Our homes are at the heart of everything we do, and as we move into the crisp air and evening walks of autumn, we can take inspiration from the quiet moments outdoors and reflect them within the textures, colours, and ambiance of our interiors.
Leading interior design house, Neptune, have taken this season’s cues from walks through a woodland landscape, where deep, earthy shades act as the backdrop to fresher, lighter greens, creams and pinks.
A place where textures are timeless and natural – the rough twill of Harris Tweed, the weightiness of stonewashed linens and the smooth grain of solid oak.
That elusive search for a strong neutral that feels enveloping and velvety without being overpowering, is resolved with Clove, a rich, earthy neutral that defies a colour label.
Not quite as purple as Neptune’s Juniper paint, nor as brown as Walnut or Fine Mahogany, Clove is the ultimate dark shade.
Deep but not overwhelming, it works on all four walls (and even the ceiling ) of a snug but is equally effective as an accent on a kitchen island or bath tub.
Contrast it with the freshness of Silver Birch, pair it with Old Rose and Moss for subtle balance, or even combine it with stronger hues like Olive and Mustard for a hint of eccentricity.
Each season, Neptune’s design team collaborate with a group of innovative weavers at the Bristol Weaving Mill to create bespoke cloths, using traditional hand looms, which are then woven in Lancashire.
The process is time-consuming and theirs is a micro-mill where individual creativity flourishes. For Neptune, it is a passion project.
This season, the designers have created the Henleaze and Kersey collections. With its taupe background and intricate, irregular stripes, the Henleaze cushions and throws tone easily into existing schemes, while the Kersey textiles pick up on Clove with a subtle weave that acts as a foil to more patterned fabrics.
The collection is designed to meld together with previous seasons, because a home is built over time, with favourite pieces collected and blended into existing schemes.
Neptune’s AW21 collection share that continued focus on detailed craftsmanship, on responsibly sourced materials and on inviting natural beauty into your home.