Homefront: Styles for the spring
PUBLISHED: 12:17 13 March 2017 | UPDATED: 12:17 13 March 2017
Scandinavian style and cool metallic finishes will dominate this spring
Metallic finishes and clean lines are a great way to enhance your home with elegant style, as they give any room an air of simplicity and modernity.
Sheena Lawrence, co-owner and designer at Jim Lawrence Lighting & Home suggests some simple techniques to enhance your room’s style with metallic accents.
• Create a sense of calm and order in your room design by using a single accent colour to gently tie everything together. To create a fresh, clean look for spring, for example, we are loving grouping together some of our most popular ‘polished’ products. Our polished pewter-style finish is created by hand finishing forged iron to a gunmetal effect and then individually sealing each item with a protective lacquer.
• There is no doubt that the trend for grey as a base colour is a strong as ever in interiors this year, and we find our polished finish is a perfect way to complement this popular interior look. Our soft grey metallic lights are a perfect way to introduce this look into your home this spring.
• Fitting cool contemporary nickel or polished door furniture is a neat solution for continuing the metallic theme through the room.
• Clean linens and cottons in soft muted greys are a great way of bringing texture and interest to your design – choose from our range of over 130 delicious country inspired fabrics. We have a talented team of seamstresses at our Suffolk workshop that are able to create a wide variety of cushions, lampshades, blinds and curtains in any of our fabrics to help create a perfectly unique look for your home.
Visit the Jim Lawrence showroom, which is alongside its workshops, at The Ironworks, Lady Lane, Hadleigh, Suffolk. www.jim-lawrence.co.uk
Steal the Scandi style
Scandinavian living has never been so fashionable. The concept of Hygge (making everyday moments beautiful and comforting) is so easily applicable in the home where a soft, tactile throw can bring warmth to a contemporary sofa, or a room can be given life and light with a piece of natural wooden furniture.
Glasswells has a huge range of Scandi-inspired pieces in at the moment, are just few of the buyer’s favourites, and find more online at