The August Edition
“Fashion changes, but style endures” – Coco Chanel.
It’s time for some new fresh ideas for your home. Including style, trends, texture, colours and all things your home needs this August.
Treat your home as an escape from daily life. Your home is your safe haven and once you’re inside your space of tranquillity, gently shut the door to everything outside, enjoy the aromatic notes of a subtly scented reed diffuser and admire your peaceful sanctuary. It should be tailored to your personality and your traits, so what better place to start than with a mood board, filled with all your favourite things? Remember that it is your home, your empty canvas and your escape.
To get you started, we have created the perfect August mood board complete with new and current trends including style, colours, paints and all things “August” to give you some ideas for your home.
Vibrancy Meets Serenity
This summer season, the botanical leaf print designs are currently making an appearance everywhere and it’s easy to see why this bohemian style is a favourite amongst everyone’s mood boards. These fun tropical prints bring personality into your home and the waxy, dark green leaves remind us of exotic, soft warm breezes and coconut scented surroundings.
Combine this look with the contrast of rich tones of rustic willow wicker storage baskets. Our beautifully handwoven Windermere baskets are made from natural double-steamed willow, which emphasise their mahogany accents. The perfect accessory for your boho-chic home.
A lick of paint
It’s time to transform your home and brighten those walls and for perfectly crafted paints, we’d choose none other than our neighbours, the award-winning Farrow & Ball.
Farrow & Ball paints are blended from rich pigments and created with an eco-friendly water-base. Each of their paints have their own name and individual story and their ethos is to be committed to reducing the impact on the earth, without compromising on quality.
Here are a few of our favourite swatches for August.
A fresh lick of paint is the easiest way to create a new look at home and these palettes are so versatile that they suit any room in your house, particularly if you are looking to create a traditional and relaxing “drawing room” feel. The calming, neutral shade of “Breakfast Room Green” and the classic, rich hues of “Calke Green” are the perfect colours to embellish your stylish interior.
Our personal favourite is soothed, grey shade of “Purbeck Stone” reminding us of the textures of the smooth pebbles on the soft Purbeck beaches nearby in Dorset.
For favourite keepsakes, photographs and letters that you do not wish to store away, keep them in their own special place, yet easily accessible. Keep them organised in one of our Grey & Buff Rattan Wicker Storage Trays or why not simply use it as a rustic interior piece to keep candles and coasters all in one place?
Indian Summer Accessories
It seems that these balmy, late summer evenings are going to be sticking around for a while, something that we’re certainly not complaining about!
Nothing quite completes an evening like sitting outside in warm sunshine and sinking into deep comfy chairs beneath warm sunshine. Our stylish and comfortable Grey & Buff Faux Rattan Chair and Table Set is the perfect for relaxing in, whilst admiring your perfectly manicured garden (with a glass of something lovely of course)
Now that you’ve decided how you want your home to look, it’s now time to focus on the feel of your home. Channel the energy that makes you feel your happiest and at your best. Remember, this is your space of tranquillity and one way to lift the energy in the rooms is by filling your home with gemstones and crystals.
As it’s August, why not add the August Gemstones your home? Choose a dramatic gemstone like Onyx, a powerful warrior stone for protection, release and calm. Or for a crystal of warmth and well-being, choose peridot. This vibrant crystal is said to recognise one’s self, whilst sharpening the mind and opening it to a new level of mental clarity and growth.
So, are you ready to get started? If you need some ideas for your mood board, check out our Pinterest page to give you some tips on storage ideas. For some inspiration on how to design your home, check out our Instagram page for some unique home styling ideas.
To see our wide range of rustic wicker storage baskets, click here.