Interior Style

Alex Walls shows us how to embrace the change in season

Sink into warming cinnamon tones this season and create a cosy corner, perfect for a cuppa and some quiet reflection

Dare I say it? Winter is coming. And with the noticeable drop in temperature, we start to head back indoors with thoughts of firesides and cosy layers.

Fresh from winter colour planning for our A&C Homestore, I’ve fallen utterly in love with the Repair palette from the 2019 Dulux Colour Forecast. It not only includes all my go-to colours for creating warmth and texture, such as natural greens and earthy cinnamon hues, but the inspiration behind it speaks my language, too. It’s all about returning to nature and embracing its real tones and beautiful imperfections.

In this sitting area I have contrasted the lively, optimistic greens of tropical foliage with earthy red Dulux ‘Auburn Flair’ and field-brown Dulux Tongariro. Against the rich walls, a few simple shapes are all that’s needed. The low and roomy vintage-style armchair invites you to curl up, and its elegant, upright form requires next to no dressing. A couple of handmade or unique pieces like this glazed vase and natural teak bench, anchor the connection to nature and work well with the clean lines of a modern, steel-framed mirror and contemporary planters.


Shop this look:
– Plain wall painted in Dulux ‘Auburn Flair’.
– Grooved wall painted in Dulux ‘Tongariro’.
– Floor painted in Dulux ‘Cossack Rock’.

From A&C Homestore:
– Brick armchair, $2779.
– Velvet cushion, $149.99.
– Teak bench, $339.99.
– Floor-leaning mirror, $1299.99.
– Palliser rug, from $799.99.
– Ochre cushion (on floor), $149.99.
– Black and cream planters, $49.99 each.
– Sage planter, $34.99.
– Curve vase, $89.99.
– Faux plants, from $32.99.


Words and Styling by: Alex Walls. Photography by: Bayly & Moore.

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