• Decorating with earth tones

    by  • October 18, 2016 • Dream Rooms • 0 Comments

    homes-gardens-the_look_november_2016As autumn arrives, the warming shades of ochre, chestnut and terracotta come into their own in a range of materials, from textural weaves to chic leather, for inviting schemes full of character.

    A feature headboard is a beautiful way to bring earthy colours to the bedroom. This simple design extends either side of the bed, making a smart backdrop for tables and lighting, while its tones are echoed in a sumptuous mix of linen, velvet and mohair.

    Bespoke headboard with central panel (and two side panels), £590 plus fabric, The Dormy House. Mad Round table, Black elm with Calacatta Oro top, £1,728, Marcel Wanders for Poliform.
    Fabric: Headboard in Cactus Flower in Wine, linen, £150m, Commune Collection for George Smith. Edged cushion in Simply in Red Sand (flange in reverse of fabric), linen mix, £67m, Mark Alexander. Velvet cushion in Boston in Plum, cotton, £62.90m, Casamance.

    Harriet swing-arm wall light in Antique Brass, £186, Hector Finch. Incalmo jug in Pink, Teal and Amber, £175, Jochen Holz at The New Craftsmen. Handblown glasses, £40 set of six, Toast. Burnt Orange crochet basket, £32, Porcupine Rocks. Pre-washed linen double duvet cover in Russet, £264; Pre-washed linen regular pillowcase in Russet, £48; both Larusi. Santorini standard Oxford pillowcase, £18; Santorini double flat sheet, £58; both The White Company. Aura bedcover in Ecaille, 170×260, £181, Caravane. Maggie mohair throw in Saffron, £100, Habitathomes-gardens-the_look_november_2016Textured cushions are the perfect choice for bringing a cosseting feel to a living room. Tailored details, such as hand stitching, velvet piping and frayed edges, add decorative variety and an eye-catching finishing touch.

    Turkish three-seater sofa in Painters Linen, £7,328, Commune Collection for George Smith. Wall in Flower Pot, Claypaint, £36 for 2.5 litres, Earthborn.

    Fabrics: Cushions in (from top) Nuba in Brown on Natural, linen, £196.20m, Schumacher at Turnell & Gigon. Plain Weave Linen in Saffron (with stitch detail added by maker), linen, £38m, Volga Linen. Calimanco in Cali-003, cotton mix, £110m, Fermoie. Crosshatch Check in Moccasin, linen mix, £130m, Mark Alexander; piped in Salima in Bronze, viscose mix, £120m, Black Edition at Romo. Kelso in Cocoa, polyester mix, £60m, Designers Guild.

    Styling Claudia Bryant, photograph Michael Sinclair.

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