Handmade Chelsea: Exciting Additions to the Contemporary Craft and Design Fair

With over a decade of experience in the industry, Handmade Chelsea has undoubtedly established itself as the best calendar event for high-end craft and design in London. In the interest of keeping the fair as exciting as possible for both new and returning customers, this year’s 13th edition of Handmade Chelsea sees the addition of gorgeous artisanal food, as well as riveting live demonstrations from our designer-makers.

Witnessing the Process

Katie Putt

Katie Putt is a London-based artist and illustrator who uses watercolour as her medium of choice. Katie specialises in creating whimsical hand-painted textile wall hangings that capture the heart of the English countryside. At Handmade Chelsea, Katie will not only exhibit her whimsical creations, but she will also hold a demonstration of her delicate painting process. This is a unique chance to behold exquisite art unfold before your eyes.

Byron & Gomes

First established in 2015, Byron & Gomez is the brainchild of professionally trained cabinet makers Maria Gomez and Charles Byron. Dedicated to creating beautiful handcrafted furniture through the use of high quality materials, Byron & Gomez specialise in furniture that perfectly balances the line between aesthetically pleasing and functional.

This year, Byron & Gomez will provide fair-goers with the opportunity to watch the pair’s coven cane installation.

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Edible Art

Handmade Chelsea’s first addition of artisanal food comes from luxury chocolatiers The Painted Peacock.

Founded by Deepa and Yugna, the women behind these stunning chocolates hold a deep love and passion for marrying exotic avours and vibrant colours to create edible art that is both striking to look at and delicious to taste. Each handmade chocolate bonbon uses only the highest quality of natural ingredients, all of which are ethically sourced from across the globe. As with everything at Handmade Chelsea, these chocolates can be made to order at the fair. The only limit is your imagination.

Handmade Chelsea - The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair Friday 8 - Sunday 10 November 2019
Chelsea Old Town Hall, London , Tickets available
here.

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Introducing The Quirk Hub

Copper and industrial styling seem to be trends that are here to stay. They’ve already been around awhile. And so for that matter have The Quirk Hub who have been mastering new techniques in copper handle craftsmanship since 2015. We stumbled across them the other day while looking for alternatives to the usual kitchen handles and were quite taken by the sleek, contemporary styles.

And they don’t just do handles either ….

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Copper Utensil Rail, £25.

  • Copper Handle, £9.

  • Copper Sconce, £60.

  • Copper Jaymod Wall Hook, £15.

  • Copper Wine Glass Rack, £23.

  • Copper Double Towel Rail, £25.

  • Copper Wall Clock, £65.

https://www.quirkhub.com/

This Fierce Flooring is a Bold Take on Animal Prints

The latest addition to Atrafloor's collection of fun, modern designs for floors is a set of striking patterns that put a twist on animal print trends. 

The colour-clashing designs break away from toned down neutrals to invite a more vibrant energy into interiors.

Featuring fierce oranges, pinks and blues in sugary, saturated shade pairings, this eye-catching collection is something out of the ordinary for floors that lets trend-setters break the mould with their decor. 

These vinyl flooring designs are ideal for people who love the idea of styling their space with more bold, fun prints. They're a chic choice for kids' bedrooms, too, with lively designs that will make their space wildly stylish.

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Products available here: https://www.atrafloor.com/vinyl-flooring/pattern-vinyl-flooring/

All flooring is made-to-order and priced at £59.00 /m2.

Introduce Some Desert Chic into Your Interior This Season

As temperatures drop why not introduce some warm desert hues into your home this season. The Navajo trend is riding into town, and ILIV's new Navajo Collection takes inspiration from indigenous and tribal roots. Bold patterns, full of eye-catching colours, and on-trend alpaca and aztec prints can be spotted within the collection; a great way to introduce some fun and adventure into any interior.

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Pampas

The collection is available in six bold colourways - Indigo, Pampas, Salsa, Tamarind, Teal & Quince. Salsa and Indigo boast bright reds and dramatic dark blues, whereas restful Tamarind embraces neutral creams and warm golds. For more modern tastes, Quince features a range of stronger mustard and grey prints, while Teal is full of bright blues contrasting with citrus oranges.

Tamarind

Tamarind

Taking their name and inspiration from the weaving of the Navajo people of South America, these ancient eclectic patterns add interest and colour to today's modern interiors. From curtains and cushions to bedspreads and throws, these global designs help bring the excitement of travel and far off lands into our homes.

