Distinctive artwork in deep tones continues the woodland-inspired theme
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.
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.