Supermarket and high street shopping usually means groceries and clothes..but for interior hounds like myself, its an extra opportunity to bag an up-to-date find for the home. Whilst Ikea, John Lewis, Heals and Habitat are stalwarts for updating the house and vintage finds bring immense feelings of satisfaction, ignore the supermarket home aisles at your peril !
I love the plethora of uber cool interiors and lifestyle sites as much as anyone with an interest in decorating and styling their home, the array is frankly mind-blowing these days. Likewise, a weekend visit to my local market where incredibly talented artisans and makers display their cool and quirky products is a great place to grab something unique and local (double win). However, I truly believe in variety in the home and my very favourite style or look is one which is not entirely slavish to a particular era or period or niche. Me, I love a mix up. Enter Supermarket chic. Yes, its a thing.
The home section at your superstore may not just be for chopping boards and ironing board covers. Check it out. Styles and ranges update with the season and are every bit ‘on-trend’ as some of our well known department stores. Cushions, frames, prints and decorative accessories feature alongside the more practical pieces. Teapot and a new duvet cover with co-ordinating hand-knitted throw? Pop those bad boys in my trolley next to the Persil please.
Ready, steady, HYGGE !!
Last week with a very large post-holiday cloud gathering over me, I was delighted to receive some samples from Sainsburys Home and literally opened a box of delights… Already tinkering with different looks in the hall (my Instagram post that morning had been on the need to do something with this painful area of my home) the timing could not have been better. Pretty blues and floral prints from the latest homeware collection in store and online.
I experimented with three different looks; a contemporary monochrome, a sort of bohemian souk-chic and, with some