Immersed in the tranquillity of jewel-toned greens and deep blues, the Seaglass trend from Oak Furnitureland creates ethereal spaces cut adrift from the outside world.
Oak Furnitureland turns to the sea for solace this Autumn/Winter with its Seaglass trend which draws us along the shoreline in search of the enchanting imperfection of wave-worn glass.
Awash in a tonally tight colour palette, this graceful scheme is submerged in a spectrum of blues, greens and greys which flow everywhere, from the walls and ceilings to the upholstery and tableware.
There are nods to vintage grandeur with full-length panelling on the walls. This reflects the cornices and beading on the more trad-with-a-twist furniture pieces which are mixed in with cleaner, more simplistic pieces to steer the scheme away from being too polished or fussy. Meanwhile, the tactile elements of Seaglass are referenced in the cabinetry’s gently rounded edges and smooth waxed and painted surfaces. Charming ‘wonky’ glassware, accessories and statement foliage reminiscent of seaweed help complete the look.
Anchored in deep blues and jewel-like greens, this living room scheme explores a variety of shades in the palette and encompasses the beautiful teal on the Brighton corner sofa in seaspray and the Trend accent chair in sky blue leather.
Sarah Boyle, Product and Commercial Director at Oak Furnitureland says: “Our Brighton sofa collection is inspired by mid-century designs. It’s set on slim tapered oak legs and features square arms with buttoned bolsters and inviting deep-buttoned backs that are fibre-filled for lounging in comfort. The upholstery has a soft touch textured weave which adds to its sumptuous feel and the foam-filled seat cushions retain their shape brilliantly so there’s no need for plumping.”
WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT OAK FURNITURELAND’S SOFAS AND CHAIRS?
Comfort: Oak Furnitureland believes that style should never compromise comfort. Its sofa and chair cushions are filled with the best quality foam and fibre. Fibre gives sink in luxury for back cushions, while foam gives comfort and support in the seat cushions, keeping them in good shape at the same time. Heavy gauge serpentine springs give support to all the cushions.
Fabrics: Oak Furnitureland understands how hard sofas work in the home, so the fabrics are chosen for quality as well as texture and design. The velvet on the accent chairs is soft and resilient.
100% leather: All Oak Furnitureland’s leather ranges are upholstered in 100% leather, all over.
Sofa construction: Oak Furnitureland wants its sofas and chairs to last. They’re designed with hardwood in the frame, and the joints are screwed and glued to help prevent creaks and squeaks. The sofas have web or spring support for the cushions too. All this works together to make a strong base for the cushions.
By Joanna Thornhill, Interior Stylist and Author
“When working with a tonal colour scheme, if you’re not sure which other colours to layer in, look to the colour wheel: locate your main colour on that, then pick out additional tones up and down it for subtle depth, as well as choosing colours from either side to add a harmonious accent.
“By going all-in with a tonal colour palette you can’t go wrong so don’t be afraid to mix blue walls with similar-toned furniture and furnishings. Just ensure you have several variations of your main colour in there to stop things feeling flat, and introduce an element such as green flowers and foliage, for subtle but necessary contrast.”
Oak Furnitureland has used pieces from its Brindle cabinetry collection to bridge the contemporary upholstered designs and the room’s more traditional decor elements. The range combines solid oak tops and country farmhouse cues with a fresh sage grey painted finish and nickel handles.
The Brindle extending dining table looks cool and calm at the centre of this scheme. Smooth painted turned legs and beading support a honeyed solid oak top that effortlessly transforms from 4 ft 9” to 6 ft 5”, making it ideal for entertaining.
The simplicity and chunkiness of the Romsey large sideboard is a deliberate choice to counterbalance other more ornate pieces. Carefully built from solid oak, the sleek recessed handles and clean curved lines help to ground the scheme.
By Joanna Thornhill, Interior Stylist and Author
“Break up the look of painted woods by adding in a natural piece for contrast, such as mixing in two natural dining chairs among four painted ones. Here we chose to sit the Brindle dining chairs alongside Oak Furnitureland’s Classic dining chairs, both are upholstered in striped silver fabric.
“Consider using vintage kitchenware in unexpected ways too: an old tea caddy can make great storage for any dried foodstuffs or a beautiful vintage set of imperial-measure weighing scales could make for a quirky fruit bowl.”
The Romsey king size bed is highlighted beautifully against this dramatic backdrop. To make a feature of the oak grain, it’s finished in a natural protective wax that enhances the timber’s unique patterns.
The bed is flanked by the Brindle bedside table and Brindle chest of drawers. Smooth curved edges give the designs flow while bun feet elevate the base to bring a light feel to even the largest pieces.