Wheatgrass, mink, topaz or buttercream, whatever name you give it, this season’s neutral is soft and sophisticated.

Create a cool and calming atmosphere in your bedroom with a palette of cappuccino, cream and stone and introduce natural materials through accessories.

The Capucine upholstered bedframe with its rolled foot and headboard, and studded and button tufted detailing, will add a touch of luxury to any boudoir. Dress it in the floral linen reverse bedding from Barker and Stonehouse for a vintage look.

Hang long, loose, linen curtains and use rope instead of tie-backs.

A plain carpet such as the Pompom in oatmeal or a seagrass floor covering will give you a good base on which to build. A tonal rug such as the Estella rug in Horizon Neutral, a 100% wool blend hand-tufted in India featuring blocks in greys and sands, will add an extra texture to the look.

Pale and blonde woods are a great alternative to the more traditional oaks and walnuts.

And you can bring the trend back to nature with the 4 stack Pebble table lamp.

Neutrals are a designer’s best friend because you can layer them to create any number of different looks.

Choose a paint colour which looks good in any light such as Benjamin Moore’s ‘skipping stone’ then introduce furniture in fudge tones.

The Duresta Emperor corner sofa combines an imposing frame with maximum comfort and effortless style, while the Josephina Accent chair comes in a beautiful topaz Beningborough plaid which will add elegance to your home.


A clean and elegant dining room demands a dining table of simple beauty.  Barker and Stonehouse has the Montpellier extending dining table, which  showcases the beauty of oak with its natural grains and a light oak lacquered finish, enhanced by subtle curved detailing. Pair with the matching upholstered chairs for a classic yet contemporary feel.

The Parisienne wall clock is a wooden clock decorated with roman numerals which will adorn any wall and, finally, a piece of wall art such as a Giclee limited edition print from influential artist Bella Pieroni will add the perfect finishing touch to your home.

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