Design Hunter loves

Are you a “design hunter”? Do you hate getting furniture, objects, and decorative ideas from chain stores? Do you love seeking out exclusive and innovative new designs, colours, materials and creations? Do you want to make your home as exclusive as your personality and character? Then you are a design hunter. Here are some ideas to set you off. But also go hunting yourself for designs on the internet, and from craft shops and workshops. You’ll be surprised at how much creative design talent there is out there, and it doesn’t need to cost you an arm and a leg!
Pendant lights look great in the right situations. They can be the focal point of a room and change a good-looking room to a great one. Poul Henningsen’s PH range is well known and loved Scandi design classics. We are talking pendant lights in copper, based on Poul Henningsen’s 1920’s drawings.
We should all like ethically sourced home textiles and accessories crafted from natural materials. Urbanara is an online brand that sells these commodities. These include gorgeous textiles, tableware, vases, and art. The company has recently branched out into lighting. The designs are clean and contemporary.
Design hunters should also not be afraid to look out for great material and designs in the area of wood flooring. The minimalism of wood floors combined with its warmth and texture and grain make it a great idea for certain places in your home. Wood flooring has been around for ages, but it never loses its novelty when you walk into a tastefully floored room that uses wood blocks or tiles.
There are a number of woods that can each create an individual flooring ambience. For example rough unfinished and slightly worn wood can give a rustic effect. Darker woods go better in lighter areas of a home. Unless of course you are going for a snug introspective close-the-curtains type of atmosphere in a room- ideal for a study where you want no distractions from your work, computing or reading.
Paler woods like ash that have a softly coloured more uniform grain are a good option for spaces where the aim is to achieve a modern, minimal look. In high traffic areas that are likely to be subject to a lot of wear and tear over the years, go for ash which is even harder-wearing than oak. Ash also looks good in rooms with not much natural light.
There has always been something of a reluctance to have wooden floors in bedrooms- carpeting is just cosy, people say. But with clever use of rugs, a wooden floor in a bedroom, perhaps matching the wood of the futon or bedstead can be eye-catching. Make sure you keep a pair of slippers by the bed in cold winters, although many devotees of wooden floors in bedrooms say that the surface is no colder than a carpet!
Good hunting for your good designs!