Cosy Up with Cashmere
January 29, 2014|
- inter style is all about cosy fabrics, warm colours and soft lighting to transform your home into a comfortable retreat, and for me, Cashmere is the luxury essential that will wrap your space in a warm air of sophisticated yet relaxed elegance and charm. When it comes to cushions and throws you can never have too many, particularly in winter, so here are a select few that will keep you warm and your home stylish whilst casual conversation flows around the open fire this Christmas.
Add a hint of heritage with this tartan inspired check by Scottish company Johnston’s of Elgin. In 1857 they pioneered the weaving of cashmere in Scotland and today are the only fully vertical mill in Britain to transform cashmere from raw fibre to finished article. The strong seasonal colours in the print of the moment will keep your home up to date with a traditional twist.
The exquisite detailing on this 100% cashmere cushion by German textile brand Zoeppritz incorporates mother of pearl buttons on an envelope style flap. Scattered on your sofa, a few of these simple cushions will add instant warmth.
For something with a more tactile texture, these cashmere throws by Italian company Agnona gratify the senses. The central throw cleverly combines fur with cashmere which heightens its indulgent quality.
For six generations, Loro Piana has been supplying the finest cashmere and wool fabrics to the most sophisticated and demanding clients. This backgammon game box is handmade in pear-tree wood and is paired with a backgammon cashmere blanket in a print inspired by the 17th-century Venetian game ‘gioco dello sbaraglino’. This set would make a wonderful addition to your home this season for lazy afternoons spent in front of the fire.
If you’re spending winter abroad this year, be sure to travel in comfort and style with the Ralph LaurenCashmere Travel Set. Inspired by the classic texture of a cable-knit sweater the set contains a throw blanket, eye mask and coordinating zip pouch that double as a pillow and can be custom-embroidered using their exclusive monogramming service.
Tactile fabrics will always bring a luxurious warmth into your home during the winter months so wherever your seasonal hideaway, be sure to fill it with the indulgent textures of cashmere.
Written by RP