And don’t forget to accessorize with macrame hangings, baskets, woven rugs and some bold wall colours.

A Guide to Ottomans and Footstools

They don’t get as much love as sofas or armchairs, but ottomans and footstools can prove their worth in a number of ways - and not just in the living room. From hidden storage to added seating, Neptune co-founder, John Sims-Hilditch, explains why every home should have at least one (and probably a few more).

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The Arthur Stool (large) from, Neptune.

Extra surface space

Footstools are a great alternative to a coffee table or side table. Choose one with a firm, flat top, and you can use it to display books, flowers, tea trays and even scented candles (as long as there’s a protective surface underneath).” Or, if you prefer one with deep cushioning, use a tray to give you a sturdy surface. Designs like Neptune's Milo stool, with its leather handle, can be easily carried to wherever they’re needed, be it beside the sofa or next to the dining table.

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The Ashdown Storage Footstool from, Oak Furnitureland

A room divider

As ottomans are the largest member of the stool family, you’ll probably be less likely to move them around than one of its smaller siblings. In an open-plan room, a design like this can work as an informal room divider that doubles as extra seating. A slender design like Neptune’s Eloise ottoman, with it’s recessed hinges and muted cotton lining, looks elegant from every angle.

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The Multi Storey coffee table, footstool and guest bed from, Loaf.

Handy seating

Slender footstools or ottomans for the middle of a sitting room, under a window in a hallway or beside a dining table are a way to bring in extra seating and softness. Neptune's Rupert stool is a great alternative to a bench for a narrow porch or hallway, it’s slender design and longer legs mean it looks great and it easy to perch on whilst shoes are popped on and off.

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The Buttons Grey Ottoman from, The French Bedroom Co.

Added storage

Neptune’s Eloise ottoman has a cushioned lid that opens to reveal storage inside, which comes in handy for keeping things like remote controls and newspapers out of sight in a living room. They’re also a practical addition to a bedroom or guest room, where they can serve to keep nightclothes, bedding and throws all in one place.

ECO-REBELLION STYLE: Run For The Hills designs cool kid's bedroom

Award-winning design studio Run For The Hills unveiled their design of a children’s bedroom at Decorex, encapsulating a strong sustainability message whilst showcasing how to make caring for the environment super stylish. The design studio’s room set was named ‘Into the Wild’.

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THE CONCEPT

‘Into the Wild’ is the urban wonderland bedroom of a five-year-old eco-warrior. It’s an edgy, cool, fashionforward mini person’s space. A heady mix of childhood fantasy meets rock and roll 1970s nostalgia. Crucially, the room has an overarching theme of rebellion and environmentalism. Run For The Hills’ Creative Director and co-founder, Anna Burles, says “They say it is the young, eco-crisis generation who will save the planet, pointing the finger at us and telling us to wake up and join their rebellion. We want to bring that story of hope to life, woven through our room set via the eco-conscious brands we have collaborated with and custom design details like our bespoke T-shirt designs on the clothes rail and a curated selection of kid’s books including The Tantrum That Saved The Earth and Rules For Living on Planet Earth.

Many of the products and suppliers used within the set have sustainability at their core. One of the hero pieces within the set is the “Princess and the Pea” bed. The mattress is a truly 100% sustainable, eco-friendly organic product and the bed base is made by hand in Devon by NatureMat. Beside the bed is a Twig side table from Pinch Design, made from coppiced hazel. Nestled beneath the bed, on biodegradable flooring from Fibre Flooring, are layered ‘Way’ rugs from Ferm Living, made entirely from used plastic bottles. The Good & Mojo Kalimantan wall light by Houseology is made solely of sustainable and recycled materials.

The paint by Earthborn is free from oils, acrylic and vinyl with no added VOCs and synthetic ingredients is kept to a minimum.

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Real tree stems and branches, from Cameron Landscapes, ‘grow’ up from the corners of the room, holding up a sheer gauze fabric, featuring an atmospheric, dream-like shadow puppet projection animation, specially created by the Run For The Hills graphic design team led by Creative Director Chris Trotman, transporting visitors into a world of fictional stories and real life heroes. The creative imagery used in the animated projection is also referenced in art prints on the walls and a series of specially designed mini eco warrior t-shirts, again created especially for the room set by Run For The Hills in-house artists.

