Back To School

Summer is officially over, and the school bells are ringing once again. As we all prepare for the uniform shop, stationery hauls and early morning school runs, has anyone remembered to get the home space ready for all the homework and studying?

Luckily, we have so you don’t need to worry.

With the drop of our brand new Alford range at Y1 Furniture immanent, you don’t need to look any further for the perfect desk.

In a Sonoma oak wood effect finish, with either grey or white accented drawer fronts, these contemporary design desks add a modern sophisticated touch to any bedroom or home office.

Here’s how we would style them…

First up, the Sonoma oak and white. We think keeping it simple works best. Rose-gold is really on trend right now, and everywhere is selling the most beautiful (and affordable) stationery in rose-gold. The loveliest accent to this is baby blush pink. Notebooks and vases in this stunning colour go so well with rose-gold, and they look great against the oak wood effect finish too. You of course need a vase with either flowers, or a cute little succulent or cactus! If this is for your child, you may want to opt for artificial plants. (They are so much easier and obviously they last forever so you don’t need to keep spending money on replacing them – Perfect).

For the grey accented desk, we think this one adds a touch more sophistication and gives you even more options for the décor. Pale greys and mustard will look so great together. Very on trend for Autumn too. Sticking with this design will be super easy too, you can buy black, white and grey stationery everywhere, and sourcing mustard accessories won’t be an issue right now either. Keep the desk top pretty simple, and maybe add a mustard cushion on the chair. Or what about some art prints on the wall with pops of colour?

Inside Celebrity Homes – Diane Keaton

American actress, director and producer Diane Keaton began her career in 1970. After years of success, she now has the most ‘Pinterest-perfect’ interior we have ever seen.

Just like Diane, we are huge fans of a rustic and industrial interior.

The contrasting materials of the wood and metals are so on trend right now. We are loving the modern twist Diane has with the clean white worktops and pale grey cupboards. This bathroom too is gorgeous. Different to the kitchen, a darker wood and darker metal have been used to give it even more of a rustic feel. The naked bulbs with the wires wrapped about the piping add the most amazing touch. We are obsessed with this.

Wooden beams are stunning. Diane Keaton, we applaud you. Everything works. The wooden beams, with the bold metal light shades, contrasted with the white brick effect wall and light grey wooden floors. When can we move in please?

Unfortunately, we don’t have Diane’s personal interior stylist on speed dial, however we do have the loveliest rustic industrial inspired range we know she would be proud of…

The Stretton range is a modern take on the urban trend of homely industrialised materials being made into furniture. In two different wood effects, we have created all the furniture pieces you need, to transform your home into a rustic wonderland. All flat packed with easy home self-assembly instructions. From wardrobes, chest of drawers and bedside tables to kitchen cabinets, TV units, bookcases and coffee tables, you could remodel pretty much every room.One of our most favourite pieces from this range is the Stretton Sideboard with 2 Doors and 3 Drawers in the Oak Effect finish. Not only does this piece provide you with so much storage space, it also looks fabulous too. Perfect for your hallway, living room, kitchen or even bedroom! Pop a vase of flowers and a candle on top and you are well on your way to impressing Diane Keaton.

You can shop the whole flat packed Stretton range online now at Y1 Furniture with great prices and free delivery!