Dark Painted Kitchens

These chic and contemporary British Standard kitchens are housed within a converted school in Hackney. The designs work with the existing architectural features of the original building, retaining the Victorian authenticity and character, but with a uniquely modern feel.  The high ceilings, combined with the open plan and light atmosphere of each kitchen is contrasted by dark, hand painted cupboards, in a mixture of gloss and matt finishes.  Brass ironmongery and a combination of eclectic dining furniture complete the look.


British Standard is an off-the-shelf cupboard range of simple, honest, affordable cupboards for kitchens, utility rooms and studies, in fact suited for placement anywhere in the home where storage is required. Customers are able to plan their own kitchen design and layout, order online directly from the British Standard website and paint the cabinets themselves, enabling to take full control of their projects. All cupboards are handcrafted in Plain English’s workshop in Suffolk. Individual cabinets come fully assembled in an elegant shaker style and undercoated in ‘Broken White’ eggshell allowing customers to customise and paint them in any colour they choose.


Sofa.com’s New SS19 Shape – The Rupert Sofa

Fling open the curtains and surround yourself with blooms, spring has arrived and it’s time to celebrate with sofa.com’s new SS19 shape–the Rupert sofa.

The solid beechwood frame is elegant in its stature ,with a subtly sloping back and slightly turned arms promising cosiness, comfort and style. Slightly deeper than the average sofa, you’ll find curling upon Rupert is total bliss.

Perfect for the family, Rupert features a fully removable slipcover. So whether your home is prone to little feet or muddy paws, you can easily take off the cover for it to be cleaned. Made from 100% linen, sofa.com's smart linens also hold their own against spillages, which make them the ideal fabric for busy homes.

This sofa is the ultimate new statement piece for your favourite room that will look beautiful for years to come. To style, add metallic elements and touches of sage to your scheme a swell as plenty of fresh flowers.

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These Statement Wall Murals Are The Ultimate Conversation Starter

Walls provide the perfect opportunity for showing off the personality of a home and its owner. A statement mural on a wall can make for the ultimate conversation starter in a home, which is an ideal decor idea for people who love to host guests and want to fill their space with awe-inspiring design. The right mural can make any wall a work of art worth talking about!


Wall designs that spark wonder and 'wow's

Each of these particular murals are suggested by MuralsWallpaper because of their intrguing visual effects and backstories, making them perfect conversation pieces. 'Flock', for example, features an illustration of a blue heron by J.J. Audubon from The Birds of America, the world's most expensive book.


Opinion-dividing Brutalist architecture is depicted in the wall mural 'Welbeck' and, with an equally abstract look, 'Antelope' is a mesmerising shot of the the famous Antelope Canyon of Arizona.

The style-conscious can be captivated by the 'Ceramic' wallpaper's playful twist on the terrazzo trend, and the calming effect of close-up crystal mural 'Quartz' is sure to enchant everyone who lays eyes on it.


Spark the intrigue of friends and family with a feature wall that reflects an eye for unique interior design. Place a statement mural such as these in a socialiable space of the house for an impact that will grab a guest's interest. 


A home can make a lasting impression on all with a fascinating, wow-factor feature wall.

New SS19 Bedding Collection From Bluebellgray

Introducing the new SS19 bedding collection from one of our favorute brands, Bluebellgray.

This season Blubellgray explore the lush greenery and growing landscape around the Ettrick and Yarrow valleys in the Scottish Borders. Wild flower gardens and greenhouses brimming with fruits and vegetables are painted in an eclectic mix of stylized marks, chalky brushstrokes and signature watercolours. Deep blue inky tones reflect the ever changing sky, while block colours evoke aerial views of fields from above. Artichoke, chard, radish and pomegranates mixed with delicate sweetpeas come together creating a contemporary and spirited collection.


Big Pomegranate - The super scale Big Pomegranate design features stylised, bold inky brushstrokes, in a vibrant teal shade. This contemporary design is complete with a soft pink tassel on each corner, adding a playful twist.


Sweet Pea - Painted from home grown sweet peas from her garden, Fi creates a delicate and fresh floral design for Spring, painted in signature Bluebellgray style. Watercolour florals cascade across the bed in an uplifting colour palette of coral pink, chartreuse green and dusty blue.


