A few weeks ago I visited Shoreditch Design Rooms as part of London Craft Week, where I got to see the trade of chair upholstering in full swing. What stuck me about upholstery is just how intricate it is, and how those who upholster chairs are really skilled artisans. Proper upholstery is defiantly not something that you can learn from a You Tube video and do with a glue gun! However, if you want to add your own touch to chairs in your home, like selecting the colour, fabric type (plus even the detail and texture of the fabric), HomePlaneur has the answer.Read More
Do you find items piling up in your house? Need to make way for the new by storing away the old? Cupboards already bursting at the seams? With price per square metre of homes at a (lets face it, constant) high, you don't want to be paying out for lots of cupboard space. The solution? Being clever with storage. Be smart and savvy when purchasing furniture and make sure that bulky items come with added storage space.Read More
Cushions, throws, books, art - all these objects are used to build a room. They stop it from looking bland and sterile, give the room depth and provide that much needed cosy feel. Perhaps the most essential part of this layering in any interior is a rug. Rugs, however, can be quite hard to get right. Too small and it looks silly and out of place. Too large then you'll most likely be catching the door on it, while most of it will be crumpled up under furniture than on show.
You know what it's like when you have an exact image in your head of a piece of furniture or homeware that you need in your home. You scour the shops to find something just right, and sometimes you get close to perfection, but it's the wrong size, or the wrong colour. So many times i've said 'oh that's perfect, but only if it was a bit bigger', or, 'i like it, but if only it came in blue'. Obviously I try and DIY lots of stuff in my home, but there is just some stuff that i'm not capable of making! Beds, cabinets, rugs or tables being some of them! But I'm super fussy and particular, and I often want a say in all the finishing touches of my furniture. That's why when I discovered Homeplaneur, a website that enables you to envision and totally create your furniture to your specification (from the colour to the actual design), I was intrigued. An online 'Do It Yourself' approach, with the end result being Italian branded, highly crafted, fully or pre-assembled furniture delivered right to your door, it sounded such a great concept for people who know exactly what they want, but they just don't know where to find it.Read More