I’ve always loved eclectic interiors; shelves filled with old trinkets from charity shops, mismatched florals, mid-century modern furniture and wood, lots of wood. Cath Kidston, but a bit less…. chintzy. I didn’t even know there was a name for the style I liked, until I stumbled across the incredible Futurustic blog on Twitter – a whole site dedicated to beautiful modern rustic design.
Owner Rebecca Proctor has also written a few books on various subjects, and as soon as I clapped eyes on ‘Recycled Home’, I knew it was something I needed to add to my bookshelf. When it arrived, I fell in love immediately; 144 pages of fantastic home projects showing you how to make everything from a scrap wood bath caddy to handmade lampshades, projects that are actually useful and I could really see myself having a go at. The styling and photography are beautiful, and the book is full of inspirational images that wouldn’t look out of place on Pinterest. I strongly urge you to buy a copy!
The Futurustic blog is now one of my firm favourites, and once you’ve visited you’ll understand why. Snippets of Rebecca’s home and children sit alongside posts about contemporary fashion and unique design, and I’ve discovered loads of other amazing websites and designers through her writing. Find the Futurustic blog here, and then pop off to your nearest independent bookseller, and grab yourself a copy of ‘Recycled Home’. (This is in no way a sponsored post – I just really love the book and blog!)
The last two images are courtesy of the Futurustic blog.