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Anna Burles explains:

“Run For The Hills want to be part of the revolution groundswell, so we thought our room set at Decorex was the perfect platform to bring this important message to the fore. It’s time for all of us to embrace the power and responsibility of our role in design, showcasing sustainable products and hero-ing suppliers and makers who care deeply about the way they do things, fashioning interesting and thoughtful things in the eco-space. Our set is designed to show that worthy doesn’t compromise one bit on wow factor.”

The New Furniture Collection by Woodchip and Magnolia

Following on from the massive success of their wallpaper collections, Lancashire-based design house Woodchip & Magnolia have launched their first furniture collection. Much to our delight!

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Oscar

The three-strong capsule collection combines Woodchip & Magnolia's stunning fabrics with timeless furnishings. It features two sofas and a chair, each available in all of Woodchip & Magnolia's signature fabrics and named after a family member. Staying true to their north west roots, each piece will be handmade to order and crafted from solid beech hardwood using traditional craftsmanship methods from a workshop located in the heart of Lancashire.

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Ava

Nina Tarnowski, founder and designer at Woodchip & Magnolia, said: "Launching our first furniture collection is an absolute dream come true. We have worked tirelessly to bring together the right fabrics with the perfect furniture design to create something truly beautiful that we know Woodchip & Magnolia customers will love”.

"I am so proud to finally get these three pieces out there for everyone to fall in love with."

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Gladys

Stylish and timeless, the Ava is a striking sofa which brings together the classic qualities of the Chesterfield with Woodchip & Magnolia's signature designs. The Oscar is wild, cheeky and very, very loveable. It combines flamboyant velvets with a statement sofa and is named after the youngest member of the Woodchip & Magnolia household. Striking and immaculately turned-out, the Gladys is a statement chair inspired by the fireside seat - and characteristics - of her namesake: Nina's gran.

ferm LIVING Celebrates Womanhood in a New Series of Ceramic Platters

ferm LIVING celebrates womanhood in a new series of ceramic platters. 

No matter the size, nationality or religion, women all over the world come together in the new Ceramic Platter series by ferm LIVING.    

The tradition of hanging platters on the wall or placing them on a table as an artful centrepiece is revisited in the new series of large plates. With a simple silhouette of a woman, the series celebrates feminity in all its different shapes and forms. Painted by hand with casual strokes, each piece has a unique expression. All platters come with a wall mounting solution, so they both can be hung and placed on a table. The platters are made with a special, rustic clay with a glazing in bright colours. Small variations will occur as each plate is painted by hand and signed by the painter.

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The Ceramic Platters come with five different, female silhouettes: Tala, Aya, Dayo, Hessa and Mira, £85.

How to Create the Perfect Gallery Wall

Gallery walls are a modern and chic way to showcase your favourite images and your unique individual style whether it be through artwork, family photos or fun typography. But do you ever wonder how those clever instagrammers manage to achieve such a balanced and seemingly effortless style? Well, believe it or not, there are some rules that might make it easier.

Clare Moreton, photo expert at Cewe, Europe’s largest photo printing company, has compiled a guide to show you how to make a stunning gallery wall in your home or office space, that is easy to create and makes use of beautiful memories and flaunts your individual style.

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1.Simplicity and symmetry

Refined, stylish, and really easy to put together, choose several gallery wall prints in identical sizes, and hang them in a symmetrical manner. Don’t skip the spirit level and tape measure!

The effectiveness of this look hinges upon its uniformity. Make sure there is an equal amount of space between each photograph- at least two inches. To ensure this look stays chic not sloppy, measure and mark out your wall, and step back for a second look before bringing out the hammer and nails.

Want to take this photo wall idea to the next level? Try using images that all share a common colour theme. The easiest way to do this is to print all of your pictures in a monochrome or sepia tone.

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2.A uniting theme

Our favourite aspect of this trend is just how well it can showcase your individuality - using a common theme across your artwork can really bring your whole wall together. Choose something you’re passionate about; display holiday beach photographs alongside nautical paintings for a fresh seaside-themed wall, combine family pictures with graphic prints featuring your favourite inspirational quotes, or dedicate a whole gallery to your much-loved pet.

Whatever your tastes or passions, you can create a wall that tells your story. It’s a great way to give house guests an instant snapshot of your interests, but more importantly, it gives you something to smile about every time you enter the room.

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3.Go vintage

Looking for photo ideas with a hint of nostalgia? Why not create a family photo gallery wall with old family photos hanging around in a drawer or a photo album? Whether they’re your own adorable baby pictures or glorious black and white shots of your ancestors, they can make a gorgeous addition to your photo gallery wall.

