Six months ago I brought you the first exclusive look at a capsule collection of furniture and homewares launched by Warehouse Home, the publishers of a bi-annual magazine and blog. That collection, which you can see and buy here was a huge success and the team have brought together a new group of designers and pieces in their first winter edit which The Mad House has the privilege of being the first to see.
This second collection channels several key trends identified in the November issue of the newspaper – including mixed metals and deep dark midnight blue. These rich elements are ideal for the winter months and, it has to be said, some of these pieces will make perfect Christmas presents for design-conscious friends and family members.
Sophie Bush, the founder and editor of Warehouse Home, said: “Following our launch last year, many of our readers got in touch seeking our advice on sourcing distinctive designs for their homes. They inspired us to create a capsule collection; a small range of original furniture and accessories that would bring to life the trends and topics identified in each issue of Warehouse Home.
“We have loved the experience of working so closely with exciting British designers and brands. And we’ve been thrilled with the early success of our new collection and e-shop. These latest designs are a fantastic contrast to the first collection – which featured a lot of plywood and bright summer colours. The second Warehouse Home collection is filled with rich winter colours and has a strong industrial luxe quality.”
So who are the designers involved in this new collection? Well there are cushions by Katie Brown, whose signature prints include industrial landscapes in luxurious colours of gold, blue and rust. (It’s the back one above). The chair is by Primary Grey and has been reworked for Warehouse Home with a steel frame and midnight blue seat and back.
This blue brick dish and matching vase are by London design duo Christian Marsden and Ali Amer who launched Stolen Form in 2012. Using British craft techniques and contemporary practices, they create functional decorative products inspired by the city. Don’t you LOVE that rich blue colour?
Or what about this low bookcase by British interiors brand Higgs & Crick who have joined forces with fellow British brand Setyard to create this handmade bookcase in walnut stained ply with rust effect copper piping. It is, apparently, the perfect size for a full set of Penguin classics.
The lampshades in the top picture are also worth noting. Warehouse Home prints twice a year on recycled paper but they are always keen not to waste any paper at all so they commissioned designer Becky Creed to create 50 Limited Edition turned paper lights from any damaged or leftover Warehouse Home Issue One.
Issue Two has been turned into a limited series of wall and table clocks by BLURECO. Alicja Pelda, the founder, makes everything from 100 per cent recycled paper. The creative process, which involves reducing papers and newspapers into pulp, produces almost no waste at all. The newspaper lends a soft grey tone and tactile quality to the clocks. A final splash of deep inky blue is a bold contrast.
There are lots more details on the site where you can see the full collection and prices. We can’t leave without a special mention for Lucy Gough, who styled these photos so beautifully and who just won the Amara Best Interior Designer/Stylist blog, which was richly deserved and you can see more of her work on her site. The pictures were all taken by Oliver Perrott.
So what are your favourite pieces? It’s hard to choose but I do love the blue and copper candlesticks.
Thanks for the lovely mention, Kate! x
Thank you for the wonderful review of our second design collection Kate. It’s lovely to see the feedback from your readers too. Sophie @mywarehousehome
All the cushions in the bottom photo, which would look rather lovely piled up on my dark gray daybed. Too bad I live across the water.
gorgeous – i loved the first edition and using the ‘left over copies’ for the lampshades is genius.
love the sound of these guys
thanks for keeping us informed
Love these! What a fabulous idea!!!! Going to get a few of all I think…
Lovely stuff! Totally agree on the blue and copper candlesticks