Last week I spent most of my time rushing between Bristol and London with F in tow and have since been playing catch, you know the usual juggle of work, kiddo and life in general. However I am excited to share a bit of what we got up to in London and about our exciting adventure we have planned this week too.
I am a huge fan of Habitat and I have to admit that it's one of my staple go-to brands when it comes to creating a stylish interior. So I was super excited to head into Chelsea and visit the Habitat Autumn/Winter 2015 press day and discover what designs they have lined up for the next season. I was not disappointed and neither was F, trying to keep him from bouncing on every sofa and bed was certainly a challenge but made a little easier with the table laden with pastries.
I was immediately taken by the pops of colour, geometric patterns, clean lines and all the beautiful finishing touches Habitat are known for and started to make a mental wish list while chatting to the lovely Clare Askem, Habitat's CEO. The trends for the Autumn/Winter line seem to have encapsulated all of my favourite eras with a mix of 80's revival, mid-century design, tribal collections, monochrome simplicity and Scandi inspiration.
For statement pieces I found myself swooning over the Hawkins Armchair, designed by Matthew Long. It's sculptural form mixes tubular chrome, grey Velvet and tailored wool for a modern day mash up. Available in two colours, I think this is simply beautiful design piece to have in the home and if that doesn't float your boat what about this mid-century Tisno armchair and footstool by Laure Grezard inspired by the late 50's America – available in tan leather and grey wool tweed.
I loved the 80's revival style pulling together bright primary colours, geometric shapes and bold patterns in a nod to the Iconic Mephis Movement, with furniture being stripped back and with the addition of playful accessories. The cushions and throws were a big hit with me and the most exciting thing is the affordable price point, making it easy to refresh your home without a complete redesign. How gorgeous are these prints!
There were mixes of earthy handmade vases using different techniques all with splashes of colour, beautiful marble chopping boards and gold coloured cutlery, ceramic monochrome tableware as well as a peek at the Christmas store – cue F going into excitement overdrive, fun colours and the coolest wooden guitar/iphone app toy which is now on his Christmas list.
I can't wait for this to go instore and treat myself to a few things, I might even make myself a Christmas wishlist! *dreams of being wrapped up warm in gorgeous geometric blankets*.