September is with us and there’s already a hint of chill in the air that was absent just days before. We’re looking forward to embracing autumn and the cosy late afternoons and evenings that are to unfold with the season. Think golden September sunsets, rummaging for last years knitwear, dimming the lights and bonfire smoke in the distance. Autumn in the country can prove mulchy, frosty and sometimes damp, but when your home is prepared you’ll be ready to hunker down and enjoy the season at its finest.
This gorgeous exposed brick room started its life as Jim’s old bull pen at the farm. Now designed as a sitting room or snug, it was vital to layer this rustic space with pools of light from different sources to ensure it radiated comfort and calm. Balancing the traditional and contemporary in a modern rustic interior is important for creating a sphere of cosiness when the autumnal nights draw in.
Choosing hand-forged iron detailing creates a pared back look, combining the old and new for a stylish modern rustic interior. Authenticity is key in a 17th century building like this, which is where our traditionally forged iron comes into play. The Single Edgeware Spotlight in Antiqued Brass was designed as a stylish and functional solution to boost the lighting in specific areas of your room, particularly useful in hard-to-reach areas of period homes like these beams. Our Edgeware Spotlight incorporates an elegant brass shade with an exposed braided cable that gives it a cool industrial look.
The Bulkhead Outdoor Light is a handsome, retro-style garden wall light with a robust and practical styling that is reminiscent of shipping and industrial days gone by. There’s no reason you can’t enjoy it indoors too, and we knew it was our first choice to pair with the original exposed bricks. Hand cast in solid, natural brass, this light has a wonderful weighty quality that adds warmth and texture to your walls – bolstering the modern rustic feel.
A hinged design that fits into the floor, this 2 Gang Floor Socket is the dreamy modern rustic detail you might not have thought of. A great solution when you don’t want wires stretching around the room. Making a feature out of the quirks of period homes is often the best way to enjoy them!
A Matt Black or Beeswax finish ensures clean lines and stylish silhouettes, celebrating the traditional use of metalwork in Great British country homes. The Harrington Wall Light is practical and stylish in its simplicity, sitting close to the wall and creating interest with it’s circular detailing. Paired with a Half Shade in Pewter Killowen Linen, this light is strong against the bright white walls when framed by beams. A perfect tether between the styling of new and old.
The slim architectural lines of our Cromer Console Table helps to balance the warm and cool tones of the room, providing ample space to rest your hot drinks or glasses of wine..
A must have autumn/winter accessory, the Chappel Log Basket is just right for your hearthside firewood. Sturdy and supplied in our durable matt black finish, it’s a staple for homes with wood burners and fireplaces. With the dimmers in place and resting on our soft cushions, the added glow of a real log burner is sure to help you unwind on blustery evenings.
We would love to see how you translate these ideas into your own home this season, so don’t forget to tag us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. For a wealth of home décor and interior inspiration, view our Pinterest page. To view all of our lighting and homeware visit our website. Happy shopping!