TIMELESS TRENDS
Style at Home|September 2021
From modern country schemes and minimal Scandi designs to the bohemian beauty of folk patterns – these decorating favourites never go out of style
STEPHANIE DURRANT

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CREATE BALANCE

In an open-plan living space, offset natural wood grains and cool veined marble in the kitchen with plush upholstery in soothing shades in the lounge.

UPDATE YOUR COLOUR PALETTE

Shades of eau de nil, duck egg and chartreuse offer a contemporary alternative to traditional country neutrals such as cream and beige.

PICK A PALE BASE

Touches of white and grey on floors and walls provide a blank canvas to allow colourful upholstery and painted cabinetry to sing.

TRICK THE EYE

Horizontal panelling on walls gives the illusion of a wider space and draws the eye to the back of the room. Rustic painted brick also adds texture and interest to the room – fake the look with wallpaper.

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BE INSPIRED BY NATURE

Utilise a neutral palette to create a sophisticated yet relaxed scheme. Shades of pebble grey and sand work with light wood and rattan accents for an organic feel.

CONTRAST MATERIALS

Juxtapose an exposed grey brick wall and feature timber beams with softer elements such as corduroy and linen upholstery. A plush bobble rug zones a living area.

KEEP PATTERN TO A MINIMUM

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