The spring homeware collections are starting to appear on the shelves and online, and there’s plenty to give your home a new-season refresh, whether you’re looking to invest in a piece of furniture or pick up a quick-fix accessory. Natural colours, textures and motifs have come to the fore, both in minimalist pieces that celebrate raw materials such as wood and linen, and in floral patterns and pretty shapes that reference nature’s decorative side. Here’s our pick of the best of the latest drops.
The top line from Soho Home’s new limited-edition capsule collection is that curved lines and rounded forms remain very much on trend. The six-piece range, which launches at the end of the month ahead of a more extensive collection later in the spring, is inspired by its latest opening, Soho House Paris, and includes a statement scalloped bed, along with a chair and stool, a marble side table and lighting.
Jonathan Adler, who declares “Round is my shape du jour”, has also embraced the curve in his latest pieces, which include sculptural armchairs and sofas wrapped in cosy bouclé upholstery.
At Ceraudo, the curves come in a new abstract fabric pattern inspired by the work of the artist Sonia Delaunay, which comes in five bold colourways. Choose from armchairs, dining chairs, cushions, footstools and a rug, or buy it by the metre to re-cover existing pieces.
One thing we learned during lockdown is that making a morning coffee, working lunch or evening drink that little bit more special can really lift the mood. Recent fashion-focused tableware launches include Henry Holland’s latest collection (from 27th January), which introduces a chequerboard motif.
“I’ve always loved bold graphic prints and there is something in the power of the check; it creates statement impact,” he says. “I see this very much as a summer collection – terracotta tones for outdoor long, lazy lunches and which can be mixed and matched with other pieces to create tablescapes that are going to really say something.”
The jeweller Monica Vinader is also getting in on the tableware action with a new collection with ceramicist Florence St George, comprising shell-inspired nesting dishes in pretty pastel glazes, which look just as good filled with olives and nuts at cocktail hour as they would on the dressing table filled with bracelets, rings and earrings.
At Anthropologie, French artist Laetitia Rouget has brought her tongue-in-cheek style to a range of pastel-toned, Valentine’s-themed plates, mugs and vases that will bring a smile to the table.
When it comes to natural textures and sustainable production, Toast is the brand to have on your radar (toa.st). The brand is increasingly using the same materials for its homeware and clothing collections, which helps to save on textile waste (and is also handy if you want to match your favourite jacket to your table linens). Highlights from the new collection include seagrass baskets, ikat and patchwork cushions, and hand-thrown stoneware mugs.
Zara Home is also celebrating raw, natural textures, with reclaimed-wood furniture, chunky earthenware plates, textured glass and slubby linen bed and table linens.
With daffodils and tulips on the way, bringing spring blooms into the home is back on the agenda – whether IRL or in the form of floral motifs. At Ikea, interior designer Ilse Crawford has created a range of everyday vases and tactile plant pots intended to display flowers and plants in an attractive way. Her first collection with Ikea, back in 2015, produced some of its most-wanted accessories, so expect these pieces to be similarly covetable – the vases are mouth-blown by skilled craftspeople using recovered glass, and come in a variety of soft colours, and prices for the collection start from a very accessible £1.25.