interiors trend – mixed textures & finishing touches

Firstly, let me say I am so excited to be writing this post! I’m becoming more and more of an interiors nut every day, and when I was asked if I’d like to do a little collaboration with one of my favourite online interiors sites, Cox & Cox… well, let’s just say I jumped at the chance!

I discovered Cox & Cox at the end of last year, as we were just on the cusp of buying our first home. I found their site through a google search initially, and then proceeded to spend hours trawling through their amazing homeware and furniture. With a mix of everything for the home, from outdoor living to vases, I’m in love with the modern luxury feel the site has – everything I saw there was bang on trend, and I’m always revisiting their site to see what’s new!

Looking through the Cox & Cox site recently, I noticed lots of beautiful mixed materials and textures, and immediately I was inspired for this post. Gone are the days, in my opinion, of one-colour themes and samey décor. I am absolutely head over heels with all the beautiful natural materials and textures that are being used in the interiors world recently; from rattan to brass, from concrete to glass. I love it all. Mixing it all together makes for a home full of interest and character…not to mention SERIOUS style!

So I thought I’d share with you all an edit of my favourite finishing touches, in all my favourite natural materials and textures! Are you on the lookout for some new homeware? Are you recently redecorating? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!


Taking the Rough with the Smooth – Two-tone, Two textures

The first piece I picked with this White and Grey Dipper Vase. I’m a big fan of the simplicity of grey and white together, but with the added contrast of the rough, matte finish grey with the glossy brilliant white make this extra special. I like to style it with just one or two single Eucalyptus stems, which further sets off the simple elegance of the vase. Gorgeous, right?

I found another vase, which would offer the perfect contrast to the white and grey. This Dipped Concrete Vase has a blue gloss finish at the base, paired perfectly with the concrete finish of the top of the vase. Can you tell I love this dipped look?!


Turning Tradition on its Head – Concrete

The next pieces I chose was this totally unique Concrete Apple & Pear combo . I love the idea of taking this usually industrial material and turning it into something beautiful and almost delicate for the home! The may the perfect book ends, or shelf decorations – everyone always compliments how unique they are!

I also found this stunning Concrete and Copper Pendant, which again makes for a beautifully softened statement piece out of usually hard and cold material.

Traditional Materials, New Designs – Brass & Glass

How stunning, and bang-on-trend are these Three Hexagonal Trinket Boxes?

I feel like the brass & glass combination is something we’ve seen for decades, but as brass and gold are making a HUGE come-back in the interiors world, and the hexagonal shape of the boxes gives them a very 21st century spin! As well as being beautiful to look at and display, they are also great storage solutions! I have been keeping hairpins, jewellery & paper clips in mine, and honestly, I have never seen hairpins look so glam!

I also have my eye on these Three Delicate Brass Hanging Frames, which are also a big deal in the interiors world right now. They are a beautiful way to display all kinds of things; from pressed flowers to Polaroids. A great alternative to a standard photo frame!

Hardwearing & Stylish – Hardwearing Coir with a Natural-Inspired Print

The final piece I chose was this adorable Branches Doormat. When it comes décor, I like to try to give it 100%. This means even my doormat has to have a little sass and style! Made from a super-coarse, hard-wearing material, the functionality of this mat is softened beautifully with the simple but elegant print! I just love it! Again, its another thing everyone seems to comment on!