I'm Laura Hunter of @nofeaturewalls, and I’ve been documenting the pattern-tastic and heavily floral renovation of my house in Oxfordshire for the past 18 months on Instagram. I describe my style as Jamaican nan cottagecore, which means I like quirky and eclectic homeware placed in a floral wonderland so expect a lot of colour, pattern, wallpaper and Morris and Co.
I also write the interiors blog NoFeatureWalls.com, which focuses on wallpaper and how they can serve as the perfect backdrop to clothes (move over, generic white-wall shots!). I am a big fan of a pattern clash and I have had enough of the minimalistic trend when it comes to both interiors and fashion.
Maximalists, like me, by nature, enjoy shopping and I love to pick up items for the house from independent brands and eclectic emporiums like Anthropologie and Liberty. I will also hunt for the odd floral item in Zara Home, La Redoute, Rockett St George or Heals and of course, I love vintage markets and antique fairs.
Usually, this time of year I would be still (!) looking to fill the void left by the removed festive decorations with lots of antiques and vintage items. This year it's been difficult to do so as antique shops are clearly not essential shops and are currently closed—sad times but fair enough. However, I’ve put together an edit of good vintage-style items that should fill up some of those empty spots and these are the things I usually gravitate to around this time of year when it is a bit gloomy but spring is on the horizon. These are three statement trends that make an impact but will also be classic enough to stand the test of time.
Found in every good antique shop across the UK the Roman or Grecian bust is a great addition to any chest of drawers or side table. A little bit eccentric and on special occasions can also be dressed up with a party hat. What fun!
2. COLOURFUL GLASS
Coloured, patterned or painted glassware is the ultimate in grandma chic. Not just for the dinner table glassware can be used as a decorative accessory across the house.
3. VINTAGE-STYLE THROWS
Vintage bedding is great and everything, but I would probably draw the line at vintage sheets. However, the look is still very cosy and can look impactful in both minimalistic or eclectic homes, so here are some vintage-style throws without the ick factor!