This week I am looking at ten exciting new interiors products I’ve come across in the last couple of months. There are so many great innovative launches at the moment – it’s such an exciting time to be an interior designer!
Sustainable lighting from Tom Raffield
Masters at crafting sustainable, artisan homeware, Tom Raffield have launched a new asymmetrical lighting collection. From the Latin ‘to spin’, the Verso Lighting Collection offers six brand new sculptural designs, showcasing the beauty found in the swooping motion of falling leaves in the wind. Each design is handcrafted with skill and attention to detail and made from sustainably sourced FSC wood.
Wallsauce wallpaper murals
Creators of made-to-measure wallpaper murals, Wallsauce.com, have created some fab new designs to give your bathroom that spa-like feel. Their marble design gives you to look of marble at a fraction of the cost, By teaming a marble design with wooden features, you can expect to create a natural, rural spa feel. For panelling without the DIYing, you can cheat with these amazing panel designs which come in this on-trend navy design to more daring colours.
Turn up the Terrazzo
Independent tile specialists Porcelain Superstore has launched two new terrazzo-inspired collections. Flecks White is a showstopping alternative to traditional terrazzo, swapping smaller chips for oversized shards in tan, grey, blue and beige. Joining Flecks is a modern take on this timeless tile trend, it swaps cement for porcelain for a durable and easy-to-maintain look. These subtle wall and floor tiles are perfect for creating striking, if understated, features.
Matthew Williamson designer rugs
Matthew Williamson is an award-winning, British interior designer who is well known for his unique and unrivalled use of bold patterns and colours. He has now added rugs to his collection of gorgeous homewares. Each stunning rug is made from a mix of wool and viscose (which makes them more hardwearing) and come in a variety of sizes from runner to large 2m x 3m. Matthew’s use of colour, pattern and his love for bold and beautiful designs, works exceptionally well in this contemporary rug collection.
Sheepskin kitchen stools
What better way to add a splash of vibrancy and texture to your kitchen than with a sheepskin counter stool? The Gina and Georgie Bar Baa Stools have a mid-century style hairpin leg frame and the softest, real sheepskin seats for a totally modern update.
Cool teak garden chair
The Eleonora chair is based on the outdoor seating in the Soho House opening in Rome (I can’t wait to go!). It’s a modern rendition of mid-century style, crafted from teak wood with a slatted frame. It comes with removable, foam-filled cushions covered in Sunbrella – a soft woven fabric. Pair with the matching footstool for a coordinated outdoor dining aesthetic.
These Canezza designs from Designers Guild are made from wide-width washed chenille. It offers superb drape and handle and comes in gorgeous shades from earthy neutrals to rich shades of colour. Perfect for stylish curtains, cushions and blinds, it’s incredibly hard wearing for upholstery and is also machine washable which makes it a really great choice for family homes.
I am a big fan of Mini Moderns and their Festival Wallpaper collection, designed to celebrate the 1951 Festival of Britain, depicts various pavilions and structures designed for the exhibition. Printed in the UK using water-based inks on FSC certified paper, you can simply paste the wall and put these papers up in a few minutes. I love this High Tide design.
Livingetc x Bert & May collaboration
One of my favourite magazines, LIvingetc, has designed a new tile collection for Bert & May. This Arch Collection of encaustic tiles features graphic patterns in clean, architectural lines and soft, richly pigmented colours. You can join the caps to create circles, or rows of semi circles, or just place one individually at random to create a unique aesthetic – the columns can become a datum line or vertical stripes. The blend of natural pigments, cement, sand and marble means they have a ‘perfectly imperfect’ chalky finish.
Deckchair inspired outdoor cushions
I love these deckchair inspired striped woven seat pads from Graham and Green. You’ll feel like you are out enjoying a day at the beach rather than in the garden! They come in lots of other colours and in a different sizes including a nice long one for benches or sun loungers.
I hope you’ve been inspired to update your home with a few new buys this summer.