simple shapes form the backbone

Simple shapes form the backbone

When choosing pieces for your space be conscious of how they will interact with each other as well as you. An easy way is to choose items from the same family.

The couch in this room is very simple with geometric stitching. This is complimented by the symmetry of the coffee table and then that is reflected by a similar side table – all from the same family.

The key to making things that look the same work is to then treat the space as a composition by introducing other elements that disrupt the symmetry and hard lines of the furniture.

It’s a very subtle colour palette with natural tones and textures. I often tell people that natural doesn’t mean neutral. Nature is full of colours and textures that compliment each other. Don’t be afraid to try a number of forms, colours and textures together to get the balance you want.

schamburg + alvisse pete lounge


The Pete Lounge is 100% Australian made and comes from the wonderful Schamburg + Alvisse’s award-winning furniture designs.

All Schamburg + Alvisse designs are 100% Australian designed and manufactured, and classed “Product of Australia”. S+A are one of the most trusted “green” furniture suppliers in Australia, committed to independent certification of our furniture by Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA).  S+A recently became the first furniture maker in Australia to receive Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.

Being an Australian based company this also means ultra low “furniture miles” and short lead times to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra.

To find out more visit their website: Schamburg + Alvisse

grey is the new white


Looking at any of these items in isolation can be a mistake. The thing that makes this eclectic space work so well in my opinion is that the elements compliment each other in their variety of materiality, colour, form and history.

Importantly everything is proportioned within the space. No one object physically dominates the interior. Your eye is immediately drawn to the pink table because of it’s colour but it works as a focal point inviting you to explore further into the space.

Grey is the new white in this interior. As a neutral backdrop on the wall and the floor it really highlights the colour and form of the furniture, art, lighting and accessories in the space.

If you’re looking for something different and have a collection of pieces that don’t really seem to match a backdrop like this can change how you would traditionally look at something compared to a room painted in gallery like white tones.