October Blog - the Month We Get Cosy!

Autumn is the season when we make major changes to our short-term décor, from dressing the house and garden for Halloween, to getting the thick woollen blankets and throws out ready for the evening chill, our wood fires and stove fires are lit, we light beautiful scented candles, and our curtains are drawn early evening - October is the month we get cosy.

Cole & Son

Autumn is the season when we make major changes to our short-term décor, from dressing the house and garden for Halloween, to getting the thick woollen blankets and throws out ready for the evening chill, our wood fires and stove fires are lit, we light beautiful scented candles, and our curtains are drawn early evening - October is the month we get cosy. From an interior design perspective this season brings warm colours, bold statements, and comfort in abundance.

COLOUR & FABRIC

Colours that stand out from the crowd include; deep rustic pinks, dark berry tones, bright and bold blues, rich mustard yellows, and vibrant forest greens.

These colours are used throughout the home, from bathroom deep blues and lounge room earthy greens, to kitchen units painted in dirty pinks, and bedrooms in hearty berry tones. If it's deep, rich, and strong it is being brought into design this month.

Fabrics are also making a big statement throughout October from sofa coverings to curtains, blinds, rugs and wallpaper. The Contemporary Collection by Coles & Son's is seriously eye-catching, modern, and striking. At Eyecandy Interior Design we have the Cole & Son seasonal look-book, so why not make an appointment to visit our studio and plan your seasonal interiors.

FURNITURE & RUGS

Visit Cole & Son to see the full collection - https://bit.ly/2lqfIJK

Living spaces are being gently warmed this autumn with the inclusion of added floor décor. Rugs are still a major factor in seasonal design this month, whether you have carpet, vinyl flooring, wooden floorboards, or original stone work, floors are being adorned with unique contemporary designed rugs which are then overlapped to introduce an element of decoration.

Furniture used in both living and dining areas are slick and classic in design, yet with a modern twist. A perfect example of this is the Kartell Masters Chair, used in dining, living and outdoor spaces. This simple chair is a tribute to three well-known symbolic chairs, the Series 7, the Tulip Armchair, and the Eiffel Chair, which have all been brought together by Philippe Starck for Kartell and designed into this Masters Chair. Available in a multitude of colours including this seasons mustard yellow and sage green.

Visit Kartell for the full collection - https://bit.ly/1NFOp3X

SOFT FURNISHINGS

If this October you are looking to update your rooms rather than going fully into a redecoration process, simple additions like soft furnishings can make a statement and have the impact you want to achieve.

Cushions, lampshades, throws, and table decorations are some of the easiest swaps and additions; you can splurge and make a big purchase, or go small and introduce little changes. One of the latest trends is to take an abstract design, possibly from a well-known piece of art and have it translated into a cushion cover, bed cover, or indeed even wallpaper.

Visit Junique for abstract cushion designs - https://bit.ly/2n94ycL

SOFAS

Comfort is a huge factor when redesigning a house or a room, it's the place we spend our free time with friends and family, so having the luxury of comfort is a must.

As we previously mentioned, autumn is the season we start to get cosy in front of the fire surrounded by blankets, throws and rugs. For an interior designer, our main focus is that the client will be comfortable in their new interiors, so we will always include elements of comfort into each and every design.

Big, soft sofas, layered with cushions and throws are big in October, bold with pattern or bold in colour, either way big and bold are a must for the humble sofa. Take a look at Barker and Stonehouse's made-to-order Timothy Oulton Serpentine 3-Seater Sofa, which encompasses this season's must-haves; big, bold and blue.

Visit Barker & Stonehouse for statement sofas - https://bit.ly/2n16X99

If you are interested in speaking to Emma from Eyecandy Interior Design, you can reach her via email at emma@eyecandy-interiordesign.co.uk or via her website www.eyecandy-interiordesign.co.uk or at 01422 618735.

Emma and her team can help with a full home re-design project, a single room renovation, or an outbuilding/studio design.