To brighten up your Monday morning, after a very grey weekend, I have some new free iPhone wallpapers for you. I found a new pattern to experiment with and let’s just say, I got a little carried away with all the different colours you could have, so I thought I’d keep the same pattern and have four different options for you to download. I hope you like them, and if there’s a colour option you’d like me to try next tome just let me know in the comments below!
In collaboration with Wren Kitchens. All thoughts and designs are my own and no money was exchanged for this post.
I’ve started my Christmas posts early (sorry!) as I’ve got lot’s of things I’d like to share with you, and mainly because I couldn’t wait, so first up is my Starry Garland, which you can download for free and make yourself at home, ready in time for Christmas.
I was asked by Wren Kitchens to create something crafty for Christmas to compliment their new Linda Barker collection. As the range features geometric influences I thought this would be a perfect element to incorporate in my design, and as I love geometrics I couldn’t resist. I thought a garland would be great to design as you can hang it anywhere in your house, even in a kitchen!
My stars are the geometric element within the garland, and I think they compliment the glittery lettering wonderfully. I’ve attached my stars and letters to ribbon with just a small amount of tape, which gives it a clean finish, but you could thread the ribbon or twine through each element for a more craftier look.
There are two great colour trends around at the moment and I wanted to use these within my designs, giving the Christmas theme a bit of a twist; Silver with Mint and Gold with Rose. Both colours are offered within the download so you can mix the designs up as much as you want.
The download includes both colour ways for you use. You don’t even have to stick to my colours, use the elements as a template/stencil to create your own personal design that reflects your home.
Click the link to begin your download: Starry Night Garland
A few weeks ago I posted about the geometric trend and how would hit the high street in 2014. Well it’s certainly hit alright and I just can’t get enough of it! You can find geometrics on everything from wallpaper to cushions, candles to prints and even storage boxes to kitchenware. I love it and I can’t help but to share my geometric crush with you.
If you head over to my Pinterest page you will find lots of geometric inspiration and pins, and here are a few of my favourite finds.
After finding all these wonderful products I couldn’t wait to own something with a geometric print on it. One of the best ranges available, in my opinion, is from Ikea, who have just launched a new homeware range called Brakig Collection. Brakig means rebellious, and this range certainly is, with only 30 pieces available in the collection. These pieces are from the collaboration between Ikea and ArtRebels to create a range of well-designed furniture and interior design details that ‘make no excuses’. These geometric shapes feature sharp graphic lines, misty pastels and shout uber modern.
I was really drawn to these items because apart from being quirky, you can mix and match them, and they still look great together.
Anyone who knows me will tell you that I like things that don’t match, and therefore I couldn’t resist buying the teacup and small bowls set. I had to resist buying the whole range, but I’m sure it won’t be long before I’m back buying just one more piece.
With so many products featuring the geometric trend available to buy, you could get lost in a sea of geometry, so if you do want to own something with geometrics on, here are a few suggestions…
There are many new trends arriving in 2014, but I wanted to share with you my three favourites…
In 2012 it was cupcakes, in 2013 it was macarons, but 2014 will be the year of the meringue. Not just any meringue though; beautiful, bite sized meringue drops, that look too good to eat. These particular meringues are expertly handcrafted by The Meringue Girls; two girls brought together by their love of sweet things, creating beautiful meringue kisses that are delicately flavoured and brought to life in a rainbow of colours. The meringues are currently available in selected shops, but I’m sure their popularity is sure to grow, as they’re too good to miss!
My next favourite trend for 2014 is geometrics. I really like how the uneven shapes and lines of geometrics create a whole new shape and pattern, giving the design a new and quirky feel to it. There are so many ways to use the geometric form, and some of my favourites have to be those used on decorative homeware products like the wooden candlesticks and pot holder featured above. Geometrics are very easy to design yourself, so get creative and design a unique geometric themed painting, sculpture or cushion cover for your home.
My last, but no means least, trend to look out for in 2014 is Zebras. They are already hitting the high street in various forms, and they are becoming so popular that I would advise you to pick up a zebra themed piece before they disappear. Like the geometric trend, zebras and their beautiful, intricate patterning creates a new design on it’s own. Designs work well in black and white, but applying colour adds a new dimension to the design that catches your eye and makes you smile.
Grab yourself a new trend piece here…
1. Meringue Girls Cookbook from The Meringue Girls. 2. Dimensions of a Volcano Art Print from Judy Kaufmann. 3. Rika Geo Scarf from Paperchase. 4. Grey Geometric Cushion Cover from Thirtyfive Flowers. 5. Pot Holder from PrettyDandy. 6. Letter Press Zebra Card from Paperchase. 7. Retro Zebra from Quirky Print. 8. Zebra Cushion from Jazzberry Blue.