2016 is in full swing and in this long month of January my thoughts turn to silvered interiors. Not because we are enjoying much snow and frost down in Cornwall, its mild but windy! But to bring the outside in and create my own ‘frozen’ interior.
For some Moroccan shine how about adding hammered touches with metallic frames and accessories paired with white walls.
I love grouping artwork on the wall and some silvered concrete tiles would add some great texture and shine to a statement wall.
If you prefer your interiors more comfort than concrete, try layering luxurious cushions over a crushed grey velvet bed – dreamy!
For underwater shimmer I love these kitchen tiles.
To add a little accent how about bringing in the wild woods with silver birch candle holders.
Carrying on that Nordic vibe, I love the subtle tones in this homely styled lounge.
The wonder of using silver is that texture can so easily be created, drama and elegance.
And for some final silver drama? I couldn’t begin to explain this interior, but I love the impact it creates.
Few of us live in divine Regency homes with gilded cherubs or ladened chandeliers. Never the less a little bit of glitz and glam can go a long way.
My tips for decorating with gold are..
Go for an accents:
The beauty of decorating with gold is that the room will alter as the light changes. The flickering of a fire or the cool winter light low through a window. Using accents is like embellishing an outfit with jewellery, you want to catch the eye and hold the attention.
An instant way to add some characterful charm is to accessorise with antique pieces. try a French scrolling bed or on a smaller scale you can pick up some great picture frames second hand.
Metallics can add depth:
In a small space it can be tricky to add interest. You can get away with using quite a bold print for wallpaper when using gold that doesn’t actual over dominate a space. Or think introducing gold through soft furnishings with inviting velvet.
Black and gold
The classic combination speaks of sophistication. It needn’t be heavy as with any colour you can add ‘pops’. I think with this colour scheme it is the contrast in the light. Black absorbs the light in a kind of velvety way, and gold shimmers and reflects. The two together can add some jollity to a simple box room or grown-up notes to any interior.
Tones of the Orient
When I think of gold interiors the Orient with its lacquers and screens come to mind. I love in this bottom image how a very modern and minimal bathroom becomes luxurious because of a Japanese inspired mural.
Gold and colour
To embrace the softer side of gold try pairing it with pastel or powder shades. Alternatively embrace bright colours gilding with a little gold to create a happy place.
There is so much potential with metallics, all you need is to find the combination that best suits your personality. Please click on the image to find the credit.
Netherlands based By Mölle has just released their first collection of linen tea towels. A minimalistic design, chambray woven in four subtle colour combinations.
Linen has always been a favourite fabric of the sisters that run the unique By Mölle, loving its use in the kitchen as it absorbs lots of water, doesn’t leave any lint and dries quickly, along with its very eco-friendly nature.
These tea towels are the first products of a linen collection that will be launched the coming months. In collaboration with a century old weaver from Lithuania, By Mölle developed a range of sustainable linen fabrics that will be the base of a new collection with bedlinen, throws and cushions.
All of By Mölle’s work is crafted in Europe by people who are passionate about their work, home textiles made of natural materials. Their website is well worth visiting www.bymolle.com.
By Mölle create wonderful natural fabrics in The Netherlands. Sisters Eveline and Marianne Maat are proud to have founded a brand that promotes a conscious lifestyle, and it’s a pleasure to showcase this ethos with their autumn/winter collection 2013/2104.
They make conscious choices in the materials sourced, the production methods used and the people they collaborate with. By Mölle question the status quo and are always looking for new ways to have a positive impact on their environment.
New additions to the collection are soft cushions made of linen and recycled denim which can be combined with chunky denim throws or the Mill blanket made of undyed Scandinavian wool.
This range is available in stores now, see more on the By Mölle website. Photography by Eveline Maat, shot at Mick Keus’ jeans studio.
I spotted a new range of beautiful natural fabrics recently created in The Netherlands. The company is called By Mölle, and they supply blankets made of undyed Scandinavian wool.
Founded in 2011 by sisters, Eveline and Marianne Maat, they are a Dutch brand that promotes a conscious lifestyle. Their home collection is made of natural, pure materials and they work in collaboration with European artisans and craftsmen.
These are soft blankets that still smell of the sheep that produced the wool, from Norwegian and Swedish sheep, selected by color and carefully spun. Dyeing and bleaching is not necessary as they use the grey and brown shades as the basis for distinctive graphic patterns.