Some might consider beige boring, but in the right combination, you’ll find it’s anything but.
The new neutrals.
The height of stylish nonchalance, neutrals are having a major moment. For everyday low-key luxury, layering is the secret to stopping their calming, relaxing effect becoming bland or sterile. Team beige with white, cream and oatmeal, and always keep form in mind. Here, we’ve used a strong, graphic f loor lamp to give the look a contemporary slant, and offset that with organic touches like the line drawings. Texture is also a must, for both interest and to create a space that takes comfort seriously. Think faux fur, cotton, wool, timber and sculptural plants – living or dried.
Though it’s not at all stark, a minimalist ethos underpins this look. Let ‘quality, not quantity’ be your mantra.
BACKDROP Walls in Resene Zorba, resene.co.nz. Renaissance vinyl flooring in French Oak Light Grey, $58/m2; Nebraska rug, $1370, flooringxtra.co.nz. OPPOSITE, FROM FRONT LEFT Wabi-Sabi Welcome
book by Julie Pointer Adams, $70, paperplane store.com. New Zealand Long-Wool bean bag,
$1450, biancalorenne.co.nz. Cuzzi floor lamp by MCM House, $630, stclements.co.nz. Antibes and Portofino framed art prints, $309 each, paperplanestore.com. Arcade sofa by Simon James, $9418, simonjamesdesign.com. Cove coffee table,
$899, freedomfurniture.co.nz. Clam shell, $95, babelogue.shop. Grey pedestal bowl, $70; White urn, $150, rachelcarterceramics.com. Sheepskin
cushion, $155, partridgedesign.co.nz. LEFT Vase by Ghastly Ceramics, $180; shell, $30, babelogue. shop. ABOVE Mustard Velvet cushion by Madam Stoltz, $140; organic Austrian sheepskin by Natures Collection, $380, partridgedesign.co.nz. Wool throw, $229, paperplanestore.com. Toetoe and remaining books stylist’s own.