With life moving so fast it is important to create a peaceful dwelling where you can pause for breath. The beauty of nature is all around us; bringing natural, handmade and recycled materials into our homes can help recreate this sense of calm.
The natural grain and warm hues of sustainable mango wood and the weathered softness of reclaimed scaffold boards are perfect for natural living. The amalgamation of simple design and natural or reclaimed materials help to create a soothing space in which to unwind.
Texture plays a key part in nature and the textures of slubby linen offer just the right amount of comfort and character. Handwoven rugs made from the golden hues of eco-friendly jute and hemp are soft underfoot, and coloured with muted earthy tones can bring gentle warmth and comfort to a space.
A pared down palette of neutrals filled with the light touches of nature, such as the intricate weaving of rattan baskets add definition and feeling to a room. Basket ware need not be restricted to storage and can make a stylish central focus as a pendant light shade. All of these beautiful eco-friendly materials add a sense of calm and simplicity to daily living, they touch lightly on the planet and promise to stay with you for a life time.