Homes & Antiques magazine, October edition, is out now, echoing the continuing interiors trend for arts and crafts from far flung locations, especially when they are handmade and support local artisans.
Check out H & A Lifestyle Homes this month, a former carpenter’s warehouse which dates back to the 1800’s, once part of the East End of London’s thriving furniture district, which now reflects the owner’s love of Thailand and industrial design.
Marble and Mint are included in their favourite global picks, along with several other amazing e-tailers selling artisan items from China, India, Tibet, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Well worth a read! On sale from 17th August.
Elle Decoration August Edition is out now, with everything you need to know about Autumn/Winter 2017 trends (yes we’re there already). #1 is Fifties Colours. I love these colour combinations, and this takes me back to my student days when my first room sheme was based on the designs from this period.
Mustard yellows, pinks, burgundy and olive make up the season’s trending colours, and I can see the wildly abstract colours and designs of a vintage Boucherouite rug fitting perfectly with this colour palette. We’re planning to add a collection of smaller size Boucherouite rugs to our collection very soon, with the idea that these easy care, washable rugs are ideal for a bathroom, so look out for those in our online shop soon.
#2 home trend is Global Fusion. This is all about combining home accessories that you love and that express your personality, regardless of their style or origin. In other words, anything goes, and I absolutely love this idea of cultural fusion. I have objects that I’ve collected from Africa, India, Indonesia and Morocco and they all come together to create a completely original scheme.
Try mixing woven baskets, clay pots, wooden accessories and textile wall hangings. The muted colours and organised tribal designs of our flatweave Kilims are perfect additions for this trend. Don’t forget that if you don’t see the sizes you need in our online shop, we can created your perfect custom kilim in our workshop in the Atlas Mountains, with a lead time of approximately 6 weeks.