MUST HAVES

Nature Squared x Bethan Gray

We were left feeling very inspired (and in awe) after seeing Bethan Gray’s collaboration with Nature Squared which helps to forefront sustainability and tackle environmental issues.

The Exploring Eden Collection is made up of ten pieces of iridescent furniture and accessories including armchairs, console tables and shelving units. Every piece of furniture is created using leftover materials from seafood and farming industries such as feathers and shells which would otherwise be discarded.

Bethan Gray, a British designer, and Nature Squared, a natural surface specialist met at a shared sink in their office building and went on to partner up to create pearlescent furnishings which have now been shown at this year’s Milan Design Week. Each piece is so very diverse and beautiful and what makes the collection even better and differentiated from others is how they are each piece is made using natural materials like capiz, pearl, scallop and pen shells.

Nature Squared purchases the shells direct from Filipino workers in the fishing community on the island of Negros where normally shells are considered rubbish. By purchasing the shells from them she is therefore giving natural waste materials a whole new life. Additionally, she employs 250 people in the Philippines who turn the shells in to luxury and outstanding surface materials. These amazing scallop shells come in a wide variety of natural colours from “acid yellow” through to “inky purple”.

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Nature Squared also buys discarded pheasant and goose feathers from the British poultry industry, which Bethan Gray combines with jade to create a set of cylindrical side tables (which we have to quickly add, are gorgeous!). The goose feathers on the side tables are individually hand-tinted black from the base, graduating through to the natural white of the feather’s tip. They are then matched for size and symmetry, inlaid by hand and then sealed with a layer of clear resin.

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We can’t resist… we have to share with you a few of our favourite pieces from this collection and of course, you are probably going to fall in love with the intricate detailing of each furnishing like we did.

Sophie 💫


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Soho House: Get The Look

Soho House: Get The Look

Talk about #InteriorGoals or what?! With 23 hotels based across the world, the interiors in every Soho House are something to behold. All of the Soho House’s are different in style but they have at least the following in common: the effortlessly chic feel. They all offer guests an invitation to a comfortable and relaxing, but fun, atmosphere, created to give visitors that home-from-home vibe…

Anthropologie Sale Edit

Anthropologie Sale Edit

A visit to Anthropologie in Cheltenham left us feeling very inspired the other day so it seemed fitting when we saw they were having a big sale to do a post dedicated to this brand full of precious items. Anthropologie Home are known for their one-of-a-kind mix of clothing, accessories, gifts and home furniture & decor. We can’t tell you enough how hard it was for us to select just a few of our favourite pieces…

Coffee Table Books

Coffee Table Books

You’ll find coffee table books in every single scheme of ours. And with good reason. They’re a perfect way to reflect your style, they fill a space and they’re inexpensive… what’s not to love?! And just to make life that bit easier for you, we’ve broken it down so you can shop by your interior style…

Desks & Chairs

Desks & Chairs

If you’re someone who works from home, it can get a bit demotivating and send you a liiiiittle bit crazy. So, it’s important to make your home office an enjoyable place to be so you can actually enjoy working in it and be as productive as possible. Having a desk and chair you actually like will give you more of a reason to keep your office tidy as you’ll always want it all on show…

Outdoor Furniture

Outdoor Furniture

As summer is fast approaching, it’s important that your garden is looking on point. If you’re like us, then I’m sure you take full advantage of the (very!) rare UK sun when it appears. But then, as soon as the sun disappears, a lot of people go back to neglecting their garden, but it’s just as important to keep the exterior of your home looking as good as it is the interior all year round. So, if your furniture is looking a little rusty then you may want to invest in some new pieces but we want to encourage you to step away from the three piece rattan sets…

Yellow

Yellow

Yellow: a colour that instantly takes your mind to a sunny day. A vibrant but cheerful colour, guaranteed to brighten your mood when stumbled across. Many people automatically turn to white paint when looking to have a brightening re-vamp to their homes. But why not try yellow? It gives that brightening effect just as well, but it can also give your home a touch more colour…

Missoni Home

Missoni Home

Fashion is one of our greatest inspirations so we always love when a major fashion house takes on the world of interiors… you only have to look at how excited we were when Gucci Decor was launched! This time it’s all about Missoni. Missoni, a name autonomous with bold, colourful knitwear and that iconic chevron weave, went on to launch Missoni Home in 1983 and has gone on to be one of the most popular high-end fashion led homeware brands in the interior world.

Pouffes & Ottomans

Pouffes & Ottomans

Are you beginning to feel as though there is a certain something lacking from your room?  Perhaps an ottoman may be the hidden gem you are missing.  Ottomans are definitely up there with one of our favourite, diverse pieces of furniture; not only are they made for you to put your feet up after a long day, they can also be used as extra seating or a coffee table.

Gucci Home Decor

Gucci Home Decor

GUCCI has officially entered the world of home interiors.  As my favourite designer, it felt only right that my first blog post should pay homage to the brand, especially now they are combining my love of fashion and interiors.  I have also included some less expensive, but still great quality, alternatives.