Copper Blush

Earlier this year my home was featured by MADE as part of their Unboxed project so I was already familiar with their furniture, rugs and lighting, but over the past few months I've been watching with interest as they've expanded their home accessories range to additionally include a number smaller items.

The collection now also encompasses clocks, mirrors, vases, cushions and bed and bath linens as well as a number of other decorative accessories - and it's all very covetable.

A few copper pieces in particular caught my eye. The metallics trend has been around for a little while now but it still feels very current, especially in the winter months when it's always nice to add a a few shiny accents to the home to help create a warm, inviting mood as you step in from the cold.

copper clock  |  glass pendant light copper mirror copper table lamp  |  oak & copper coffee table

I love how well copper works with the soft blush or nude tones that are so popular right now. Lots of people are talking up this colour as the 'new neutral', as it works wonderfully with black and white or greys. I'm a huge fan of monochrome colour palettes, but the restraint of this type of colour scheme can sometimes feel a little harsh, so incorporating nude or blush tones is an instant way to add softness and warmth.

Happy home styling!

large vase  |  smaller vase  |  cushion  |  towels  | bed  |  dining chair  |  rug

10 of the best... contemporary dining chairs

With festive dining events looming on the horizon, these à la mode seating options won't just accommodate the extra guests gathered around your table this Christmas - they'll add style to the home all year round.

Above: The Hay 77 Dining chair (pictured front left) - a 60s Danish classic reissued by Hay. Nest £140

Muuto's Nerd Chair is available in an expressive range of colours.  Occa Home £329

Part of the House by John Lewis collection, the Asta Dining Chair is crafted in oak, with slender flared legs and a broad back for comfort.  John Lewis £89

Designed by Sami Kallio, the & Tradition In Between Chair SK1 echoes the style of Hans Wegner.  Occa Home £329

Also from Hay, the J107 (left of picture) is a three legged chair designed by Poul M. Volther.  Nest £140

This Thonet inspired HND Cafe Chair is a classic bistro style dining chair that will make a striking yet timeless addition to any kitchen or dining room.  John Lewis £99

Created by Stockholm based Form Us With Love, the Bento chair epitomises the vision of new design brand Hem: refined, beautifully made and easy to assemble.  Hem £199

The Koji chair by Koji Katsuragi is influenced by both classic British Windsor designs and Japanese simplicity.  Heal's £495

Upholstered in a light grey felt like fabric MADE.com's Scarpa Dining Chair is a strikingly simple design, with crisp lines and beautifully tapered legs.  MADE.com £119 (pair)

This elegant design by Marcel Wanders is constructed from black painted ash and has an upholstered leather seat.  Marks & Spencer £549 (pair)

Sunday Edition

Good morning! Hope you are all having a lovely lazy Sunday. I'm looking forward to trying out this recipe for honey blueberry granola.

Here's a round up of some of the links I've loved this week.

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- Kate Bush as you've never seen her before.

- Behind the scenes at the Royal Opera House.

- 1st dibs shines the spotlight on Patricia Urquiola.

- I can't wait to visit the new Bally flagship store designed by David Chipperfield.

- Kate Moss opens the doors of her London home.

- Kate Arends of Wit and Delight left social media for a week and this is what happened.

- Kirsty Young talks about work life balance and moving out of London to live in the country in this month's In the Moment film for M&S.