Inspired by Nature

January Mood Board – inspired by Nature

I am always inspired by the colours of the seasons and the month of January is no exception.  Nature is so often a source of ideas for colour and patterns, and has a strong influence on interior design schemes.

January is generally a cold, frosty month when nature is sleeping, and gaining renewed energy to grow again in the Spring. The colours on the Somerset Levels are muted and earthy, yet with the coolness of the wetland that surrounds us.

Combining large and small prints, with plain wools or linens, will help your room feel more relaxing and less busy.  Use lovely warm neutral rugs to make the room keep warm and cosy, and soft neutral colours on the walls to nurture the calm atmosphere.

The stunning Somerset Levels on a cold, frosty January morning.

Beautiful Linen designs from Sam Wilson: Owl & Fox,  Grey Stripe and Fast Dog. I love a simple sprig of flowers in the Winter.

Stunning designs from Vanessa Arbuthnott: Harris Tweeds, Bird Hop, Origami , Dawn Chorus and Leaf Dance.

I love these simple designs from Kate Forman: Daphne and Antionette. Team them with a rich dark wooden pole for pure natural elegance.

Peony & Sage are another of my favourite designers, with timeless and traditional designs.  I have combined Pienza Embroidered Sprig, Sienna, Wild Grasses & Parsley and Mille with some beautiful Harris Tweeds for depth and texture.

Cold Winter Walks.

Sarah Hardaker: bespoke handmade cushions using Suzi and Majolica Stripe in cool duck egg blue.

Kate Forman: Anya and Anoushka.

Sam Wilson: Headlong Hare and Green Leaf.

Snuggly and warm, wool throws and blankets always compliment any room and are perfect for wrapping around you on a cold Winter’s evening, with a good book, a roaring fire and a hot cup of tea.

‘From the Land Comes the Cloth’

Harris Tweed is a tweed cloth woven by islanders at their homes in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, finished in the Outer Hebrides, and made from pure virgin wool dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides.