We live in a world where whatever we want is only a click or two away. This convenience is entering our homes through the use of gadgets and apps to control our heating, lighting and more. I’m a huge fan of mixing modern design with natural textures – marble, slate, linen and wood to create a sleek and contemporary look in your home, without feeling like you live in a lifeless showroom. Copper is out, steel and rose gold are in. Dark wood is in juxtaposition to the coolness of brass, whilst artistically designed lighting meets an old friend in the flame of a candle.

Check out my top picks to get you started if you too, love the mixture of contemporary and rustic design.

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1 – This stunning white marble with gentle grey-black veining is the perfect combination of traditional style and contemporary shapes. If re-tiling your floor or walls is out of your budget try buying a few and using as coasters or to place candles on. Buy the tiles here.

2 – Dion Salvador Lloyd’s work is ethereal and complicated in it’s nature. It breathes, whispers and sings to the viewer. His oil-paintings are certainly worth investing in, not just for this trend but will fit perfectly in any home. Check out Dion’s work here.

3 – Add an extra dimension to the new style of your room by incorporating a wonderful scented candle. A sensuous and warming floral scent that’s sophisticated, intriguing and contemporary. Noir blends notes of rich amber and bright mandarin with musky sandalwood. The gentle glow of a candle in the evening accompanies modern lighting perfectly. Buy the Noir candle here.

4 – Part of the IC collection designed by Michael Anastassiades, this lamp has a metallic steel frame with a mouth-blown glass orb perched atop. This simple but eye-catching lamp will beautifully illuminate any setting. Shop the FLOS lamp here.

5 –  Handcrafted by Eco Tasar, a sustainable silk cooperative in rural India, these pure silk cushions come in a range of saturated shades. Scatter a selection on your sofa for stylish comfort. Check out the cushions here.

6 – A testament to the graceful style of Japanese design, the Kyoto sideboard uses supple walnut carpentry to create its light yet imposing form. Crafted in Italy by Riva 1920’s master wood workers, this spacious sideboard provides ample storage with slender drawers and twin cupboard units. Accessorise with ceramic and slate vases in different sizes for interest. Buy the Kyoto sideboard here.

7 – Traditionally crafted using a hand loom, the Lucen’s shallow, fluffy pile has an opulent lustre surface. Finished in a moody silver tone, this modern rug elegantly catches the light providing a distinctive texture that stands out within your décor. Hop over to Heal’s to buy this rug.

8 – this simple and stylish vase is specially designed to hold tall flower bouquets. Perfect for accommodating a wide variety of flowers, this elegant design looks great with a simple spray of eucalyptus or a palm leaf branch in it. Purchase the vase here.

9 – As mentioned above, this faux palm leaf branch will instantly add a touch of the outdoors to the room and requires only the occasional dusting! Click here to add a touch of green.

10 – Add antiqued glamour to the room with this set of two Heavy Aged Charcoal nesting coffee tables from Notre Monde. Including two coffee tables which perfectly nest together when the smaller table is not in use, each table is on a striking round base. Add a couple of coffee table books and candles for an Instagram-worthy shot. Buy the nesting tables here.

What do you think of this interiors trend? Yay or nay? Let me know by leaving a comment on this post or tweeting me @boyinbreton


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