Remember the time circa 2014 when the only colours to decorate your home were black, white and grey? This monochromatic scheme took the world, our homes and Pinterest by storm but, much to our delight, colour has since had a revival. Playful colour palettes now come in many guises and while the age of black, white and grey is behind us, monochromatic design is far from over. You see coming up with colour combinations is one thing, but there’s a transformative, striking and fun effect to be had from taking your scheme back to one colour, with tonal nuances and lots of textures.
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The last couple of years have certainly made us fall even harder for our gardens and while we like to use our outdoor space in some capacity all year round there’s no denying that June and July are a particularly joyful time to enjoying gardens, balconies and courtyards. Something we often forget when thinking about our gardens is how they truly are the most multi-use space in our homes, able to serve many different purposes effortlessly. So let’s take a look at our favourite ways to spend time in the garden on the blissful balmy days of summer.
There truly is nothing lovelier than slipping into a clean bed on a Sunday evening. In our house it has become something of a ritual - hairwashes, fresh pyjamas (gently warmed on radiators in the winter), clean bedding and early nights - always a great night’s sleep, guaranteed. And while Coco & Wolf’s Liberty fabric bedding is handmade to last, a little love and attention when it comes to caring for your bed linen goes a long way in preserving its heirloom quality and ensuring bed change day always feels like a treat, never a chore.
With a background in womenswear, Coco & Wolf founder Amy has always had her finger on the pulse of luxury and contemporary fashion. With an appreciation for tailoring and fashion, knowledge of the female form and success in showcasing luxury fabrics, it felt almost inevitable that she would add luxury womenswear to her business repertoire at some point.
There is no greater feeling that gifting something which is guaranteed to be cherished. For presents with a personal touch or even a little something special for yourself, personalisation is a fantastic way to make what is already something beautiful even more meaningful. You see we’re big believers that the beauty of personalisation is the pieces inevitably becoming truly treasured token. There are very few people who wouldn’t appreciate the thoughtful gesture of a gift which is completely unique to them, be it engraved jewellery, bespoke stationery or monogrammed bed linen.
This June, Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 70 years on the throne with the much anticipated, Platinum Jubilee. The official Jubilee weekend takes place from 2nd June to 5th June, seeing Great Britain and the commonwealth celebrating Britain’s longest-reigning monarch across four days. Alongside celebratory street parties taking part all over the country, and jubilant picnics in gardens and parks, there are also a whole range of official events in London over the four day weekend as part of this year’s Jubilee celebrations and we’re sharing the run down so you can get organised!
It’s no secret that here at Coco & Wolf we are big fans of spending time in the great outdoors, be it on beautiful balconies adorned with overflowing florals, long walks in the verdant countryside, relaxing beside the river or enjoying glorious garden picnics. While not all of us are lucky enough to have some outdoor space, there’s no reason weekends can’t be spent exploring inspiring gardens and seasonal blooms, especially throughout the summer, you’ve just got to know where to look! Luckily for you, we have a secret weapon in our arsenal of garden exploration and it’s time to let the cat out to the bag.
Spring has officially sprung and this year it’s not just the warmer weather making us want to host a jubilant picnic. This June sees the entire country celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and while we don’t really need an excuse to hang up the bunting, create a chic outdoor dining space and bask in the glorious sunshine, the Jubilee means it’s an urge we’re definitely not fighting. not fighting.
This year’s Platinum Jubilee marks seventy years since Queen Elizabeth II came to throne. It’s hard to transport your imagination back to 1952; a time when the world wide web hadn’t yet been invented, decimalisation was still almost twenty years away and Concorde’s first flight sounded like a film. Of course, during those seventy years, Liberty have continued to be pioneers of fabric and print development, and throughout her majesty’s long and triumphant reign Liberty have produced prints which truly stand the test of time. The 1950s was an incredible, ground breaking time for Liberty’s print development and today we’re looking back at some of the post-war era’s beautiful designs, and Liberty’s development’s of them.
