If you’ve been following this blog for a little while, you’ll probably know that I like my interiors predominantly light, bright, white and grey. But this autumn, I find myself wanting to bring the richly hued outdoors, with all its russet reds, burnt oranges and dusty yellows, into the home.
While I was looking around for another ‘I wish I lived here’ post, I came across three homes that all shared the same colour palette. Each has clean white walls, but soft furnishings and accessories in soft, earthy hues bring a sense of cosiness and warmth. I always say that I like the walls in my home and the interiors I design to be a neutral backdrop for all the things in it, letting pieces of art and objects tell the story. That way you can adapt and change things with the seasons without worrying about colours clashing or feeling constrained by a theme or concept. With a few simple alterations or additions – a new throw, a few more candles – it also lets you change the ambience and feeling of the home to match how you use the space, from light and open in the summer to nesting mode in the winter. And adding a few new linen cushions is far easier in my book than painting a wall!
This home in Gothenburg is super bright and airy, with white washed floors and huge windows. A clever styling trick here – I love how the accessories on the coffee table tie in with colours of the cushions on the sofa, creating a sense of balance and coherence. The accent colours are limited to just a few to stop the space looking too cluttered and fussy as well.
The bedroom has lots of soft natural textures, from the linen curtains to the textured rug and feathered lamp, which gives it a cosy, inviting feeling. Crumpled, undone beds are the best – who has time to iron duvets?!
Images: Entrance Makleri
This home in Stockholm has a much softer, more feminine colour palette with dusty pinks, peachy tones and Burgundy reds. The cushions brighten up a plain sofa, while textures appeal to the senses – a mohair throw, linen and velvet here, a sheepskin rug and waffle cotton blanket there. Instantly calming.
The bedroom has a darker accent colour that looks perfectly autumnal against the backdrop of the balcony and tree outside. The view out almost becomes part of the room, a piece of art in its own right.
Images: Fantastic Frank
This home in slightly more eclectic and bohemian, with Moroccan style rugs, patterned textures and brass details. I love all the plants and flowers. And wait until you see the doggies in the last shot!
The bedroom is particularly inviting, the bed piled high with linen, throws and cushions. Positioning the bed by the window with the curtains and bedside tables either side helps frame it and create a feature as you walk in. I love the bobble wreath, a great idea for a simple Christmas now I start to think about it…
See, told you there were doggies! How cute are they, sitting there asking for cuddles. Hope they, and these lovely homes, brighten up your day!