I do have a confession to make I absolutely love concrete in all its shapes and forms, the minimal urban interior is something I covet, if you follow me on Pinterest you will already have figured that one out! My dream would be to have cast concrete worktops in my kitchen and a polished concrete floor throughout the downstairs of my house. For now though this isn’t a reality but I can add touches of it through accessories in my home.
Ross & Brown have just launched a new selection of home wares from LIKEconcrete to give folk like me that little slice of minimal chic to our interiors. The brand has combined Danish style with refined industrial design using innovative technology to mould concrete in unique ways to create a silk like texture. All created with organic, sustainable materials to reduce their carbon footprint. Each of the products has been given an ancient Nordic name.
The Karin tray meaning clean and tidy is perfectly named. These stunning trays are not only beautifully formed and tactile but are very useful around the home. I like keeping certain items out on display, things that get used on a daily basis but don’t want to let them scatter all over creating a mess, feeling cluttered. Having a stylish tray to place things on when not in use is very handy indeed, not only will things not go missing but you can create little vignettes with your things. They come in three different sizes and colours all in my favourite monochrome tones.
This simple white concrete tray will become one of my favourite new additions, it looks great on the bedside table, keeping your essentials to hand like jewellery, hand cream and reading glasses. It works equally well keeping all your bathroom lotions and potions essentials together, everything is in one place so you don’t have to go hunting for that precious face mask when needed. Then again it doesn’t have to be just for storing your bits and bobs, it works equally well grouping your favourite ceramics and house plants on, creating a pleasing display. Or even as a morning coffee tray, making every day that little bit more enjoyable and oh so stylish.
Along with the LIKEconcrete collection Ross & Brown stock some of the finest designer home wares, selecting brands such as Norman Copenhagen, Bloomingville and House Doctor DK. The owners Peter Ross and Gary Brown started in the interior design and architecture world. Through their love of sourcing products for specific projects they began exploring the idea of setting up an on line store as a destination from which interior designers and home owners would visit to find new and interesting products. The store has a minimal Scandinavian feel, filled with beautiful products for the home that make me very envious. What I like most about Ross & Brown is that Peter and Gary have to love a product before they list it on the site, everything they stock they would have in their homes, as Peter puts it ‘we are essentially designers doing retail, not the other way around’.
So if you are like me and are after something a little different with a contemporary Scandinavian design edge then please do visit Ross & Brown you will certainly not be disappointed.
* with thanks to Ross & Brown for gifting the Karin Tray for the purpose of this post