While I’m not sure I’ll ever tire of a tone on tone, neutral space, I do like to inject colour into the spaces I’m working on from time to time. And when it comes to choosing a colour to add, I invariable end up leaning towards jewel tones. In particular, those that look a little weathered and worn. Like they’ve been around for a while. Nothing adds soul to a space like something with history and these weather jewel tones add a depth and richness that I can’t get enough of. I’ve rounded up some of the spaces and colours I’m most inspired by below.
This weeks Inspired Interiors feature is a beautiful modern farmhouse in East Hampton. Designer Tamara Magel chose a beachy, eclectic, and sophisticated style. Playing to the natural surroundings she relied on textured fabrics and rugs. In the living room, a live edge table adds interest while photos from their friend Scott Rudin bring a dose of drama.
The result is a comfortable, organic space that exudes elegance and ease. My favourite kind of space.
Cane furniture has been making a slow resurgence over the last few years. But it’s popularity seems to have been kicked into high gear as I’m seeing it pop up everywhere.
There is nothing new about cane, it’s quite literally been around for centuries. Originating as basket material and evolving into furniture later. A woven cane bed was buried in Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1323 BC, and a cane coffin holding a Moche princess was buried in Peru around AD 750. Cane was used all over Asia and Africa throughout history, woven on objects like Tibetan shields from the 14th-16th centuries AD.