Monday, 1 February 2016

Grey & Gold

It might be cold and wet and windy out there, but lets take those moody grey skies indoors where its nice and warm.

The calm and sometimes industrial tones of the lighter greys of the spectrum will always be elevated to a more sophisticated level when teamed with a beautiful shimmery gold. So that’s just what I've done. Then I've teamed this up with some geometrics as a nod to the current Skandi trend and mixed it up with plenty of materials and textures.

So, come in and kick off your winter boots. Get comfy on a retro styled Barbican sofa from John Lewis, in slate grey with warm timber feet. Then snuggle in with multi textured throws and this luxurious sequin spattered Benni cushion from Rockett St George.

Ive had my eye on this Sumi wallpaper by Harlequin for a couple of months now. They do several colour variations, but this one is just the perfect backdrop in this instance.

There would be no better way to banish the gloom than with this Tuli Cluster Pendant from It would look fab hung low over a dining table or as a feature over a side table. The shades are made from fabric, but the visual texture and that lovely sharp folded detail gives them a look of concrete or stone don’t you think?

Then, just for good measure (because you can have too much incidental lighting!) I just had to include this Wood & Porcelain Table light from Cox & Cox. The oak frame is lovely, but the shade and base are made of porcelain. Have you ever seen light shine through porcelain? It looks amazing!

Somewhere to pop your obligatory hot chocolate is a must, so Ive picked out this Roar + Rabbit Rhombus Layered Side Table (available from West Elm) I love the shape and simplicity of it, but the mix of materials is just perfect – hammered antique brass & solid marble on top of mango wood.  

Additional touches for the room, to echo the faceted details of the pendants and table, are these Glazed Geometric Vases from Rockett St George. Ideal as display on their own, or maybe dressed with some simple greenery to remind us that spring is on the horizon.

Finally, a mirror is always a great way to flash a bit extra sparkle around a room. This Rays of Sunshine mirror from M&S has the perfect name and would make the perfect finishing touch to our Grey & Gold February

Phew! So thats my first proper post done & dusted!
Do you love it or hate it? Let me know what you think!