Wee Pomegranate - The small scale Wee Pomegranate design features stylised, bold inky brushstrokes and deep blue tones. The design is finished with a vibrant blue tassel on each corner adding a playful twist.


Lorena Canals New Collections 2019

Lorena Canals will present at the next edition of Maison & Objet, Paris, 18-22 January, her three new collections of washable rugs and decorative accessories: Tribute to Cotton, English Gardens, and Lobster.

These three new collections have been inspired by the brand´s origins and the designer´s love for nature.  These passions have been transformed into cohesive and comprehensive collections, with a great focus on elaborate details.  

The collections will also be presented at NY Now, New York, 3-6 February, and at Intergift, Madrid, 6-10 February.


Craftsmanship: The ethos of Lorena Canals was built around the attributes of cotton – it´s versatility, warmth and softness, amongst many others.  So, it was only natural for Lorena Canals to pay homage to this safe and eco-friendly natural material with the Tribute to Cotton.  This collection transports us to India´s endless cotton fields, thanks to its soft tones and variety of textures, and is one of Lorena Canals most comprehensive collections, with different models of rugs, cushions, baskets and garlands.  This collection is a tribute to a material which represents the values of Lorena Canals, such as craftsmanship and a commitment to safe guarding the environment. 


Elegance: The English Gardens collection is inspired by the richness of colors and textures experienced in English botanical gardens, which captivated the designer as a child. Nature teaches us the importance of small details, and this point is highlighted by the elaborate finishes in this collection and the introduction of a new type of handmade knotted fringe.  This collection has the largest number of accessories, comprising of baskets, a puff and garlands in pink, mauve and white with renewed and elegant floral designs


Joy: As a loyal lobster lover and all things maritime, Lorena Canals launches a fun, marine style collection: the Lobster collection.  Having grown up by the sea, Lorena Canals has turned her childhood memories into fun carpets and wall hangings, with matching baskets and door hangers, in intense red and natural tones with textures that seem sprinkled by the wind and sea water and softened by the white sand.

Lorena Canals’ award-winning designs have garnered international attention for being modern & stylish, yet practical & safe for children.  

Her fair-trade products are handmade by expert craftsman in India, who use raw materials of the best quality. Their rigorous artisanal process produces environmentally friendly, machine washable rugs and decorative accessories made from natural cotton.  All designs are hand stitched and dyed with natural, non-toxic dyes, to ensure durability after washing. 

C.P. Hart x 2LG Studio Exclusive Collaboration

The London-based Interior Design company, 2LG Studio, were chosen to interpret C.P. Hart’s 2019 bathroom trends with an exclusive installation. The creative duo, Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead, created a powerful and palpable room-set in red and pink that combines new finishes and bold products.

Working with the luxury bathroom retailer’s in-house team for several months, they produced a bespoke room-set for C.P. Hart’s flagship Waterloo showroom - revealed at C.P. Hart’s 2019 product launch in November.

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2LG Studio worked with the in-house team to pick cutting-edge products to produce the colourful bathroom design. The BetteLux Oval bath was custom made in pink for the first time to complete the dual-coloured scheme with the Rho basin from Kast in a matching hue. Fantini provides a dose of fun with its I Balocchi pop-art style brassware and freestanding shower in a custom all-red finish.

“Jordan and Russell have such a signature style and always embrace colour with a flair for mixing bright and muted tones, which makes this collaboration work so well. At C.P. Hart we have been championing the rising trend of colour in the bathroom for some time now, so it’s been great to work with designers who are not afraid of using a varied pallete and have ultimately created something bold for us.” Rachel Martin, Merchandising Director

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Bisazza’s Opus Romano Matt tiles in both pink and red pull this forward look together. “Red and pink is an iconic colour combo. It is a combo that has been in our minds for a long time and this was the perfect opportunity to experiment with it. Once we knew that Bisazza were on board too, we knew that their extensive range of colours in matt and gloss would give us the perfect opportunity to blend colours and create a jewellery box of a bathroom.” 2LG Studio.

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With the help of Beck interiors, the set was designed with cut out moon shapes to encourage the viewer to move around the room and see it from new and unusual angles.

