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1. Slate grey breakfast set , £139.95 per item, Smeg
Grey is here to stay! Once synonymous with dull and dreary, in recent years grey tones have become the hottest thing in interiors.
In 2018, iconic Italian appliance brand Smeg brought out a slate grey version of its Victoria range cooker – and it quickly became their best-selling item. So its no surprise that they’re launching slate grey versions of their ever-popular retro KLF03 kettle and TSF01 toaster
On sale from 1 July, you can pick up these super-chic countertop staples from Smeg’s London store, John Lewis, Harvey Norman and Euronics.
2. Brera lino linen, from £54/sq m, Designers Guild
Designers Guild’s soft-washed Brera Lino linen is the perfect option to bring California beach house vibes into your home – soft, available in more than in 100 colours from dreamy pastels to vibrant tones.
Suitable for curtains, cushion covers and upholstery, you can purchase the material direct from Designers Guild stockists or look into some of the brands who are already using this lovely fabric in their collections. British bed company Button & Sprung have recently added Brera Lino as an upholstery option – shown above in Porcelain on their Iris bedframe (from £645).
3. The Crown reed diffuser, £68, Sophie James Mayfair
Sophie James Mayfair’s luxurious vegan-friendly candles and reed diffusers come in a range of complex and sophisticated fragrances suited to any room.
We particularly love The Crown, with its rich base of sheer musk and amber, lightened to perfection by refreshing notes of lemon, bergamot and green mandarin, with neroli and jasmine blossom accords.
The scene is named in honour of Marie Anne, princess of Nerola in Italy, who is credited with making bitter orange a fashionable fragrance – which is where the term neroli comes from, in case you’ve ever wondered. Set up this reed diffuser, and your room will soon be bathed in a scent fit for a princess.
4. Mayfair bedding, from £18, Dusk
Pink and white is always on-trend, and Dusk’s gorgeous Mayfair bedding collection is particularly chic example. Woven from super-soft 400 thread-count cotton sateen in deep white, with an elegant pink trim, it brings hotel glamour to any bedroom.
And the good news is that it’s currently on sale! At the time of writing, you can pick up a pair of pillowcases for £18, a sheet for £28.80 or a duvet cover for £45.
5. Wonder Boy coffee table, £375, Loaf
Forget minimalism and slimmed-down Scandi schemes – those in the know will tell you that Art Deco opulence is back with a vengeance. That means sweeping lines and plenty of gleaming metallic accents… step forward, Loaf’s Wonder Boy coffee table.
It might be a table, but its mirrored glass tiers and rounded brass edging and legs give it the feel of a retro cocktail cart. If you love the look but prefer a round shape, keep an eye out for Loaf’s Keeper coffee table – it’s out of stock at the moment but more are on the way!
6. Andalucia Zahara rug, from £130, Weaver Green
You would never guess this bold and beautiful rug’s secret – its made entirely of recycled plastic! The yarn used to make Weaver Green’s Andalucia Zahara design is made from discarded plastic bottles, processed to ensure they are as soft as wool.
We love the lived-in muted tones and the cheerful pattern – perfect for brightening up a hallway or a living room. Comes in five sizes, with options for matching cushions and footstool.
7. Poitiers Mint Green Tile, from £49.99 per m2, Gemini
As bathroom schemes go, it doesn’t get much more classic than glazed metro tiles – who doesn’t love how the natural variations in texture catch the light, giving that beautiful ripple effect?
Gemini’s Poitiers collection brings a fresh style to the ultimate traditional bathroom tile with a modern-minded colour palette including hot-right-now shades like grey, azure and pink. We love the colourway shown above, combining soothing mint green and brilliant white