Cheerful buys for the home

Brighten up any space with our pick of the best pieces to give your home and mood a much-needed boost

Style 27 Jan 2021

Mutina Ceramics

‘Better Days are Coming I Promise’ Print by Yinka Ilori
Adding a pop of colour to your home can be as subtle as a fresh bunch of flowers, but sometimes circumstances call for something more conspicuous. This jazzy print by British-Nigerian artist Yinka Ilori is a much-needed hopeful mantra, originally part of a large-scale installation in Blackfriars last summer. Each print is signed by the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity. £250;


Oliver Bonas Sol Ceramic Tea for Two Set
There’s nothing like a fresh morning brew to set you up for the day. This stackable teapot and saucer trio from Oliver Bonas will transport you to sunnier climates with its charming palm tree and sunshine design. £39.50;


Brabbu Bastei Console Table
The right piece of statement furniture can completely transform a room, and they don’t come much bolder than this sculptural piece by design collective Brabbu, which supplies high-end furnishings to many luxury hotels and restaurants, including The Langham. Inspired by Germany’s Bastei rock formation, this striking console table can be tailored with different premium finishes to suit your individual taste and palette. POA;


Caldera Rug by The Rug Company
One way to inject a new lease of life to your living room without an expensive and time-consuming renovation is by investing in a colourful rug. Part of the new Ink Impressions collection from The Rug Company, this resplendent number in vibrant, nature-inspired tones is hand-knotted from exquisite wool and silk by master craftsmen in Nepal. From £2,210;


Soul Mate Candle by Affirmation Culture
Making time for self-care and personal wellbeing has never been more prevalent, and a soothing scented candle is certainly a good place to start. The Soul Mate candle is made from a vegan-friendly coconut wax blend with organic lavender, rose and neroli essential oils. Not only does it look and smell divine, but it also comes with a surprise affirmation card to keep and chant. It’s the ideal meditation companion and, to top it off, Affirmation Culture donates 10% of its annual profits to the Mental Health Foundation. £32;


Mattonelle Margherita by Nathalie Du Pasquier Tiles
Make 2021 the year you finally dismantle those bland old bathroom tiles and get creative. Italian ceramic brand Mutina has unveiled a dynamic new collection by French artist Nathalie Du Pasquier. The Mattonelle Margherita collection comprises 41 different patterned tiles, all designed by hand, which can be used on floors and walls, indoors or out. Made from glazed porcelain, each tile has a distinctive satin-slick finish that can be used in endlessly imaginative combinations. Prices vary;


Anglepoise® and Paul Smith Type75™ Mini Desk Lamp in Edition One
Design giants Anglepoise and Sir Paul Smith have teamed up to create the cheeriest little lamp since the Pixar logo. This miniature version of the classic Anglepoise silhouette has been given a colourful makeover with Sir Paul’s signature ‘stripe’ palette. It will definitely perk up your home office. £160;


Bang & Olufsen Beogram 4000c Record Player
One unexpected side effect of lockdown has been the resurgence of whimsical hobbies, such as knitting, baking and gardening. Nostalgia plays an important role in how we curate our homes, and few items are as sentimental as a record player. Luxury audio specialists Bang & Olufsen recently unveiled a handsome reimagining of its iconic 1970s turntable. The limited-edition new Beogram 4000c collection has been upcycled from 95 originals (to celebrate the company’s 95th anniversary), with contemporary upgrades in both sound and vision. The result is a high-tech and eminently stylish piece that will appeal to both audiophiles and aesthetes. £9,000;