Keep in mind that these precious pictures are often at risk of being faded by exposure to sunlight. If you’d like to display your family pictures without risking the originals, use a specialist photo company to make copies so they last years on your wall.

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4.Go eclectic

If uniform lines and symmetry aren’t your style, an eclectic mix of styles, sizes and types can create a gallery wall to really show off your creative side. Mix framed photographs with typographic art prints – if you’re feeling really brave you can even add in other pieces like maps and clocks. This type of style works best if you take a playful attitude to your materials; a framed print of a favourite memory alongside a stunning travel shot realised in a vibrant Aluminium Print, juxtaposed with a soft Canvas Print featuring your furry friend.

Try mixing up your frame types too, such as a combination of black and gold frames for a brave, modern look that really draws the eye. Your arrangement will need to be more freeform with this kind of gallery wall, so we recommend placing your largest item first and then positioning your smaller items around it.

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No two gallery walls are ever the same which means they’re the perfect way to have something truly unique in your home or office space. Whichever design you like best, gallery walls are an easy yet stylish way to show your own individual style

Bethan Gray Returns To Decorex

Bethan Gray Design returns to Decorex this year showcasing new additions to the Shamsian Collection - Produced in collaboration with highly sought after Omani artist Mohamad Reza Shamsian, and his team of highly skilled master craftsmen at their studio in Muscat, Oman.

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NEW | LUSTRE OVAL DINING TABLE

The table features two distinctive pedestal legs inspired by the arches and gilded domes typical of Middle Eastern architecture and made from aluminium and steel that is first hand-spun, then brass plated. A solid brass tray frames the marble table top, featuring Bethan's Dhow pattern that uses more than 100 linear metres of solid brass carefully overlaid onto the marble.

NEW |  LUSTRE TWO-TONE COFFEE TABLE

NEW | LUSTRE TWO-TONE COFFEE TABLE

Also new to the Lustre family comes Bethan's signature two-tone marble finish, featuring Nero and Bianco marbles.

The quality of the craftsmanship in the Lustre tables is in evidence in the meticulously created Dhow pattern and in the delicate balance at the points of connection between the marble table top and the brass base.

The Lustre family's radiance and luminescence comes from its generous use of brass in a meticulously crafted brass tray that holds the marble top, and in the substantial spun pedestal base.

Decorex 2019 | 6 – 9 September, Olympia London , Hammersmith Rd, Hammersmith, London, W14 8UX.

Introducing The Farmhouse Table Company

These sideboards from the Farmhouse Table Company are the antithesis to flatpack furniture that only lasts a few years, with each one designed and built to last a lifetime. Good-quality, durable wood furniture can be hard to come by in a world drowning in MDF and plastic, we have to agree. But these sideboards are made from the best quality wood, with each one being hand-crafted from oak. Not only does the use of real wood enhance the overall aesthetic of each piece, but it massively increases the longevity, which in turn reduces waste and the impact on the planet.

What's more, all of the sideboards are customisable, allowing you to select the shade from a range of Farrow and Ball colours. This is ideal for creating a perfectly matched interior landscape, as well as introducing a pop of colour to the kitchen or dining area.

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Wilfred

'Wilfred' sideboards

These sideboards feature in-built cupboard doors which allow its contents to be tucked away and hidden from view. They are a great choice for busy households that tend to get cluttered easily. We can relate to that! It features a solid oak top and oak interior shelves.

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Oscar

'Oscar' sideboards

A minimalist's dream, the 'Oscar' sideboards feature either two or three oak drawers as well as a solid oak top, which has been finished with a hard wax oil which makes it easier to clean. While this sideboard is perfect for kitchens, it also makes a wonderful addition to hallways looking for a little extra storage.

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'Ted' sideboards

This sideboard would work just as well in a larger bathroom as it would in a dining area, with the underneath shelf making a perfect haven for freshly laundered towels.

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'Archie' side boards

Max out on potential storage space with the 'Archie' sideboards. Each one features drawers as well as cupboards, finished with a sturdy oak top that's perfect for stacking up plates or creating a homely floral arrangement.

https://farmhousetablecompany.co.uk/

Boho Bedroom Additions from Tikamoon

When the clocks roll back this autumn, we’ll be turning our attention to the great indoors: namely, the bedroom. As the primary place where we cocoon ourselves against the changing season, it needs to be a restful haven to escape to at the end of the working day.

