FINALLY! HABITAT HAS ARRIVED AT WESTFIELD WHITE CITY.
Yes, it’s finally happened…
Habitat has landed at Westfield White City and I couldn’t wait to get down there to check out the new store, (which by the way is the first new store opening in 10 years) and to mingle with their wonderful team who invited me to join them for an informal evening of store tours, a design masterclass and a look at their new collection.
Habitat iinteriors have been a part of my LUST LIST for as long as I can remember; from the days where I’d look on in envy (because I was too broke to afford nice things) up to now, where I have a huge appreciation for their bold, eclectic designs. I’m sure it’s no surprise that my excitement for the launch of the new store was on 1000x and I’m so glad I went because I wasn’t disappointed.
Anyway, back to the point…
Located in the new extension of the centre (near the John Lewis but on the ground floor), the Westfield Square store boasts a beautifully lit and eye catching store front, with the inside designed to create a market style shopping experience without making the store feel cluttered…and they’ve done a great job as it feels exactly that!
Here’s a little look…
I had a long nosey around the store and a butchers at some items from the new collection (and ended up eyeing up quite a few gorgeous new bits that I’m intent on purchasing) before the lovely Sophie at Warehouse Home joined us to talk warehouse/ industrial style which was really useful for someone like me who is trying to establish themselves in the design industry or if you’re just designing/ decorating your space in general.
What I really like about Habitat is that their pieces hold a great balance between being statement and an accent, so although a design might be intensely bright in pattern or colour, you could still make them fit into a space without having to compromise the whole colour scheme or design type… so it could act as both the focal point of the space or blend in with other accessories if that makes sense?
HABITAT AW18 ITEMS THAT ARE SLAYING THE INTERIOR SCENE RIGHT NOW
Here’s a look at the bits I’m loving the most at the moment… I’ve organised them by general colour scheme to help anyone shopping around for items to fit with their own home. As usual, all items are linked, and if you’re thinking about making a purchase- let them know I sent you!
For the neutral abode…
The HEYBRIDGE Iridescent Glass Ceiling Light
I really, really like this ceiling light, not only because it has the ability to be styled into any room decor, but because I’m pretty much obsessed with anything iridescent.
This sexy little globe design is made from mouth-blown glass (which I really want to try one day- just saying) and would pair well with a feature bulb.
The KEANU Grey Sculptural Knitted Cushion
Absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this knitted cushion and it’d make the perfect addition to a sofa/ bedding that lacks pattern or texture. I am a big fan of layering too so this would be perfect if you’re looking for some added VA VA VOOM in your space.
Works well with other chunky textured cushions or textiles, like these bad boys…
The GRAYSON White Speckled Stoneware 12 Piece Dinner Set
Made in Thailand, the Grayson white speckled stoneware 12-piece dinner set has a hand-thrown feel and a classic coupe shape with a satin glaze.
The WASHED PINK Stonewashed Double Duvet Cover Set
This duvet set is part of the WASHED bedding range and is available in a variety of colours (which means you can mix and match them if you’re feeling playful). Each set is made of 100% cotton and starts from £35 for the single set.
The Pepper vase
Hand decorated by craftsmen in a ceramic studio in northern Thailand, the Pepper white speckled stoneware vase has an appealing eggshell finish.
For the colour kings/ queens…
The PALOMA Saffron Yellow Knitted Cotton Throw
Perfect for cosy winter nights or as a light blanket for snuggling on the sofa; and I’ve snagged a similar one in the colour Saffron for my bedroom.
As the yellow colour family generally relates to sunshine and feelings of happiness, they make the perfect accent colour for the living room and bedroom areas; or perhaps spaces throughout the home/ office where you’d like to feel more uplifted. You can read more about the impact of colour on your overall mood here.
The BYRON Abstract Patterned rug
The Byron rug measures 170 x 240cm and features block shapes interspersed with sculptural curves.
