So 2016 rolled round insanely quickly – leaving Christmas in its wake and a cold, wet January to look forward to. We tried the New Year’s diets and we’ve attempted the Gym…once or twice…, so it seems like the only logical route here is to decorate our homes, haunts and havens with must have homeware. We collated a list of our favourite brands and products to ease you into the New Year, and to ensure you never want to leave your castle again (you are going to have to go to work though.)
1. ROCKETT ST. GEORGE // THE RUG
Rugs are the perfect accessory to welcome you home after a long day in the office, and will add instant warmth and texture to literally any room (no, literally). The 100% wool material and contrasting colours work together here to create a unique experience for both your eyes and your feet.
2. ARTILLERIET // THE CABINET
No one does quirky cool quite like the Swedish megabrand Artilleriet, and with products like this beautiful vintage cabinet you can see why. Hailing from the Gansu Province in 1920, this exquisite piece of furniture is guaranteed to add authenticity and style to your home. Now you just have to completely redecorate everywhere to match its grandeur.
3. OBBJEKT // THE CHAIR
Admittedly, these chairs won’t be for everyone. But if you’re anything like us then you will love the recycled metal chairs from Obbjekt in Switzerland. Made largely from recycled barrels sourced in Italy, these charming chairs will add a bit of fun to your Dreary January.
4. ARIA // THE CLOCK
A bloggers favourite and ‘the official timekeeper of the Swiss railways’, this contemporary clock from Mondaine is certain to modernise whatever wall you choose to adorn.
5. DORA // THE CUSHION
You’ve got the rug. You’ve got the chair. Now you need The Cushion. This hand printed cushion from DORA in Denmark epitomises monochrome cool, and is guaranteed to make you the envy of, well, everyone. Brightening your day in two ways, the DORA cushion both draws the eye and is impossibly comfortable – you’re welcome.
6. OUI // THE BLANKET
It’s January and it’s freezing, if that’s not enough of an excuse to treat yourself to this gorgeous OUI blanket then I don’t know what is. The patterns are versatile enough to compliment most colours and designs while being perfect for beds, sofas and chairs. 100% cotton and handmade in Belgium, take your pick from what OUI soft furnishings have to offer.
7. NOOK LONDON // THE LIGHTING
It’s Winter, it’s dark and Summer is looking like a long way off – with so many lighting styles available it’s easy to get overwhelmed and settle for less than perfect. So here at Nook London we provide a bespoke pendant set service to help you achieve your ideal lighting display, where you can choose from a range of inimitable cables and vintage filament bulbs to create a wholly unique set up.
8. LA MAISON GENERALE // THE MIRROR
Who knew that mirrors could be so striking – Adding an exquisite finishing touch to any room, this intricate mirror is guaranteed to be the talking point of all the parties you’ll throw just to show it off. Created with antique copper components, this vintage mirror is sure to be so much more than just a reflection.
We hope you like our selection of essentials for this winter 2016. Do you think we forgot something or would you like to add another must have for this season? Tweet and tag us on your new idea!