The overriding theme this year is for sustainable and natural materials. When it comes to decorating the home, the emphasis is on choosing designs that are classic and longer lasting, rather than something you’ll get tired of quickly. TLB showcases the dominant trends alongside some key style notes and home accessories.
Image: Shop the look: Mexico woven bedding, from £75 for a double, Shani tassel cushion, £45,
hammered mango tray, £20, luxe medium glass, £5, French Connection.
This year sees the launch of the first bedding range by French Connection and it perfectly fits into this lovely tactile trend, based around slow living with the emphasis on natural materials. This look is all about creating a cosy feel, mix your textures and team with tactile throws and cushions.
ElizaMay Pottery Image: The Jug and Vase collection by Eliza May Pottery provides a timeless collection of pieces that are so versatile you’ll find yourself using them for all sorts of day to day things. Filled with wild flowers they epitomise sustainable living and we love the fact that each piece is lovingly made by hand in Eliza’s Cotswold studio. Available in sizes large, medium and small from £5 www.elizamaypottery.co.uk
Organic style ceramics both plain or with subtle patterns and an artisanal element will be popular this summer. Look out for embossed jugs and vases and fill them full of pretty blooms and foraged stems. Colours to look out for are all the naturals plus blush pink and jet black.
Image: Shop the look: Cage easy fit pendant, £45, cereal bowls, set of 2, £10, melamine bowls, set of 4, £10, dinner plates, set of 4, £10, side plates, set of 4, £10, embossed jug, £12, patterned vase, £40, dipping bowls, set of 3, £10, cutlery 16pc, £35, all Debenhams.
Sulking Room Pink is proving one of the key colours offered by Farrow & Ball this year, a rustic natural tone that provides a good dose of nostalgia, soothing the mind and soul. It boasts greyish undertones, combined with a depth of colour which makes walls feel velvety and luxe.
With Farrow & Ball you can be assured of eco-friendly water based paint that’s low odour, low VOC and child-safe. www.www.farrow-ball.com
These beautiful rugs are hand woven by artists in India, Morocco and Peru using natural materials and ancient hand loom weaving techniques.
Francesca Gentilli has an eye for sourcing the most amazing rugs and carpets from traditional craftsmen and women. Each piece is unique and tells its own story. The labour is so intense that some pieces can take up to a year to make.
Established in West Wales in 1997, TOAST has grown from loungewear and nightwear to become a unique lifestyle brand renowned for its thoughtful, contemporary design and commitment to traditional textiles and craftsmanship.
Today, TOAST creates and curates simple, functional, beautiful clothing, homeware and we love it! These 100% Cotton Fouta towels are long lasting and versatile. Lightweight, fast-drying they are hand woven in Tunisia. £39
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