Get their look: Industrial style utility room

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For most people, doing the laundry is a chore at the best of times. However, I’d do my washing, drying and ironing with a smile on my face if this industrial style utility room belonged to me!

It’s practical, light and roomy – you could swing a duvet cover, never mind a cat. If you have the space, a separate and – in the case above – matching washing machine and dryer are especially handy… especially if there are lots of people (and therefore, dirty laundry) in the household. It can halve the time that wash day takes!

The monochrome décor is lifted with copper highlights in the pendant lights, worktop planters and beautiful laundry basket.

  1. Hanging ball glass terrariums with airplants
  2. Premier Jasper wide pendant light in copper
  3. Ampersand print poster
  4. Roger Lascelles 36cm French château wall clock
  5. Large copper wire basket
  6. Artificial cactus in metallic pot
  7. Miele WMH121WPS free-standing washing machine
  8. Miele TMG840WP tumble dryer

Get their look: Industrial style utility room | H is for Home

Price Points: Jungle style

Jungle style interior ideas | H is for Home

A theme that’s gaining in popularity at the moment is jungle style. Sometimes you just want to open your front door and step into a fantasy world – at least some of us that live in a cold, rainy Pennine valley do!

I really like a rainforest vibe; it’s relaxing, exotic and fun. You can easily set the mood with sound – a recording of soft rain falling on to broad-leaved trees, fast-moving waterfalls and the shrill of cicadas… We sometimes play soothing rainforest soundscapes via Spotify through our Sonos speakers to help us fall asleep.

A feature wall papered with a bold jungle print helps bring a tropical vibe to a room. Dot a few big architectural houseplants such as palms, ferns and rubber plants around the room and it’s almost like being in the Amazon!

I just love these playful lights – available in black or white – of monkeys striking different poses. A group of these simian pranksters would make a brilliant talking point!

  1. Authentic Natural Sounds – Rainforest (1 track on 1 CD): £2.19, musicMagpie
  2. Savuti Dark Petrol Multi wallpaper: £80 per roll, wallpaperdirect
  3. Seletti monkey light: from £169, Amazon

Get their look: Mid-century lounge

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Our love affair with all things 50s-inspired continues with this mid-century lounge. It has many of the classic hallmarks of this type of space – light & airy, unfussy, optimistic. The furniture is stylish, yet retains a functional simplicity – the distinctive splayed legs and feet associated with the era are much in evidence. The parquet flooring is a wonderful original feature that really suits the overall design. Clean lines and hard edges are softened with textiles and lots of natural foliage.

Whilst we’re concentrating on the lounge area, we love the open plan nature of the apartment and glimpses through to the kitchen and mezzanine bedroom. The glazed panel works perfectly to section off the bedroom area whilst retaining the sight line and flow – this is cleverly echoed by the the mirror on the wall beneath.

  1. ASTRO Tressino S 7042 IP44 wall light
  2. Aspect mirror
  3. Mid-century media 6-piece set
  4. Mid-century turned wood leg planters
  5. Stellar white marble side table
  6. Santiago leather armchair in camel
  7. 2 x Lule high back carver dining chairs
  8. Porto left-hand corner sofa

Have a look at some of the other interiors we’ve featured in our Get their look series.

Get their look: Mid-century lounge | H is for Home

3 ways to add a rustic feel to any new home

3 Ways to add a rustic feel to any new home | H is for Home

Rustic home designs are very on trend – they have a relaxing quality and make you feel closer to nature. If you’re trying to create a rustic interior look, then think about natural materials like exposed stone walls, wood and wicker. Also incorporating earthy colour tones like browns, greens, creams, rusts and so on. If you’re looking for a rustic design but you’re a little unsure of where to start, then continue reading to discover tips for adding this feel to your home.

Rustic wooden desk

Add wood

If you have access to wooden pallets, there are many ways that they can be incorporated into rustic home décor. They’re inexpensive and yet have the perfect look and feel required. You can transform wood pallets into bed frames, tables or benches. Or perhaps use them to create a kitchen shelving or wine racks. They can be left rough hewn – or sanded, lime washed and stained whatever colour you like. If you’re looking for an even bigger project, you can attach large expanses of the wooden slats directly to the wall. The resulting clap-board effect will add texture and visual interest to a space.

