12 ways to get the Cotswold look: autumn interior ideas
PUBLISHED: 11:40 18 September 2015 | UPDATED: 17:19 18 September 2015
It may be the home of Cotswold stone cottages and traditional style, but the rolling green countryside also plays host to some fab handmade products and quirky designs - we pick our top autumn homeware essentials to inject some local style into your home
Based in rural Gloucestershire, Phocle Lights breathe new life back into salvaged finds. Established this year, the company was born from local girl Emma Metcalf’s passion for salvage hunting and crazy road trips that lead her and her partner into restoring vintage and industrial lighting. We love this E.D.L machinist desk lamp – perfect for the study.
Worcestershire fabric specialists, The Natural Linen Company specialise in producing products from natural resources that are sustainable. The most ecological of all natural fibres, their linen towels are super absorbent and come in a classic neutral stripe.
Katie Bonas footstool
From her studio in Yanworth, on the Stowell Park estate, Katie Bonas designs furniture and up-cycles antique finds. We love this speckled cowhide footstool – the ideal place to put your feet up after a brisk autumn walk on the Cotswold Way.
We just love pom poms this season – think brightly-embellished Moroccan textiles and vintage throws. Textile and homeware designer, Kirsty Gadd has come up with a pretty duck egg and linen option that works well in more muted colour schemes – and what’s more, her products are all hand-dyed, hand-printed and handmade in the Cotswolds.
If you’re looking for living room ideas, lighting can transform a space. This laser-cut wood light does just that - projecting rays of light both through its blades and through the flower cut out of the lotus shaped pendant. Designed in the beautiful countryside of Warwickshire, lights by bespoke lighting firm Nuvarti are made sustainably without sacrificing on style.
Whilst it can get a little stressful when the souffles don’t rise or the pastry has a dreaded ‘soggy bottom’, baking first and foremost should be fun – which is why we’re fans of this quirky chopping board from Caerphilly-based gift purveyors, Dust and Things.
Hand painted in a relaxing French grey, the versatile Beaumount table from Cotswold furniture designer Katie Bonas works as a lamp table in a corner, beside the sofa or even as a bedside table.
Tailor-made in Justina Design’s Cheltenham workshop, the Vintage Parker Knoll wing back armchair fuses a classic Harris tweed with chartreuse colour pops to create this lust-worthy feature armchair.
Specialising in hand-thrown and constructed ceramics, Ian Rylatt has been creating pottery since 1988. The smooth lines of this abstract vase and warm terracotta tones, based on the reed for the musical instrument bassoon, will add a calming, modern mood to the living room.
This jolly-looking mug channels the Japanese love for ‘kawaii’ – that’s the quality of cuteness, if you didn’t know. Designed in Qtique’s Cotswold studios, their mugs cover a wealth of emotions, you could pick one to suit your mood each morning!
The Bristol-based designer’s passion for collage and line drawing is apparent in her contemporary homeware collection. Adorn your table with Emmeline’s illustrations of The Promenade, Montpellier, Pitville Pump Rooms and Cheltenham Racecourse and admire some local art as you sip your tea.
Essential for packing your toiletries for those last-minute weekend breaks, this vintage rose drawstring wash bag from Shropshire company Looty Bag is so pretty we want to use it all the time!
P.s. Of course it goes without saying that no Cotswold home is complete without a copy of Cotswold Life magazine on the coffee table – make sure you never miss an issue with a Cotswold life subscription