All-American shades of red, white and blue form the classic New England palette but, to soften these and give them a more grown up feel, we’re pairing them with crisp, clean whites and natural finishes. To bring a splash of Americana style to your decor, add pops of the traditional palette through accent accessories and cushions.
Quality of material is key to New England style and understated finishes such as solid wood, sea-worn timber, beautiful linens and chunky knits are some of the key elements.
Rich linens and heavy knits help transition this look from summer into AW14.
Weathered timbers and woven, organic materials create a chic, unfinished feel.
White painted tongue and groove panelling makes for New England style.
New England style is uncomplicated and fuss-free and this carries through from the palette to the furnishings. Classic shapes that never date in neutral shades build the breezy elegance of this style and the furnishings have a chunky, Shaker style that oozes quality and coastal charm.
The New England look is bright and airy and keeping the lighting scheme simple will enhance this feel. Lighting can also give a nod to the nautical with white cotton shades, harbour style lamps and organic material details.
We’re bringing a softness to the New England design with rich rugs in neutral shades of sand and taupe which add both warmth and texture. Accessories with a maritime edge, such as rope detailing and nautical stripes, hark back to the origins of this style and bring some seashore freshness into your interior.