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Homewares hot list: the 5 things you need in your home right now

London | 1 MIN READ

While always a haven from the outside world and the foundation our daily lives are built on, the importance of home has taken on a whole new meaning during lockdown. Aside from daily outings for exercise, our homes have literally become our whole world. Breathe fresh life into yours with these five must have items, all chosen to compliment the timeless elegance of Dolphin Square.

1. Rattan coral mirror, Soane London

A hand woven frame made from cane and bamboo that looks decorative in a hallway or bathroom. This mirror has a plain plate and is available with a variety of painted rattan finishes. Soane London has played a central role in reinvigorating the British rattan industry, which had all but died out 20 years ago. The team of craftsmen working at Soane’s Leicestershire workshop now numbers 15, with 3 weavers having a combined 130 years’ experience between them.
Made to order, price on request.

2. Medina Tangier footstool, Weaver Green

This petite stool in a simple monochrome design in brown and off white has a shape inspired by traditional Moroccan pouffes. Although the fabric may look and feel like wool, it’s actually made from recycled plastic bottles.

3. U-Vase by Sophie Everleigh, Piquant Collections

Add some drama to your coffee table with these chic black vases from London ceramicist, Sophie Eveleigh. The price includes the dried flowers in the photo, but they work equally well with tall white candles. Based in an industrial park in Tottenham, Piquant Collections is a real hidden gem. They specialise in mid-century furniture and vintage homewares from European flea markets, all curated with a discerning eye .

4. Small etienne tray, The Lacquer Company

Make breakfast in bed even more luxurious with this statement tray with a hand painted design. This small American company uses lacquer from the Phu Tho Province in Northern Vietnam and Nam Vang in Cambodia mixed with pure cashew oil. Each piece is applied with approximately 15 coats, so you can be sure it will age beautifully.

5. Extra large round pink glass lamp, Graham and Green

Not sure about you but since we’ve been working from home mood lighting has become everything. This voluptuous table lamp is handcrafted in the UK from recycled glass and it makes a real impact against white walls thanks to its subtle coral hue.