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Thursday, 31 May 2012

Next A/W 12 Press Day - Homeware


I'm a big fan of homeware. Whether it's because I've watched one too many episodes of Escape to the Country and 60 Minute Makeover or that I've lived in three different houses in the past three years, I don't know. All I do know is that, just like your clothes, your home interior should be creative and reflect your personality. Next's A/W 12 Homeware definitely got me excited to move out again, which is odd considering I only moved back home completely yesterday. 


I love the 'Boudior', 'Jewellery' and 'Lotions' labelling on signs and boxes. 

These three pieces - the Eiffel Tower lamp, Eiffel Tower stacked mugs and the coat wired mannequin were my favourite from the monochrome collection. I don't think I've ever seen such a chic lamp and the stacked mugs are so pretty that I don't think I'd want to use one, thus messing up the continuing patterned design. 
The monochrome collection resembled Parisian chic to me. The quilted chairs, the wire design pieces, dainty side tables, and the rugged antique look of the collection juxtaposed against the clean lines of the white palette are a perfect mix of new and old. 
Quirky pieces were a plenty including this bicycle and cutlery centrepiece which would definitely be a conversation starter in any home!
I fell in love immediately with this artwork. I love being surrounded by inspirational quotes to keep me motivated, I even have a website where I keep a collection of my favourites - so this was right up my street. When I move out (which will hopefully be sooner rather than later), this is the first piece I'll be adding to my new pad!
The quote artwork followed through with these decorative pillows and this horse head would stand out on any coffee table. 
Turquoise and cream teamed with pretty bird designs were a fresh addition juxtaposed against the cream collection. 
And finally was the collection, which, to me, resembled that of a country cottage. Warm textures of the rugs, pillows and wooden furniture rounded up the cosy feel of the collection. Warm reds, greens and creams gave a feminine vibe, along with the floral storage, whilst the 'my mugs' added a quirky vibe.
In between viewing these fabulous collections, we were spoiled with drinks, sandwiches and sweet treats. 

And you can't beat that view. Great location, great food and drink, great weather, great company and great clothes. Next, thank-you for the invitation - it was a fabulous day!



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