On My Radar : Spring Homeware Favourites

March 28, 2019


Good morning (or afternoon/evening depending on when you choose to read). The first day of spring has officially passed in the UK and everything outdoors is coming to life, which has got me thinking about summery days and balmy evenings at home. I thought I’d do something I haven’t done for a while today and share some of my favourite homewares that are catching my eye at the moment.

These items pretty much embody my spring palette – pink, green and natural with monochrome accents. I think this is a really fresh colour combination for Spring and often use it at this time of year. There’s no need to throw the baby out with the bath water, I’m not directing you to replace stuff (I’m unlikely to buy any of it bar the plates and possibly the chair), treat this as a moodboard piece if you will, you may already own items in this palette, I’m going to be hunting around the house for items that make me feel like this combination does which is clean, fresh and packing a punch in the design stakes.
A few of these items are quite stylised and minimal because I like things a little sparser at this time of year, so the silhouette table, pendant light and chair are all perfect as they don’t feel too heavy or clunky. I first saw the light from Heals and paused to wonder where I may put it, then the little table from H&M which is a pretty decent interpretation of a very expensive Gubi table but at a very purse friendly £35. And saving the best til last of the black metal pieces, I am so in love with this garden chair from Swoon. Actually I think it’s made for a very high end garden, it’s almost too good for the outdoors, I’ve been wondering if I could get away with it in the newly revamped dining room, what do you think?!

The pink plates are exactly what I have in mind for the dining table this season. They are new in at Anthropologie and a part of their new entry priced items, so a set of four come in at a very reasonable £22. The green blanket is the splurge piece here, i saw it on Opumo and I love it’s muted slightly masculine design. For the natural element I’m finding that I am, like the rest of the world, really into rattan at the moment and this piece from MADE is such a crowd pleaser. Designed by Sebastian Cox, British creator of some of the most covetable furniture of the last five years, this bedside table has the kind of detailing that makes my heart sing (there is also a dresser and wardrobe in this range which are also stunning). One of my favourite brands for kitchen accessories is Stelton and I love perusing their press releases when they drop into my inbox. This little salt cellar is so simple but the design is delicate and slightly frilly that I’m really sold on it. And finally let’s return to a little more black, this monochrome blanket from Artek is a stunner of simplicity and craftsmanship. I could happily swallow up most of the output of this Finnish powerhouse of design, but no-ones prepared to bankroll me in this endeavor so I’ve got my sights on this expensive but very beautiful accessory instead.
What’s on your wish list at the moment? I’d love to hear in the comments below.

Items clockwise from top left:

Keegan Side Plates (Set of 4), Anthropologie // Liana Side Table, MADE // Makiko Black Pendant, Heals // Side Table with Shelf, H&M Home // Pleat Salt Cellar, Stelton // Siena Blanket, Artek // Finsbury Outdoor Chair, Swoon // Forestry Wool Pop up Green Blanket, Opumo


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