Speaking of the inspiration for the project, the studio cited the American fashion title Paper Magazine as a source of inspiration. “It had the most incredible red and pink cover the month we sat down to create the concepts. We also have a passion for Italian design and for movies. We couldn't be more excited about it and it has been a big influence on the design of the installation.” 2LG Studio.

The collaboration is part of C.P. Hart’s dedicated activity to bring consumers the latest in product and interior design. The bathroom specialist has always been at the forefront of bathroom design, showcasing brands from around the world, regularly for the first time in the UK.

The room-set will be on display in the C.P. Hart Waterloo showroom throughout 2019. C.P. Hart will also be showcasing the latest collections in its gallery space, which includes new designs from Bisazza, Bette, Scavolini and more. C.P. Hart also issued its Trend Report for 2019, which is now available to press.

C.P. Hart are also proud to welcome Graham & Brown to the showroom as two wallpapers from its collaboration with 2LG has been used within the showroom space, Felt Tip Pink and Buckley Pink.

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Clarissa Hulse Introduces Her New Dill Collection

Just what we need for the New Year. A colourful reminder of summer and the countryside from one of our favourite designers, Clarissa Hulse.

Her new Dill collection features silhouettes of flowering dill in contrasting colours with firework shaped clusters evocative of British summertime. The colours graduate from deepest teal to pale aqua.

Dill Double Duvet, £55, Oxford Pillowcase, £15, Cushion £40.

Dill Double Duvet, £55, Oxford Pillowcase, £15, Cushion £40.

When the bed linen is turned down, the reverse is patterned by what appears to be rows of flowers but is in fact looped shapes created by stamens. The coordinating oxford pillowcases are edged with a peacock blue flat piped trim and an embroidered velvet cushion and knit throw (featuring an undulating wave pattern) complete the look.

Dill Curtains, From £75, Cushion, £40.

Dill Curtains, From £75, Cushion, £40.

Meanwhile perfect spheres of the ornamental allium are printed onto the new peacock blue Dill curtains. The silhouettes show the clustered heads towards the end of their life cycle, as they turn from blossoming flowers to dried seed heads.

The curtains are available in 6 sizes, fully lined with matte silver eyelet headings.

Dill Double Duvet, £55, Oxford Pillowcase, £15, Cushion £40.

Dill Double Duvet, £55, Oxford Pillowcase, £15, Cushion £40.

Muralswallpaper Celebrates Pantone's Colour of the Year 2019

Celebrating Pantone's Colour of the Year for 2019, MuralsWallpaper have created a very fitting mural design that embodies the inviting optimism and energy of 'Living Coral'.

Expect a refreshing sense of vibrancy and vitality to infuse interiors in 2019 with the new Colour of the Year. A stand-out wall drenched in Living Coral is an ideal way to incorporate the trend-worthy tone into the home, and this wallpaper puts it to work with a playful mix of coral design and the punchy Pantone colour.

Reconnect with a room through joyful colour

This lively shade has stayed hidden like coral beneath the reef for long enough, being used in decor only to add a small pop of colour to a minimal space. But now chimes the time for this energetic colour to take centre stage and be the cause of waves of joy in interiors.

Living Coral is an uplifting shade that celebrates connected life, and is influenced by the vital role of coral in the marine ecosystem. The new Colour of the Year takes a fond look at nature's beauty and highlights the importance of preserving it, so it's good to know that MuralsWallpaper paper is sustainably sourced and uses only eco-friendly, water-based inks.


Darlings of Chelsea Fulham Showroom to Relaunch

With the launch of their brand new showroom at Parsons Green in January 2019, designer sofa specialists Darlings of Chelsea have dedicated their old Fulham store to their beloved beds and sofa beds. The ‘Darlings of Sleep’ showroom will reopen on the 4th of January and will feature their finest beds and sofa bed designs - including the Andreas range, the Felton range, the Brendon Sofa Bed and the Corby Storage Chaise Sofa Bed.


Starring traditional frames, modern fabrics and retro designs, Darlings have a diversified range to fit into different bedroom spaces, whether it be in a traditional mansion or a contemporary condo. So explore the relaxed, opulent store that has a feeling of serenity for customers to feel right at home.


