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geometric wooden lamp

wooden lamp ℅ first choice lighting

we live in a relatively dark flat, so as we don’t have much natural light, it’s essential to bring in light somehow, and obviously the main way is via lamps (and candles) scattered around the home.

i realised recently my home décor tastes are relatively similar to my dads: a strong nudge towards vintage and retro, with an eclectic feel. basically i don’t really do matchy-matchy style and prefer pieces that kind of ‘fit’ as a whole despite not being overly similar.

as you know i love patterns and colour, so pieces that are more natural or in one tone are quite welcome to calm things down.

saying that, this geometric wooden lamp makes quite a statement! it’s fantastic. feels very sturdy, looks great in my room even when it’s not on and also has an unintentional use as a paperweight ..currently atop a pile of books and papers in my bedroom. i love that it can easily be moved to any room, too.

if you had this lamp, where in your home would you put it?

peony infront of wooden lamp

close up of wooden lamp

in the spirit of all things geometric home décor, i thought i’d put together a list of a few excellent accessories to add a geometric touch to your home. mm, shapes.

– love the triangle pattern on this set of espresso cups and saucers.
– this salad bowl is niiiiice.
– this terrarium kit (with terrarium as an extra to purchase) is freakin’ awesome.
geometric plant hangers? YES please. absolutely in love with these.
– if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative for hanging your air plants (or anything else), cop a look at these.
– slightly obsessed with this desk tidy.
– gotta love a bit of geometric wooden storage.
– a pretty card that you could turn into a tiny framed print.
– lovely trinket dish for all your (geometric, obvs) jewellery.

vintage ceramic blue cat


easter with homesense

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box with red bow and chocolate flowers » cardboardcities - creative lifestyle blogcoloured chocolate flowers

i’m not religious, and i don’t have children, so easter is about 2 things for me – 1) spring will finally be here, and 2) chocolate.

the first one is more important to me, but i will never deny the opportunity to have a bit of chocolate. i can only have small amounts at a time though, so it does last a fair while. that’s my (truthful) excuse, anyway.

homesense kindly gave me a voucher to purchase some items to show what easter means to me. though i was – as always – tempted by everything in store, i settled on some chocolate, a floral scented candle, and a william morris-esque tin, which, i didn’t realise until after, had a mug in!

chocolate, colourful foil covered eggschocolate rabbit gif

i realise that besides the chocolate (in the form of eggs, flowers and a bunny) these things aren’t really typical of easter. as i said, to me, easter is my celebration of spring which means floral patterns and scents, going out for chilly but sunny walks, longer days and much more. oh, spring!

i love how people interpret holidays in ways that are special to them, even if all that means is gorging on a bit of food. i’m not one to judge.

as it’s something i never really celebrated (i got an egg or two as a child) i don’t really have any easter specific memories to call back on. but i do remember as a child, walking to school in late march sort of time, more flowers coming out, the trees being greener, it being a little warmer, and feeling a sense of change in the air.

how do you celebrate easter, and what does it mean to you? are you a traditionalist or do you like to mix it up?

william morris style pattern tinwilliam morris style patterned mugcute pattern candle in a jar

art in the home

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colourful paper mask by laura redburn

colourful striped deer painting by laura redburn

sponsored by king & mcgaw. all words & images my own.

as an artist/illustrator/visual creative, art surrounds me all the time. it’s my life and my living. this of course relates to the home too, whether that be me making a mess making my collages, art books piled everywhere, and of course art on the walls. a home doesn’t really feel like a home until there’s art on the walls. i remember when we moved here just over 5 years ago …it was only when we put my paintings up that it felt more like home, somewhere that was really lived in.

if you followed me way back in 2010 (or even years before that) you’ll know that i painted quite a lot alongside getting into collage, and most of these paintings are the ones that reside on our walls now. i feel like 90+ percent of people reading this will have never seen these, so thought this was a great opportunity to share!

narwhal painting by laura redburn

postcards from house industries

of course, i do have work by other artists like esther cox, louise byng, mouni feddag, postcards by house industries (above)… and more. i would love an andy warhol print and some classic vintage fashion photography, too. if we were allowed more holes in the walls i’d love a gallery wall with some vintage botanicals. i don’t do themed and minimal when it comes to home decor, ha!

saying that, though, i do love minimal geometrics and think they look stylish and well suited to many home decor styles. i put together a pinterest board below with some geometric pieces from king & mcgaw, interspersed with some lovely homes with minimal and geometric elements.

Follow laura redburn’s board king & mcgaw geometrics // on Pinterest.

chewing gum print behind orla kiely pots filled with stationery items