They highlight hidden qualities in others, harmonise the mood of the room, or stand out themselves. Revel in the subtle magic of accessories, and how you can put them to use in your home.
Want a living room full of rich colours and details that still looks put together? The key is a mix of courage and cohesion. Don’t be afraid to be bold, but keep it all in balance with a few tried-and-true design guidelines. Take these cushions, for instance. Different patterns but similar colours. Sticking to a palette is a secret to successful mixing and matching.
Handcrafted items in natural materials – not to mention living plants – are a perfect match for a bedroom. They add to a calm mood, with beautiful textures and colour variations that shift expression with the changing light in the room.
The bottleneck feeling of a bathroom can be reduced by figuring out what’s to be hidden out of sight and what works better in accessible, open shelves. (Any extra surface is ideal for decorations – to enjoy on days when you have all the time in the world.) Here the colour scheme, tiles and clear shelf lines work together to create a bold, geometric look.