Stunning interior design trends we are loving this month
PUBLISHED: 14:50 14 April 2016
Sara Niven makes her pick of the best April products
Trendy teens or tweenies will appreciate the new kids’ furniture range Oeuf NYC, now available at www.nubie.co.uk. This Brooklyn Children to Teen Desk is perfect for doing their homework on and has three different surface heights to grow with your child: £495. Also shown is the Vertical Mini Library in White/Birch: £495. Call Nubie on 01825 724160.
An air of nostalgia
There’s a distinctly 70’s vibe to the new Spring/Summer collection from BHS, and if (like us) you remember the long hot summer of 1976, Chopper bikes and polaroid prints, you’ll get the idea! Elements side table, £199, metal chest, £399, Mumford chair, £299, Bayan chandelier, £250, rug, £120, Paris table lamp, £60, pineapple vase, £20, hexagonal lantern, £22, for your nearest store or to order online, visit bhs.co.uk.
Out of Africa
Thanda is a new online store sourcing ethically produced homewares from South Africa. Its Faversham-based founder, Suganya Smith, is originally from South Africa and she is passionate about seeking out striking designs made by community-based projects. “Every time I visited family and brought things back friends would ask where I got them. The products are such good quality and it seemed a great opportunity to support the makers and their communities.” Find reclaimed wooden picture frames, hand-thrown ceramic bowls and Bonakele weave baskets, shown here, from £29 at www.thanda.co.uk.
Labour of love
When the owner of Tunbridge Wells-based holiday home Pennington Cottage was looking for furniture that reflected the age of her property, she turned to another Kent business.Jac & Gill, based at Lilypie Café in Maidstone, specialises in vintage furniture, accessories and homeware, which they upcycle using classic Farrow and Ball shades. Gill Howgate, co-owner with Jacqueline Wilkinson, says: “We provided a Victorian chest of drawers, an oak French table and a fantastic dresser. The French vintage chest of drawers in the bedroom (above) underwent paint techniques and dark wax to get the right finish; we also painted chairs in a bright high gloss to add a splash of colour to the bathroom.” More at www.facebook.com/JacandGill or visit: Lilypie Café, Warmlake Road, Chart Sutton, Maidstone ME17 3RP
Hokolo’s new Ava Table. Designed by architect Jen Taylor, this mid-century inspired hand-crafted table has an integrated light, plant pot holder and coaster to keep everything close to hand. Choose from Walnut, Oak or Ash, £640, www.hokolo.com
Loaf’s stylish new Cobber kitchen table and Hamburger kitchen chairs. Featuring a top in reclaimed Elm, the table is £575 and the chairs are £265 for a pair, visit Loaf.com or call 0845 459 9937
The gorgeous Grove Chair in Betsy Print from Marks & Spencer, £699. It is almost too pretty to sit on and certainly isn’t one to cover up with a cushion. Visit www.marksandspencer.com.