Gabrielle Fa­gan

Dare to bare this sum­mer in the home, as nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als such as wood, stone and bleached fab­rics en­joy a re­nais­sance. finds out how to create a tran­quil, pared-down in­te­rior

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home and for many of his clients, said: “The nat­u­ral home is a place where na­ture meets in­te­ri­ors, and it’s a cel­e­bra­tion of a home that’s sen­sual, per­sonal and im­per­fect. “Ma­te­ri­als used in the nat­u­ral home such as wood, stone, con­crete and metal are al­lowed to age in their own time and are paired with an­tique and vin­tage ob­jects where their wear and tear adds to their charm.” He re­veals the sim­ple steps to create this un­pre­ten­tious, homely ef­fect in his new book, The Nat­u­ral Home which also pro­vides a through-the-key­hole­view of the style in homes through­out the world. He said: “This is far re­moved from the bright colour trend which is cur­rently dom­i­nat­ing. But I think we’re all long­ing for some­thing more warm and invit­ing and where things have a spon­tane­ity and are not so styled. “This look is about in­te­ri­ors which have clearly been dec­o­rated and loved over the years and where things just

Wooden slats are repli­cated in JWWalls’s Ver­ti­cal Slats mu­ral, £112. Ring 0800 433 4663 or see www.jwwalls.com

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