Libra: Summer Homeware Trends
This summer, embrace longer and warmer days with some of this season’s hottest trends
Whether you’re decorating from scratch, or would simply like to bring a burst of freshness into your current scheme, visit the Libra concession at Bentalls Kingston to be inspired by an array of designs to transform your home.
Transition your home this season with Botanical inspired homewares and accessories to add a fresh burst of energy.
Bring the outdoors inside by incorporating shades of green and botanical motifs wherever possible. For those looking to create a contemporary twist on the classical botanical trend, designs that have an industrial edge will complement this look perfectly.
Larger pieces of furniture form the foundation of this scheme, creating a stunning focal point for you to dress with accessories and potted greenery. Here, the sleek Moretti Dining Table with its tactile Italian slate top, has been styled with decorative accessories and a matching bench, for more versatile seating – the ideal set-up for family and friends.
When it comes to accessories, this trend is all about embracing pops of fresh colour to bring this scheme to life. Use leaf and fern etched glass hurricanes and seasonal blooms to style your table centrepiece.
If you’re looking to take this scheme one step further, think about incorporating some faux foliage. Whether its delicate hanging fern balls or potted fig trees, faux foliage will really bring the uplifting feel of your garden indoors.
If a delicate palette of pale pinks and dove greys appeals to your sense of style, consider introducing pieces from the Pearl Collection that exude elegance and subtle romance.
This luxurious look showcases intricate floral detailing across inlay cabinets and tables, each of which is unique thanks to the fact that they are handcrafted by skilled artisans.
Style a showstopping living room by carefully choosing statement pieces of furniture that are bold enough to hold their own. Here, the Vistara Silver Embossed Cabinet has been dressed with stylish accessories in polished silverware and agate marble. The floral detailing of this cabinet’s design is simply stunning and will bring charm into any space.
When it comes to accessorising, a few simple touches will go a long way to enhance the elegant nature of this look. Lighting should be delicate, so that it perfectly illuminates your chosen pieces of furniture. The Limegrove Chandelier is the ideal choice, thanks to its white tinted glass beads which hang together to create an awe-inspiring piece.
To complete the look, you won’t regret investing in a velvet armchair. With statement upholstery continuing to be a popular trend, the Savoy Curved Swivel Chair is a real showstopper and will sit beautifully next to your Vistara Silver Embossed Cabinet.
Coastal-inspired schemes are a perennial favourite that we return to year on year and Libra’s interpretation of this classic look takes inspiration directly from the British shoreline.
This relaxed, pared-back look showcases natural elements of the coast in all their glory, evoking nostalgic memories of long summer days spent down by the seaside.
When styling this scheme at home, use a muted palette of chalky whites, calm creams and ocean blues throughout homewares and accessories to create a coherent look. Mellow hues such as these will pair wonderfully alongside elements of worn wood, helping to bring a real sense of tranquillity into your home.
For an inviting living room, we’d recommend mixing and matching a variety of wood finishes and tactile fabrics. A statement occasional chair, such as our Mindi Linen Chair, is a design classic. Combining pale ash wood with beautifully tactile linen, this chair is the perfect place to escape to and is ideal for bringing a hint of seaside splendour into your home.
When it comes to accessories, complete the look with charming lighting to add ambience. Delicate bamboo lanterns and accessories in natural tones will bring a magical touch to this look, keeping your space bright and airy.
Renowned for its bold and beautiful designs, Libra’s extensive collection of homewares and accessories have been designed to inspire each and every customer.
To contact Libra, at Bentall’s Kingston, please visit www.bentallcentre.co.uk, or call 01223 897630.