Forget a waiting lover, nothing feels better than coming home to a gorgeously designed living space. Who needs a partner when you’ve spent so much time and effort into carefully curating your perfect domain? If you’re looking to tailor your decor to help soothe your harried senses after a long day, here’s a useful tip: the colour green is scientifically proven as relaxing to the eyes. A place of refuge decorated in warm tones is a welcome change after staring at screens all day. We have selected some of the best earth toned homeware below, building blocks to help create the perfect sanctuary.
This Dot cushion from Hay in a beautiful olive shade provides much needed comfort in your living space. Covered in buttery soft velvet, it’s the perfect home accessory for the cosiest snuggling session. This luxurious pillow is so stylishly comfortable that it’s tempting to snag more than just one.
It’s good to be reminded of the outside world when we’re in our caves. Enter: the Diptyque Temple des Mousses (Moss Temple) candle. Its woody accents of moss absolute, cedar essence, and matcha accord transports you straight to a Zen garden found in beautiful Kyoto, Japan. The stunning refillable glass jar is also in a moss green shade—a score for our warm and cosy aesthetics.
The best lighting is absolutely crucial in every room, your sanctuary included. Elegant and functional, Menu’s Ray portable table lamp is the perfect source of light. Does the lamp’s minimalist design ring a bell? Designer Daniel Schofield drew inspiration from old mining lamps to create this chic sophistication.
A phone case sets the mood as much as a room’s wallpaper, probably because it’s always in our line of sight. To set a warm and cosy vibe at home or anywhere you go, check out Maison Kitsuné’s earth toned iPhone case. The iconic cheeky fox logo is a great touch.
Show a little personality in your living space with Seletti’s Cujo the Cat. This figurine of a feline ready to pounce is the gift that keeps on giving. Not just a quirky statue, this cat is actually a sleek lamp with a hilariously placed switch. That’s definitely one way to make it clear that the cat is male.
A home is not a home without plants. Place your precious greenery in this asymmetrical vase, a definite conversation starter between yourself and the trusted person invited into your sacred space. This unique vase is an optical illusion—view it from different angles to be absolutely mind blown.
Who said just sitting in your own house can’t be fun? The iconic Kneeling chair from Varier is an exciting addition to any elegant home. We’re all about aesthetics so the Variable Balans Monochrome chair is a godsend. This one in an earthy brown adds just the right amount of warmth to the room.
Keeping winged pets in our living space is just not our cup of tea so we opted for a wooden version instead. Vitra’s Girard Bird bookend is a gorgeous work of art, carved from the wood of an apple tree. The bird can even stand on either its feet or tail so make sure to switch it up (or he will get bored).
Warmth and earthy tones go hand-in-hand so don’t forget to light a few candles when getting cosy in your sanctuary. Pierre Yovanovitch’s collaboration with Dior Maison includes this exquisite candle holder in a burnished ebony shade. Its rustic design reflects the beauty that can be found in slow living.