Autumn is normally one of those months that spells sudden crisp air, quickly shortening days, and a general move inside. But this year in Australia, autumn really hasn’t happened at all. We’ve had soft, sumptuous sunny days for seemingly months on end (I am not complaining!), but I know that the cold snap must be lurking just around the next bend… To prepare myself for the imminent oncoming of winter (not my favourite season, as you might have deduced) I’m reminding myself of all of the things I love about autumn; cool, quiet mornings, fresh days, and that wonderfully clear autumn light. Autumn also means long, cozy evenings and the reintegration of rich woolen coats into my wardrobe. No, these things don’t completely counteract the cold of the mid year months, but they do help to ease the pain.
In line with all of those things that are so nice about this season, I’ve put together a collection of spaces that invite one to come inside and relax – out of the cold wind and into the enveloping warmth of soft woolly textures and warm yellow light. I call these spaces basically a neutral brown – that base colour that is a bit greyed and a bit warm and just feels refined and classic. Making these kind of spaces is all about layering, textures, and patterns to create the real warmth, as you’ll see.
All images from Architectural Digest. Click through for original sources.