decorating trend: the simple life

This season’s homeware teams muted, earthy colours with smooth, curvaceous shapes. It’s the art of craft...

Wood stools in a stripped-back style take their cue from the salvaged look.

T-back mango wood bar stools in Burned Wood and Faded Grey, £150 each, French Connection Home. Long Bench Three in Beech, £615, Another Country. Clay pendant, £350, Folklore. Copper mirror, £110, House Junkie. Moped helmets, from top, Hedonist, £299; Cortex, £199; and DOPA, £308, all Hedon. Sheepskin rug, £55, Rockett St George. For a similar leather Kate Spade New York handbag, try Shaw Street Kegan, £495.


Great from any angle, this coffee table’s raw finish lets the wood’s natural character shine through.

Colour Wood oak coffee table, £648, Scholten & Baijings for Karimoku New Standard at Viaduct. Ottoman leather armchair, £1,517, Noé Duchaufour- Lawrance for Ligne Roset. Smoke Tide light, £325, Holly’s House. Luminance wool rug, £595, WovenGround. My Longest Jigsaw Puzzle, £25, Londji at The Conran Shop.


Simple, stylish, seductive… a streamlined day bed ticks all our boxes.

Fusion leather and oak day bed, £2,529, BoConcept. Eco cedar coffee table, from £1,050, Riva 1920 at Heal’s. Ottoman armchair, as before. Cygnus Lycra and metal floor lamp, £977, Studio 28 for Calligaris. Workshop Arabescato marble console table, £1,700, Magnus Long for The Conran Shop. Colette mirror, £135, Next Home. Luminance rug, as before. Canyon vase, from £55, Abigail Ahern. Thirties pottery elephant, £80 for a pair, Lassco. Taupe chenille throw, £60, Home Collection at Debenhams.


With its low back and slim proportions, this elegant chair is a mid-century classic.

CH20 Elbow oak and leather chair, £643.20, Hans J Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn. Wilmore oak dining table, £699, M&S. Allure fabric and metal floor lamp, £758, Studio 28 for Calligaris. Luna vase, £85, Kelly Hoppen. Linen table runners in Stone Grey and Storm Blue, £28 each, Rowen & Wren. TN-300 analogue turntable, £299, Teac at Urban Outfitters. Mounted Fifties bowling score numbers, £375, Lassco.


Cool collectables (or burnt offerings) will find a new home in a neatly sealed jar.

Crystal and wood jar, £29.99, Zara Home. Wilmore dining table and table runner, as before. Glass tumblers, £7 each, Broste at Oates & Co. Charcoal purifying stick, £12 for a set of three, Black+Blum. St Mark ash chairs, from £335 each, Martino Gamper for Moroso. Sedimentary Wall mural, in background, £60 per sq m, Surface View.


Who could imagine a garden vase would have such poise? Much too chic to be left outside…

Gardenias terracotta vase, £225, Jaime Hayón for BD Barcelona at Chaplins. Double Bubble Solo glass vase, £545; and Caja Caja glass tea light, £130, Anna Torfs Edition Collection at William & Son. Poker chips, £6.99 for a set of 100, Juego at Amazon. Workshop console table and Colette mirror, as before. Cowboy Up framed print, £200, Abigail Ahern. Vintage Lee denim jacket, £40, Rokit.


Sleek yet sturdy, this handsome model will add a refined edge to any occasion.

Wilmore dining table, Long Bench Three and St Mark chairs, all as before. Glass lamp shades, £24 each, Idyll Home. Hand-dyed velvet cushion, from £64, Kirsten Hecktermann. Knife and Fork hand-printed wallpapers, on table, £100 each for a 3.5m panel, Tracy Kendall Wallpaper. Bath Stone bowl, £159, Rowen & Wren. Soup bowls, £17.95 each; and dinner plates, £24.50 each, all Wonki Ware at Summerill & Bishop. Maguelon pitcher, £29.95, Jars Céramistes at Aria. Loaves, from a selection, Gail’s Artisan Bakery.


This cosy chair wraps you up in style.

Santa Monica linen armchair in Bianco, £3,332, Jean-Marie Massaud for Poliform. Chrome bed and bed linen, for details, see opposite. Junction floor lamp, £185; and Squirrel Cage bulb, £23, Heal’s. Feroe Motif wool rug, from £167, Caravane. Circles print, £35, Seventy Tree at Habitat. For a similar picture frame, from £15, visit Ikea.


Tactile upholstery hits the spot – here’s one bed you’ll never want to leave.

Chrome velvet king-size bed in Slate, £895; and Top Dog king-size mattress, £945, Loaf. Hampden oak mirror, £299, M&S. Duckbilled oak side table, £1,037, Julian Chichester. Dale lamp shade, £90, Croft Collection at John Lewis. Regular linen pillowcases, £48 each; king-size flat linen sheet, £159; and king-size linen duvet cover, £297, all Larusi. Plaid de Voyage wool throw, £245, Caravane. Silk dressing gown, £210, Gingerlily. Nagoya teacup and saucer, £24.99 for the set, Alison Appleton at Utility. Feroe Motif rug, as before. Moroccan Berber slippers, £22 per pair, Bohemia Design.

Photography / Damian Russell

Styling / Hannah Franklin

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