Cosying up for Autumn with Sainsbury's Home
It’s that time of year, when you can feel that hint of freshness in the morning and you notice the nights are drawing in. Time to cosy up your home for Autumn which is rapidly approaching, time to snuggle down, to add a few new touches, to add texture and comfort ready for when you are likely to spend more time indoors than out.
I love this time of year. I am an Autumnal colour person; be it green to brown to ochre to grey and navy blue, my home lends itself very well to those snuggly nights in with the open fire on, a glass of red and a great book to read.
When Sainsbury’s Home asked me to pick and style some of their new Autumn/Winter collection, I was thrilled to get some new pieces for my home, to create a new Autumnal vibe, especially as I had just revamped my bathroom and was in need of those little bits that make it home. Moreover, Sainsbury’s Home sell design led pieces at really great prices, which means you don’t have to break the bank to add a little touch here and there. A firm favourite amongst interior instagrammers, it is a great way to incorporate some of the new design trends, without the need to change up your room scheme.
Sainsbury’s home has launched four new design-centric trends for A/W1 19; Kanso Living, Highland Lodge, Apartment Apparel and Palm Luxe as well as their first wellbeing fragrance collection.
“The autumn / winter collection showcases four new design-centric trends, available in stores from September 2019. We strive to continuously evolve the Sainsbury’s Home offering for our customers, taking a design-led approach and introducing new products into stores every eight weeks with fresh, on-trend pieces for the home.” – Rona Olds, Head of Buying Homewares
Kanso Living is the first collection I chose from. Kanso takes its name from the Japanese word for simplicity. I love the paired back nature of this collection and I knew that it would have a place in my home, especially my new bathroom, where the clean lines fit really well with the vintage, industrial vibe I have created.
Kanso Living embodies minimalism (and yet works equally well in my maximalist home) and craftsmanship. This collection is full of deep blues and slate greys combined with natural bleached wood and concrete. The textural items lend themselves to the Biophilic Concept we are seeing in design at the moment, bring the outside in with rustic and natural materials. Highlights from the range include powder-coated metal storage pieces and tactile cushions in painterly prints and abstract, raised-weave designs. A simple dashed-line motif runs across tableware, complemented by ribbed glassware for cleanly designed everyday dining.
“Bring texture and tactility to a contemporary monochrome colour scheme by layering up with pattern and print. Embroidery, mark-making and ribbed effects all bring warmth to this striking look.”
Above Images: Sainsbury's Home Reactive Glaze Tumbler, £5. Sainsbury's Home Reactive Glaze Dispenser, £4. Sainsbury's Home Reactive Glaze Soap Dish, £4.
For my bathroom, I chose the items you can see listed above. The reactive glaze tumbler, soap dish, dispenser and toilet brush holder, were exactly what I had been looking for. They add a little bit of pattern and texture to my room and the colours work really well against the other black and white pieces in my bathroom. In fact, the zig zag pattern on these glazed items fits perfectly with my zig zag tiled floor, allowing me to continue this pattern around the room. The products are really solid and have a quality feeling to them, as well as a hand-crafted look.
I also chose the ribbed carafe and tumbler, firstly because this would fit in a number of rooms; from the kitchen where it can be used at the table for water, or dare I say it, wine, to this bathroom where it is placed next to the sink for those that want a drink. Or in my guest bedroom, below, where it is perfect for overnight guests. Ribbed glass is a huge trend this year in interiors, from windows to doors to the glass in picture frames, to accessories, so these two items not only look incredibly beautiful and add texture to a room, but are bang on trend for 2019.
All the items I have chosen capture design trends on 2019; craftsmanship, ribbed glass, and textural, natural materials.
The use of pattern in this collection, lends itself well to a maximalist home, even though this collection embodies minimalism. Naturally, the collection sits beautifully in a Scandi. minimal scheme, but, that shouldn’t mean us maximalists cannot embrace this collection.
Layering up with pattern and print is a great way to create a cosy room scheme for Autumn. I am an avid fan of utilising different and clashing prints throughout my rooms and the textures and prints in the Kanso Living collection (especially those in black and white) can work really well in a colourful home too.
In my living room, I added the Monochrome Crewel Cushion which has an embroidered, striking, textural pattern. It doesn’t matter that it sits next to a range of different cushions, it stands out, blends beautifully and has a lovely handwoven texture to it.
I took the collection through to my guest bedroom, another maximalist room, full of colour and pattern, where once again the black and white fully complements the already patterned room. Here, the secret is in the colour palette, where the black picks up the black hints in my wallpaper, and so while there are a number of different patterns in this room, keeping the colour palette restricted, helps to avoid visual chaos.
Sainsbury's Home Monochrome Print Double 180TC, £21. Monochrome Crewel Cushion, £16. Sainsbury's Home Kanso Stacking Tumbler, £4. Sainsbury's Home Kanso Ribbed Carafe, £10
The second collection I chose is Apartment Apparel, which pays homage to the Bauhaus movement featuring geometric shapes and bold block colours. Azure blue, mustard yellow and slate grey provide a contemporary and uplifting collection for your home. You can buy the crockery I have chosen here as a 12 box set, the nesting bowls here, the pasta bowls here or all other items at a larger Sainsbury’s store now.
Mustard yellow, is a trending colour in interiors at the moment and is particularly easy to use in accessories. Yellow and its resurgence is possibly because it creates happiness, optimism and confidence for the future, in a world that seems relatively uncertain at present.
It brightens a room, especially useful on a dark day, and is a perfect accent colour to my navy walls. In these photos, you can see how the yellow “pops” against the blue scheme. Yellow is a great colour to use in a kitchen, especially at breakfast to start the day in a positive, energetic and happy frame of mind.
These pieces are ideal for an instant uplift to your home.
“This sunshine shade has both retro and modern appeal and brings a revitalising burst of colour to the home that is much needed during the winter months.”
Andrew Tanner, Design Manager.
In addition to the two collections I have styled here, Sainsbury’s Home also has Palm Luxe; an elegant collection of metallic accents, elegant velvets and palm prints capturing the trend for bold leaf prints and Highland Lodge; which captures the Scottish Highland across a living, dining and bedroom ranges. Recycled glassware (a big trend for 2019) and soft sage and pink colours feature alongside hand drawn images.
So, Sainsbury’s Home has created four fantastic new collections for Autumn and Winter, encompassing design led trends of 2019 at a great price. All the items I have chosen capture design trends for 2019; craftsmanship, ribbed glass, and textural, natural materials. Items are available at larger Sainsbury’s stores now, along with selected items online here.
“Our team has looked to the UK for local craft and tradition, as well as overseas to Japan for the first time, to inspire this season’s design trends. Highland take influence from the rugged wild glens of Scotland, whilst Kanso embodies Japanese simplicity and harmony both in form and aesthetic. Palm Luxe exemplifies the glamour and sophistication of a boutique hotel. Most exciting is Apartment Apparel, our Bauhaus-inspired collection created in celebration of the iconic design movement’s centenary this year.” Andrew Tanner, Design Manager
This is a paid partnership post, but I would only choose items that I would buy for myself and all opinions are mine.