Holly and Hedda from Avenue Design Studio recently used some of our pieces for a larger interior styling project they had. In the guest room, they used our banana fiber baskets as well as our favorite karakul rug to create warmth and bring in texture – and we love the outcome
Our aesthetic is clean, textured and timeless. We love combining materials in a space in an understated, intentional way so as to create texture and interest but not overwhelm. We love woods in varying tones, interesting art, tactile accessories, and neutral but striking colour palettes.
We love working with natural elements such as wood, wool and woven materials. Allowing these materials to play a central role by keeping surrounding elements understated and neutral maintains a calm space, adds contrast and ensures balance. In this room, neutral but moody walls and bed linens allowed the key accessories (the graphic wool runner, textured basket and graphic artworks) to add the right amount of texture and visual interest while not being fussy.
The Thato rug is one of our favourites and felt the triangle pattern would be beautiful beside the bed. It emphasizes the monotone, colour palette while adding a graphic touch, shifting the focus from the bed frame which, being quite high, is inherently quite a dominant element in the room. We love using runners because they are an easy element to add to a space like the bedroom without having to invest too much on a larger piece. Our general rule of thumb is to go for a large rug that encompasses most of the bed and the area at the foot of the bed, or a runner down one or both sides.
A good quality wool rug is always going to be a splurge but it is a piece that will last for years and years, particularly in the bedroom when it will receive little traffic. We love using rugs to define spaces and rarely design a space without a central rug as a key element. This often means we have to save in other areas. In this case, we saved on bed linens (the duvet in this room was from Zara, with one key element being a beautiful By Mölle blanket) and chose less expensive furniture (the two main pieces are from Ikea).