5.21.2015

HOUSE OF FRASER AW15 PRESS DAY / HOME COLLECTION

Today I was invited to have a sneak preview of the upcoming AW15 collection at the House of Fraser’s Head Office on Baker Street. After a warm welcome with pastries and orange juice, I was shown the two showroom suites: Home collection (see below) and 
Womenswear & Accessories. 
I had a preview of Linea Home, Living by Christiane Lemieux, Dickins & Jones, Casa Couture,  Bibba Home and Shabby Chic.
I'm really into home decoration at the moment because of my new flat and some of the items I saw today will definitely be on my shopping list this Autumn. 
This Autumn Winter, House of Fraser showcased three trends for their Linea Collection: Alhambra (earthy and blue tones items with an ethnic and contemporary style), Highlands (warm, neutral and tartan fabrics influenced by the Scottish Highlands) and Juxtapose (bright colours and geometric patterns). I didn’t really like the Highlands collection, but I wanted to buy every items from the Juxtapose and Alhambra collection!   
Alhambra dinnerware (from £6), Laser cut motives (£10-£15), Aqua Velvet cushion (£25), Distressed foil cushion (£25)
May Mirror (£225), Mirror base trinket boxes (£25-£40), Metal Alhambra frame (£20), Throw (£70-75)

 Petra copper pendant (£100), Red chevron cushion (£25), Candle sticks (£12-16), Teal wooden vase (£40-45)
The home line featured some interesting kitchen accessories especially the Acacia products (platter boards, bread board and spice rack). This room also had the new collection of le Creuset round casserole dish and the latest Nespresso machine. 
Kitchen aid onyx black food (£245), Le Creuset pot (from £99), Nespresso machine (from £260)
Black round casserole pot (£110), Acacia storage jars (£14-£18), Acacia platter boards (£20-£25), Acacia spice rack (£40), Capri frying pan (£55), Capri saucepan (£50)
Living by Christiane Lemieux was really nice too. I liked the combination of shapes and exotic landscapes created through their fabrics. My favourite piece from this collection was the pineapple light. Something was telling me that the pineapple trend is not over for the next few months....
George turquoise stoned linen sofa (£1,399),  Bodo side table (£299), Zeus pineapple glass pendant (£80), Marrakesh reed diffuser (£30), Set of 3 candle sticks (£50), Zig Zag tea towels (from £12)
If you are looking for something more simple, modern with sculpted, Casa Couture will be your dream collection. I thought the plate and cutlery set was beautiful. I enjoyed the range of colour of this collection too (caramel, blush, plum, taupe and grey). 
 Microdot dinnerware (from £12), Copper 24 piece cutlery set (£180), trio of copper bowls (£35), Marble and copper candles holders (£25-£30), Plum velvet border cushion (£45), Liliana table lamp (£150), rainbow sandstone accessories (from £15 each), Metallic throw (£85)

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