Have you ever renovated a house, or is renovating or designing a house something you just daydream about? Renovating a home always sounds glamorous. Getting to chose all the tiny details of your home while working around the history of the house… but it is something that can also be a little bit of a nightmare. We spoke to the Allens about their beautiful but troublesome renovations. Read more
Finding beauty in imperfection, the new wabi-sabi interior trend is perfect for those who like leading a slightly off-kilter lifestyle. With the two Japanese words referring to simplicity and accepting natural lifecycles respectively, this design style finds value in the weathered and well-loved.
So, forget stressing over every mark and inconsistency on your wooden bedside tables and glass vases, and start making these a priority during your homeware shop. If you’re looking for some inspiration on how to transform your bedroom with wabi-sabi influences, read on to find out more. Read more
We love pastel! Used properly it can lighten a room and add character. Using pastels with neutrals can create a beautiful light room. Interiors can also look gorgeous with a mix of pastels. Lilacs, blues, greens, yellows, pinks and more. Colours that can be used in any room in the house. Here are a few ways to add pastels to a room.
We love flowers! But florals can be an intimidating thing to add to the interiors. But it doesn’t have to be flowery wallpaper on every wall. Here are a few ways you can add florals to your home… mostly suitable for renters as well as home owners: Read more
Waking up right can settle you in for a good day. Having a good nights sleep is important too, but when we start our day right it sets the tone for the whole day. We have asked how you prefer to spend your mornings and had some wonderful answers, which has got us thinking about ways to start the day in a positive way. Here are a few of our suggestions, and we would love to hear more of yours: Read more
Each May we concentrate on the things that make us (and you) happy. One of these things is a good nights sleep. Everyone feels better when they wake up after sleeping well, and one of the things that helps you sleep well is a comfortable place to lay your head. Sleeping well is even easier when you know you are laying on bedlinen which has been fairly made from natural, sustainable cotton. Ara Living are a relatively new brand with beautiful, modern designs who have wonderful ethics surrounding the production of these wonderful pieces. We were lucky enough to catch up with one half of Ara Living’s leadership team, Himanshi. Read more
Fair Trade Fortnight
Fair trade fortnight was started to spread the joy and knowledge of fair trade, and why it is important. And you can’t find anything much more joyful than the homeware and accessories produced by the collaboration of Aura Que and Kaffe Fassett. And made fair trade in Vietnam. We were lucky enough to be able to ask them a few questions about their collaboration, and why fair trade is important to them. Read more
We at Home of Juniper believe the story behind things bought as gifts or for your home are important. The people who make them, or the way they are made. So we thought we would let you know about some of our newest pieces and the stories behind them.
The jewellery shown above is from made in Cornwall by the lovely Victoria and her small team of helpers. Victoria started making jewellery while on maternity with her first child… a lovely new member was introduced into the family this summer. Read more