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Beats Haze Curtain with Burnt Wood Venetian blind in dining room

Sirocco Sun

Unearth this primitive design story

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by Samantha Gibson

Trend and Styling Expert

Published: 24/06/2019

Tap into this summer trend with sun-baked hues and splashes of cooling blue

Solid tracked Ombre wooden shutters in dining room

Desert shades

Dried palms, rustic styling and untreated natural surfaces define this pared back look, as we seek to create a more authentic way of living, worlds away from the always-on culture around us. There’s a new appreciation for the beauty of bare wood in all its glorious tones and textures.  Wicker and rattan furnishings have a ragged, worn down look and skeletal, sun-bleached branches stand out like ghostly sentinels. Hand-crafted ceramics and accessories are carved and etched, with imperfections that make each piece unique. Pools of refreshing blue break into this arid scene, providing an oasis of calm and cooling colour.

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Tier on Tier pure white Shutters on living room

Tribal textures

Textiles have a fade-out look, with block printing and tribal mark-making creating a primitive feel. Shades of burnt orange, baked clay and gritty sandstone combine in this meltingly hot palette, with tufted edges, fringing and braids enhancing the textural, tribal aesthetic. Hard surfaces including polished stone and concrete stand out starkly alongside burnished copper and earthenware pots filled with dried leaves. Fill your space with earthy aromas and smoked wood scents to accentuate the raw, elemental feel. 

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Fjord Coral Curtains with Ombre Natural Roman blinds in bedroom

Naturally simple

Create a relaxed feel with linen-look curtains teamed with semi-sheer blinds. Choose simple stripes in faded, dustbowl hues to add subtle warmth and muted colour. Add to the textural feel with macramé wall hangings, jute rugs and animal skin throws. Finish the look with tropical greenery and splashes of refreshing blue.

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Cadillac Noir Curtains with Clarence Terracotta Roman blinds in living room

Burnt earth

Add drama with charred wood tones and stark monochrome tribal prints blasted with fiery orange accents. Mix together natural wood tones, stone, worn leather and metal for a deeply textural feel, and soften the space with tactile cushions, tribal print rugs and fur throws. Here we’ve layered striking chevron print curtains from our Abigail Ahern collection over rich terracotta Roman blinds. 

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Take your interior to another level with layer upon layer of luxurious texture

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Blending old and new to create soulful and stylish interiors that tell the story of your life.

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In the Raw

Explore the latest trend for interiors that celebrate the beauty and rawness of the natural world.

- In the Raw
Dining room with Beats Haze curtains and Burntwood Venetians


Give your home some globetrotting style with tribal prints and handcrafted textiles. 

- Wanderlust