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Back to Nature

Back to Nature

It’s no surprise that we’ve got beaches and picnics on the brain given this heat wave, but getting back to nature is a big thing indoors too. So if it’s too hot to venture into the garden, sit back in your chair and bask in our hamper full of earthly delights.

Raw materials can add real personality to the home, and have an incredible diversity. With Hampton Court currently revealing a feast of plants at their flower show, you might find yourself green with envy. If you’re not the gardening type however, these cheats from Brian Yates new Vista 5 collection offer the warmth and texture of real grasses to create inviting indoor spaces. Take a pinch of Japanese zen and create cool, calming areas that face natural light to make the most of these unique weaves.

Interior designers can’t get enough of crisp, clean marble at the moment. The real deal might be an expensive option, so we’ve put together our top picks of wallpaper forgeries. We’d suggest teaming this with accessories in mixed metals for varied, tonal light. Ferm Living have got this cool, graphic print down to a tee.

Stone Block by Cole & Son can add age and formality to a room, in a choice of soothing neutral shades that look fresh from the quarry.

A while back we blogged about Rustic Walls and this is one look that has just grown in popularity. There’s a certain charm in using the simplicity of wallpaper to get a rugged and well-worn appearance and it certainly requires a lot less maintenance than the genuine alternative.

And finally, the new 'it' material in the interior's world has to be cork. Popular in home accessories of a Scandi style, designers are now applying it to walls, both functional as pin-board walls and as high end wallcoverings such as Cork from Brian Yates.

Posted by: Susie Cochrane Tagged as: Trends