With the Fulham showroom just a 15 minute walk away from the Parsons Green showroom, it is particularly convenient for customers looking to invest in a high-quality bed and a luxurious sofa at the same time. 


There will also be a 35% off sale promotion in January to facilitate any purchases in the New Year.


Showroom Details: 9-13 Fulham High St, Fulham, London, SW6 3JH. T: 020 7371 5745

Opening Times: Monday - Thursday: 9.00am - 6.00pm, Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm, Saturday: 10.00am - 5.00pm, Sunday: 11.00am - 5.00pm

PARIS, new collection of the studio Ateliers J&J

Ateliers J&J  is launching a new collection : PARIS ! This new collection is presented this month in Paris at their showroom in the centre of Paris: le 114. In collaboration with the agency BASE DESIGN for Maison Debailleuil, the Ateliers J&J  declined one of their iconic chair with a serie of upholstery from KVADRAT. 

J&J Ateliers are manufacturers who are constantly thinking about production. their technical knowledge allows customers a certain flexibility and to go beyond their initial ideas.
Generally contacted for interior design such as bars, restaurants, shops or headquarters, their challenge is to work fast to set up a very efficient production system based on strong collaborations with their various suppliers.

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Festive Holiday Wallpaper

Make the home more stylish and even more merry this season by going further with festive decor than ever before. This wallpaper design is perfect for people who want to give a room a touch of Winter Wonderland, but don't want to commit to a new wallpaper that's just for the holiday season.

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The wall design by MuralsWallpaper offers a tasteful option for holiday decor and is a wonderful way to get a more festive feeling at home during December.

Featuring a printed folk pattern of flora, prancing deer, frolicking foxes and little robins, the wall design was created by carving the motif out on a clay tile to create a print block that is coated with paint and pressed onto paper - a craft known as lino printing. 

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Not just for Christmas

This wallpaper is perfect for putting up in the dining room to enhance a fancy festive dinner table set-up, or in the living room as a beautiful backdrop for an evergreen tree.

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What's more, there won't be any desire to discard of this wallpaper when Winter comes to an end. The design also works well for any season thanks to its quaint Scandinavian style, inspired by traditional folk art. 

The wallpaper is available in charming sage, beige, slate blue and heather grey color ways.

Bluebellgray Collaborates with Bute

We are so excited to share with you another fabulous collaboration from one of our favourite brands, Bluebellgray.

Bluebellgray have paired up with fellow Scottish fabric house, Bute to create an exclusive collection of contemporary cushions and footstools! Like Fi, Bute are continuously inspired by the surrounding landscapes and countryside in Scotland. Since discovering how effortlessly their prints sit with Bute’s vibrant colour palette, Bluebellgray just knew they had to collaborate.


Colourist: Colourful abstract block shapes in super scale, watercolour brushstrokes create a contemporary statement, designed specially to celebrate the launch of Bluebellgray’s new flagship store in Glasgow.

Eye-Catching Cushions Guaranteed to Brighten up Any Home

Drawing inspiration from centuries old latticework of tradition al West African patterns, Dar Leone’ s new Oceana collection celebrates craftsmanship, heritage and culture. Staying true to the brand’ s love of geometric and historical African textiles, Oceana is designed to complement the brand’ s current collections and pieces.

Handmade in the UK, the collection includes hobo bags, makeup bags and cushions printed on cotton sateen available in 4 colourways. Prices range from £36 to £89.

Launched in 2012 by Isatu Funna, lifestyle brand and boutique Dar Leone handpicks pieces from across the globe, bringing them into the comfort of your home. A carefully chosen selection of unique everyday items, sourced from founder Isatu’s travels, are complemented by a contemporary range of products designed and handmade in London. All textiles are designed by the brand.


Wall Murals Designed to Celebrate 100 Years of Bauhaus

2019 marks the centenary of the Bauhaus art school, established in 1919. To celebrate, MuralsWallpaper have designed a signature new collection that references classic Bauhaus shapes and colours, scaled up as murals in a modern interpretation of the movement.



