SS23: Embrace Slow Living
SS23: Embrace Slow Living
Starting anew isn’t necessarily an over-night happening. Sometimes it comes as a slow and mindful transition. Just like Spring! How the sun gets a teeny-tiny bit closer each day almost without you noticing. And the same kind of goes for trends within design and interior – a quiet but constant flow into new expressions.
As we usher in this season, our focus lies on embracing a lifestyle that thrives on an unhurried pace – one that fosters personal growth, introspection, and a deep-rooted commitment to sustainability. Welcome to the realm of slow living, a philosophy closely tied to the Scandinavian way of life.
Here we present a few concepts for infusing your interiors with the principles of slow living - creating spaces that reflect a mindful, sustainable, and intentional lifestyle.
To create a soothing, grounding ambiance, embrace earthy tones—muted browns, creams, and whites like our Pebble Rust, Allu Cacao, Danny Cream, Now Stone, Maya Cream fabrics. These hues foster a deep connection with nature, a core element of slow living, creating a timeless and calming atmosphere. In addition to earthy tones, neutral shades of green - like our Free Sage, Planet Grey Green, Fabio Grey Green – which infuse tranquillity and warmth, offering an atmosphere that nurtures and comforts, making every moment an opportunity for rejuvenation.
In your quest for slow living-infused interior design, prioritize comfort above all. Opt for upholstery that brings softness and warmth. Consider fabrics with subtle textures that evoke a sense of coziness and connection to natural elements. One way to introduce textures into your interior is by incorporating bouclé – a richly textured and timeless fabric that has been trending for years. This season, we're particularly fond of our Pebble Rust bouclé fabric.
When selecting furniture or upholstery that embodies the essence of slow living, prioritize durability and sustainability. Ensure that the fabric is durable and built to last, reducing the need for frequent replacements and aligning with the principle of mindful consumption. With a considerable proportion of our high quality fabrics being made from recycled polyester, you can take comfort in knowing that your sofa is not only beautiful, but that is also an environmentally responsible choice. We only use the highest quality wood from sustainable sources (FSC certified) or recycled materials.
Explore the concept of minimalistic furniture design that focuses on functionality, simplicity, and clean lines. Such pieces contribute to an uncluttered and harmonious living space. Multi-functional furniture pieces align with the principle of "less is more." Our Anna and Ernest 3-seater couches are crafted with removable and interchangeable covers, offering an eco-friendly and cost-effective means to satisfy your desire for a fresh look. You can also consider integrating versatile poufs—a multifunctional addition suitable as a coffee table, extra seating or a footrest for putting your feet up after your long workday.
In your quest to nurture spaces, explore the wonders of biophilic design. Incorporate the gentle presence of indoor plants, abundant natural light, and spacious windows. Dedicate areas for mindfulness and reflection, complete with plush cushions and soothing colours. Prioritize tech-free zones, encouraging genuine connections and the beauty of being present in the moment. Sleeper Sofas – like our Chill Sleeper Sofa or our Clara Sleeper Sofa – have become a popular choice for ‘sofa by day, nap partner by night!’ Simply remove the cushions and unfold the mattress to transform the couch into a bed in less than 30 seconds. These home sanctuaries are a great source for relaxation, stress relief, and creative inspiration.