Explore The John Lewis Summer 2016 – The Home EDIT

Absolute Home are really pleased to have a chance to explore the The Home EDIT that is inspired by nature and curated by John Lewis.

Now that Spring is coming to an end, the clocks have gone forward and the evenings are pleasantly lighter (and a bit warmer) John Lewis have cleverly taken inspiration from the honeyed mornings and long, light evenings to bring you a homeware collection that really helps to bring in the warming feel of nature to your home.

Sit back relax and explore the wonderful elements that make up The Home EDIT.

BEDROOM IN BLOOM

The bedroom range takes beautiful relaxing greys as a backdrop and allows you to pair this up with floral prints and contrasting textures that go beautifully well together.

John Lewis Croft Collection Skye Bedstead, Double
John Lewis Croft Collection Skye Bedstead, Double
John Lewis Freya Bedding, Honey
John Lewis Freya Bedding, Honey

Finding a perfectly covered cushion that goes well with your decor can be a challenge at times.  John Lewis have made this easier by developing the Alba Print Cushion that features delicate floral prints and goes perfectly with The Home EDIT.

John Lewis Alba Print Cushion, Natural
John Lewis Alba Print Cushion, Natural

NATURE’S TABLE

The Home EDIT also features distinctive tableware that takes its design inspiration from nature itself; whether that be featuring the natural wood grain of a chopping board or the earthy colours of a vase that go amazing well with the healthy green of a bunch of freshly cut flowers.

Croft Collection Paddle Chopping Board, Oak
Croft Collection Paddle Chopping Board, Oak

It is all to easy to just put a pinch of peppercorn, a few basil leaves, spices and other condiments into your evening meal, however you DO NOT get the full flavours of these wonderful additions by just frying or baking them.  If my visits to the far east and my love of Thai food has taught me anything, it is that grinding and pounding your spices, leaves and other delicacies releases amazing smells and flavours that you just do not get by chopping and placing in a recipe.  It does take a bit of effort but the Croft Pestle And Mortarmakes it ohh so easy.

John Lewis Croft Pestle And Mortar
John Lewis Croft Marble Pestle And Mortar

The Pestle and Mortar are made of solid marble and unlike wooden alternatives the weight of the marble enables easier pounding of your ingredients. The low bowl also ensures that you fingers don’t get caught on the side and makes for easier pouring out.  If you have never experienced properly ground spices then I urge you to reconsider… you will, I am sure notice, smell and taste the difference immediately.

John Lewis Croft Collection Honey Drizzler Pot
John Lewis Croft Collection Honey Drizzler Pot

I try to limit my refined sugar intake, and what a perfect alternative honey is; sweet (but not too sweet) natural and goes with just about anything.  A usual relish or sweet chili recipe calls for caster sugar, however why not substitute that with honey, and there is no easier way to dispense the golden nectar than via a specially designed Drizzler from The Home EDIT collection.

John Lewis Croft Collection Tubby Vase, Large
John Lewis Croft Collection Tubby Vase, Large
Take full advantage of The Home EDIT range from John Lewis that really is very well thought out and naturally appealing to all of us that prefer that natural earthy feel in what can be a living space that has so much of the modern, retro or industrial.