Get set for autumn insperiences

Get set for autumn insperiences

We can always count on Grazia magazine to zone in on new trends and moods. So when we came across their article Insperiences are here to stay, we weren’t surprised. Written by Hattie Crisell, it says:When we were all stuck at home back in March and April, the going got tough – and thankfully, the tough got creative. There may not have been pubs, restaurants or gyms to visit, but.

How to create a happy home

How to create a happy home

Here at Futon Company we’ve always been avid readers of Elle Decoration, and are constantly following stories and posts from our favourite journalists and editors (past and present). For those of you who share our commitment to such matters, you’ll be well aware that the magazine’s former Editor-in-Chief, Michelle Ogundehin, launched her fabulous new book earlier this year focusing on how to create a wellness sanctuary at home. Writing in.

Expert advice for your home

Expert advice for your home

If you want to be inspired ask an expert, right? That’s an approach we often take, especially when it comes to making the most of the space we live in. So flicking through a back issue of Red Magazine, we came across an inspiring article by Kate Watson-Smyth called Home Truths based on her new book Mad About The House. In it, she answers the design questions she’s most often.

Simple pleasures

Simple pleasures

If we’ve learnt anything these past few months, it’s the importance of keeping calm and carrying on. When traditional pick-me-ups like drinks at the pub with friends, a meal out or a weekend away aren’t necessarily options anymore, it’s the simple pleasures that come centre stage. So when we came across the article How to keep your life simple in a recent issue of Grazia magazine, we were intrigued. Written.

Life after lockdown

Life after lockdown

As the world very gradually starts to grow green shoots of recovery after a very long and unprecedented set of events, it’ll be interesting to see how life after lockdown looks. We don’t need to list the frustrations we’ve had over the past months, but what’s really inspiring is the many positives that have impacted our lives. For our part, the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel has.

A space to call home

A space to call home

Over the past few months there’s been a bigger focus on our homes than any of us have ever seen before in our lifetime. Being inside 24/7 for many months has meant that for most of us (at least those of us who aren’t key workers) have spent more time inside than any other time we can remember. Suddenly our homes have become the be all backdrop for our lives.

Pressing the re-set button

Pressing the re-set button

Restrictions may have been partially lifted, but for most of us, life today isn’t too different from the start of the lockdown: we’re spending more time than ever at home; meeting friends face-to-face seems like a lifetime ago; and we’re still getting used to the new normal – a way of living our lives that would have been unimaginable even six months ago. Contemplating this theme, Grazia Magazine’s Kenya Hunt.

Eat up in style

Eat up in style

If there’s one thing we’ve collectively learned about ourselves as a nation over the past few weeks, it’s that food = (almost) everything!! When your day-to-day life is diminished and you’re at home most of the time (either working/home-schooling/being furloughed/or Netflix binging) food takes on a greater role. In fact it’s importance is apparent in epic proportions – and portions (anyone else find themselves thinking about food pretty much most.

Working from home woes and how to tackle them

Working from home woes and how to tackle them

Unless you’re one of the frontline heroes bravely tackling work in the trenches (thank you to our amazing NHS workers; supermarket, farming and food delivery people; power, water, wifi and electricity bods; factory, warehouse and retailers keeping us in futons, dumb bells, books and booze; social workers looking out for the vulnerable, and anyone else heroic who we haven’t listed – we salute you. You are literally lifesavers) you’ll be.

Ways to stay sane and survive the lockdown

Ways to stay sane and survive the lockdown

In this strange new world our everyday concerns have been replaced by a whole new set of things to think about (one example is which shade of lipstick to wear for the weekly supermarket trip given it’s the only time I leave the house besides exercising!). So faced at the prospect of weeks/ months at home we looked for inspiration on how to thrive (not just survive) the isolation. And.

Creating a small space office anytime, anywhere

Creating a small space office anytime, anywhere

As experts in space saving living we’re eager beavers when it comes to sniffing out helpful hacks and handy hints to maximise space. So when we came across this fabulous blog in Remodelista our first thought was to share it with our space savvy customers. Called 3 Ways to Create a Home Office Anywhere (And Put It Away at the End of the Day), it perfectly sums up the mood.

Go green inside your space

Go green inside your space

It’s official – we’re totes over COVID-19/ uncertainty. It’s SO dull. So when we came across this brilliant blog 11 Ingenious Ways Houseplants Can Make a Room Look Bigger it filled our hearts with joy! The basic premise of the article, written by blogger Michelle Slatalla, is that houseplants may be the single, most important element of interior design: when deployed effectively, they can add depth, height, and airiness to.