Regular readers will have picked up that we are pretty much about simple neutrals here in Nat Cal. But that's not to say we don't like subtle pops of colour !!
If you wander over to our latest homepage, you will see some of our latest range of cushions by Lene Bjerre. I love the sheer cosiness and warmth of this range. Made from casual cotton velvets and coarse weaves - filled with top quality feather fillers, they are just sooooo comfy and tactile .... yet durable too !!
If you love greys but like the idea of introducing just a little warmth - then chalky pink tones work particularly well with greys and putty colours ..... like so ......
Velvet can work in a more formal setting .... or as shown here - and in keeping with our particular "look" - it can be surprisingly casual. And well .... I guess that's very much what we are all about ..... yes, we do like a room to "flow" effortlessly - but not in a formal "interior designed" way..... it's somehow getting that balance I guess !!
To achieve an informal relaxed living room, mix 'weathered' wooden finishes with various textures including wool throws, coarse woven cushions and cotton velvets. An anglepoise lamp will also create a more casual look as opposed to a table lamp.
A little touch of green is another nice way to introduce a pop of subtle colour ...... here are a few items from our new stock range .....
There is such a classic and timeless elegance to this lamp ......
I love how those gorgeous votives glow even without a tealight .... ideal in a "contemporary country" sort of setting .....
Wool, velvet and wicker - such a cosy relaxed combo !!!
Final Word .......
Have any of you noticed that apart from checks, stripes and stars, we rarely use pattern of any description here in Nat Cal !!! It's not that we are against pattern - it's simply that our particular look is all about creating a blank canvas and letting unique and interesting items take centre stage. And if there's one thing I have learned over the years is that certain patterns can date a room surprisingly quickly !!
As I so often say, there are no rights and wrongs when it comes to interiors - find a look that works for you and that you feel comfortable with and just go for it :) By all means work with pattern - but try to avoid anything that might date.