From headboards to side tables, wardrobes to desks; design-led wooden furniture specialists Tikamoon have everything you need to create a calming sanctuary in your bedroom. Even better, all of their furniture comes pre-assembled: so you’ll spend less time grappling with flatpacks and Allen keys, and more time enjoying your new purchases!

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Made from material-of-the-moment rattan, these headboards are the perfect addition for the turn of the season. When paired with whitewashed walls and scattered houseplants, they create a boho vibe that’s hard to beat.

All of Tikamoon's rattan headboards are lightweight and durable, meaning they can be enjoyed for many years to come. Each one comes pre-assembled, so there's no complex setup needed - simply place against the wall and push your bed against it to secure.

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Make Your Own Industrial Style Hanging Planter

It has been proven that biophilic design in the workplace (the art of bringing the outdoors inside) can have a positive impact on creativity, productivity and well-being. So, maybe Autumn is the perfect time to add a little of the outside to the workplace with this industrial style hanging planter.

Images and instructions courtesy of Furniture Choice.

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What you will need:

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  • A flat wire memo board

  • Wooden crates (we used three)

  • House plants in sealed pots to prevent leakage

  • One roll of tan or fake leather with a thickness of 5cm

  • Six leather screw brass rivets

  • A utility knife

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Instructions:

  1. Time to get organised! Carefully lay your wire memo board flat so you can plan how you want your crates to sit.

  2. Thread the leather roll around the crate, and loop it behind the wire rack to get the desired length and height for your crate. Once you’re satisfied, overlap both ends of the straps by a good 5 cm, and cut off the excess with a utility knife.

    Repeat this step twice for each crate. You can keep your finished crates and straps aside to make way for more working space around the wire rack.

  3. Using the hole punch pliers, punch a hole into the centre where the leather straps meet. After you have done this, secure the straps using one of the screw rivets. Repeat this process for all your crates.

  4. You should now have the wire rack with your secured leather straps on. Place your crates in between the leather straps with the rivets underneath the crates.

    After ensuring that all your crates are hanging safely in place, carefully mount the wire frame to the wall with suitable hard wearing fixings.

  5. And for the final step, place your plants of choice inside the pots, and sit back and admire your handiwork! Remember to keep your plants healthy by regularly watering them.

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Milton Dining Table with Kendal Chairs from Furniture Choice.

Introducing The London Mural Festival

The first ever London Mural Festival (LMF) will take place across London in September 2020. The festival sets out to use London as a vast canvas, painting a minimum of 20 new large-scale murals across the city, accompanied by a weekend of activity at Here East and Hackney Wick in East London. The weekend will celebrate creative communities across the city, whilst introducing a new way for people to experience one of the world’s biggest art movements.

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Laura Citron, CEO of London & Partners commented “Culture and the arts are synonymous with London and it’s the number one reason that visitors come here. The London Mural Festival is a fantastic innovative addition to our cultural landscape and really puts London in the spotlight as a dynamic and creative city.”

To mark the announcement and to demonstrate the ambition for London Mural Festival, a new 350m squared mural was unveiled at Linkcity's Hallsville Quarter in Canning Town, creating one of the largest murals in the city. The artwork created by artist Gary Stranger entitled ‘From The Ground Up’ embodies the ethos behind the London Mural Festival, the do-it-yourself spirit within street art culture and development in the local area.

Gary Stranger commented "I'm excited for the London Mural Festival. The team behind it are working hard to make it happen, so now London can take its rightful place on the stage of global mural festivals. This is the first wall of many I'm hoping to see pop-up across the city ahead of the London Mural Festival in September 2020."  

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The London Mural Festival will feature a two-week programme of activities starting on 1st September that will include talks, workshops, film screenings, gallery shows, street art tours - culminating with 100+ artists painting alongside live music, DJ’s and a series of parties for a weekend of activity on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of September.

The festival will showcase art from local, national and international talent. Confirmed artists include Ben Eine, Camille Walala, Dale Grimshaw, Fanakapan, Gary Stranger, Mr. Doodle, Mr. Cenz, Pref and Seb Lester, with a whole host of artists to be announced over the coming months. Applications for artists will open in 2020 but interested participants are urged to sign-up to the newsletter on www.londonmuralfestival.com to be the first to know when the application process opens.

