Interior Trends - Australiana
I love the feel of interiors that embrace natural elements and adopt an earthy rich colour palette. 2016 has seen us move away from the ever popular pastel tones to celebrate the warmth of chunky timbers, moody ceramics and rich colours and textures. Bringing a sense of the Australian bush into our inner city homes allows us a chance to escape the daily grind and take a little break from the hustle and bustle.
'Australiana' is a rising trend in the interiors scene and is widely celebrated by some amazing local designers that are also weaving this theme into their designs and products. To celebrate the launch of Country Life's premium hand soap and body wash range which is inspired by iconic Australian locations I'm sharing my top tips on how to bring the Australiana theme into your own home...
1. Artwork: Local artists are creating works that use Australian fauna as a subject matter and these are stunning in any space. I could style these pieces in a living room, a kids room or even a kitchen. Their sense of sophisticated playfulness brings a lovely warmth to the room. One of my favourites is Melbourne artist Carla Fletcher as featured below, with her 'Alchemist' koala who is completely hand drawn from pencil.
2. Ceramics: Custer up ceramics in earthy bold tones. Deep grey hues, inky blues and sea greens in honed matt finishes makes an eye catching arrangement like some of the examples below by local designers Marmoset Found. I also love the concrete vessels created by Studio Twocan; their deep colours incorporate lots of burgundy, creams and mustards and the organic shapes and colour pigments mean each piece is unique.
3. Timbers: Think about incorporating chunky timbers into your interior. No one celebrates the beauty of natural timber more than Melbourne based designer Mark Tuckey. His pieces are all hand crafted and feature beautiful knots and imperfections that give each furniture piece it's own story.
4. Foliage: If you're a flower lover, fill your vases with natives like king proteas, blushing brides and banksias. They make a big statement and will breathe an instant hit of life into any space. Gum foliage is brilliant in vases and lasts forever; the smell of fresh gum inside your home will give you a little escape when you come through the front door.
Images below styled by me, see more of my work at Archer Interiors.
The County Life range of premium hand soap and body wash is available at Woolworths stores and independent grocers nationally.