Winter With Marks & Spencer Home
Posted on 30 November 2015
The Autumn / Winter collections have been incredibly exciting this year with many brands offering a diverse selection of styles and products for us to enjoy. I am delighted to see that there has been such a focus on material, texture and detailing, adding vibrant character to home accessories and furnishings. One brand that I have been overwhelmed with this season is Marks & Spencer, offering an incredible selection of stand out accessories and incredible prints.
This season is about returning to colour, comfort and detailed patterns but in a simple and sophisticated way. It is okay to mix and combine patterns but as you will see from the impressive imagery from Marks and Spencer this season, these patterns and details are supported by bold tones and elegant materials such as brass, coloured glass and lacquered surfaces.
With such a wide collection of inspirational products, I have selected one key object from each interior image that I really think sums up the collection and can easily transform a space in your home. Rich purples and blues accompanied by the beautiful finish of brass has to be my favourite look from the season and collection. Copper has been an incredibly popular choice for some time now but we are starting to see a shift towards brass which works particularly well against rich greens, blues and purples.
As you can see from the images immediately above, the bedroom has a beautiful mix of patterns, prints and colours that work perfectly together with each other. When selecting and combining patterns and colours, the easiest way to create a look is by pulling out three dominant colours from your favourite print to accessorise and decorate the room. In the case of the space above, there is a focus around blue, brown and red which have been pulled from the bedding pattern and replicated in the rug, stool and cushions.
I absolutely love the space above with its striking prints and mesmerising colour selection. Whilst it looks like there is a lot going on in this space, it is relatively simple and creates an incredible look. The Brass fixtures play an important part of structuring the room. They create the shape and add a focus, softening the appearance of the patterned wallpaper. Similar patterns and colours are reflected in the smaller chairs in the room, keeping the main sofa simple and bold, accessorising with one patterned cushion to connect the three chairs.
The washed down purple wall in the bathroom acts as a fantastic feature. It is important to stay true to a space and if the canvas you are working on has striking materials, beautiful original features or character to make sure that these are exposed to enhance the room. Accessories such as the towels and shower curtain feed from the colours off the character wall but have their own patterns and designs to them. As there are large blocks of colour in the room, it is easy to experiment and display more extravagant and detailed prints.
The Scandinavian design has also been a very popular choice of style for a few seasons now. It is great to see a "less is more" approach to styling where there is a direct focus on the quality of materials and an exposure to the natural beauty of them. Surrounded by walls of white, it is the colours extracted from the natural woods and furniture finishes that colour the room. Small injections of vibrant colour are added through crockery, accessories and light fittings.
Keeping within the Scandinavian style is a softened approach to living room styling. By having such simple surroundings, it is possible to work with and combine many prints and patterns together. As you can see from the living space above, there are eight patterns and prints used. Working with a simple palette of colours such as yellow, grey and black, it is possible to link the accessories together. Our eyes see the simple choice of colours and accept the style as one.
To view the full range from Marks and Spencer Home, click HERE to be taken to the website. Further details on my product selection can be seen below.