Monday, 18 April 2016

Brit Decor: Touch Pad

Adding tactile elements to our homes can be just as important as the visual stuff, particularly when searching for that all-rounded sensory experience. I love to experiment with juxtaposing surfaces, placing rough against smooth, pattern against plain.

When working specifically with texture, I prefer to keep my palette to a minimum and concentrate on opposing surfaces, rather than colours, perhaps placing a pastel linen fabric sofa against a raw brick wall painted in a shade of chalky white.

Especially when it comes to textiles, layering up contrasting textures can maximise the comfort factor - just think fluffy sheepskin rug underfoot, or the soft and very stroke-able feel of sinking into a velvet sofa, to name but a few examples.

Of course texture doesn't have to be all about comfort and touch, as regular Brit Decor readers will know, I have a bit of a 'thing' for exposed brickwork, then there's Anaglypta-style embossed wallpapers (looking stunning in Elle Decoration's pilot style consultancy project) for that classic look.

Sometimes it really does pay to take a truly hands-on approach to design!

Images (from top) 1/ 2/ Blissfulbblog 3/ Goods We Love
4/ Johnson Tiles 5/ Stella Harasek 6/
7/ Stillstars 8/ Tektura 9/ Temple & Webster

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