There’s not many occasions which aren’t made all the more beautiful with bunting, especially when it’s made in Liberty’s eye-catching fabrics. We don’t need to be celebrating to string the bunting up, in fact a warm summer’s day is often enough, but this year The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will bring with it a profusion of street parties up and down the country so we felt it only right to up our bunting game and introduce some new shapes and colours. Perfect for hanging up at street parties, picnics and weddings or simply to add some jubilation and fun to your garden, our bunting is elevated and timeless, a true celebration of Liberty’s infectiously joyful prints.
Exploring Rye, East Sussex with Coco & Wolf's local knowledge. Today we're sharing our top tips for the best places to stay, eat and explore when in this historic hilltop town.
Nothing beats the energy and joy that is felt in springtime and this year we’re channeling that in our flourishing Easter table styling. While we were hopeful for an outdoor soiree, the British weather looks set to be as predictable as ever and, quite literally, rain on our parade, so we’ve created a joyful indoor table which really celebrates the light and charm of spring and Easter instead.
Many of our favourite Liberty fabrics are a exuberant display of layered florals and this provides us with an abundance of inspiration. In fact, the art of layering has become intrinsic to Coco & Wolf, with our curation of seasonal fabrics centred around how they work together when layered. But how else can these layered floral designs inspire us in our homes?
Sustainability is at the heart of the Coco & Wolf brand. We have a beautiful world to protect for future generations and it is our responsibility as a business and individuals to understand and be reactive to our own environmental impact. We’ve already excluded single use plastics, embraced cycling to work, reduced waste and championed eating seasonally, but we know there will always be more to do.
Imagine Easter. What comes into your mind? A beautiful, uplifting time. Spring blooms. Family celebrations. Chicks, lambs and bunnies a plenty. Baskets laden with chocolate… Lots and lots of chocolate. Today we’re sharing with you one of our favourite Easter bakes - mini egg cupcakes. They’re super simple to make and the pastel coloured icing with mini eggs sitting proud on top make them irresistible for adults and children alike. Perfect for Easter elevenses, the base is a gorgeous, moist chocolate cake which I think is often tricky to get right, but this is reminiscent of a chocolate sponge cake my granny used to make and definitely hits the spot!
There’s something incredibly special about introducing you to our latest exclusive Liberty prints. It’s a celebration of the creative process to get these recoloured or reworked prints from concept to finished fabric and also a much-anticipated introduction. We’re always on tenterhooks until we know that our customers love the new fabrics as much as we do. For this Spring Summer, you’ve already met our exclusive reimagining of the much-loved iconic Betsy with our Sunflower colourway, and now we’re introducing you to a couple more. We cannot wait to hear what you think!
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock you will have noticed there’s been an awful lot of beautiful new products hitting down from Coco & Wolf. New sunshine like prints, delectable designs… it can only mean one thing. Our latest collection has arrived!
With it's lustrous form, beautifully warm and soft touch and perfect companionship to Liberty's original Tana Lawn™, there's very little not to love about the latest offering from the Liberty fabrics team, Organic Tana Lawn™. We're committed to bringing more of the fabrics you love to the products which adorn your home and this spring summer season we're working with two beautiful Organic Liberty fabrics, Mitsi in pink and Donna Leigh in yellow, two beguiling florals which lend themselves wonderfully to the bedding, table linen and homewares Coco & Wolf are famous for.
Look back in history and you’ll see that post periods of unrest and hardship came joy, frivolity and dynamism. The roaring twenties with its flapper girls, jazz and art deco design and the celebration and colour which juxtaposed the great depression before it in the 1930s. And now our enduring love affair with colour, pattern and print is a wonderful contrast to the sombre mood that’s hung over us all for the last couple of years, while eating together becomes intrinsic to social occasions once more. And what better way to celebrate with beautifully dressed tables.
We spend a third of our life in bed (if we’re lucky!) so it comes as no surprise that almost all of us long for that luxurious feeling of slipping into a hotel bed night after night. Thankfully, since 2014 Coco & Wolf have been helping recreate that feeling and once you experience our beautiful bedding made with Liberty’s buttery soft Tana Lawn or sumptuous silk you’ll never want to sleep on anything else.