Bypass spring and head straight to the heady warmth of summer by bringing the heat of the desert into your home. With a nod to the seventies, this retro inspired interior is both modern and upbeat. The warm and rustic design of this look should inspire creative calm, and serve as a relaxing space to retreat.
Burnished copper and mustard yellows have started to make their way into the S/S 2016 palette, and, along with warm oranges, will continue to be prominent in A/W 2016 interiors, meaning that this look will transition perfectly into the next season.
By following these steps, you too can re-create this exotic sanctuary, and bring the balmy warmth of the late summer sun into your home.
Create a botanical inspired haven when reimagining this hideaway within your home. Classic desert plants such as cacti, planted in large ceramic bowls, will add to the desert appeal, while shades of green, inspired by the lush foliage of summer landscapes, can be added via carefully selected accessories and upholstery.
Carrying on from last season, copper continues to be a popular metallic, perfectly to recreating the burnt ochre of the setting sun. Position copper accessories by a large open window to better reflect the natural light of the room. Keep copper notes to one or two key pieces, such as a table lamp or pendant light, to allow the metal greater impact against the deeper base shades of this look.
Bring nature indoors with the dark, unfinished woods that feature heavily in this look. Exposed floorboards are warmed up with the addition of a thick-pile rug in a contrasting, yet subtle, geometric print. If you want to keep the flooring lighter, ground the look by laying a darker rug in shades of teal or deep saffron. A comfortable snuggler chair is ideal for this look, and a footstool invites you to truly unwind.
Clashing pieces and eclectic ethnic prints are paramount to this look. Traditionally, Native American inspired wool blankets are used as wall hangings, and so we took inspiration from this when choosing our accent prints. When choosing prints, opt for lighter pieces with hints of white to break up the headiness and create a sense of balance.