As the bridge between fashion and interiors narrows, more and more of us want to spend our money on our homes. For those of us not naturally gifted with interiors know-how, we’ve spoken to the experts, from homeware specialist Matilda Goad to interior designer Lucy Barlow, to find out how to update your living space for summer 2019.
“Rattan is so versatile,” says Matilda Goad. “Because it’s a relatively neutral material to play around with, it’s easy to inject pieces in with current schemes. Equally, rattan is a great material to work with in the earlier stages of interior design – inserting cane panels in cupboard doors, or raffia as radiator covers, for example.”
How to incorporate it at home:
“Don’t go head-to-toe – you don’t want your home to feel like a conservatory with its four-piece furniture set. Accessories are always a great way – for example, lampshades are an instant update, or bamboo mirrors look particularly good against a floral wallpaper. Think about more unexpected ways of using it; we recently created a set of botanicals backed on raffia for a commission. It’s not until you are relatively close that your eye catches the detail.”