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Autumn: The Light and the Dark – Porter and Brawn

Autumn: The Light and the Dark

Autumn: The Light and the Dark
1Heals Richmond Upholstery collection
2Heals Charlie Floor Lamp
3Transnatural Transience Mirror

I always feel a little sorry for Autumn.  After the positivity of Summer, Autumn signals the departure of warm weather and inevitably more rain.  The dark nights start to draw in and we mourn the loss of sunny evenings. People begin to plan and look forward to Winter and the festive season.  Autumn kind of gets forgotten about.  But in reality, Autumn has a lot going for it.  Autumn is arguably the most beautiful season when it comes to colour and this season, earthy tones from clay pink and terracotta to deep forest green have featured heavily across the market.  These colours work well in modern interiors set against a backdrop of light or muted tones.  On the flip side, we have seen a huge variety of deep, dark jewel tones combined with luxurious fabrics such as velvet and finished off with hints of glitzy gold.

When it comes to updating interiors for autumn, many consumers chose to embrace the darkness and go for an atmospheric and cosy direction.  The alternative is to opt for a lighter, more cheerful and confident approach – encouraging the light in and focusing on textures and materials.

Whichever is your prefered direction there is a wealth of new homewares to help update your space ready for the new season.

John Lewis continue to develop their Croft collection.  This shot below shows the Findon sofa which oozes country charm and this season the range was manufactured in both grey and deep blue fabric options.  We love what Bloomingville put together for the Autumn/ Winter season.  The brand is well known for Scandinavian style often featuring light tones and textures, however, they have shown a darker side with the launch or the ‘Dark Nordic’ collection which included lots of deep, rich colour and luxurious fabrics and finishes.   Broste too have launched a range of deep autumnal colours and this Nordic Coal collection is a great addition.

John Lewis Croft Collection
Broste stoneware

So many delicious dark tones introduced this Autumn/ Winter season but some retailers focused on the opposite direction and embraced a much lighter colour palette and execution.  Millenial pink was the hero colour of the summer and we have seen retailers successfully carry the more feminine tones through into the Autumn.  Whilst the colours and styling are lighter, the fabrics, techniques and materials are more suited to the colder months with heavy texture, quilting and velvet continuing to feature.

West Elm
M&S Tassel cushion
H&M Home

We’d love to hear about your favourite new products this season and whether this year, you prefer the light or dark direction.

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