Diwali; the ‘festival of lights’, is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains in India alike. Arguably the most well-known of all the Hindu festivals, in 2015 Diwali starts on 10th and 11th November and lasts for five days.Read More
How to Throw the Perfect 'Handmade' Halloween Party
Halloween is just around the corner (boo!) and as the spooky celebration falls on a Saturday this year it is the perfect opportunity to invite family and friends (or should that be ‘fiends’?!) around to enjoy some frightening festivities!
As well as donning a suitably spooky costume yourself, it is also important to make sure the house is dressed ready for the scary celebrations so in preparation for the big day we thought would take a look at our favourite Halloween décor and snacks. As big fans of the homespun and handcrafted, each of our suggestions can also be handcrafted from scratch quickly, easily and affordably!
We hope you have a happy ‘handmade’ Halloween and if you try any of our suggestions do get in touch to let us know how they go!
In the wake of Paris Fashion Week and the Chanel airport capturing our flights of fancy we’re embracing Parisian style with open arms. With all eyes on arguably the fashion epicentre of the world we take a look at how to give your home a certain je ne sais quoi.
Something borrowed, something new
Elsewhere in the world of interiors people are preoccupied with the new. French style embraces the vintage and showcases traditional decorative features like beautiful herringbone flooring. Our Estelle Mother of Pearl Inlay Chest of Drawers is reminiscent of something you’d find at a brocante (French flea market). Even though you’re buying something new this handcrafted piece will ensure that each chest of drawers is unique giving it a rustic charm.
Introduce classic style French pieces to a more contemporary interior; the juxtaposition between the two styles will help to create a magical Parisian pick and mix. The timeless silhouette of the Juliette French Style Linen Armchair instantly adds grandeur and charm to any room, the pared back linen upholstery means this versatile chair will fit with any décor.
Choosing unique accessories and furniture that don’t necessarily match but complement each other is a sure way to capture a Parisian inspired interior.Read More
In the spirit of Spectre – Atkin and Thyme manifests masculine style
Gadgets, fast cars and an enviable love life are not all that James Bond has to offer the world. The iconic film franchise also features some iconic interiors. Elegant opulence in Octopussy, Goldfinger’s rumpus room and the ultimate bachelor pad in Diamonds Are Forever, Elrod house; are all examples of the innovative interior design showcased in the films.
Atkin and Thyme has highlighted its boldest pieces which are perfect for any man with a golden eye for style. The infamous villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld wouldn’t look out of place sat in the strikingly smooth Pimlico Button Back Armchair (£429) or Hepburn Chair (£329) in grey velvet. Partner either of these with the nickel plated Riley Drinks Trolley (£298) to create a sleek social space.
You’ll never say never to the art deco trend with the Madison Console Table (£399); the handcrafted black stained mango wood paired with antiqued brass plated legs and handles gives it a contemporary twist. 007 posters may not scream sophistication but there’s no reason super fans should have to go without. The Hudson Wall Mirror (£189), featuring a bullseye design subtly pays homage to the sharp shooting protagonist. Whilst the luxurious Stellar Green Marble Coffee Table (£298) is a silent nod to the spectacular opening sequence in the Quantum of Solace, which was filmed in the Carrara marble quarries.
How to Add Art Deco Style to the Home
For Deco Design (and Downton!) Devotees
As Downton Abbey returned to TV screens this month, interest in the Art Deco aesthetic has piqued and angular lines, opulent finishes and rich colours are proving popular in home decoration.
The luxurious textures and finishes synonymous with the look are also perfect for Autumn – when more than ever we are craving a comforting and cosy haven and spend more time indoors.
For the benefit of both deco design (and Downton!) devotees, we have taken a look at how to incorporate the style in to the home, as well as some of the top 20s-inspired items in our collection…Read More
A guide to AW15’s top interiors trends and picks from our new collection
With temperatures dropping, leaves falling (and umbrellas going up), there’s no two ways about it – summer is over. (And it’s definitely time to put your flip flops away… I’m sorry.)
In the world of interiors however, the start of Autumn is cause for celebration as it brings with it a host of hot new home trends.
This season there really is something for everyone and whether you are a lover of retro style or an admirer of the artisanal, the new looks are all guaranteed to turn homes in to havens - you’ll be happy the weather gives you an excuse to stay indoors…
Here is our guide to AW2015’s top trends and the pieces in our new collection which can be used to get the looks. Happy styling!Read More
Gone are the days where the dining room was used on special occasions once or twice a year. In the wake of rooms becoming multifunctional the dining room has become one of those versatile areas. The Dining Room can be used for parties, (stimulating intellectual debates over after dinner coffee) or marked as a pit stop for making last minute tweaks to homework during breakfast! With this in mind we’ve taken some time to explore the elements which go into creating the perfect dining room.Read More
Passports at the ready as we whisk you away on a summer trip around just a handful of the countries that have inspired our range. From the remarkably talented artisans of India, to the exotic flavours of Bali and the old meets new, East meets West, flavours of Spain, we have most certainly caught the travel bug. Introduce a splash of those global influences into your own home and you soon will too…Read More
How to incorporate the Geometric trend into interiors with finesse
Incorporating Geometrics in to interiors doesn’t have to be as complex as solving an Algebraic Geometric Mathematic Equation (wow, just saying that out loud is difficult…).
At the heart of the Geometric trend are simple clean lines and whether your style is eclectic, traditional or contemporary, there are a host of subtle ways to incorporate symmetrical style in to the home with style and subtlety!Read More