If you're lucky you got everything you wanted for Christmas, perhaps even luckier to be told you're getting that kitchen renovation you've always dreamed of (if so, do give us a call) but, for most of us who love interior design, our family and friends may have missed the boat when it came to gifts this year, and you're probably now the proud owner of something that has absolutely no place in your home at all. If you own the receipt, you can return it thankfully, but cheer up if you haven't, as we have a few things you can spend your money on which are on trend and perfect for your 2017 home.
1. Sigurðardóttir NotKnot Cushions by Design House Stockholm
We just love these! Designer Ragnheiður ÖspSigurðardóttir's knitted creations have been finally produced by the Swedish brand Design House Stockholm this year. The Icelandic designer, created these from experimenting with tying knitted tubes together, “I wanted to try tying the tubes into knots and seeing the outcome. I found the idea of a big, soft knot intriguing in a fun kind of pop-arty way. I also like that when you take a first look at the cushion you might not really know what it is, and perhaps that is what draws you closer.” We just love how they are playful, full of character yet stylish at the same time - we want them in all the colours too. Available to buy at Design House Stockholm in Selfridges, London.
2. Snowden Flood Thames Tea Set
For many of us, 2017 is a time we should look after ourselves a bit and insist on a few more breaks from our busy London lives, so why not invest in this amazing tea service by London designer Snowden Flood, this tea service details the Thames River path across London, and is perfect for any London-loving tea drinker. This quintessentially British designer's studio shop resides at the OXO Tower and Flood has designed many products for: The British Museum, Tate Modern, Chatsworth House and the London Transport Museum. Available to buy in blue, gold and platinum versions via Snowden Flood's website.
3. Grand Designs Magazine
We love the TV show and many of us wish we had the budget of some of the home owners on the show, although could probably live without Kevin McCloud criticising our finished results. This magazine is always a great source of inspiration and something to aspire to for the year ahead, so why not get a yearly subscription? More information over at granddesignsmagazine.com.
4. Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home by Julie Carlson
If you're a fan of homes which are just about classic pieces and well edited spaces over clutter - then this book is for you! Written by Julie Carlson, this book is a perennial favourite with many design lovers and decodes the secrets to achieving a minimal stylish home, with in-depth tours, tips and several of do-it-yourself projects you can participate in with your own home. Available to buy at Amazon.
5. Tom Dixon Pylon Range
You may have seen the coat stand we were obsessing over last week which we featured in our Decorum photo shoot, but Tom Dixon's Pylon range includes this epic hand-welded copper plated beauty will definitely make all your friends envious every time they come to visit. Might be a bit pricey, but the dining table, candelabra and bowls are sheer metallic joy and worth every penny in our opinion. Available at tomdixon.net.
Love Omar x