Our new look for autumn/winter 2016 proves that when it comes to home style, sometimes less is more.

Simple Form blends mid century decor with a modern aesthetic to create a chic and stylish open plan space. While minimal interiors can often feel cold, Simple Form combines functional pieces with gold tones and soft accent pieces to create a space that’s warm and welcoming.

Featuring a pared-back colour palette and clean, simple lines, this trend is the perfect choice for a contemporary home. Here’s how you can get the look.

Modern Mid Century Style


Simple Form is ultra modern, but retro influences ensure that the look is timelessly stylish. To recreate this trend, take inspiration from the past with American mid century modern furniture and accessories. One of the most sought after trends of 2016, mid century modern is characterised by sleek lines, curved shapes and high quality materials.

Get the look with the Livata Corner Sofa, which features a retro-inspired shape, polished chrome legs and a classic grey fabric finish. The oversized, pared back shape will work as the key focal point in a room and create a stylish seating area for entertaining.

Functional Furniture

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In this scheme, every item has a purpose and a function, whether its a chair or a table lamp. This considered approach allows the room to maintain a sense of flow without becoming cluttered and fussy. The Halmstad Bookcase is a perfect example, with a simple, industrial design yet plenty of storage space.

The key to capturing the Simple Form look is to plan every item in the space, from the larger pieces of furniture down to the smallest accessory.

Muted Grey Tones

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The Simple Form palette is beautifully muted, comprising of a spectrum of charcoal greys which create a laidback atmosphere and promote a sense of calm. To avoid the scheme becoming cold, play around with a combination of patterns, textures and complementary shades.

The Halmstad Dining Table creates a stylish centrepiece in a dining room, featuring brushed stainless steel legs and a concrete effect top. Finish the look with the Hix Dining Chair for added texture.

High Shine Metallics

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While subtle grey tones create a relaxed vibe, they also provide the perfect backdrop for more lavish accents. Gold is the perfect accent to the Simple Form trend, adding a sense of drama and accentuating the timeless glamour that this look embodies. Our Genesis Coffee Table in gold will add a striking statement look to your home, with its mirrored tray top and elegant crossover base.

When it comes to accessories, both the Corby Floor Lamp and Round Gold Tray continue the retro-inspired aesthetic. Finally, touches of pattern such as the Iblis Cushion will juxtaposition the clean lines of the high shine metal furniture and will add depth to the look.

What do you think of the Simple Form look?