This post is a quickie and more visual than word inspired. For Autumn /Winter 2019 Anthropologie are getting cosy, the Scandinavian way, with natural woods and welcoming – home warmth. A contrast of textures, weaves and fleeces and velvet are used in abundance.
There are some beautiful metallic small home accessories including flickering lights, organic scents and subtle glimmer.
Beautiful bedding includes layers of plush and pin tucked texture for a guaranteed good night’s sleep.
Lovely sitting room furniture and accessories including sumptuously deep cushions and a Kershaw chair.
The Monroe Accent Chair comes in two different shades of velvet teal as shown here and also silver grey
If you are looking for good design at a low price point then you need look no further than J D Williams autumn winter 2019 ranges. They have produced two very different looks .
The first is called Far Away and is my favourite. It takes inspiration from autumn coastal escapes, across rural landscapes and through hardened elements. There is a very strong Scandi feel in both the materials and colours used in this collection. Reflected throughout is a palette of cold, natural aquatic tones-inky blues, deep green hues and teals contrasted with pearly white, terracotta and purple grey.
Artisan in mood yet sophisticated in design; water colour prints take center stage in dreamy inky hues paying homage to the rolling seas and rugged coastal scenery. Particularly beautiful is the Isla Digital Print bed linen from £25 for a Duvet Set. There is the glorious Florence bedhead in cotton velvet from £299.
furniture is modern and clean lined and very good value.
The second collection is called Palace Design. This collection carries on the very strong Luxx trend heading towards Art Deco that has been around for a few seasons. It is a new take on boudoir design.
The designers say it reflects a contemporary combination of feminine tones with masculine designs creating a truly refined collection. The range includes luxurious materials from brushed brass to soft velvets, softly tinted glass to satin finishes.
Mahogany, Verdigris and smoked gold are lifted with hints of light ecru, palest of pinks and soft yellow tones. Rose velvet beds are dressed with satin sheets embossed with linear floral and intricate geometric designs, whilst rose velvet button-back chairs are styled with the palest pink marble accessories and set against gold angular furniture.
Once again the prices are all very reasonable. I feel this is a look that looks fabulous if well maintained but would be unforgiving and start to look tacky if not kept tidy, polished and super clean. The two pieces of product that stand out are the Gaia Foot Stool £299 and the Blush Glass Vase £16
Oliver Bonas seem to improve season by season this one being no exception. They have really got their act together when it comes to design and are showing some fabulous pieces of furniture, interior accessories and fashion. Here I show their key trends for this spring and summer.
First of all we mustn’t forget to mention alligators that appear in 3D form as candle holders and ring holders and in print on rugs, glasses, door mats and cushions.
As you can see from the ring holders above metallics continue to be popular and with more than a nod to Art Deco the Oliver Bonas range of cocktail furniture and lighting is very sophisticated.
Natural inspiration comes from both the sea and flowers but in a stylized form. I haven’t seen Mongolian lamb cushions since the nineteen nineties and here they are in lovely shades of burgandy, blush pink and soft grey.
Carrying on with the luxury feel is the use of mother of pearl and other inlays. Velvet in the form of chairs and cushions is another continuing theme but this time with fringing which very much in evidence in both home wares and fashion.
My most favourite part of the collection are the wonderful multi patterned quirky cups and teapot with contrast metallic handles.