I’m taking inspiration from the Scottish Highlands this week. It seems apt, as the season will be changing soon and cosy nights by the fire are not far off. It’s a look we all know that is often adopted by country hotels. It’s warm, traditional and comforting. It uses the colours of Autumn and the rich wool tartans we associate with Scotland. But, and there is a but. It’s a look that can often look old fashioned or twee. The trick is to ignore all those cushions adorned with stags heads. In fact ignore anything that features pheasants, hares and antlers. Concentrate on a colour palette that is inspired by the colours of heather, real wool, and worn leather. Keep furnishings simple, and accessorise with vintage inspired prints, books, and chunky recycled glass.
This is a Highlands inspired look brought into the 21st century.
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National Trust Collection of Fine Wools (Aqua) from Moon
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