Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Pulse 2014 a few choice picks


The first step I take when a client asks me to decorate their home, is to understand their personality, their style and their lifestyle needs. After the furnishings, getting the home accessories right means adding touches that inspire, but that also enhance how you use the space. My advice is to choose home accessories that you have a connection with, that have a point of interest or have a practical, clever design element to them.
For creating interest, I love home accessories with an artisan quality to them. A collection of artwork hung together on a wall always creates impact.  Or choose beautifully crafted pieces that have a timeless, elegant appeal.
A visit to Earl Court’s Pulse Exhibition from 11th – 13th May is highly recommended for the latest in design inspiration. Over 500 brands across home, gift, fashion and accessories will exhibit their latest design trends and products. I will definitely pay a visit to the Iron and Clay and Nkuku stands for ethically produced home accessories in beautiful materials, constructed with craftsmanship.
Iron and Clay use organic materials such as beaten copper and forged iron. Their gorgeous hand-crafted clay pottery, like their pitches and vases shown, are full of presence and ideal on a window sill or console table. Their hand-beaten copper bowls would make a wonderful dining table centrepiece with a tea light inserted, as the copper would cast a warm coppery glow. For an interesting way to display your treasured family photos, try Nkuku’s Kiko Frames. I love that these are perfect for customising your interior by inserting your favourite family photos, children’s artwork or postcards from your favourite family holiday. Nkuku have managed to curate an eclectic mix of home-ware from artisans across the globe, with a fair-trade philosophy. I’m looking forward to uncovering these and many more treasures at Pulse to decorate your home.
Iron & Clay's Hand-Crafted Pottery

Nkuku's Large Kiko Frame

Iron & Clay's Beaten Copper Bowls