Inspiration to reality.

The Bathroom. I love using magazine tears and increasingly Pinterest for inspiration for the home. I love it even more when you pull it off and create your own unique look based on that inspirational pic. Here’s what we have done with our bathroom, using Otentic vintage Indian finds, after seeing this beautiful cabinet in Elle Decoration.

Happy New Year

With the onset of a new year you cannot help but reflect on your hopes and dreams for the future. We have so many exciting plans for the shop this coming year. Top of the list, plans to re-design the basement area of the shop and give the shop front a fresh lick of paint, 2 years worth of buggies and bikes have taken their toll!

On a personal note the new year has brought about a renewed enthusiasm to pick up where we left off on the home decorating front. New downstairs neighbours mean that we can finally get going on re-decorating the shared hallway, I think a simple stylish entrance can make such a difference to the feel of the Home.

picture via http://prettystuff.tumblr.com/post/294606703

I love this Kitchen, featured in Living etc, I can only dream of having the space to recreate this style however I am planning to incorporate some of the naturally rustic touches that make this kitchen so wonderfully lived in. The open shelves, the weathered wooden work surfaces, contrasting against the industrial tiles and stainless steal kitchenalia.

I love this Kitchen, featured in Living etc, I can only dream of having the space to recreate this style however I am planning to incorporate some of the naturally rustic touches that make this kitchen so wonderfully lived in. The open shelves, the weathered wooden work surfaces, contrasting against the industrial tiles and stainless steal kitchenalia.

Using vintage crates as a shelving unit has worked fantastically well at Homage, not only has it provided a unique display, it has inspired many of our customers to do the same in their home. This magazine tear has got me thinking of doing the same in our home office. I love the simple brown paper files and stacked up books and magazines.

Using vintage crates as a shelving unit has worked fantastically well at Homage, not only has it provided a unique display, it has inspired many of our customers to do the same in their home. This magazine tear has got me thinking of doing the same in our home office. I love the simple brown paper files and stacked up books and magazines.

'Out with the Old, in with the new'

And so we are now well and truly into September, my favourite time of year. It always takes me back to that exciting ‘out with the old, in with the new’ feeling of starting a new term at school. Although it is still very much summer outside, and believe me I am not complaining, at this time of year I do find myself itching to wear that new seasons winter coat or pulling on my old favourite winter woollies. The reason that I am in such an autumnal mood is that this week we attended Autumn Fair where we bought our Christmas range for Homage. And so this week it has been Christmas that has been on our minds. Although I LOVE Christmas, it will never seem normal to be deliberating over Christmas decorations this early, but this is exactly what we have been doing. I’ll understand if you don’t share my enthusiasm just yet but it is exciting times.

Inspiration to reality. This magazine tear from Elle Decoration was the inspiration for our dining area. We loved the look of the mismatched vintage Ercol chairs. We started collecting vintage chairs from E bay. It can be hard to find individual chairs for sale that are still in good condition, but on the plus side it is easier to haggle on the price, as the majority of other people will be looking for sets of chairs. We love the mix of dark and light elm wood and the different shaped chair backs that we have ended up with. 

Design crush of the moment for me are these round mirrors on leather straps. I would hang mine in the hallway from a coat rack as spotted in Liberty. (photo courtesy of BDDW.com)

Cat Drew, print artist and self confessed map addict, touted her fantastic Stoke Newington Map Prints to us at Homage, they became a instant hit with the good folk of Stokey. We loved the style but wanted something more unique at home so asked Cat to design map prints of Mark and my home towns. We had them framed at local framers S’Graffiti; so pleased with the result.

Cat Drew, print artist and self confessed map addict, touted her fantastic Stoke Newington Map Prints to us at Homage, they became a instant hit with the good folk of Stokey. We loved the style but wanted something more unique at home so asked Cat to design map prints of Mark and my home towns. We had them framed at local framers S’Graffiti; so pleased with the result.

Hello

I am Liza, 20 something co-owner of interiors shop Homage. I live in London with my boyfriend and business partner Mark. Homage at Home is my creative blog where I collate all the things that are currently inspiring me. I love all things design - interiors, decor, fashion, art… Mark and I’s style has shaped Homage and in turn Homage undoubtedly influences the way that we decorate our home. Since moving into our first Home together earlier this year we are enjoying seeing all our design ideas come to fruition. I hope you enjoy a little insight into my creative world inside and outside of ‘The Shop’.