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M&S for Homewares?

Absolutely! And here are their new collections…

Somehow home-wares isn’t the first thing that springs to mind with M&S. Many of us still think of it as a knicker emporium or a place to buy delicious food. As their trade figures show they, like many high street retailers, have falling sales and appear to be lost and not sure in which direction to go.

However, having said all that, I think they have an inspired home wear team and some very nice covetable designs as their Spring and Summer 2020 collections show.

The first of the four key trends for SS20 is Modern Sea Scapes, including lots of texture, aqua, stylized pebble designs and not a sailing boat or anchor in site.

The second collection is called Sandstone and is a collection based on that colour and also a pink dusty plaster. It is warm, sumptuous and inviting.

Next up is the Urban Glamour collection, clean and green with more than a nod to hotter climes with a bit of wild jungle thrown into the mix.

The final collection is called Simply Neutrals and includes some very nice looking dining furniture, lovely ceramics and a cupboard with an oriental style decorative front.

 They have some really fabulous bed linen designs and the textural ceramic vases would look good in any home.  For summer they have produced some elegant outdoor rattan furniture and some light weight picnic platters and mugs.

All in all it is a collection that is flexible, well designed and would suit most homes.

by Juliet Bawden

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