These statement surface designs by MuralsWallpaper incorporate flat concrete textures inspired by Bauhaus architecture, and transform Bauhaus' iconic primary colour palette to tones that make them more accessible and ideal for modern home decoration.

The overlaying of colours and shapes that make up the murals are inspired by the colour theory work of Bauhaus' Josef Albers and by László Moholy-Nagy, a professor at the art school who explored perspective in his paintings.

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Neues Sehen

Featuring layered architectural shapes and shifting directions, the murals use minimal lines to present a contrast of sharp angles and soft, curved shapes. The simplicity of the geometric forms and colours come together to make a bold impact.



These wall mural designs capture the dynamic, asymmetric forms of original Bauhaus exhibition posters, on a scale that is simply not possible using traditional on-the-roll wallpaper. 

From dedicated design enthusiasts to all who unknowingly experience the great influence of Bauhaus in the designs they see everyday, everyone can celebrate Bauhaus in a big way at home with these six murals - Neues Sehen (new vision),  Perspektive  (perspective),  Kreis (circle),  Bilden (form), Dreieck  (triangle) and Dessau (German city home to one of the three Bauhaus schools).



The vision of Bauhaus paved the way for graphic design and the modern age. 100 years on, its incredible influence can be seen all around and continues to be explored in interior design.





New Wishbone Chair Colours for Carl Hansen & Son's 110-Year Anniversary

In celebration of Carl Hansen & Son’s 110-year anniversary on 28th October 2018, the furniture manufacturer presents Hans J. Wegner’s iconic Wishbone Chair in six new anniversary colours with limited availability.


Hans J. Wegner – celebrated as the master of the chair – had an experiemental approach, not only when it came to forms and materials, but also when exploring colours. Therefore, Carl Hansen & Son highlights the Wishbone Chair’s numerous possibilities for variation and visual style by introducing this 1950s design icon in six new colours inspired by nature.


The new anniversary colours are deeply rooted in nature – forests, beaches and woodlands – and appear in deep, elegant and soft shades. The earth tones Rosy Blush, Russet Red and Deep Burgundy are contrasted the more tranquil Oyster Grey, Forest Green, and Deep Olive; all evoke a sense of connection to our natural surroundings and a warm and inviting ambience.


The Wishbone Chair in these six new colours has a handwoven seat in natural paper cord and is exclusively available from 28th October to 31st December 2018. The special anniversary price is £500 including VAT. Find more info at www.carlhansen.com.

Autumn Mood With Pressed Leaf Wallpaper

This pressed leaf wallpaper design gives the popular pressed flower style a cosy update as the colder months start to creep in. Featuring a mix of Autumnal leaves in warm tones that sum up the season, this wall mural is a style-conscious way to bring the comfort of Fall into your interiors.

It's easy to fall in love with Fall - with the fresh feeling in the air, pumpkin-spiced everything and, most of all, the reds, oranges and yellows all around as leaves fall to the ground and welcome the change in season. This new pattern wallpaper design by MuralsWallpaper shows a new take on the pressed flower trend of Summer, using crunchy fallen leaves to capture the essence of Fall.

The pressed leaf mural design is great for anyone looking to decorate for a cosy feel, but also wants a beautifully high-design and unique look. Perfect for putting in the places that should feel cosiest, such as the bedroom, living room, dining room and more.


Colours of the Season with Lovely Sofas

Each and every snazzy new sofa from Lovely Sofas is made to order in their Lancashire workshops which means customers can pick their own fabric from any of the beautiful fabric collections on offer.  There are clever velvets, cosy wools, and textured weaves to name a few, all perfect for creating an inviting sofa to nestle into on a cold night.  But what about the colour?  There are lots of pleasing shades to choose from making it super easy to stay on trend this AW18.

Don Large Sofa - Shown here in Downton Marigold Luxury Velvet. This rather refined sofa plays nicely with all sorts of décor. Its design is simplicity itself, with a fixed upholstered back rather than cushions and wooden legs rather than a base frame. Just add a cat, a dog or some kids and you’ll feel right at home. Amalfi Fresco wallpaper from Graham and Brown.

