Design notebook: art deco cutlery

The paint and wallpaper company Little Greene is well known for its extensive, historically accurate colour palette made in association with English Heritage. But it also has some strong ideas on modern style. Colour Highlights is a collection of suggested colour combinations meant to inspire the home decorator where Little Greene’s historical shades are jazzed … Read moreDesign notebook: art deco cutlery

Design notebook: customisable storage from Ikea

This exuberant floral wallpaper, on which blooms of different sizes mix with berries and climbing fShopping: a bounty of bread bins by David Nicholls oliage, is the star of Sandberg’s new Brunnsnäs collection. There are 11 patterns, all inspired by the 19th-century mansions that line the shores of Lake Åsunden, near the Swedish company’s headquarters … Read moreDesign notebook: customisable storage from Ikea

Design notebook: colour, pattern, fashion and fun

Pull up a pew: Baines & Fricker The Pew bench is a new design by Baines & Fricker, the Brighton-based husband-and-wife team whose crafty crossover style includes simple but handsome pieces from woods such as sycamore, elm, oak and beech. Inspired by the traditional church seating, Pew is made from Douglas fir stained a vibrant … Read moreDesign notebook: colour, pattern, fashion and fun