We don’t really have a dedicated work space here at H is for Home – the whole house gets used for various activities! The photo above shows another shop owner’s home office… they seem to keep things a little more contained. It’s the domain of Estela, a Spanish homewares blogger and owner of deco and living.
It is furnished with numerous items available for sale in her shop, all set out in a tidy and uncluttered fashion. There’s ample storage to neatly conceal those mundane requisites of day-to-day business such as paperwork and packaging materials.
The white String modular shelving and cupboards appears to merge into the wall behind it. Keeping the colour palette to white & wood gives the space a simplicity and calmness. The utilitarian trestle table triples up for working, packaging and dining.
With more and more people setting up their own cottage industries and working from home, this space is a real lesson in how a chosen area of your house can not only be multi-functional, but very attractive too.
- String shelving
- Orla Kiely Scribble pear scrapbook
- Bloomingville natural seagrass basket with handles
- Recycled demijohn bottle
- FLUNS magazine files – 4 pack
- KNUFF set of 2 plywood magazine files
- GERTON beech table top
- FINNVARD trestle table
- Wood storage baskets
- Hübsch grey chair
If we had a chilled home cinema like the one above, I don’t think you’d get us out of the house in the evenings – especially in the winter!
Long, slinky black sofas hugging the walls; bundles of squishy, comfy cushions; dark walls and low sloping ceiling all helping to give the ultimate cinema experience.
A home cinema is only as good as its AV equipment and it doesn’t get much better than a ceiling-mounted cinema projector and huge, electric drop down screen.
All that’s missing are the boxes of hot popcorn. Sweet or salted?
- Optoma HD142X long throw full HD home cinema projector
- Optoma DE-3120EGA Panoview 120 Inch 4:3 matt white electric drop down screen
- RCR Timeless whisky decanter
- Skull and crossbones cushion
- Vintage mirrored cocktail drinks tray
- Parsons concrete top/ stainless steel base 48×28 small rectangular coffee table
- Poliform ‘Dune’ modular sofa designed by Carlo Colombo
We’re still having a love affair with dark painted walls – and our own house has quite large expanses of these shades.
This moody blue bedroom looks like an amazing place in which to go to sleep and wake up.
The decor is quite eclectic. There are pieces of vintage mid century looking furniture such as the peacock chair and splayed leg bedside table; what looks like a lovely antique Persian rug; also, more contemporary textiles as seen in the gorgeous bedding, cushions and light shades. Along with the warm Scandi furs, these softer textures contrast beautifully with the industrial touches such as the cast iron radiator, distressed paintwork and bare bulb light fittings.
We think the room is very successful indeed – the matt, inky green blue makes the perfect backdrop for this wonderful mix of materials and brighter highlight shades.
- Uno basic 5 light cascade pendant by Bulb Attack
- Hand-printed Napoleon bee fabric
- Squirrel cage tungsten filament bulb
- Farrow & Ball ‘Hague Blue’ estate emulsion
- William Morris ACANTHUS cushion Aegean blue / off white
- Birdy side table
- Mid-century bedside table – acorn
- John Lewis Boutique Hotel silk cushion cover, natural
- John Lewis Boutique Hotel silk bedspread, natural
- Rattan peacock armchair by Out There Interiors
- Yolanda faded Persian Jacquard rug – 160 x 230 cm, petrol blue
Every so often, we yearn for a major change in our lifestyle – sell up, buy a camper van and go off travelling. We sometimes think about narrowboat living; scaling down on our possessions and simplifying our existence.
This narrowboat home is moored up in Docklands, London. It may be a mere 19m long x 5m wide, however, it boasts 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and oodles of living space. This lovely multi-function area manages to feel spacious and bright, yet cosy too.
- Jieldé D1260 loft floor lamp
- Tom Housden dipped terracotta pendant light
- Vintage Godin wood-burning stove
- Pols Potten wire Supplement table
- House Doctor hemp & natural grey ottoman / pouf
- Vintage Greaves & Thomas egg chair
- G Plan Fifty Eight sofa
- Brunel dining table | Brunel bench
You all know how much we love bright interiors, so it should come as no surprise that we’ve chosen to feature this kitchen decorated in bold primary colours.
This is a family kitchen in a 1960s, ex-council, end-of-terrace house in Dulwich, London. It may not be the biggest of kitchens; but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in storage space. There’s a yellow, U-shaped bank of overhead and floor-standing cupboards. There’s a floor to ceiling room divider that offers double-sided open shelving. Even the end of the worktop has been turned into ingenious cookbook shelves!
- Caravaggio pendant light – black P1
- Yellow Sierra kitchen
- Dualit 31290 2+1 Combi toaster, canvas white
- Kenwood SJM040S kMix stainless steel jug kettle 1.6L, silver
- Fresnel wall lamp / ceiling lamp designed by Joe Colombo for Oluce
- John Lewis Spectrum DAB/FM digital radio, teal
- Jieldé Signal table lamp
- Miura stool designed by Konstantin Grcic for Plank
- Eames LCW chair – red stained ash
This blue sitting room is stunning!
Deep marine blue panelled walls and door gives the space a real sense of style. The tonal, buttoned sofa in plush velvet provides sumptuous texture.
The painted surfaces contrast wonderfully with the gold coloured statement trumpet pendant light and metallic nest of tables. The flashes of yellow provided by the throw, patterned cushion and hardback book also work very well and balance the room nicely.
An indigo feather Cameroonian juju hat (read more about its origins here) provides a beautiful centrepiece.
The overall feel is luxurious and dramatic… and very successful indeed.
- DelightFULL Botti pendant lamp
- Mullen Bogota Quirky wall light
- Yves Delorme Angelie throw
- Dulux ‘Marine Blue’
- Royal blue Juju hat / Bamileke headdress
- Round nest of tables
- Connor 3-seater sofa