Combine the unexpected with the familiar this season by mixing metals and texture to create a cosy kitchen for autumn.
Metallics remain popular for interiors this season, with the transformation of household objects to objets d’art. Traditional materials will have added flair like the fabulous Bomma lights (handblown so each shade is beautifully unique).
The ‘throw away’ culture is quickly disappearing as we begin to crave quality items that stem from own shores (see our Great British Brands). Look out for an abundance of handcrafted goods, full of British charm.
Raw, earthy textures like timber, stone and wicker are perfect for creating a mixed look. Drape some sumptuously thick and cosy sheepskin rugs on your dining chairs for a country-take on the Scandinavian trend.
Left to right: Hans Wegner Oak Frame with Natural Cord Seat Chair £610 from The Conran Shop, Floom David Austin Roses £75, Soho Home Whichford Dinnerware Set £240, Neptune Balmoral Dining Table from £2,990, Bomma Hand-blown lights from £695 available at Heal’s, Tom Dixon Stone Serving Board £65, Lacanche Cluny Range Cooker £3,610, TOAST Herdwick Sheepskin Rug £129.
Traditional flooring is making a comeback. Try a parquet floor to instantly update a tired interior. This autumn is about bright wood textures coupled with leather and dark iron metals.
Left to right: Ecora Mansion Weave Parquet flooring from £139.85 per m2, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A2 Bluetooth Speaker £299, Aēsop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash £27, Zanotta Reale Dining Table £2,572.10, Made by the Forge Farrier’s Cage Long Light £1,850 from Heal’s, Stelton Emma Electric Kettle £119, Kelly Wearstler Tracery hand-knotted Tibetan wool and silk rug from £1,090 per m2, Nendo Twig Chair £735 from The Conran Shop, Hallgeir Homstvedt from Menu Grow Pot with Wooden Board £69.95 from Clippings.
Next year we’ll see a revival of cork. Not only is cork a stylish and tactile material but it adds warmth and texture to spaces. It’s also ideal for absorbing noise in our increasingly large, open plan homes.
Photo: Petra Bindel