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Winter inspired interiors

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Using shades of white and silver is a very contemporary look that fuses together the essence of winter.

Andrea Morgan

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As we all start to feel the winter chill, Andrea Morgan, blogger for ‘Trying to Balance the Madness’ offers Chestertons her top tips on how to be inspired by the frosty season to create an incredible interior:

Autumn has quickly passed, and with winter fast upon us we can already see snow and ice across our country’s gardens. I love the colours that winter brings, with varying shades of blue, sparkles of silver and a dusting of white. Winter interiors can often see designers introducing rich fabrics and scrumptious textures, but before we deck our halls with reds and greens, it’s time to celebrate the palette of winter.

Now, I am no interior designer but I love beautiful furnishings and there is a wealth of choice on the high street as well as some amazing designers whose pieces don’t cost the earth; many interior designers believe in mixing luxury items with a good bargain. So I bring to you a wonderful selection of furnishings that are truly winter inspired.

Spectrum of Ice Whites

Of course you can have winter inspired interiors that are used all year round. Using shades of white and silver is a very contemporary look that fuses together the essence of winter.

White company bed throws

The White Company, from £45

I love this bedding from The White Company; the clean crisp white sheets are effortlessly embellished with this heather washed silk eiderdown.  This bedding reminds me of ice cold days where you can feel the crisp air on your cheeks as you snuggle amid your hat, scarf and gloves.

 JW Walls Snowy forest wallpaper

JW Walls, from £97

Accent walls have been a staple in many house holds for a while, and mine is no exception.  There are some really unique and quirky wallpaper designs on the market.  This beautiful seasonal photographic mural wallpaper by JW Walls is stunning and a perfect and easy way to have winter all year round.

 Bevis knitted chair

Melanie Porter,  £2400

Melanie Porter is an amazing knitwear designer, who creates stunning and unique furnishings.  Yes, they are a complete indulgence, but her Bevis Chair is to be admired.

John Lewis Faux fur throw

Svetlana Faux Fur Throw, John Lewis  £80

 Odette Vase Selfridge

Odette Vase, Selfridges, £55


Wilkinsons Faux skin rug

Cheviot Faux Sheepskin Rug Natural, Wilkinson Plus, £30.00

Bordeaux Ivory mirror

Bordeaux Ivory Mirror, Next, £125

Rich Winter Tones

It may be cold outside but using fabrics such as faux fur, velvet, silks and wool will not only add warmth to a room but also a feeling of opulence and elegance.   Transforming any room can be as subtle as adding a couple of accessories to a complete re-design.  Using a combination of 50 shades of gray with a spectrum of white together with beautiful blues and a touch of sparkle you can turn any room into winter.

Penmore 3 seater sofa

This rich grey sofa from SCS is a perfect buy for £599


Graham Green chandelier

Beatrice Chandelier, Graham and Green £395

GrahamGreen.co.uk is one of those sites that is like a treasure chest of delights. The Beatrice Chandelier is a beautiful piece of art deco inspired luxury; it is certainly a statement piece for any room.


Graham Green blue vase

Small Ridged Blue Vase, Graham and Green £4.95

Graham Green Throw Faux Musquash

Faux Musquash Throw, Graham and Green £295

 Graham Green Box

Lovely Crate on Wheels, Graham and Green £45

Finest weave cashmere

Finest Weave Cashmere, Alison at Home £345

Alison Cork is an interior designer I have followed on twitter for a while, but heard her speak at Grand Designs Live in October.  She has an amazing home range called ‘Alison at Home’ which is described as ‘affordable luxury’

Diamond cut vase

Large Blue Cut Diamond Vase, Alison at Home £24.50


Pale grey coasters

Leather Stag’s Head Coasters, Alison at Home £12.95


Kensington chair from John Lewis

Kensington Chair, John Lewis £799

John Lewis is known for its quality and when walking through their store you truly find a mix of styles and prices.  I love this Kensington chair; its rich tones bring winter inspired interiors to life.

So whether it’s ice white or rich winter tones, it is easy to add winter inspired furnishings to your home as well as creating some instant luxury.

Andrea Morgan

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