Author: Anya Parish

10 Of The Best Budget Friendly But High On Style Wall Lights

Wall lights are so important in creating ambient and warm atmosphere in our home and I don’t think an average home has enough of them. I have recently been looking at a lot of different wall lights while researching for our potential bathroom redesign project. In this post I decided to compile my favourite finds that meet my usual two criteria, the first one being reasonably priced. And to comply with this goal I set myself a budget of a maximum of £200. So the lights are not going to be throw away cheapest possible options but at the same time should be affordable for design conscious shoppers. My second criteria that I always strive for is to choose objects with timeless appeal. Something you will not have to change every few seasons – this is not my ethos. I like investing in pieces I will love and will want to keep for as long as possible. Choosing existing classics and looking for potential future ones is what I am trying to do. The shortlist …

Product Of The Month: Flare Candleholder By Hay

As you might have noticed I love coloured glass, so I am really excited to discover this new candlestick designed by one of my favourite brands, Hay. Made of durable borosilicate glass these candleholders have a traditional shape that was simplified for a more contemporary look and come in three choices of colour. I can’t decide whether to go for a pink or an amber one. Flare candleholder can be bought here.         For more inspiration read: Danish Brand HAY: 12 Essentials Every Home Needs Design Classic: Mid-century Decorative Glass

Staying At Home Comforts: Top Picks To Help Enjoy Your Home

In these uncertain and worrying times home has become our place of refuge and how welcoming and comfortable it is, is so much more important! How are you spending your time at home? Have you worked out a certain routine for yourself? What are your home comforts? What I’ve been trying to teach myself recently is to focus on the now more and make the best of the situation I am in. And to be honest, to have a chance to spend more time at home is not such a bad prospect. I generally love pottering around the house and working in the garden (I am very grateful I have got one though, and I know not everyone has this luxury right now. It has never been used as much as in the last couple of weeks), so this is not a difficult task. But like never before certain simple home comforts can make a huge difference on your quality of life. Below are a few ideas I have come up with to help brighten …

Corner House In Peckham – A New Build Development With A Wow Factor

Corner House in Peckham is a new build development with a difference. Sara Mungeam is not interested, like so many other developers, in producing bland properties with no character, designed to appeal to everyone and no one in particular, with the only view of making profit as quickly as possible. For Sara property development is her passion. She is obsessed with interiors, constantly scouring for inspiration on Instagram, Pinterest, in magazines and even commercial spaces like restaurants. She first got into property development in 2013 when she renovated her first project together with a friend. Not being a trained interior designer she learned a lot from her first experience. She worked on several big projects since then, each taking at least 2 years and each increasing in floor space. Her previous two projects were conversions. The latest project – Corner House in Peckham is a new build. When working on her projects Sara is always looking to create wow factor. At the time when she was starting most developers were men producing developments with bog …

Copenhagen Home Of Pottery Lovers Filled With Design Classics

Today I invite you on a photographic tour of this bright and airy Copenhagen home that belongs to Tina, who expertly combines passion for contemporary Nordic design with her love of pottery. The liveability, effortless comfort and cosiness together with high aesthetic value is what I think makes Scandinavian style so attractive. Tina’s home is a wonderful example of this. What I particularly love about this home is abundant but considerate use of design classics, ceramics in simple earthy tones grouped together for best impact (I particularly like window sill displays as I often wonder how to make window sills more interesting), moroccan rugs on the floor – goes perfectly with Nordic style and of course paired down colour scheme. Instagram: @tina.cph Get the look   From top clockwise:  Lyngby Vase, Lyngby Porcelæn | PH 3/2 table lamp, Louis Poulsen | CH24 Wishbone Chair, Carl Hansen & Søn | PH 5 Classic Pendant, Louis Poulsen | CH25 Low Armchair, Carl Hansen & Søn | J83 stool, Fdb møbler | AJ Floor lamp, Louis Poulsen   …

How To Fill Your Walls With Art On A Budget (Without It Looking Cheap)