Don Large Sofa - Shown here in Downton Marigold Luxury Velvet. This rather refined sofa plays nicely with all sorts of décor. Its design is simplicity itself, with a fixed upholstered back rather than cushions and wooden legs rather than a base frame. Just add a cat, a dog or some kids and you’ll feel right at home. Amalfi Fresco wallpaper from Graham and Brown.

Pretty in Pink

Whether it’s baby pink, soft dusky pink or bright bubblegum we are loving this feminine shade in our homes for this coming season.  Pink works really well with other pastel colours and is thought to bring warmth to a room, perfect for the seasons ahead.

Frankie Large Sofa, shown here in Downton Mallow Luxury Velvet. With its eye-catching, deep buttoned back, The Frankie says “look at me” without being too showy about it. You can up the stakes with a bold colour (like the pink in the pic) or play it subtle with something earthy. Either way, it’ll look gorgeous every time you walk in the room. Volare wallpaper from Graham and Brown

Frankie Large Sofa, shown here in Downton Mallow Luxury Velvet. With its eye-catching, deep buttoned back, The Frankie says “look at me” without being too showy about it. You can up the stakes with a bold colour (like the pink in the pic) or play it subtle with something earthy. Either way, it’ll look gorgeous every time you walk in the room. Volare wallpaper from Graham and Brown

Going Green

Jewel colours are great for the festive season and bring a touch of glamour to the home.  Shown above is the gorgeously stylish Gracie Love Seat, featuring comfy scatter back cushions and elegant piping on the arms.  Alternatively, for something more formal, the Lottie Sofa below boasts a traditional deep buttoned diamond design on both its back and high sides making it supremely welcoming. 

Lottie Large Sofa, shown here in Downton Chive Luxury Velvet. Super elegant and stylish, The Lottie is all about clean linear design, with high sides and a polished wooden frame underneath. But it wouldn’t be a Lovely Sofa if it was all about looks. A traditional, deep buttoned diamond design on the back and inner sides make the sofa all soft and welcoming too. Bugs silver wallpaper from Graham and Brown

Lottie Large Sofa, shown here in Downton Chive Luxury Velvet. Super elegant and stylish, The Lottie is all about clean linear design, with high sides and a polished wooden frame underneath. But it wouldn’t be a Lovely Sofa if it was all about looks. A traditional, deep buttoned diamond design on the back and inner sides make the sofa all soft and welcoming too. Bugs silver wallpaper from Graham and Brown

Good as Gold

Last but certainly not least, where would we be without a splash of gold in our homes and the trend forecasters are predicting it will be used with even more impact this AW season.  Forget small token accessories and go bold it seems!  The Linda Sofa looks absolutely gorgeous in this luxurious colour, shown below in soft clever velvet. 

Linda Large Sofa - Shown here in Amalfi Buttercup Clever Velvet. Here the classic Chesterfield has had a modern makeover and the result is one of the most popular sofas. Sweeping scroll arms, aged wooden legs and deep-buttoning give it a timeless traditional look, but a plain, coil-sprung seat gives it a modern twist as well as lots of lovely extra boinginess. Beau Gatsby wallpaper from Graham and Brown

Linda Large Sofa - Shown here in Amalfi Buttercup Clever Velvet. Here the classic Chesterfield has had a modern makeover and the result is one of the most popular sofas. Sweeping scroll arms, aged wooden legs and deep-buttoning give it a timeless traditional look, but a plain, coil-sprung seat gives it a modern twist as well as lots of lovely extra boinginess. Beau Gatsby wallpaper from Graham and Brown

Unicorn Vibes With MuralsWallpaper

This mural design was created by MuralsWallpaper with the question in mind, 'what would it look like if a unicorn exploded?' The result is a pastel palette paradise that gives unicorn-themed design a fresh, abstract feel.


The explosive influence of the unicorn trend can be seen everywhere, and now the trend can make a big splash in the interior design world with a mural inspired by an exploded unicorn that transforms a space into a candy coloured dreamland.

This imaginative wallpaper captures the unicorn-everything craze that everyone is head over hooves for, featuring pastel paint splashes and splatters that would comically be expected of a unicorn explosion. 


The colourful mural provides people with a cool way to incorporate the unicorn trend in their interiors with a design that isn't too literal, but captures the essence of what makes the magic of unicorns so appealing. This product is for any fan of unicorns who wants to decorate with the trend in their home in a way that's far from conventional. 

