April (March and February) Favourites

I will be the first to admit that I have been completely rubbish keeping up with posts for the past few months! A mix of personal health issues, boyfriend health issues and university deadlines has rendered my content management plan completely useless and I'm very behind! So for those who are still coming back, thank you and for those of you who are new to my blog, hello! I have been planning new and exciting things for you which will come about in the next few weeks! But for now to make up for my absence this post will be slightly longer then usual and will highlight all of the things I have been obsessed with for April, March and February! So lets get started... 

Colour 

My favourite colour at the moment is Orange! I was very into it late last year but that love was over taken by Copper (I'm still crazy about this metallic beauty). Orange is a great way to inject some life and vibrancy into your space! Use it as a feature wall or add a splash through your accessories. I love this Orange Smeg fridge it sits beautifully with wooden details of the floor and dining table. 

Image Source Elle

Image Source Elle

Bedside Lights

I love the idea of having bedside lights that hang from the ceiling! It creates such an elegant look and leaves you with more space on your bedside tables, always a plus! Its a lovely twist on a bedroom essential and I love these white industrial style lights. 

Image Source Mad About the House

Image Source Mad About the House

Black Kitchens

Now, a black kitchen is defiantly not what you normally see but using black tiles with rich wooden cabinets creates such a warm feeling which is perfect for the heart of the house! The cabinets in this image have a lovely tactile feel to them and the lighter grain helps to lift the room. Its not traditional but I would love this kitchen! 

Image Source Apartment Therapy

Image Source Apartment Therapy

Square Windows

I am always a fan of letting as much natural light into a space as possible but specifying square windows helps to perfectly frame your view making it more like a piece of art and more of a feature. Having a frame that contrasts with the surrounding wall also allows for a more dramatic and eye catching element. 

Image Source Oliver YapheΒ 

Image Source Oliver Yaphe 

Inset Handles

If you googled inset handles you will probably see cheap, plastic, 80's style handles. However, the inset handles I'm talking about are elongated, elegant, chic handles that are part of the piece of furniture rather then added on. They create an element of sculpture in your furniture that is graceful and eye catching. You could add a touch of colour too by painting the inner of the handles with a contrasting or complementary colour. To say I love inset handles would be an understatement. 

Image Source Jamie Meares

Image Source Jamie Meares

Indoor Plants

I am still obsessed with plants. Whether they are small succulents or large potted plants, for me bringing nature inside is a no brainer! They add texture and colour, they purify the air, they help improve wellbeing and mood, the list goes on and on! Let them hang, pot them, place them on surfaces, on the floor, either side of an entrance, in the bathroom, the bedroom, wherever you please! 

Image Source Brooklyn

Image Source Brooklyn

Colour Block Headboard

I have always loved an over sized headboard they're imposing and dramatic in a bedroom setting but recently I have been liking this painted, colour blocked headboard effect. Its something a bit different and its a great way to add some colour or depth into your space! 

Image Source Mad About the House

Image Source Mad About the House

Picture Wall

Having pictures and photos on display in a home is what adds personality and a history to the place! I love looking a photographs when ever I visit loved ones and I too hope to have a collection photography that remind me a wonderful memories! A picture wall is a great way to display not only photos but also art and graphic prints. This eclectic mix of images is what makes a great photo wall! Mix up the sizes too and you will create an eye catching masterpiece. 

Image Source Regardsetmaisons

Image Source Regardsetmaisons

Polished Concrete

Polished concrete is often seen as a pretty masculine feature. True, it is industrial but it also looks strong and natural and rugged which all add texture and feeling into a space. This may be an odd remark and you may disagree but I actually think polished concrete floors help to warm a space. Image the room below with a white tiled floor? It would look clinical and feel cold, the use of concrete adds depth to the space. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Image Source My Unfinished Home

Image Source My Unfinished Home

Wooden Bar Stools

These have been a favourite of mine for a while but I am obsessed with wooden bar stools! There organic nature and their beautiful grain just add something amazing to your kitchen space. They are so tactile and rustic they can be used to soften a more industrial looking kitchen. 

Image Source Decoholic

Image Source Decoholic

So there you have it, my April, March, February Favourites. I hope you enjoyed reading this post, like I mentioned earlier there are a lot of exciting new things coming your way so please, if you don't already, follow Sophie Howard Interiors on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep updated will all the goings on! And as always feel free to get in touch at info@sophiehowardinteriors.co.uk if you have any interior thing you want me to blog about. Until next time...

Much love, 

Sophie 

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