When the world gets too much, we crave anonymity, and security under a cloak of darkness. But it’s never cold in our little sanctuaries. Organic textures lift the gloom and off er a soothing and comforting space.
LAMINATE LIAM OAK GIETHOORN WYA 1279E
+ Play off laminate patterns. For example, use wood-look ones to create an illusion of timber planks.
Light washes over wood, and reveals textures previously unnoticed. Sometimes, shadows divulge more than bright light can.
Pendant lamp, from Commune. LC4 limited-edition Cassina chaise lounge, from Dream. Marazzi Solid – Solid Ash R10 tiles, from Rice.
LAMINATE TULIO MARMO CARNICO DXP 1359XM
Sleek high-back dining chair, from Kuhl Home. Aluminor Calypso table lamp, from The Design Store by Lifestorey. Other items, stylist's own.
LAMINATE BRYSON TOBIAS STEEL DXN 4329M
LAMINATE CYLINDER DXO 1108S
BL3S floor lamp; Arne Jacobsen limited-edition egg chair; Barby wire basket, and Ellipse candleholder, all from Danish Design.
Here’s a handsome space – smartly suited up with sleek stripes that blend into each other. An air of masculinity pervades the room, perfectly balanced by the soft curves of the seat.
LAMINATE TOBI MILNERTON WYA 5276E
House Doctor Pax lamp, from Journey East.
LAMINATE ESPALIER SCX 1172D
Seletti Palace Torre Scura glass set; Sancal Nudo side table, and MDF Italia Flow low table, all from Dream. Porcelain beige cup and plate, from Muji. White leather armchair; Warwick bronze cushion; Fresh white bowls, and Gem green vase, all from Harvey Norman. Marazzi Solid – Solid Ash R10 tiles, from Rice. Other items, stylist's own.
Even colours can play games. A delightful ambiguity can be found with complex colours that create an aura of mystery. Keep guessing – is it blue or green?
LAMINATE KURO CHIDORI DXO 1348DC
Painting; Izola 3oz flask, and House Doctor large nails, all from Journey East. Other items, stylist's own.
LAMINATE ON WALL VALDA TIVOLI ELM WY 1271D
LAMINATE ON TABLE COCOA FUSTIAN DXO 1340L
House Doctor grey vase, from Journey East. Design Letters plate; triangle vase, and Ellipse candleholder, all from Danish Design. Other items, stylist's own.
LAMINATE ON WALL FABIO ERCOLANO DXP 1362K
LAMINATE ON PANEL GODIVA LUXE DXO 5319B
+ Balance the cold, neutral colour of stone, with a warm hue, such as deep brown. The darker colour also helps anchor the space.
Cush Kew indigo cushion, and white pillows, all from Harvey Norman. Cotton fancy cloth waffle blanket in dark gray, from Muji. White vase, and House Doctor brass vase, from Journey East. Monstera Medium Leaf, from Far East Flora. Other items, stylist's own.
LAMINATE ON SHELVES STOFFA MOCA DXO 5339D
LAMINATE ON WALL NERO LIMESTONE DXN 5329D
Carouba ceramic white pineapple with lid; Structure blue bowls; Scandi matte red vases (medium and small); Inside Out Living Clermont three-seater Diego sofa; Serenity rose cushion; black faux fur fluffy cushion; Scandi matte red vase (large), and Exotic spikey baby blue flower, all from Harvey Norman. Vibieffe 9500 small table in 37 Canaletto walnut; Nemo Sorella table lamp in matte white, and Hay Plus 9 purple blanket, from Dream. Turn side table, from Danish Design. Marazzi Solid – Solid Concrete R10 tiles, from Rice. Other items, stylist's own.
LAMINATE ON WARDROBE FAUX DENIM DXO 4310X
LAMINATE INSIDE WARDROBE BRUNO CARACENI DXO 1338D
Clothes; towel, and short black rain boots, all from Muji. Ergon Stone Project – Grey Controfalda Nat tiles, from Rice. Other items, stylist's own.
LAMINATE STOFFA NERO DXO 5340D
Toto Ego II towel bar; Toto round free-standing basin, and sensor faucet, all from W. Atelier. Aura cream bath mat, from Harvey Norman. Floorgres Reverse – Reverse Zinc tiles, from Rice.
LAMINATE CIARA MÁRMOL SUPREMA DXP 1355XM
Toto Curio double towel bar, and Toto free-standing bathtub, from W. Atelier. Luna Linen Pure Egyptian towel, and black strip towel, both from Harvey Norman. Burmese teak deck flooring, from Wood & Wood.
The best place to contemplate the mysteries of the world is the bathroom. Dress it in the best materials from nature, to soothe and clear your mind.
LAMINATE LINA FLORENTINA MARBLE DXP 4318G
S&P bud vase, and Ottaviana green pitcher, both from Harvey Norman. Other items, stylist's own.
LAMINATE REYES MOGOLLON DXP 1365K
Standing lamp, and Dualtone console, both from Commune. Ceramic container, and S&P Ivy ceramic embroidery, both from Harvey Norman. Ergon Stone Project – Grey Controfalda Nat tiles, from Rice.