I love how its been used here to add pops of colour to an overall cool aesthetic, being paired with a teal fabric sofa and patterned cushions for character.
The BAZAAR Yellow And Blue Geometric Embroidered Cushion
“The printed cotton cushion recalls traditional embroidered textiles from Europe and has a contrasting grey pattern on its reverse.
Exclusive to Habitat, the cushion is supplied with a soft pad; Bazaar cushions in other colours are also available, together with a Bazaar flat weave rug.” - Habitat
The NONA Set Of 3 Assorted Colour Tapas Bowls
I quite like the irregularities in the shapes and sizes of these tapas bowls and I checked them out in store at the launch and wanted to take some home!
Such a shame that they didnt come in the tableware aesthetic that I’ve opted for in my own home, but if I ever fancy changing it up I might even go for a taste of Portugal like these babies.
The Textured Earthenware Vase in Turquoise
Another fave from the new collection is this amazing hand painted turquoise vase. I’m particularly drawn to the 3d design of the vase with basks in the glory of a grooved texture to add to the overall finished effect.
The TRUNK Set Of 3 Sage/Yellow/Pumpkin Coloured Metal Storage Trunks
£125 for the set
The Trunk set of 3 sage/yellow/pumpkin coloured metal storage trunks in large, medium and small sizes updates a design classic in seasonal colours.
My sister actually has the trunks in the grey & brass finish and they’re a super stylish addition to her room; not to mention a great multipurpose feature since it works as extra storage.
For the dark and daring…
The CLEMENCE 4 Seater Sofa
This is definitely one of my favourite sofas by Habitat overall, mainly because of how luxurious the fabric feels; but also because I literally melted in to the chair when I gave it the Saph test in store.
This particular sofa comes in a range of colours but the green velvet and burnt orange are by far my favourites; and remember, if you’re not quite sure about colours/ fabrics, they offer a free fabric swatch which you can get sent out to you. Always helpful when you’re still planning/ pulling a scheme together (and work great on a 3d moodboard for your clients if you’re a designer/ stylist).
The BAZAAR Geometric Embroidered Cushion (Brown & Purple)
Another fave from the BAZAAR collection is the brown & purple finish on their signature geometric cushion; and there’s also a monochrome one that I know you guys would absolutely love but I can’t seem to figure out whether it’s part of their range or a different one (I’ll find out).
The ISADORE Rug
Inspired by the Greek Flokati designs, this cute handwoven rug has the ability to complement both a neutral and darker aesthetic, and adds a layer of wooly texture to surfaces.
The LEOPARD Black Embroidered Cushion
Yasss Habitat! Come through with this uber cool, eclectic leopard cushion, which by the way totally belongs in Kimberly Swoonworthy’s home.
The HAIM Brass and Opal Glass Chandelier
This statement chandelier would look excellent over the dining table or kitchen island; and the triple bulb design has the ability to bring a luxe glam feel to any environment.
I’d love to style this over a soft marble top kitchen island with dark cabinets.
The KARMA Copper And Blue Metal Cup Vase
With its combination of mirror-polished and textured patina finishes, the Karma copper and blue metal cup vase has strong visual appeal.
Aside most of the gorgeous goodies above, I was also eyeing up the Marsden candle holder, which isn’t part of the new AW18 collection but is a real baddie in its own right.
Before I left, the lovely Ingha gave me a little goodie bag and I couldn’t believe when I got home to find this bad boy in it.
The very same one that I probably drooled over several times (besides drooling over the various stuffings of marshmallow and macaroons that I’d consumed).
Anyway, if you haven’t already been to the new store it’s defo worth visiting. Westfield Square is for sure my new fave part of Westfield because I feel like it’s the home of the design savvy geeks like me.
A massive thank you to Ingha, Adam, Sophie and the rest of the Habitat/ Warehouse home team for having me…
Next stop… Habitat Christmas vibes!
Image photography: Saphron London & Habitat