Rustic wooden rafters and stone wall

Add stone to the interior or exterior

Stone is very adaptable and can be used for many purposes. It’s certainly got rustic appeal. It can be used both inside or outside – in the form of tiles or larger block pieces.

You can use interlocking paving stones for a patio, path or retaining wall. Pavers are extremely durable and come in a variety of finishes – various shades of grey, brown, green, and cream – even yellows and orange. Stone can also be used to create an outdoor barbecues or fire pits. If you’re thinking about adding a kitchen island, consider using stone to make it. It can be built to the exact size and shape required, the stone adding a elemental simplicity to the overall look. Stone kitchen worktops can continue the flow of the material if desired. Or, if you’re looking to add a naturalistic touch to a bathroom, try creating a natural stone feature wall or splashback – or perhaps an archway to frame and accent the bathtub itself.

 

Rustic interior decorated in natural colours

Natural hues

You can give any room an unfussy, neutral feel by adding earthy tones. Use paint colours like walnut, mustard, and spring green in combination with creams and whites. However, if you don’t want to go as far as painting, simply add some furniture with natural coverings. For example, a wooden chair with brown, rust or Hessian coloured upholstery can add country charm. Accessorise with accent pillows on other furnishings to create a warm, homely feel. Shop at flea-markets and second-hand shops to find a few pieces that add the all important vintage touch to your interior. Rugs can also quickly add a rustic look without making any permanent changes to your home. Seagrass, coir and bamboo matting are also recommended options. The colour and texture are perfect for this look.

Whatever the vision is for your home use the above suggestions to get started on your rustic makeover.

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Price Points: Radiator covers

Radiator covers | H is for Home

I won’t lie, I find most modern radiators hideous! If we ever build our own home from scratch, I’d install under-floor heating and do away with radiators altogether. They really get in the way of the positioning of furniture.

In an old house (like our current one), I’d love to rip out all the boxy, white radiators and replace them with beautiful cast iron Victorian style ones. That would be a hugely costly and messy operation; a quicker & easier option would be to invest in radiator covers.

We’re completely in love with the bentwood slatted example above (#3) – and they’re available in a huge range of colours and patterns.

  1. Radwraps magnetic radiator cover: from £25.61, Amazon
  2. Modern radiator cover: from £76.80, 3D modular
  3. Oak radiator cover: from £252 for 90cm length radiator, Cool Radiators

Get their look: Perfectly practical kitchen

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Of all the kitchens we’ve featured so far on Get their look, this perfectly practical kitchen is probably the one I’d most like to be in our home!

As an ex-chef and avid baker, I love the fact that the Gaggenau appliances wouldn’t look out of place in an industrial kitchen. I’ve always had a soft spot for minimalist stainless steel cabinets and work surfaces.

The background palette is neutral and calm – creams, whites and natural wood shades much in evidence. It’s livened nicely with small flashes of colour from flowers, fruit, herbs etc.

A vintage, wall-mounted Bakelite telephone and framed Tretchikoff ‘Chinese Girl’ print add a contrasting homeliness to an otherwise utilitarian-like space.

Real thought has gone into the design – the marble fire surround being picked up in the top of the Saarinen tulip table for example.

  1. Bamboo hanging lamp
  2. Serge Mouille six-arm ceiling lamp replica
  3. Vladimir Tetchikoff ‘Chinese Girl’ print
  4. Gaggenau VG 491 111 F – SERIE 400 – stainless steel controls front
  5. Saarinen tulip oval table Arabescato coated marble by Knoll
  6. Gaggenau BMP 250 130 microwave cm. 60 200 dx series – silver combined microwave
  7. Polacco stool
  8. Tolix Inox outdoor chairs designed by Xavier Pauchard

Get their look: Perfectly practical kitchen | H is for Home