Modern Simplicity: Finding Beauty In Everyday Materials

Posted on February 2nd, 2017

With so many styles to choose from each season it’s great to find a trend that will last, and one which you can easily add to over time. This modern trend is a perfect example with a simple focus on everyday materials and thoughtful designs. This trend creates a natural look by embracing raw materials, patterns and textures. So, if you’re looking to simplify things this year, here are our top picks for your dining, living and bedroom.


Refine your dining room with earthy materials in modern finishes such as reactive glaze, wood and terrazzo. Clean, simple lines are strong characteristics of the mid-century and combined with a neutral palette this trend allows you to mix pattern and texture. Glazed dinnerware, popularly seen in trendy cafés throughout Melbourne, is a great way of how to introduce the trend with materials that ultimately show beauty in imperfection. Together with our fruit bowl and board with handle you can easily mix materials like wood and metal and add items that are fit for a purpose and beautiful.


One of the best things about this trend is that it creates a bold look that works all year round. With comfort in mind you can easily embrace raw materials, patterns and textures to update your bedroom. Start with a new quilt cover, it’s amazing what a fresh pattern or texture can do to a room! Our Evie quilt cover will instantly refresh the space and set the tone for the room. Then add functional elements such as a side table or lamp in raw materials such as wood or metal. Then complete the look with soft textures in complimentary shades such as throws and cushions.


The living room is where people come together. So, keep things simple with wooden pieces that are simply finished to showcase their natural beauty. Pair natural materials with the key colours of the trend, which include grey and smoke blue. Set the atmosphere of your room by selecting a rug first, keeping in mind its size and texture. Our reindeer style will instantly add warmth and ground your look. Then combine architectural elements such as our wire basket and set of 3 mirrors to frame your look before furnishing your space.

Please note: The products featured in this story are available to purchase in store from 2nd until 22nd February 2017.