Lee Bofkin, CEO and Co-Founder of Global Street Art, the organisation behind the London Mural Festival commented "Over the last 50 years graffiti and street art has matured as an art-form and subculture, giving rise to a major global mural movement. Mural festivals have been established in major cities around the world, but not London. Until now.”

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London Mural Festival is also working with a diverse range of partners to make the festival a reality.

Global Street Art’s Woody Anderson, who conceived the London Mural Festival, says “We’re super excited that the inaugural London Mural Festival is finally happening. Here East and Hackney Wick are natural locations for our first festival considering the creative communities that reside there. We’ve already had a great response from the local artists and businesses, and we’re interested in speaking to anyone who’d like to get involved.”

Gavin Poole, CEO of Here East says “Hackney Wick is home to one of the most thriving and innovative artistic communities in the world and at Here East we are thrilled to be part of the London Mural Festival and help curate an inspiring and exciting event. Supporting artists and creatives is what we are all about and I look forward to welcoming the artist community to the campus.”

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To find out more about the London Mural Festival and to keep up to date please go to: www.londonmuralfestival.com and www.facebook.com/londonmuralfestival/

The 4 Best Curtain Designs for Winter

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As the nights draw in, temperatures drop and leaves fall, we are reminded just how much of a sanctuary our homes are. With winter approaching your home curtains play a significant role, not only in the cosy feeling and design, but keeping the heat inside too. Here we will explore the four best curtain designs this winter.

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Luxurious velvets

Velvets have been on trend throughout 2019 within the interior design space, being a popular material for stylish upholstery like sofas, chairs and cushions. Velvet is also an amazing fabric to use for curtains and blinds, not only does it offer a luxurious and warm feeling but it is also a thick fabric that can keep heat in. Turquoises, burnt oranges and deep blues offer a stylish and wintery feel that also adds colour and depth to a room’s interior – as you can see in the Forenza collection pictured above.

Extending velvet curtains from ceiling to floor to match the height of the room will make your space appear larger – a great hack for smaller rooms.

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Dark sophistication

Looking to a cooler colour-base and a more glamorous effect we find the Bengal collection, available from Couture Living. This eye-catching design is available in a number of colours. The use of dark fabrics will make any room more intimate and snug, perfect for those rainy winter nights. Meanwhile, the addition of metallic accents interlaced throughout adds a touch of luxury and elegance. This style can also be used to create a focal point in pared-back spaces, completing the room.

We recommend pairing your dark curtains with a lighter wall colour, in order to keep balance as well as emphasise the intricate design. These styles work very well in places where warmth and luxury go hand in hand, such as bedrooms, living rooms or even a master bathroom.

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Modernising tradition

Next up on the hot list this winter is pattern, and lots of it. If the idea of hectic designs seems overwhelming, we suggest looking at a soft foliage pattern or a modern take on tradition, such as the Hemingway collection (pictured above). The contemporary geometrics ensure that the look is fresh, while the timeless colours follow tradition and create a chic effect. This opulent fabric works well with most interior schemes, from sophisticated dining rooms to warm, homely living spaces. Meanwhile, the refined colour options mean that it can pair with almost any other shade, from ivory to maroon to navy.

When choosing your new curtains, you must think about the design, colours and function. If you are looking to brighten up a room, keep the fabric light or even transparent, however for spaces where you want cosiness, opt for an interlined curtain that falls all the way to the ground. This will not only create privacy, but also prevent draughts and help to insulate through the winter months.

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Warm neutrals

Starting with the ever-popular neutral palette, light creams work really well with darker shades, such as olive green or coffee colours. If your home interiors are already dark or you would like to open up a small room, a light-coloured yet luxurious fabric will create a beautiful balance between space and sophistication. Meanwhile, the use of natural colours paired with woods and other organic materials will create a sense of calm throughout. These shades work very well in intimate spaces that still require light, such as a dining room, living area or hallways, and will create a serene, cosy feel during colder seasons.


Start creating the perfect curtains for your home, or get some more inspiration from the extensive collection of fabrics and brands from Couture Living.

Accessorize Launches First Ever Wallpaper Collection

Fans of Accessorize will be happy to hear that the High street fashion and lifestyle brand has unveiled its first ever range of wallpapers. All of the designs have been created using signature Accessorize prints, recoloured and reimagined in some cases to reflect key interior trends and colours. And all are certain to inject creative and vibrant design and colour into homes; adding a touch of ‘Accessorize style’ to any room, either as an all-over pattern or on a statement wall.

