Saturday, 7 July 2018
Creating the perfect outdoor space is on everyone's mind at this time of year. This summer try introducing domestic rugs as an outdoor accessory to further bridge the gap between your exterior and interior living spaces.
Enriching the simple pleasure of lounging, textiles can turn your garden into an outdoor oasis. Adding a rug will help give definition to certain areas in larger gardens and create a comforting enclosed ambiance in smaller outdoor spaces.
As Pictured Above: The Cane-Line Infinity Outdoor Rug from Lime
Available in varying shapes, patterns and finishes, outdoor brand Cane-Line present a wide collection that will instantly add ambiance or improve out-dated patios. Round shapes organically counteract the strict linear repetition of balconies and patio spaces, whilst tranquil ocean blue and green shades create a relaxed atmosphere.
The rugs are constructed solely of synthetic fibres, designed to withstand all weather conditions and the durable finish is extremely easy to maintain, they can simply be hosed and brushed down; all whilst still maintaining a surface that will cushion your feet.
Alongside a combination of neutral rattan, wood and ceramic furniture, why not coordinate with outdoor cushions and blankets that will keep you warm and cosy as the cooler evenings draw in.
The Benefits Of Linen Bedding
Friday, 22 June 2018
Considered one of the oldest materials in the world, linen garments have always been valued for being exceptionally cool and fresh in hot weather. Excellent at regulating temperature, embracing the benefits of Linen as a textile choice in the bedroom can also have a positive impact on the quality of your sleep.
Made from the fibres of the Flax plant, this environmentally friendly fabric is a multifunctional bedding alternative that will keep you warm and cosy throughout the cold winter months whilst breathing cool during the hot summer nights ahead.
As Pictured Above: The Cattelan Italia Adam Bed from Lime Modern Living
Although often more costly, Linen is considered 2-3 times stronger than cotton with hypoallergenic properties that won’t irritate your skin. Promoting a comfortable sleep, high street brands including Marks and Spencers and John Lewis offer affordable ranges that will last longer and get increasingly softer over time.
Neutral slate and powder pink tones are suggestive of Linen's organic roots, creatively style and layer your bed with a range of sensuous shades. French brand Communaute De Biens showcase an assortment of bedding in dark-coloured on-trend pastel hues, mix and match cushions and add a colourful flat sheet for when it gets extra hot in the summer.
Enjoy the novelty of this crumpled look, whilst adding character to your bedroom décor. Linen eliminates the added stress of having to iron your sheets leaving more time to enjoy more of your beloved sleep.
Desert Inspired Living
Tuesday, 12 June 2018
As the hotter weather picks up, desert inspiration is gaining popularity as a stylish aesthetic in modern living spaces. Reminding us of warmer climates whilst inviting a connection with the outdoors, stylish and textured indoor rattan furniture is a key material that references the earth tones and abstract detailing associated with this strongly 1950’s south-western inspired theme.
As Picture Above: The Cane-Line Blend Chair, Lightbox and Box Storage
Shaped from natural and sustainable rattan the Blend Dining Chair and Curve Armchair from Cane-Line feature curved seats and backrests which reinforce an organic and minimalist feel. Enjoy the exotic nature of this trend using unusual furniture as an expressive and sculptural centre point.
Introducing black as an accent will add elegance when contrasted against typically minimalist white walls. To naturally heighten a desert ambience, strategically place lush green plants, particularly Cactus’ in a collection of varying size, modern glass lanterns such as the Lightbox with stylish liner black frames.
Add key colours, bursts of Tan and Olive Green extend warmth with mature leather textures showcasing a vintage feel. Finally, be bold and inject characteristic western geometric prints as seen in the Halibut Rug from Cattelan Italia.
Lime Loves: The Chelsea Flower Show 2018
Tuesday, 5 June 2018
Last month, the annual RHS Chelsea Flower Show presented another spectacular range of avant-garde show gardens. Renowned for focusing on current trends, this year recognised the positive impact that greenery and outdoors can have on our well-being.
Expanding on last year's smaller contemporary spaces, we particularly enjoyed this year's ‘Plant Works’ edition in co-creation with IKEA. Demonstrating that gardening is accessible to everyone, putting a focus on urban farming trends and living areas with limited outdoor space. Indoor garden design provided innovative ideas on the benefits of specific indoor plants and how to introduce these with maximum visual impact.
As Picture Above: The Cane-Line Lightbox and Box Storage From Lime
Showcasing the contrast between beauty and destruction in our oceans, sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor created a central installation at Pearl Fisher Garden called ‘The Coral Man’ with 1,000 plastic water bottles representing how much plastic is thrown into the ocean every 5 seconds.
With wellness for individuals and the planet in mind, we love the concept of introducing plants into the home. Outdoor Danish brand Cane-Line present a range of accessories including Box and Lightbox that make it easy to get creative with interior styling and storage.
Get involved showcasing plants that offer a desired psychological boost or get started with your own food growing adventure in the kitchen by growing your own herbs this summer.