In The Mood
If you’re a fan of naturally cultivated produce, then it makes sense to set a table with similarly organic vibes. Cue our edit of down-to-earth dinnerware. Our harvest of carved-wood cutlery, raffia details and hand-thrown ceramics in neutral hues will have you hungering for more.
Offering a softer, subtler alternative to basic brights, sorbet shades are the season’s sweetest confection. Delicious designs for home and wardrobe come in delicate baby blues, kissable candy pinks and spun-sugar lemon yellows – mouthwatering hues that, just like their namesake, find you scooping up buy after buy.
Summer isn’t meant for subtlety. It’s about fizzing colours and funky prints; tropical nights and dreamy, sun-drenched days. So set the sartorial sat-nav for “spectacular” and get your interiors onboard with our edit of OTT details. Well, who wants “ordinary” when “extra” is there for the taking?
Dazzling whitewashed walls and lapis Aegean blues… the Greek palette is as timeless as it is beautiful. Whether you’re sailing around the Cyclades or simply dreaming of an island escape, pay sartorial homage in flowing gowns, simple leather flats and evil eye accessories, and unleash the Greek goddess within…
Here at Collagerie, we don’t need much nudging to find an excuse for a party, but the summer solstice is certainly worth celebrating. Prep for a glorious garden get-together with playfully colourful buys, and don’t be surprised if the longest day becomes a night to remember as the party just keeps jumping… Image: Ba&sh
The artisanal aesthetic has woven its way through recent seasons, signposting summer with its sunny, handcrafted creations. SS22 comes brimming with new designs, proving that far from being the final straw, our edit of tactile treats merely scratches the surface of raffia’s raw beauty. Image: Atelier Vime
Thwack! The sound of ball on grass is a British summertime tradition, but there’s a global spin to the latest tennis trappings. With everyone from Prada and Vuitton to Gucci and Saint Laurent serving sporting chic, and even a tennis scent in Penhaligon’s ‘Racquets’, our edit of trophy buys sees fashion raising its game. Image via The Vogue Voyager
Pop quiz: which two little words signal pure style? Answer: Phoebe Philo. Mention the British designer’s name, or the phrase “Old Céline”, and you’ll hear chic hearts sing. The ex-Chloé and Céline creative is planning to unveil her own brand, but until then, enjoy our deep dive into the Philo aesthetic: pared-back, pristine, perfect. Image: Loulou Studio
The power of pink knows no bounds. It’s flattering, flirtatious, cute and cool, whether seducing the fashion world with its ingénue air or sprinkling its sweetness across interior design. Need more convincing? Shop our rosy edit for a look so lovely, it’ll have you blushing with pride. Image: @plantaeperrenis
Bikinis and beach huts, sunhats and wind cheaters, wicker picnic hampers and deckchairs in the dunes… British seaside style has an eccentric, homegrown charm; its contrary, all-weather chic the stuff of countless childhood summers. Utterly carefree and unmistakably English, this is what happy holidays look like. Image: Polly Alexandra via Unsplash
It’s summer’s favourite fabric – and with good reason. Lightweight, breathable and super soft, now linen is super chic to boot. A perfect fit for this season’s pared-back, functional vibe, designs in this natural fibre will keep you cool… in every sense of the word. Image: Deiji Studios
British coastal chic has a timeless charm, conjuring bucket-and-spade holidays on blustery beaches. With its wardrobe of breezy cottons, its rope and raffia accessories, and homewares in deckchair stripes and seagrass, it’s an ode to the old-school staycation: “Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside…”
Make like a master mixologist and refine your cocktail-crafting skills in readiness for summer’s party season. Start by investing in elegant accoutrements – from stylish serveware and jewel-toned glasses to luxe liquor and a retro drinks trolly. Then pick your poison, and shake it up, baby…
Fashion has gone green… and we’re not talking ‘eco-friendly’ (crucial though that concept may be). Instead we’re obsessing over verdant shades, from zesty limes and apple brights via delicate jades and dazzling emeralds to deeper, darker forest hues. As trends go, this one’s a grower!
Mr Sunshine is coming out to play, and soon the seaside will be beckoning, so kit out your kids for long, dreamy days with our edit of summertime buys. From the prettiest of dresses to bloomers, beach balls, buckets and spades, say hello to happy-holiday style. Holding: Mango kids
Golden outdoor days are but a wish away, and shimmering on the horizon sits your garden oasis – a dream destination made for entertaining en plein air. Shop our curation of chic outdoor details – from classic garden games to contemporary cooking kit – and make your alfresco fantasy a stylish reality. Image: Maisons Du Monde
Curiouser and curiouser… how charmingly contrary trends can be! There’s a dreamy, Alice In Wonderland quality to spring’s loveliest look – the very opposite to this season’s boyish ’90s redux. Delightfully pretty and as moreish as afternoon tea, our whimsical edit serves up fashion’s sweetest confections… Image: Cecilie Bahnsen
The British weather may be notoriously changeable, but there’s a heatwave going on indoors. Style aficionados are embracing Miami-Beach brights via sizzling homewares and a spicy wardrobe rich in opulent details, sunburst shades and steamy tropical prints. Feeling hot, hot, hot… Image: Clark Van Der Beken via Unsplash
As springtime blooms, there’s a new trend budding. Where once it was all ‘It bags’ and ‘cult shoes’, today’s key buys germinate in the world of interiors. Last season’s wiggly mirror is today’s tulipiere – the must-post must-have. So to reflect the vogue for vases, we’ve curated our top of the pots. Image: Clare Owen
The mood of the moment is “more, more, more!” as interiors take a turn for the decorative. But for all the maximalism, the vibe is simple and rustic, as naive prints, natural materials, artisanal techniques and folksy florals bring home a handcrafted happiness. Image: Penny Morrison
It’s International Earth Day today, and what better incentive for an interiors rethink. Whether you’re seduced by the lush greens and terracottas of an earthy palette, drawn to organic materials (from seagrass to ceramics) or yearning for planet-friendly products, there’s a whole world of ideas to explore. You dig? Image: Zara Home
With vacation season shimmering on the horizon, now is the time to start prepping skin for increased exposure. Far from being a chore, this summertime self-care should be a pampering treat, with our curation of luxe scrubs, hydrating oils and replenishing creams mapping a blissful route to the body beautiful. Image: Heather Hazzan/The Licensing Project
Delightful as April sunshine may be, it shines a light on those dusty corners that winter conceals. It’s time for a serious spring clean, and we’ve done the dirty work for you by sourcing the best and brightest tidying tools. Just bring your own elbow grease… Image: Montana Furniture