Artisan Blues

M&S Homes have a new approach to their homeware for Spring/Summer’18 and I’m very excited to show it to you. Instead of having bold definite themes to their trends, the new look concentrates on three different colour looks and within, incorporating all areas of the home. Great upholstery in relaxed styles and quality textured weaves. Simple lined glassware verging on utilitarian becomes stylish in blues and greens. The idea is that customers buy the piece because they can imagine it in their own homes, adding to their existing scheme, rather than redesigning their whole look to fit a new trend.

For this new direction, I was fortunate enough to be the stylist on the shoot. Planning the whole shoot was super exciting and finding suitable locations to showcase the new looks. I even commissioned the build of a blue-concrete wall as a backdrop for some of the more contemporary shots (see below).  And as you’d imagine, the sourcing of gorgeous blooms to adorn the shots, was a certain highlight.

Artisan Blues flatlay for M&S Home

Now more about whats new for Spring/Summer 2018. The latest interiors collection from M&S includes three trends. Here we have the ‘Artisan Blues’ look, a very popular choice for all colour lovers, this look revolves around a tonal palette of soft and vibrant shades of blue adding hints of grey for a bit of sophistication and mood.

Artisan Blues dining room for M&S Home


Artisan Blues glass and ceramic vases for M&S Home


Artisan Blues Living Room for M&S Home


Artisan Blues Living Room for M&S Home


Artisan Blues Cushions for M&S Home


Artisan Blues Bedroom for M&S Home


Artisan Blues M&S Homes shopping


Styling, Direction, Production: Theoda Solms Iles

Photography: Jon Day

Stylist Assistant: Mihaela Berbecar

Set Builder: Gareth Johnson, from Tim Warren Set Building

for M&S Homes, Spring Summer 2018

Indigo Blues – Interior Trend Watch

The latest interior trends for winter are beautiful. Over the next few weeks I will show you the leading ones, with a selection of my favourite pieces to incorporate this look into your own home.

TREND WATCH:  This winter, get moody with deep indigo blues. Dark shades of navy, cobalt and inky blue come together to create a contrasting effect with white, giving this look a crisp fresh feel. Some textiles have an inky bleed appearance, where imperfections and colour blending are part of the details. Ombre´effects are still popular even on glass and ceramics, while brushstrokes in patterns give an authentic feel to this style. The contrast of pure blue and white is a great alternative to the monochrome look and a much fresher, contemporary approach.

Indigo Blues Sainsbury's Home

Above: Indigo Ceramics, £10 for set of three bowls, £10 for set of 3 tea plates, jug £15, serving bowl £15, all

Above: Indigo bed linen, from £20, knitted cushion, £18, pattern cushion, £16, knitted throw, £30, all


Get the Look

Get the Look

BUY INTO THE LOOK. Above, clockwise: Bloomingville cushion, £42, Ombre´ glass hurricane, £10, Beaded Chandelier, £580, Anders Chair,£399, Avoca Donegal throw, £111.25,

Indigo Blues - How to get the look


Feature by Theoda Solms Iles

Images supplied by companies mentioned.