When it comes to interiors, it makes sense to update your décor as you would your wardrobe — with a few key purchases each season...
Equal parts practical and stylish, these versatile buys can be the starting point or finishing piece for any room in the house. Words: Eliza Ashe Image: Emmy Etie
Right now, the interiors world seems to be experiencing serious cabin fever. Perhaps it’s a reflection of our busy schedules and a desire to reconnect with the great outdoors that’s created a global yearning for all things log-cabin design. When it comes to pulling off the look, you want less-rugged, more-chalet with staple pieces in soft leather, reclaimed timber, suede and chunky knits. Cue the crackling campfire and toasted marshmallows. Styling note: Keep it contemporary. Stick with earthy-toned pieces, like blonde timbers, tan and chalk-coloured knits that work back nicely with black and white for a modern feel.
SHOP: 1. Mark Tuckey Mega Drum Coffee Table, $3,950. 2. MJG By Mr Jason Grant Easy Leather Cushion, $199. 3. Pony Rider Cushions, $99. 4. Sheridan Earley Throw, $229.95. 5. West Elm Natural Tree Stump Side Table, $249.95.
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While winter décor typically includes lots of dark, rich hues, this season pastel pink is on the up. Think dusty-shades like rose and blush, and you get the pretty picture. This gentle hue also works wonders at creating a sense of warmth and calm, making it ideal for quiet areas like the parent’s retreat or guest room. Oh, and if you’re looking for something a little more cocktail hour-friendly, it’s a scientific fact that velvet pink anything, from cushions to settees, bump up the glamour factor by roughly 100 per cent. Styling note: Stay subtle. If neutrals are your usual-go-to, take baby steps with a few accent items, like a textured throw or tableware pieces that you can mix with existing dinnerware for a subtle nod to the trend.
SHOP: 1. Arro Home High Ball Tumbler, $59 (set of 6). 2. Incy Interiors Sybilla Settee, $999. 3. Click On Furniture Amelia Love Seat, $950. 4. Kate & Kate Helena Alpaca Blanket, $299. 5. Nathan + Jac Mitsi Wall Hanging, $154. 6. Nathan + Jac Icelandic Sheepskin, $319.
Lately we’ve seen marble graduate from kitchen splashbacks to all areas of home décor, and for good reason. It’s eternally chic and complements any interior style. Whether it’s a lamp, side table or tray, marble wares work a treat paired with earthy materials like timber and linen for a relaxed finish. Styling note: Family fun. Keep your eyes peeled for marble-printed pieces, such as cushions, teepees and pegboards for a child-friendly take on the trend.
SHOP: 1. Click On Furniture Coralie Side Table, $140. 2. Country Road Orla Marble Board, $69.96. 3. Country Road Marble Table Light, $299. 4. Nathan + Jac Freya Cushion, $85. 5. Cotton On Typo Peg Board, $24.99. 6. Cotton On Typo Bean Bag, $79.95.
When it comes to investing in new season homewares, brass everything, from vases to cutlery and tapeware is where the smart money is at. Nowhere near as polished or perfect-looking as last season’s rose gold trend, adding a few subtle elements like a bowl, task lamp or candle holder is a foolproof way to bring the richness of brass into your home without it overpowering the existing décor. Styling note: Mix it up. Perfect for the nursery or dining area, adding brass hardware to a modern dresser or console creates just the right amount of vintage charm.
SHOP: 1. Blacklist Paris Print, from $119.95. 2. Dinosaur Designs Medium Seed Pod Brass Bowl, $210. 3. Nathan + Jac Brass Bottle Vase, $19. 4. Pottery Barn Leila Marble-top Side Table, $329. 5. West Elm Roar + Rabbit Swivel Chair, $1299.