Warm, earthy and relaxed loungerooms to love
This month I’m dreaming of making over my lounge room. I’m obsessed with the gypsy, boho style of the moment and love all things Spell and the Gypsy Collective, light tan leather lounges, Moroccan rugs, vintage wedding blankets, velvet cushions, earthy woven wall hangings and groovy house plants in cane baskets.
Leather is so practical and versatile if you have kids and pets in the house, so I always lean towards leather lounges. Pictured is the Copenhagen sofa from Freedom Furniture which is available in a range of sizes and leather colours. West Elm also have an extensive range of leather lounges (and some amazing floor rugs that I have featured before).
There are many colourful Moroccan rugs available online – I’m passionate about all things Moroccan at the moment including wedding blankets, leather poufs, pom pom wool rugs and kilm rugs. The rug pictured is from Marr-kett at Byron Bay. Another favourite online store with a fantastic range is Tigmi Trading. If you see a rug you love, get in quick as most are one-off pieces.
I love this intricately carved coffee table from sustainably sourced Mango Wood at Early Settler – really I love any pale or white washed wood!
Cushions have such an impact and are a cheap and easy way to change the mood of a room. I have many favourites but this new cactus print cushion from Ourlieu Cactus Cushion is striking and on trend (there is also a gorgeous matching clutch) Sage & Clare have stunning round velvet cushions with contrasting vintage style fabric on the reverse side and they can be snapped up from my beautiful local homewares store Ella & Zafran. You will also find Indian Kantha blankets, Moroccan pom pom rugs, feather Juju hats and Icelandic sheepskins from Society of Wanderers.
My favourite online shop this month is Raw Decor. Every time I start to look I become overwhelmed, as there are so many eye-catching pieces! These chunky knitted throws are so cosy for winter and add a real softness to a room. They also have beautiful wooden beaded chandeliers, furniture, wall decor, and jewellery. The perfect place for a unique item to add some character to your home.
I am thrilled that macramé has made a comeback, and in a much more stylish version than the standard owl we all had to make at school! The wall hangings being crafted today are truly amazing. I love the natural colours and textures but there are many brighter colours and styles around. They are such a unique and interesting piece of art to hang on your wall; this one pictured is from You, Me & Jack Fibre Art.
Belly baskets are on trend and have many uses. I love them indoors as plant holders but they are also great for toys, towels or washing baskets. They come in several sizes and ‘dipped’ in many colours and some are decorated with tassels and shells. Pictured is a plain basket from Oxfam, the feel-good shop supporting fair trade and work practices.
While browsing cushions and rugs at Sage and Clare, I discovered these amazing vintage wooden Shashi platters. They are hand carved from one piece of wood and were once used in the preparation of Indian chapatti bread. I’m picturing one filled with candles, shells, pebbles or any interesting or collected curiosities! The washed out, painted colours are stunning and they’re available in three sizes Sage and Clare.
Technically not part of my lounge room inspiration, but also I’m lusting over the hand tooled and embroidered Mahiya Leather bags and wallets. I don’t think I can resist...
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