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Celeste Wallpaper - Off White Glimmer

This debut collection includes 13 different designs, with bold botanicals, luxe metallics and tropical influences all featuring heavily.

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Amelie Floral Wallpaper - Cream Multi

Birds of Paradise and Maui

There are four vibrant florals and tropical designs: the Camden Brick Floral, Amelie, Birds of Paradise and Maui wallpapers.

There is also a Camden Brick design to complement its floral design.


Hugely on trend for both fashion and interiors, animal print has been introduced to the collection as a modern neutral in muted grey and greige, both mixed with metallic silver, in the exclusive Savannah design.

Savannah Wallpaper - Neutral Glimmer

Savannah Wallpaper - Neutral Glimmer

The Mozambique range features an artisan woodblock-print design in four key colours paired with on-trend metallics. The leaf design comes in grey and metallic rose, navy and rose gold, ochre and silver, and off-white and gold colour options.

Completing the collection is the Celeste wallpaper (see top image)– a beautiful floral design featuring lotus flowers in two popular colourways: blush and off-white.

Accessorise wallpaper is available to buy from selected retailers, including https://www.worldofwallpaper.com and https://www.wallpaperdirect.com with an RRP of £30 per roll.

Giveaway - The Little Book of Colour

We have not one, but two copies of The Little Book of Colour to give away to two lucky readers!

Do you want to know how to use the psychology of colour to transform your life?

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The Little Book of Colour - How to Use the Psychology of Colour to Transform Your Life

by Karen Haller

published by Penguin Life.

Building on over 20 years of experience, Applied Colour and Design Psychology Specialist Karen Haller puts this life-changing solution in your hands. With her unmatched expertise, she demonstrates the many practical ways in which you can use colour to transform your life. Whether you’re decorating an interior or revamping your wardrobe, get ready to be inspired by the possibilities to:

  • Create a home that reflects your personality

  • Grow your confidence in using colour

  • Add colour to your workplace

  • Choose clothes that express the true you

  • Find your unique colour palette and design compatability

In the first book that mixes the science, psychology and emotional impact of colour, Karen Haller takes you on a journey through rediscovering the joy of colour.

For a chance to win your own copy of this amazing book make sure to click the link below and fill out the form - That's all you have to do! Good Luck!

Terms and conditions: The prize draw is open to individuals in the UK residents aged 18 or over. Any person or persons connected with Heart Home magazine, without limit, their families, agents, or anyone else involved in the administration of this offer are not eligible to enter. All entries must be received by 06:00 5th November. By entering this competition you consent to share your email, name and postcode with Heart Home magazine, who may wish to send you mailings in the future. There will be one winner who will receive the prize above. The prize must be accepted as offered (there are no cash alternatives) and they are non-transferable and non-refundable. The winners will be chosen from the list, at random, on 6th November and the winners will be notified by email or post within 7 days. No correspondence will be entered into. Unclaimed prizes will be redrawn after 28 days of the original draw. Heart Home magazine reserves the right to replace the prize with a product of equal value, if necessary. The winners will be asked to confirm their postal address before the prize is awarded. Details of the winners may be posted on the Heart Home magazine website and Facebook page. By entering this competition, you automatically agree to the terms and conditions above. Promoter: Heart Home magazine, 4 Oak Crescent, Wickford, Essex, SS11 7FF.

How to Plan a Stylish Accessible Bathroom

Disclaimer: Collaborative Feature in association with Mobility Plus.

Getting old is inevitable, but it’s not just the elderly that need accessible bathrooms, the disabled or injured need them too and they don’t have to be boring by any means.

Use these four simple steps we’ve worked together on with Mobility Plus on to ensure your accessible bathroom looks as good as any other bathroom.

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Use all of the Space

If you really want to make the most out of your bathroom then you need to measure it thoroughly to get the best results. It’s no good guessing what the size of your room is as this can be a very costly mistake when it comes to buying tiles and bathroom goods.

Before you purchase any of the items you plan to put into your bathroom, take note of all measurements and draw up a floor plan. A floor plan will help you to see if they all fit in the style you want them to. Showers often work well behind inward opening door or if you’re going for a both then they can often look best against the longest open wall.

Pick a Colour Theme

Even if your bathroom is going to be an accessible one, it doesn’t have to be a muted colour scheme by any means. We have seen a huge influx of green and blue metro style tiles in bathrooms and even the use of fun printed wallpaper above tiles and around mirrors.

