High Street Honeys
Our round up of the best things on the high street at the moment!
So here at Tat, we find most things through the antique and vintage market. With many things, I trust the old rather than the new. If it has already lasted a hundred years, that is better than any Trustpilot review I can think of. That all being said, sometimes we need to give the high street and high street adjacent a little love. So here is my round-up of the great high street honeys, which are online and in-store at the moment.
Things I noticed while searching -
Anthropologie and Zara have the best hardware. Curtain poles, handles and brackets - not always to my taste, but they are both doing interesting and, in the case of Zara, chic things. I find Zara homeware rather annoying; it tip-toes around so many people's designs, copying up to that 10% mark. It's probably stupid of me to say this is as it's rampant in the fashion industry, but I find it irksome in interiors. So I've tried to steer clear of anything I feel steps on the toes of designs I know.
Rattan, it's not going anywhere. It seems to be clinging on for dear life. I don't believe we should buy according to trend. If you want to buy a shell-shaped rattan wall light, be my guest, but I lament the hammering to death of a trend -it's so disappointing and unimaginative. There are exceptions to the rules. I still find simple rattan/ wicker items smart. I bought two shades the other day and am thoroughly happy with them.
All that being said, I do apologise for then, including The White Company’s rattan drinks trolley. It did something to me. I imagined myself in a 1980s Miami pool house being fixed a filthy martini.
Rowen & Wren, Toast & Woodedit are where I look for things for my home. Rowen & Wren offers such a good-looking line of items. Obviously, if you just had R&W, it might look a little too done, but having a smattering of their pieces would be a lucky place to be.
Although the poor stripe is being plastered onto any surface the designer can find, it still holds a place in my heart. I have a long-lasting love affair with that long streak of colour, so I will bide my time waiting for it to be so passé that I can enjoy it again. Although I may have to buy that delightful Mango box as I delight in the Hicks-like colouring.
A company that gets overlooked is Jim Lawrence. If you are looking for lighting and want simple, well-made pieces, look no further.
Re Found, I will never not enjoy perusing their site. They have a mighty range of colourful essentials and, more importantly, a fantastic degree of tat. Milagros is also an excellent place for colourful essentials, and I warn you - a glorious collection of tiles.
Even with all these stipulations and commentary, I hope you can still find this list helpful.
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