Love understated elegance and a casual lived-in feeling to your home - one filled vintage finds, old juxtaposed with new and nature as a decorative element? Then The Natural Home by art director and stylist Hans Blomquist is the perfect book for you. With sublime photography by Debi Treloar, this book is an ideal rainy day read, an invitation to sit down and unwind. Truly captivating.
Blomquist starts off by exploring the essence of his evocative, painterly and quirky yet comfortable style.
In Texture, he revels in the textures and patinas of natural materials. Still Life reveals his passion for creating displays that showcase treasured pieces, while Plants and Flowers celebrates the beauty of nature and the cycles of the natural world. Colour presents his favourite earthy, natural colour palette, which provides the perfect backdrop for hits of brighter natural hues.
In the second part of the book, Blomquist brings us into real homes that showcase the natural look—including a converted button factory!
As Blomquist himself puts it: "The book celebrates a home where style, through furniture and materials used, is very natural, celebrating vintage objects with patina that aged with time and use [...] The homes shown are furnished in a very spontaneous way... unplanned or un-staged, where the style and setting have evolved with time, where furniture and objects found their place, almost by accident. [...]"
The Natural Home is the perfect read to curl up with a pot of tea. Look forward to an afternoon of dreaming!