There are so many fabulous tiles available now so if the rectangular metro look isn’t for you, there are hexagonal, small or large squares or even mosaic tiles that are found in all different colours to suit any taste.

For the floor, if you’re using tiles then there are an abundance of wood effect or marble effect tiles that can work really well in any bathroom.

Choose your Bathroom Goods

If you are looking for items such as a walk-in shower or even a walk-in bath then these will have to come from a specialist such as Mobility Plus. Bathrooms come in all shapes and sizes so you may even need a custom made shower or bath which isn’t as hard to come by as you think.

One of the perks of having a walk-shower is that it is flush with your floor tiles so there’s no step into the shower. These can look really stylish if you use your tiles within your shower as opposed to having a shower tray.

Accessorise Well!

The key to finishing your bathroom is all the little touches you add once the room has been decorated and the bathroom fitted.

You can purchase some really unique towel rails, toilet roll holders, and mirrors to give your new bathroom a splash of personality. You could even pick some fun artwork to put on walls that you aren’t using for storage.

Creating a bathroom you love that is also practical may seem like a tough job, but it’s really rewarding and you will get many years of use out of your wonderful new room.

Original Style's Tile of the Year 2020

For the third consecutive year, Original Style is excited to reveal their Tile of the Year for 2020 in partnership with leading Interior Designers, 2LG Studio. Sophisticated, sumptuous and classic in design; Deco Tayberry, part of Original Style’s Winchester collection of hand crafted English tiles, is set to be the must-have tile for the upcoming year.

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The real beauty of this tile is reflected in its hand-crafted nature. Designed in-house at Original Style’s factory in Exeter, Devon; Deco Tayberry is the epitome of British design. Each tile is hand crafted by skilled artisans using the age-old screen printing method which, alongside its reactive inks, means each kiln produces a different effect, so no two tiles are the same.

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“As interior designers, we approach our projects with one eye on the past and the other on the future. Deco Tayberry is the perfect representation of this motto. Square in format and with an arch motif, this gorgeous tile is a contemporary twist on classic tiling. Moving forward from the currently popular ‘millennial pink’, Tile of the Year’s blush and berry tones provide a softer approach, embracing the new heritage trend” - Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead, 2LG Studio.

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“Vibrancy through colour is beginning to play a big part in interior schemes. It’s exciting to see people being bolder with their interior choices and during 2020 we’re expecting to see people integrate more statement designs through greater injection of personality and individuality” – Jane Addis, Original Style’s New Products & Design Manager.

“Deco Tayberry was designed with this movement in mind. Its heritage-pink glaze encourages the embrace of colour which, when paired with its Deco pattern inspired by the luxury and modernity of art-deco design; provides a dramatic yet sophisticated edge. Alongside its inherent rustic nature, these tiles are wonderfully characterful providing an authentic and distinctive style” comments Jane.

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Deco Tayberry RRP - £199.95 per m2 | £3.38 per tile
Manufacturer's website: www.originalstyle.com

Please note that the tile cannot be purchased online. In order to buy Original Style products please find a retailer near you, using this link: https://www.originalstyle.com/showrooms/
Set design props: Sink – Kast Concrete Basins | Planter Bench – MADE | Wall lights – Spark & Bell

Kids Vinyl Flooring

Flooring inspired by school subjects lets kids express themselves with interior design.

A lot of kids would rather stay and play at home than go to school, but school is the place where they get to discover and develop their interests without realising it, like a new sport or favourite artist.

The Atrafloor kids range has been created with bringing children's interests and design trends to the home in mind, so there is an exciting assortment of flooring designs to choose from that reflect how kids like to have fun, their favourite hobbies and what they want to do when they grow up - all inspired by school subjects.

Constellations is a floor that will captivate the smallest of stargazers, Mimi is a hand-painted flower design ideal for budding artists, and Primary is a floor inspired by a circuit board that a little computer whizz will think is too cool for school.

The Football flooring is for sports fanatics, Algebra is a subtle graph paper design for brainy kids and Contour, inspired by topographic maps, along theJurassic floor of exciting dinosaur fossils, will excite mini explorers and curious children.

Children's interests are more than just what they study in school, they're a part of their daily life and personality. These designs bring something more unique and cheerful to a child's place of play, study and sleep at home that they can really enjoy. 

Ignite their imagination through their interior design with decor inspired by the school subjects they love.

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Browse the full range of kids flooring here: https://www.atrafloor.com/vinyl-flooring/kids/