Habitat fixings

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s we sit here itching to hear back about our planning application for our flat extension, both me and Robin have been picking out new furnishings and accessories to decorate our future new space. We are pretty much taking the current layout of our flat and sweeping a giant arm across it- rooms will be switched around, flattened, extended…oh, it’s going to be so much fun. Assuming we’ll be given the green light to go ahead and basically bulldoze our home.

Thanks to Habitat, I have put together a little mood board to put together some inspiration and ideas for the new space. It will be a longer open plan kitchen and living room with glass bifocal doors to open into the garden- to create some much welcomed light and that holy grail of London homes- space.

Hyde Habitat box

Grande box

Accents box

Midcentury style furniture is a classic and a safe bet when it comes to investing in furniture. The teal is bright enough without being garish, but it’s also a fun colour. It’s not high maintenance as something in grey for instance, as any stains (or umm muddy paw prints) can be easily scrubbed and hidden. The matching footstool also has hidden storage- WOO- so if I fall back into cluttering habits, I have that and the vintage style trunk.

I’ve been careful to pick accents and accessories that age well- I’ve learnt in the past that trends come and go (talking to you chevron and shabby chic!) and as fun as it is to change up a look now and then I’m trying to find a timeless style that still feels fresh and modern a few years down the line.

What do you think? What are your favourite home ware styles and how do you freshen it up?

Author: Angela Shek

just a clueless mama in East London

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