I was inspired by a couple of things for this weeks mood board. One was the new Dulux colour of the year Spiced Honey, Mmm, what a gorgeous rich, warm and luxe colour this is, perfect for a period home setting. The second was my penchant for the woven trend, which I write about in my latest journal post, which is finding it’s way into so many areas of both fashion and interiors. The combination of the two conjuring up an African safari type vibe for me.
After having written the story of my latest vintage find, Scoubidou, I wanted to centre the concept of this weeks board around the woven trend. Taking it back to basics as a traditional handmade skill. I found this wonderful image of an African girl with beautiful woven hair, braids and bangles. This was my starting point. I then added some traditional and luxe safari style elements to complete the ‘Out of Africa’ feel.
Woven luxe mood board by Jane Ashton, images via pinterest
The textures and finishes
I could literally keep adding layers of textures to this board and in reality this would look amazing. I’ve shown a woven texture, which could be furniture, rugs, accessories etc against my all time favourite rustic luxe wall finish, a Gilded, cracked resin distressed plaster! This is something so luxe and yet so understated,” be still my beating heart’…I’m imagining this as maybe the ceiling finish or perhaps a fireplace wall, paired with spiced honey.
Add to this a sumptuous heavily fringed velvet sofa in blush pink Mey Meh and a Tigre print cushion or two both by House of Hackney a vintage leather armchair, the all essential botanicals and of course some authentic woven accessories, et Voila!
Textures and finishes, woven luxe mood board by Jane Ashton
This scheme would make the perfect lived-in luxe sitting room, I’m almost moving in!