Dis­tinc­tive art­work in deep tones con­tin­ues the wood­land-in­spired theme

Country Living (UK) - - Decorating -

KEEP WARM

Above Here, an ex­panse of white metro wall tiles set be­hind a wood­burn­ing stove off­sets the deep blue wall colour and dark wood floor­ing to mod­ern ef­fect. Used in a patch­work con­fig­u­ra­tion, dec­o­ra­tive tiles fea­tur­ing tra­di­tional de­signs by Wil­liam De Morgan add an Arts and Crafts in­flu­ence. Dis­tinc­tive art­work in rich tones con­tin­ues the wood­land-in­spired theme.

BERRY BRIGHTS

Above right An in­ex­pen­sive al­ter­na­tive to tiles, the solid block of colour painted on this tongue-and-groove pan­elling makes an ef­fec­tive and con­tem­po­rary splash­back. This is a great way to in­tro­duce colour on a small scale and, as it is used spar­ingly, it al­lows you to be bolder with your choice of shade. Opt for a hard­wear­ing and mois­tur­ere­sis­tant eggshell paint, es­pe­cially if it is to run be­hind the sink area. Team with block­print-style fab­rics, nat­u­ral wood shelv­ing, vin­tage enamel pieces and earth­en­ware for an orig­i­nal, hand­crafted style.

SCENES OF NA­TURE

Right An eclec­tic mix of vin­tage fur­ni­ture, in­clud­ing a clas­sic chair with a dark-stained fin­ish and a weathered raw-wood stool, add tex­ture and work ex­cep­tion­ally well with rich au­tum­nal tones.

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