As summer turns to autumn, I’ve put together two very different moodboards, both inspired by the natural world. First up: the colours and textures of woodland.
I love being outdoors among the trees at this time of year, surrounded by peeling bark and falling leaves. It provides plenty of inspiration for interiors, too, and my favourite rustic schemes blend the silvery greys, rich browns and weathered timber found in the woods. It’s a soothing combination, and one that’s surprisingly versatile – you can soften the edges with snuggly linens, animal skins and chunky knitted throws, or incorporate industrial touches in the form of battered leather chairs, rough concrete and worn metal lamps.
Photography by (from top left): 1924.us and Stylizmo; Etxeko Deco; The Little Corner and Kara Rosenlund at Greige Design Blog; Momo & Coco Inc, Simple Everyday Glamour and Fields of Pheasants; Seventy Nine Ideas and Daily Autumn; Hunch Living; Modern Hepburn and Stil Inspiration.
Find similar rugs, bed linen, cushions and throws at Toast and The White Company, and head to French Connection for furniture and lighting with raw finishes. Dig Haüshizzle stocks an ever-changing range of antlers, salvaged chairs and other unusual pieces.