Shades of Grey

  • We know you love monochrome – it’s a love affair shared by the global design industry. While the black and white palette has long characterised a contemporary aesthetic, grey tones are gaining our attention for their soft yet sleek style. With plenty of tones to explore between of light and dark, bold and delicate, designers are embracing humble grey hues to noteworthy effect.

    One such recent example was this gorgeous Berlin loft from Annabell Kutucu. Exploring the nuances of grey tones through both furnishings and materials,  the home has a down-to-earth elegance that we can only dream of capturing in our own designs. Yes, there’s something very European about grey shades – perhaps it’s the sense of effortlessness and casual luxury. Whatever it is, sign us up – and in the mean time, here’s some of our favourite pieces to cultivate a similar style.

    Flocca Linen Pillowcase

    Made in Europe from 100% linen, these pillowcases from Hale Mercantile have that earthy, rustic style perfect for softening a modern design and bringing a sense of heritage to the home. Choose ‘Fog’ for a lighter shade, ‘Nox’ for a darker one.

    $69 AUD

    CT09 Enoki Table

    Designed by Philipp Mainzer, the Enoki table has to be one of the most recognisable pieces at Living Edge. Balancing a chic marble tabletop with powder-coated steel base the side table lends a bold material foil to the plush textiles and soft colours of the bedroom.

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    Sara Headboard

    Can you imagine how good it would feel to sink back into this plush fabric headboard from Brosa. Made from hardwood with upholstery of your choice (we recommend Heron Grey) it’s an unpretentious yet essential bedroom addition.

    $499 AUD

    Citi Linen Quilt Cover

    Specially treated to look rustic and relaxed in appearance, the Citi Italian linen collection from Abode has all your bedding covered. We’re particularly enamoured with the quilt cover to create a casual yet refined touch.

    Tonk Stool

    We’re of the view simplicity is often the most elegant approach, as this MCM House handcrafted timber stool demonstrates perfectly. Relaxed and functional, it acts as a footstool, bedside table or decorative object.

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    Lisburn Carpet

    Comfort and chic are offered in equal parts with this 100% pure new wool carpet from Cavalier Bremworth. Luxuriously soft under your feet without overwhelming in texture or design, the simple grey tone pairs nicely with modern elements.

    Joe Floor Cushion

    Another winner from MCM House, we can imagine this floor cushion getting plenty of us in our house – luckily the washed linen cover is easy to keep clean and fits in with any design scheme. The Smoke or Stone colours are our choices in keeping with the theme.

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    ‘Under the Bell’ lamp

    Sometimes a touch of colour in a statement piece is all you need. This oversized lamp from Muuto at Living Edge is made from recycled plastic felt, allowing it to absorb sound and improve the acoustics in a room, from both a high or low ceiling. The felt materiality references a Nordic sensibility, cosy yet aesthetically-driven.

    $1235 AUD

    Sophia Szilagyi Otomys Contemporary

    ‘Wave’ by Sophia Szilagyi

    Immediately calming, this abstract grey artwork from Sophia Szilagyi at Otomys evokes a mood of tranquility. Created through digital printmaking techniques, Szilagyi’s works invite you in to look closer with a sense of intrigue and beauty.

    From $636

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