Fabulous Faux Succulents

January in the northern hemisphere is usually a pretty dull time of year. All the festivities are over, new years resolutions get broken on a daily basis and everyone’s pockets are as empty as can be. All the gardens are dead and foliage are few and far between. So I was delighted to stumble across these fabulous faux succulents from Nordic House. Believe me, I am no fan of artificial flowers, however, these cuties impressed me so much. Being succulents, they lend themselves to being fake and these are excellent reproductions of the real thing, they totally get away with it.

Selection of Faux succulents, from £10 each, Nordichouse.co.uk

Selection of Faux succulents, from £10 each, Nordichouse.co.uk

Silver-grey Faux succulents, £12.50 each, Large Aubergine faux succulent, £30, Nordichouse.co.uk

Silver-grey Faux succulents, £12.50 each, Large Aubergine faux succulent, £30, Nordichouse.co.uk

All images supplied by Nordichouse.co.uk

Feature by Theoda Solms Iles 

Urban Croft

TREND WATCH: This Skandi influenced trend called “Urban Croft”, centers around modern furniture made from blond woods, focusing on refinement and simplicity of form. This pared-back look, with clear modern shapes in furniture, is complimented with subtle contemporary patterns like geometrics and tessellated shapes. A simple colour palette of neutrals and greys leads the way but some colour additions like soft pastels warms up this look. This is a design-led trend where ‘less is more’ and equals sophistication, but still in a soft and charming way.


Whitstable range by Heals.co.uk

Inverness sofa, Eden coffee table, Croft range by John Lewis, Why wood bench, copenhagen range by John Lewis

Dining room image: Whitstable Dining table, £1,795, 4-legged chair, £245 each, 3-legged chair, £195 each, Bench, £395, Twiitter floor lamp grey, £195, Heals.co.uk.

Living room image: Whitstable Large cradle sofa, £2,595, High stool, £195, Low stool, £125, Low boy sideboard, £1,195, Twiitter table lamp grey, £120, Heals.co.uk

Hall way image: Bicycles print, £70, Retreat wallpaper, £22 per roll, Woven felt basket, £18, Wire basket, £63, Why wood bend, £199, all Johnlewis.com

Sofa image: Inverness loose cover sofa large, £2100, Bala rug, from 3170, eden coffee table, £299, Recycled bottle vase, £35, all Johnlewis.com





BUY INTO THE LOOK: Handcrafted Teak bench, £675, Nordichouse.co.uk. Marble kitchen accessories, from £10, all BHS.co.uk. Kitson coffee table, £299, Marksandspencer.com. Ball copper table lamp, £133, Barkerstonehouse.co.uk. Knotted jersey cushions, £40 each, Conran for Marksandspencer.com. Dar Blyton Floor lamp, £125, Fishpools.co.uk. Grey and Turquoise Mughal Star Jali Patterned Dhurrie rug, from £285, Mahoutlifestyle.com. Antigua Waffle Linen throw, £130 each, Coastnewzealand.com. Spear cushions, from £49 each, Cloudberryliving.co.uk

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See more Interior trends for this Winter and how to work them in your own home, Indigo Blue and also Dark Romance, gorgeous trends to tempt you.

Feature by Theoda Solms Iles
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