They say change is as good as a holiday and seeing as though a week’s retreat in the Maldives isn’t exactly attainable for most of us, we’ve got the next best thing – an interior update.
Fortunately, this season it’s incredibly easy to instantly update your abode with little hassle. Ahead of Country Road‘s Autumn/Winter previews, we picked the brain of homewares design manager Bruce Summers for his tricks and tips for the best trends to welcome home.
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It’s all about natural-based materials and finishes.
“Because everything has become so fast paced and technology-based, people are wanting more natural materials, softer textures and heavier textures, things to retreat from the fast pace and technology,” explains Summers.
“So timber is a major thing for us and something that Country Road was known for before so it’s really something we’re bringing back as well as lots of wool and cotton.”
Country Road Flynn dining set, available April. Image: Brittany Stewart
(Not so heavy) metal.
The perfect partner for all these natural-looking materials? Soft metals.
"Brass is a key element in our range - a really soft brass so it looks quite natural," says Summers. (Check out his top picks. Post continues after gallery.)