I don’t decorate with any one particular trend in mind at home; I like to mix it up, so our home is always evolving. I personally love a variety of home interiors, especially anything with an Industrial, Vintage or Scandi vibe.
If you’re the same and just tend to ‘like what you like’ and have an eclectic taste, then you’ll probably want to know about a great online emporium based in France, called PIB Home.
The PIB Home website is full of quirky, cool furniture and homeware that falls into three covetable categories: Scandinavian, Industrial and Boho Shabby Chic, making it easy to shop the style you love. Take a look at the products and you’ll see the collections all have character; nothing looks bland and mass produced.
I look at homeware and furniture daily and see plenty of the same stuff around, so it’s refreshing to look somewhere that feels a bit more original and authentic.
PIB Home invited me to select a few items to style in my own house, which got me thinking about which corner needed the most love. I decided on our conservatory, since it was looking a little sparse at the top end. We had a nice armchair sitting there all by itself, so I thought a coffee table and a couple of accessories for it would be ideal.
There are loads of interesting coffee and side tables on the PIB Home site and I was spoilt for choice, but in the end I opted for one with a trendy marble top:
Briët coffee table
Since marble is so popular at the moment, I’ve been wanting a piece of the action and was pleased to spot the Briët coffee table – a diminutive circular marble top coffee table with retro styling and solid oak legs. The warmth of the wooden legs prevents it looking too cold and it’s just the right proportions to sit beside an armchair as a side table. It has a lovely, chunky marble top with a luminous surface, with that grey marbling in the stone.
Lënie table lamp
I love nice table lamps and unusual lighting and so The Lënie table lamp was an interesting prospect; who couldn’t fall for that cute, cut-out design in the off-white metal shade; great for casting a gentle dappled light and shadows on the wall in the evening. The base looks like concrete, but on closer inspection it is actually painted wood. There’s a socket for an E14 light bulb in the centre of the base and you can just lift off the metal shade to access it.
Very Nordic in style, I think it’s a lovely finishing touch for any living room, hallway or bedroom.
Oh and check out the great black and white fabric flex!
Oh and when you order a lamp from the website, it will have a European plug but PIB Home helpfully send a converter with lamps for UK customers.
Ella Glass Vase
Lastly, The Ella Glass Vase is a stunning item of homeware which I imagined would be much smaller for some reason – (always read the dimensions, folks) – perhaps because it is only £10! So I was surprised and delighted when it arrived – it’s lovely and curvy in a milky white, opaque glass. A versatile piece, I think you could use it as a vase for flowers or stems, or just leave it empty as a decorative piece on its own. It could even be a storage item I guess and would look perfect in both a vintage or modern space.
So there you have it, three covetable items from a lovely home website I’d definitely recommend you visit – but give yourself a bit of time as you’ll be browsing for ages once you start! Shipping to the UK was great value too, I thought – just £7 for my complete delivery and it arrived very promptly, so I’d have no hesitation ordering off the site again here from the UK. Plus, there are lovely helpful people who speak English at the end of the phone, should you have any queries.
With thanks to PIB Home for the gifted items. All words and opinions are my own.