The Est Edit: Muted Neutrals

  • Softly does it. Cooler greys are moving over for all things taupe, tan, tobacco, latte, blonde and blush. Add to all this a touch of driftwood grey and neutrals are anything but boring. In fact, these muted hues are guaranteed to let the texture do all the talking. Serene shades are about building depth, dimension and tactility and balancing this soft décor with edgier pieces can create an aesthetic full of interesting contrasts.

    We love the idea of elevating this look with natural materials like raw timber and tactile accessories in leather, linen and wool and so we’ll be taking our minimalist cues from Nicolas Schuybroek’s JR Apartment. His use of warm and welcoming neutral tones create space for creativity and allow decorative objects to become focal points. After all, it’s all in the detail.

    Parisian Apartment by Nicolas Schuybroek

    Fly Lounge

    A natural born beauty, the Fly Sofa from &tradition (designed by SPACE Copenhagen) is available from Cult. The mix of solid oak slats with earthy toned upholstery creates a cozy place to put your feet up.

    Line Lamp

    New Zealand based design duo Douglas & Bec celebrate the elegance of the 1920s with their Line floor lamp.  Paying homage to the playfulness of sculptor Alexander Calder, a painted solid timber base balances a brass rod and hand-blown glass bulb.

    Aalto Vase

    A design classic of the 20th century, this iconic Iittala vase was created in 1937 by Alvar Aalto. Considered a  staple of modern Scandinavian design, each vase is still mouth blown at the Iittala glass factory.

    Room Divider

    A hint of dusty nude adds elegance and demure to an otherwise neutral backdrop. As well as sitting pretty, the Unfold Room Divider by Ferm Living provides a practical solution to apartment living or intrigue to a larger space.  It’s a win-win.

    Citi Linen

    In eight gentle shades to choose from and constructed from pure Italian linen, there’s already plenty to love about Abode’s Citi Linen. A great mid weight option for the cooler months or an added layer when the mercury drops.

    Timber Table

    Designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1938 for her atelier in Montparnasse, the En Forme Libre Table, with its organic shape fits beautifully, even into the smallest of spaces. Plus let’s not forget that timber is always timeless.

    Fat Tulip Armchair

    We’re officially head over heels for Adam Goodrum’s Fat Tulip Armchair from Cult. The milky pink tone is a breath of fresh air and its voluptuous curves provide the perfect cocoon for contemplation.


    Elevate an otherwise clean palette with Porter’s French Oak Mont Blanc Floorboards for an instant addition of warmth without forfeiting the grain.

    Finley Bed

    Finally, a bed that is both modern and raw. The Finley bed from Jardan combines a solid American Oak frame with a tanned leather sling- hands down two of our top natural materials.

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