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It’s that time of year again when the sun’s finally out and we’re embracing picnics and bare legs but meanwhile all the shops are gearing up for their Autumn/ Winter ranges. I’m not one for wishing time away but I have to say that I’m eagerly awaiting the moment I get get my hands on some of the pieces I saw at the
I was taken through three key looks at the press day, each one very different. Here’s a little taster to wet your appetite ahead of the new homeware hitting Tesco stores.
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The stars of the show are the plush, signature, velvet sofa but the brass trimmed side tables add elegance and an Art Deco vibe which seems to be a growing trend, that’s also reflected in the crane and swirl patterns. I just happened to see the design team painting by hand these intricate patterns by hand which was amazing to see the craftmanship and detail that goes into this range. I also loved the addition of gun metal to the range which looks really classy and is something a bit different to the usual copper, gold or silver. It’s bold and really makes a statement!
I was particularly taken with their newest range of ceramics partly because as you know I’m a sucker for anything monochrome but also partly because I fell in love with the beautiful, speckled reactive glaze and simple, hand painted patterns. They make a gorgeous set and is definitely one of the pieces I’m looking forward to getting in my home the most!
A take on the country cottage but with a mid century twist. This trend is probably the least natural for my favoured aesthetic but I really love some of the sweet details that keep it from veering into ‘twee’ territory. There are some lovely, more subtle patterns used over the fabrics and the bunny rabbits that feature throughout are adorable. I particularly enjoy the bedside lamp with rabbit base and actually keep on thinking how sweet it would look in a children’s bedroom too.
The whole look is very cosy, perfect for Autumn / Winter with plenty of layering pattern and texture and ambient accessories like the hammered, copper winter fruit candle holders. I’m yearning for some mulled wine or spiced cider by candle light whilst sitting here in my Summer dress!
This is possibly my favourite look because I can’t shake the Scandi love people! The clean lines in this range are softened by tactile materials and simple patterns with a generally muted coloured palette running through. You can see the organic influence from uneven shapes and skeleton leaves that feature in the designs which reflect the move away from such a stark Scandi look and a move towards a cosier aesthetic.
My personal favourite was the planter set of two with their white metal base and speckled, concrete effect pots. I couldn’t believe this set was a mere £35 for both! I’m not sure where you’d find a better deal than that, with even one for £35 would have been a mega deal. I’m imagining just how perfect they’d look on my balcony as I type this because I was told they are suitable for outside use as well as in.
I’m also eyed up the lamp and wire side table combination. I’m always partial to a wire and light wood pairing and these are also such great price points for something you could easily expect to see with a much heftier, boutique price tag.
Finally, there’s some new cookware coming your way too as there’s no reason why you can’t kit out your kitchen out with stylish as well as practical wares. The new cast iron cookware makes a real statement in a rich red colour, perfect for entertaining filled with warming, Winter stews. You can also have a taste of expert cookery for an affordable price with professional standard forged aluminium, triple non-stick (say whaaat?!) pans and chef-quality folded Japanese steel knives! I’m particularly intrigued by the contour wave bakeware which is meant to give better cooking results which I’m very much onboard with. As a serial burner this may just come in handy!
So there you have a little window into what’s coming your way in the next season. Three very different looks, all with a lot of attention to detail. If you don’t live near a Tesco with a home section that these ranges can be found