Pass me a blanket, a good book and a box of After Eights, I’m ready to cosy up for autumn. And if you want to get your home autumn-ready, here’s what you need to know…
This is the season of opulence. You have full permission to give reign to fantasies of living in a jewel box: sapphire, teal, ruby, emerald are your best friends. (Alex was so ahead of the curve on this one – her sofa is from Swoon Editions.) John Lewis have this trend nailed in their Collector’s House, errm, collection of luxe pieces, this sofa for instance [above]. Jewel tones marry well with a base palette of white and wood – so if you’re into that Scandi vibe, it’ll work perfectly (without a long term commitment if you stick to soft furnishings).
I find it hard to resist a trend which can so easily be incorporated into your existing interior. A gold pineapple here, a knife and fork there, a cup in the kitchen, a vase on your coffee table, a bookcase (like this one from Graham & Greene). It’s also warm and luxe and perfect for dark nights: gold reflects the light and draws you in. (I am not mentioned the h word – that’s so last season, people….)
Still going strong. Still the most fabulous backdrop: how good does this Honolulu wallpaper from Graham & Brown look? It’s making me want to repaper my office – or my bathroom at the very least. You can throw in some floral details, too, should you so wish.
The geometric tile has, apparently, taken over from the metro tile in the homes of those in the know. For those of us for whom the idea of re-tiling is a. prohibitively expensive and b. a project upon which you cannot fathom embarking upon, try heading to Habitat instead.
Here’s what I have my eye on to get my home feeling all AW17. (Re that bar: a girl can dream.)
Clockwise from top left:
Liberty London Elysian Paradise velvet cushion, £110, Amara; Patterned mug, £3.99 and plate, £3.99, H&M Home; Ariella Chevron Bar, £995, Graham & Green ; Monserrat gold leaf table lamp, £95, John Lewis; Mura cushion, £50, Habitat; Gold-plated cutlery, from £5.50, Zara Home; Tidal motion lampshade, from £68, Anthropologie; Matthew Williamson Tropicana wallpaper, £59, Amara
Main image: Neptune