THE SIMPLE WAYS TO UPDATE YOUR HOME THIS SEASON

City Living, Mailbox Life, Shop

Posted on June 26, 2018 by Alex Perrins

Whether you’re adding little touches or planning a complete overhaul, it’s time to embrace the warmer months with home furnishings at Mailbox Birmingham.

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For a nod towards the popular minimalist Scandinavian homewares trend, light wooden furniture is your go-to. Pair with neutral hues and fabrics for a clean, contemporary feel.

  1. MADE.COM Jensen Storage Bench, £229
  2. BoConcept Bornholm Coffee Table, £179
  3. MADE.COM Lyra Garden Hanging Chair Charcoal Grey, £449
  4. BoConcept Ottowa Sideboard,£2,239
  5. MADE.COM Thelma Bar Stool, £99

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It’s the trend that originated in France back in the early 20th century, and Art Deco interiors aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. The most distinguishable characteristics of this trend include accents of gold, dark wooden cabinets and curved furniture so don’t be afraid to experiment.

  1. BoConcept Art Deco Tealight Holder, £15
  2. Heal’s Newgate Pluto Starburst Gold Wall Clock, £140
  3. BoConcept Black Bahia Leather Sofa, £5,274
  4. iLite Endon Paloma Pendant Gold, £90

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Whether you’re tending to real plants or copping out with fake flowers, adding greenery into your home will breathe new life into your home and these contemporary plant potting solutions will make all the difference.

  1. MADE.COM Hakuun Set of 2 Terrazzo Plant Pots With Rubberwood Legs Grey, £49
  2. BoConcept Macrame Flowerpot, £59
  3. BoConcept Tear Flowerpot, £69
  4. Heal’sPlant Stand High, £32
  5. Heal’s Plant Box Small, £65

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As well as being practical, durable and simple, small concrete accessories around the house will create a stripped back and rustic feel in your living space. If your home doesn’t have a garden, this is a great way to incorporate the outdoors.

  1. BoConcept Concrete bowl, £95
  2. iLiteNew Works Material Pendant Light, £138
  3. Heal’s Bristol Tabel Lamp, £59
  4. MADE.COM Kalaw Coffee Table Concrete, £249

Find out more about home furnishings at Mailbox on Level 1.

GET SUMMER READY WITH OUR TOP BEAUTY PICKS

City Living, Mailbox Life, Shop

Posted on June 26, 2018 by Alex Perrins

We round up the products you’ll need as the heat rises this season.

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PREP TO PERFECTION

Protect your skin from harmful UVB and UVA rays whilst creating the perfect base for a flawless makeup application with an SPF primer. It’s important to wear SPF every single day, regardless of whether you’re in direct sunlight or not, and by adding the Primer, £30, Flint+Flint into your morning routine after cleansing, it’s never been easier to keep your skin safe. The light formula will melt into skin almost instantly, leaving you with a clean and refreshed face ready to battle the elements.

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GET THE GLOW

The ultimate summer product, simply spritz the Bronze Goddess Shimmering Oil For Hair & Body, £38, Harvey Nichols all over for a glittering glow that will perfectly capture the sunshine. Ideal if you’re heading off somewhere exotic, this luxurious oil can be applied after a day of sunbathing before your evening meal for an effortless sheen. Spray onto shoulders and collarbones to create a gorgeous shimmer.

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FIGHT THE FRIZZ

The brand new label.m Anti-frizz Mist, £17.50, Toni&Guy Essensuals will smooth flyaways, protect from the heat and gradually repair split ends, all in one product. If heat and humidity are your worst enemy in summer, then this is the spray for you. It’s up to you how you choose to use it, either apply on damp hair before blowdrying and styling, or straight onto dry hair.

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SCENT FROM HEAVEN

Formulated to evoke the scent of ‘sun-kissed salty skin’, the Replica Beach Walk Eau De Toilette, £95, Harvey Nichols is like summer in a bottle. With top notes of bergamot and lemon and refreshing hints of cedar wood, this high-end perfume is sure to bring back fond memories of relaxing days near the coast.

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