It may be tempting to play it safe by sticking to neutral tones and plain colours in the living room during winter, but beware the risk of things looking a little drab if you do so. When adding a warming layer of irresistible textures, using some colour in the mix will give an essential energising lift to the room- and your mood.
Adding pops of colour can work to a calmer palette than you’d use during summer – soft, dusty duck egg blues – a tone close to the HB heart – punctuated with metallic touches and timber details will allow you to tie in with the natural textures and finishes we love.
“Chunky, tactile and touch me pieces are a welcome addition to any interior scheme.”Imogene Abady, HB creative director
HB contributing stylist John Mangila takes us shopping to see how to make it work:
(left) ‘Aura Jewel’ cushion in Mid Grey, $140/50cm x 50cm, Globe West | (centre) ‘Knottee’ outdoor hanging pendant in Grey/Dark Blue, $1339, Hermon Hermon Lighting | (right) ‘Lido’ stool in White, $59.95/small, $89.95/large, Pillow Talk
(left) ‘Flowers for Kate’ handmade basket in Teal, $40, Timber and Tailor | (centre) ‘Jumbo’ cable knit throw in Grey Marle, $179.95, Aura Home | (right) ‘Galaxy’ wool felt mat, $75/large, MJG by Mr Jason Grant
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