I am a huge fan of Sainsburys homeware, and fashion. It’s one of those places you can nip in for a pint of milk and lose yourself for hours. But hey I love a bit of retail distraction, who doesn’t?
However I have to say, my attention is generally focused towards the gorgeous smelling candles, kitchenware and glasses. I am sure this has a lot to do with the fact that displays are limited. You have to rely on your imagination to see how a bedding set would be styled with a lamp or throw.
Seeing the collections styled makes a huge difference. After a little further investigation have discovered that the Sainsburys home site is the perfect place to get inspired for my next home project. I actually can’t believe this passed me by and I never thought to look online.
Last week I got to take a peek the SS18 Homes Collection in situ ahead of its launch.
Interiors and style are up there on my favourite ways to spend time.
As a result I spend hours planning interiors for our home. And just when I have worked my through the house, I feel the need to start again. To tweak my style to fit with current trends and inspiration. Is it just me that does that? I doubt it very much.
But here’s the thing, homestyle is so much more affordable now. And with a little planning key pieces can be coupled with more affordable pieces to mix your style up a little.
The Sainsburys SS18 Interiors Collection encourages me to do just that. With a potential house move on the horizon I can’t help think about our interiors for the year ahead. And with the style for spring/summer 18 being very much my taste I can see myself stalking the pages of the Sainsburys site to recreate some of the looks that have inspired me from this collection.
What I adore about each of these collections is that the design team have coordinated the looks, to bring the indoor and outdoors together into one coherent collection. For those of us that embrace outdoor living this makes so much sense.
Here were my favourites from the collections.
Is a collection of royal and rich blues, which appear to be a real inspiration for 2018. The Riviera collection evokes feelings of summer days and continental living with the crisp whites against the strong but pretty shades of blue. And the addition of soft metallic accents and mixed textures the collection feels so fresh.
The industrial and minimal feel of Helsinki pairs deep shades of grey and yellow to give a cool contemporary look that feels so chic. The collection blends the outdoor and indoor elements so perfectly that it creates a fusion of what is acceptable for inside and out. I truly believe that anything goes with this collection. And that chair? I NEED that in my home. I have visions of it in a reading corner piled with citrus colour cushions, cup of coffee in hand on a dark winters day. Or during summer in the garden with a glass of something cold and fizzy.
The soft pastel tones of the Global Traveller collection gives it an altogether different feel. Telling a tale of another land and exotic culture, it is soft and chic and evokes feelings of balmy summers evenings. The pastel shades are muted but fresh and soft furnishings from the garden range would work perfectly alongside the bedroom soft furnishings. Yet also lend themselves to lazy day and garden picnics.
The ranges are so very different yet could fit so well into many different areas of the home.
Key pieces such as the ever so simple but beautiful Riviera light fitting would work perfectly with elements from the Helsinki collection. I am so excited to see how my taste and home style changes with the move.
At first I couldn’t imagine any other style outside by quirky little home, which would not fit in many styles of home. But that’s the beauty of moving isn’t it? Finding that heartbeat and style of a “new to you” home. And the style evolves with it.