Change up your home in chime with the seasons with these cosy conversation pieces
As the nights draw in, hunker down this autumn with cosy cashmere, luxurious bedding, spiced candles and statement lamps. Velvet and gleaming gold prevail, while a sleek drinks trolley combines two of our favourite things: cocktails and art deco design. Nesting has never been nicer.
Wrap up in a work of art, from galloping horses by Hermès to playful prints by Los Angeles-based Slowdown Studio, available at Liberty.
Double Hourse Blanket by Hermès, £2,890, uk.hermes.com; Porter Throw by Slowdown Studio, £250, libertylondon.com
For timeless luxury, look to signature blankets by Burberry (£895, burberry.com) and Mulberry (£166, amara.com). We also rather like this cheeky Torso blanket, putting the nip in nippy this season, and sure you cheer you up on a grey winter’s day.
Torso Cotton-Blend Knitted Blanket by Cold Picnic, £255.00, libertylondon.com
Fill your home with evocative home scents, from flickering works of art by Fornasetti to Lola James Harper’s sweetly titled, oh-so-cool candles.
Fior Di Lina Scented Candle by Fornasetti, 900g, £240, harrods.com; Lola James Harper, €35 colette.fr
Memo Paris has also unveiled its first homeware collection, featuring enticing home scents in pretty porcelain teacups and teapots, wonderfully illustrated with decorative clouds, horses and howling wolves.
£54.00-£678.00 by MEMO, Homeline, exclusively at Harvey Nichols, harvenichols.com
Lamps needn’t be nondescript. From juicy pineapples to a menagerie of monkeys, flamingos and cobras from Graham and Green and House of Hackney, set the mood in style with a light-up conversation piece.
Artemis Cheetah Lampstand with Daley lampshade set, £697; Palmeral Ananas Pineapple with Daley lampshade set, £607, both House of Hackney, houseofhackney.com
Gold Leggy Flamingo Table Lamp, £95, Graham & Green, grahamandgreen.co.uk
Elsewhere, add a flash of colour and print with a table lamp from Cox & Cox, in delicious mustard or Moroccan-inspired blue.
Geometric Mustard Table Lamp, £120.00, Blue Maroq Table Lamp, £125.00, coxandcox.com
The Art of a Cart
Show off your favourite spirits on a vintage-inspired, designer drinks trolley, wheeled into any room for a touch of instant glamour. These can also be used as bathroom tables, bedstands and end tables, for a dash of retro flair. Afternoon cocktail hour optional.
Loulou Bar Trolley, £299.00, atkinandthyme.co.uk
Dutchbone Mil Drinks Serving Trolley Black With Green Marble, £419.00, houseology.com