Our new autumn campaign is a celebration of what home means to us in modern-day Britain. Today’s homes are constantly evolving and adapting, so the furniture, colours and accessories we choose need to meet these changing demands, while reflecting our sense of style. They are an extension of our personalities and – whatever life throws at us – they reflect all the fun, joy, kindness and unexpected twists of family life.
The sofa… the new heart of the home. It’s where we’ve worked, Zoomed family members, watched movies and built the odd den or two. Make sure yours can withstand whatever today’s busy family life throws at it. Our exclusive Booth sofa comes with a 15-year guarantee on the frame, which allows for the odd trampoline session. Choose a statement colour, such as teal, which looks great accessorised with spice and ochre. ‘Be confident and combine three bold colours in one space,’ says Fionnuala Johnston, Partner & Senior Designer Home. ‘The key is to make sure they all have the same richness to them.’
Build in layers of texture, with a soon-to-be everyone’s favourite sheepskin cushion. Add a few cosy rugs underfoot – these are perfect for play – and turn the walls of your living room into your own art gallery with a few carefully-curated prints.
As we head into autumn, now’s the perfect time to create pockets of warmth with a few statement lights. Build up layers of lighting in a room, mixing a central statement pendant with task or mood lighting. Our Hector range is perfect for side tables, consoles or even as a desk lamp, and comes in on-trend brass. Lighting can help zone that multi-use space: try a floor lamp next to a cosy armchair for a reading spot, a desk lamp that can be angled towards shelving after work hours or a low-hung pendant above the dining table, giving that restaurant vibe at home. And for interesting light effects, choose a slatted design that will cast soft shadows around your space.
Slow things down, take time to relax and savour those precious moments of home life as we head into autumn. Now’s the perfect opportunity to create a dream bedroom. Start with a statement bed – our exclusive Boutique bed frame is upholstered in soft Opulence velvet fabric, taking its inspiration from the Seventies. ‘Fall for its confident shape, then dress with simple linens,’ says Fionnuala. Try our natural linen bedding for a relaxed twist, keeping shades deliciously soft with nougat and blush.
Create a styling moment on your bedside table – it’s the last thing you see before turning in for the night, so a vase of flowers, a lamp and a few inspiring books are perfect. Add a snug knitted blanket and sheepskin rug to finish the look – it’s all about adding those little indulgences that will make you appreciate lazy Sunday mornings.
Saturday nights have become the new dine-in at home, as we treat ourselves to family favourites and make a special occasion of mealtimes. Keep the look relaxed with a natural wood table, such as our House by John Lewis Anton design in oak veneer. Team with painted chairs and mix and match colours to add extra interest.
Choose tableware with an artisan feel – plates, pasta bowls and serveware in bold colours and shapes which are calling to be held, passed around and shared. ‘Look for reactive glazes, which play on nature’s unique patterns,’ says Fionnuala. Bring in more natural touches – a serving board and cutlery featuring wooden handles all add to the tactile, inviting style.