The mural works well in a bedroom or living space for a playful, feminine look that is the stuff of legends. 


From £30.00 per square metre: https://www.muralswallpaper.co.uk/colour/pastel/ 

Taylor Howes & Davidson Launch New Dining Table Collaboration

Taylor Howes and Davidson, two bastions of the artisan and design world in the UK, have revealed a stunning new dining table collaboration at FOCUS 2018. The table, named “The Howes Dining Table”, will be launched at a special event during the week and is the result of a 6-month collaborative process. This is the Davidson studio's first collaboration and a celebration of the pair’s 25-year friendship.

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It took six craftsman and designers from the respective studios some three months to develop the prototype, which is hand carved and has a striking figured Angere to the top.  The table, which in homage to the philosophy of both firms is more akin to an art piece than something so functional as a table, boasts an eye-catching radial pattern on its surface and is a demonstration of the very best in British craftsmanship. 

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The concept of the table was born out of the timeless nature of Davidson's existing pieces and the inherent nature of dining tables traversing decades, being passed on from generation to generation. Taylor Howes explored the nature of passing time and how this might be represented in the design, focusing their thoughts on a single day - from dawn to dusk.  This image inspired the River bed relief, which is reflective of the image of sun hitting rippled water at sunrise and the soft evening tone as it sets at night.   Working with Davidson it was decided that the shape of the table should be oval, as it continued the theme, with the continual loop, a never-ending passage of time. This was then followed through in the base, where the team created two semi-circular elements. 

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The collaboration forms part of a wider initiative by the Taylor Howes studio and is part of its #52WeeksofTH campaign. A year-long celebration of the studio's 25th Birthday, which has seen something new happen, either announcement, collaboration, Q&A or event throughout the year.  The collaboration with Davidson is one of the larger initiatives to happen in Taylor Howes' 25th year and its sits alongside the studio's own collection launch, which is to be revealed November 1st 2018 and the group's first Business of Design and Luxury summit, which is to take place on November 21st in the The Gladstone Library, One Whitehall Place, with guest speakers from the world of design and luxury internationally. 

Karen Howes, CEO & Founder of Taylor Howes, commented: “We are thrilled to be launching our collaboration during FOCUS. I have worked with Davidson for 25 years so it was fitting to work with them to create something truly unique and special for our 25th anniversary. Six months in the making, “The Howes Dining Table” is a statement piece and a signature of our design philosophy: elegant lines, exceptional craftsmanship and material imagination. We're known in the studio for our finishes and detailing and “The Howes Dining Table” is no exception to this. Working with Davidson has been a great journey; we've loved every part of it, from the early consultations to the unveiling of the finished piece. The table is a true celebration and exemplar of British craftsmanship, conceived in our studio by our in-house designers, the skilled team at Davidson then brought it to life, it is part of our commitment to preserve and uphold British craftsmanship”. 

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Bert & May x Anthropologie Collaboration

Bert & May are pleased to announce two new tile designs to celebrate their latest collaboration with iconic lifestyle store Anthropologie

A Gold Octagonal tile has been specially created for the event, bringing together the two brand’s distinctive aesthetics. It combines one of Bert & May’s most popular shapes, the octagon, with a soft gold shade that is synonymous with Anthropologie’s relaxed, elegant style. 

Bert & May are also showcasing a brand new version of their popular Pink Pradena tile at their Anthropologie Gallery pop-up – taking place 20th September – 18th November 2018. Now available as an on-trend hexagonal.

Lee Thornley, Founder of Bert & May comments: “We have been admirers of Anthropologie for several years now, so were delighted when the idea of a pop-up at their Chelsea store was mooted. We have loved fitting out the space, and can’t wait to meet local shoppers.”

“Our brand new tile design–created especially for Anthropologie by us– celebrates the best of both brands. Using the gold hue that Anthropologie is known for and combining it with our iconic octagonal design makes for a striking pattern–perfect for creating a stunning visual statement within the home.”

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Anthropologie Gallery pop-up – 20th September – 18th November 2018, 131-141 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4PW