Original art costs money but there are multiple ways we can adorn our walls with things we love on a much smaller budget, and they don’t include buying a canvas with a flower or a sunset on it at your local department store. Today I decided to put together all my favourite and most interesting tips to fill your walls with art without compromising on quality and style. Tip 1: Museum shops for prints and posters Whenever I go to a museum I love spending time and browsing in a museum shop. Most of them have a wonderfully curated selection of books, home decor items and artwork, such as posters and prints. My favourite shops include Tate Modern, V&A, Design museum. Many museums, such as National Portrait gallery and V&A also have a Print on Demand service where you can choose from an extensive database of artwork and print to the size you need. A good thing is Museum shop always reflects its’ exhibits collection, so you can easily choose the ones that are closer …

JWDA Table Lamp by MENU – The One Lamp Every Home Needs

About a year ago I set out to search for a table lamp for my bedroom. I have a sideboard along one of the walls and was fixated to place an oversized lamp there to create drama. So how did I end up with a small and minimalistic JWDA? Inspired by traditional oil lamps, the lamp was designed by Stockholm-based designer Jonas Wagell for one of my favourite Scandinavian brands MENU. This light does not shout “Look at me!” but it does possess timeless quality of a future classic. The simple rounded shape of an opal glass and a sturdy base made of a combination of two natural materials, be it marble, concrete or metal (mine is in brass), make it fit perfectly into any context – a bedside table, a desk, a sideboard or on bookshelves. Jonas explains his design philosophy: “I want to create products that can be used every day and become part of people’s lives.” In practical terms, what makes it so perfect is the lamp’s quality of light. The manual …

Mid-century Modern Home Set In A Breath-Taking Location Near Woodstock, NY

Bobby Bui and his partner Gary wanted a mid-century modern home, which are quite rare on the East Coast of the United States, as flat roof homes with walls of glass are not recommended in areas where the climate can be quite cold. When this 1960-s house came on the market, Bobby was especially drawn to it as it reminded him of homes he coveted in his youth while growing up in Southern California. “It really feels like a West Coast home”. Needless to say, this home received multiple offers within the first couple of days on the market, but luck and a strong offer secured it for Bobby and Gary and they moved here in the Fall of 2016. First of all, could you tell me a little bit about the house and what attracted you to it? The house is located in what is considered to be the most famous small town in the United States, Woodstock, NY.   Woodstock has been an arts colony for over 100 years and is also the town …

Prettiest Christmas Decorations By Walther & Co

I have a confession to make – I am not that bothered about Christmas. I am feeling slightly nervous though admitting this in the midst of all the festive preparations. Don’t get me wrong, I do get a little bit excited in the run up, setting the table on Christmas day and opening presents with the kids, but after the festivities are finished, I am quite glad to put all the decorations back into their boxes, sweep up drying Christmas tree needles off the floor and return the house back to normal again. But this was until I discovered Christmas decorations, which I promise, you will want to have on display all year round! I am talking of course about ethereal creations by Danish brand Walther & Co. The brand is a creation by Birgitte Herrig, who named the company after her grand father who travelled a lot in Indonesia and India and always brought back exciting and special objects. This has inspired her to mix Nordic traditions and Asian mystery in a both nostalgic …

James Burleigh Sample Sale 11 – 12 January 2020

James Burleigh is a London based furniture designer and manufacturer specialising in high quality tables, benches, seating and credenza cabinets.  James’s focus since launching the brand in 2002 has been to create products that are functional, aesthetically pleasing and sustainable. Their signature collection uses laminate in over 100 colours and a choice of solid wood edges to create tables, benches and stools that are visually appealing, strong and durable.  They offer flexibility in terms of size, height and dimension that make their products perfect for today’s work environments, facilitating adaptable spaces that reflect the culture and ethos of each specific setting.  Despite the variety, there is a strong brand identity ensuring that whatever configuration is chosen, an integrated space results. http://www.jamesburleigh.co.uk