One of my boys was home sick the last couple of days, so work has gone slightly by the wayside. The downside in a change of weather is the onslaught of bugs but on a positive note, the new season provides the perfect excuse to give your interior a little re-fresh, and I'm noticing that the itch to shuffle things around at home is greater than ever. Because I tend to stick with monochrome, changes for me usually involve textural elements, and the constant need to declutter and pare things back. I am however still loving muted, earthy tones, and I can't get enough of metallics, marble and concrete, all of which mix in well with black and white. These natural materials also go hand in hand with fresh flowers, indoor plants and candles, and help to freshen up an interior and create a cosy atmosphere during the cooler months. Perfect for when we want to lay low, cosy up in bed and hibernate!
Do you remember the beautiful ceramic dinnerware from Father Rabbit that I used for this Christmas shoot last year? These incredible new images showcase the range in a whole new light. Quite a contrast from the pristine and orderly world of Father Rabbit, the rough concrete and paint splattered backdrop enhances the natural artisanal quality of the ceramics and beautiful colour palette. Far too pretty to hide away, they would look amazing displayed on open shelves, either stacked in an ombre style, or colour blocked en masse. To see the full range of options and colours, take a look here.
A similar aesthetic, the distressed concrete provides a striking backdrop to the beautiful stonewashed bedding by Milkmax.
These stunning white and grey still life images impeccably showcase textural elements including marble and concrete, to compliment a range of gorgeous homewares and accessories. A simple olive leaf provides the perfect touch of muted green.