We can already feel Winter approaching with all its cold and grey colors – and all you want is to snuggle under a blanket, a cup of tea on our hands and watch loads of TV. Inspire yourself in our Winter interior design suggestions and embrace this new season with style!
Silvered branches, wisps of wood smoke and a frosty window pane… this year’s ‘“neutrals” come in the form of a palette of winter-morning greys from pale “wood-ash” to the smoky “dash of soot”.
If you prefer a richer colour scheme for Winter look out for midnight blue, indigo and ink colours.
Knitted accessories are getting bolder, with huge chunky cable-knits replacing demure weaves. And you’ll be needing a pouffe, too – the best interpretation of this trend: essentially a big knitted ball of wool for your feet.
There’s a definite air of indulgence about this season’s throws, rugs and cushions; plush, strokable textures seem to be as important as warmth. Ugg, maker of the snuggly boots, has launched a collection of blankets, sheepskin rugs, and floor pillows.
Touches of traditional tartan look well in both a town house and country house setting.
It doesn’t take much to make a feature of the hearth, and if fuel bills continue to soar we’re going to be looking at it a lot more, specially with a very attractive fireguard.
With all this softness, it’s a good idea to incorporate some textured materials to interest the eye. Loaf’s weathered birch rocker (pictured) has a handwoven rattan seat and backrest, and looks great by the fire.
Demand for screens is increasing, as they allow visual separation of open-plan rooms.
A Place to Write
You’ll need a desk that befits those seasonal scribblings; scandinavian designs are timeless in their simplicity.
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Thanks to Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby and Downton fever, Twenties style, with its metallics and mirrored surfaces, is big this season. The key piece is, of course, a vintage drinks cabinet.
Touches of fun to break the winter gloom wih this colorful light fixtures.
Go timeless with a twist: a Chesterfield in antique blue, or embrace graphic geometry with Habitat’s “Sura” black rattan chairs.
There’s a new wave of attention-grabbing free-standing tubs. Vivid blues, bronze, and even – if Father Christmas is feeling frivolous – crystal-encrusted.
Candles With Character
This winter, forget the candlesticks because the main attraction is now the candle.
Printed, knitted, woven or glazed – this year customers want a “clear sense of the hand of the maker,” says Polly Dickens, creative director of Habitat. Look out for Portuguese ceramics!
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