As I write this, the weather is glorious. We’re basking in a fairly unprecedented heat-wave. All of which might make it seem odd that this blog is looking forward to autumn/winter. But there is something rather delicious about a new season, isn’t there? Of course, it’s lovely now enjoying the warmth of summer evenings, but it’s also enticing to imagine the nights drawing in, retreating indoors and cocooning yourself in the comforts of home.
So, what are the trends we can look forward to for autumn/winter? Some of them we already know and love: dark colours are still around; copper and brass accents will still be illuminating our spaces. The World Traveller trend continues to take us on adventures from the comfort of our own armchairs. In terms of new trends, there is a clear move towards quality products which are built to last - reflecting our growing desire for sustainability. In reaction to this we are definitely seeking inspiration from a by-gone age. Heirloom Elegance is a modern take on period pieces. Lovingly crafted from the finest materials, this look brings grandeur and gravitas to any home. Artisan is another trend where materials and good design take centre stage. Less formal than the Heirloom look, Artisan is all about creating a relaxed and comfortable space.
At Style Our Home we have just the right collections to achieve whichever look most appeals to you. Here’s our guide to our favourite pieces for Autumn/Winter 2018.
Give your living space character and poise with the Georgian inspired Kensington Burl from Willis & Gambier. This beautiful range of oak furniture typifies the Heirloom Elegance trend and will add character to any home. From the truly eye-catching Chest on Stand with antique brass handles to the practical and elegant entertainment unit, the Kensington Burl collection embodies traditional and classic style.
Combining both Heirloom Elegance and the trend for dark and delectable tones, the upholstered Chesterfield button back sofa in rich chocolate brown leather is the perfect centrepiece. Imagine this sofa against a navy blue wall accented with brass or copper lighting. At Style Our Home we have a range of gorgeous lighting from Heathfield & Co. The Nacchera and Halo table lights are very unusual: created from glass and brass, they create a beautiful luminosity. For pendant lights, look no further than the Audrey, Gabriella or Vermeer. Creative lighting can transform a room and these pieces from Heathfield & Co - inspired by art and jewellery - are bound to be a talking point.
Gallery Direct’s Boho Retreat collection is perfect to achieve the World Traveller look. Crafted from mango solids and mixed wood veneers, this range is exotic and striking. Alternatively, choose the contemporary and characterful Camden Rustic range which embodies the Artisan trend. From Gallery Direct, this collection is crafted from Acadia wood solids and veneers. The dining table is just calling out for friends and family to congregate around it!
Whichever trend you have fallen in love with, Style Our Home can help you create a look that not only works for your space, but also allows you to express your individuality. These hot new season trends are sure to give us something to enjoy long after the current heat-wave has cooled down.