik. Cushions, tea towels, place mats, coasters and wallpaper show the metal façades and bright paintwork that are typical of Icelandic houses.
Chair, coffee table, room divider… British designer Paul Kelley’s new \”BOB\” modular cube units can be used to make all kinds of furniture. How? Simple: they’re magnetic. Kelley’s work is inspired by modern artists such as Donald Judd and James Turrell, and these cubes have a sculptural quality that matches their functionality. Plus, they come in an on-trend aged-copper finish.
New \”TheLink\” shelving system is a modern twist on a classic Scandinavian concept. Made from ash combined with black steel brackets, it can be easily adapted to suit your space and extended as your collections grow.
Its innovative concept is \”0 to teen\”: stylish pieces that can be adapted as children grow. Convertible items include a cot that becomes a sofa, a drawing board that transforms into a desk, and modular storage units. Bunk beds, cupboards and tables can also be arranged in nesting combinations if you need to be a bit more canny with space.
Space saving wooden table.
Living area – a wood-burning stove, grey sofas and mosaic side tables, discovered in Lahore, Pakistan, create a cosy yet dramatic effect.
Living areawith white sofa and the two black ‘Sdraio’ lounge chairs. Open fire adds warmth and comfort.
With a little ingenuity the area under your stairs can be transformed into anything from a miniature office to a cosy reading nook. Here are four ways to make use of this oft under-utilised space – to replicate any of these looks in your home, first locate an experienced joiner.
Take flooring, for instance. New advances – from developing materials and techniques to understanding how to get the most from existing ones – mean that, when it comes to design options, we’ve never had more choice. To improve the flow from your kitchen to your patio using rustic ceramic floor tiles; or build the wet room of your dreams, at Topps Tiles you’ll find all you need. In search of a realistic-looking natural finish without the maintenance and cost of…