The staycation: how to have a holiday at home this weekend
Whether it’s Bank Holiday weekend or not, the desire to escape the city is palpable. So, if you’re home-obsessed like we are, why not shun the chaos of the travelling masses and create your very own getaway from the comfort of your humble abode? Taking inspiration from far-flung exotic locations, you can bring a touch of wanderlust to your interiors.
Whether you opt to instill a sense of calm, inspired by Japanese simplicity, or invigorate a space with the vibrant patterns and rich clashing colours found in the most lavish Moroccan medinas, here’s how to bring a bit of luxury escapism home for the weekend ahead.
Transform your bedroom into the ultimate retreat by exploring the principles of Kanso, a Japanese design concept that favours minimalism.
For a super simple vibe with character, pieces like the Selby white marble side table are ideal. Effortlessly teaming simplicity with luxury – its sleek silhouette is topped with creamy marble and also features twelve solid brass pins that give it a touch of Art Deco glamour. Ideal for placing beside your bed – bringing a feeling of Zen with its minimal design, while the marble adds that little bit of opulence to make you feel like you’re somewhere special. Next up for a calming boudoir is the ambience that can only be achieved using clever lighting. The Aura table lamp has a translucent marble effect shade (great for pairing with your side table!) to help you embrace silent tranquillity for a solo session of peaceful meditation.
Why not ease yourself into the weekend with a well-deserved glass of wine and put your feet up – a sure-fire way to get that holiday feeling. The Winchester three-seater sofa and matching Winchester ottoman are the ideal companions to do just that. Pick a rich jewel tone like indigo, emerald or rouge to pay homage to the vivid colours found at famous Moroccan markets. A bold design with brass-capped feet and studding ensure your lounging will feel utterly luxurious while looking damn good, too.
Should you need to work this weekend (and we hope you don’t), we can help with motivation levels by whisking you off to Indian shores. For a warm welcome back to business, the Pom screen printed rug effortlessly fuses East and West. A subtle yet intricate pattern contrasts with a shot of vibrantly coloured tassels which give it a contemporary edge and bring energy to space.
Need a place to perch your coffee while smashing through your to-do list? The Jaisalmer side table is ideal. Carefully hand-carved from an ethically-sourced bone material, its intricate botanical pattern makes it stunningly ornate. And finally, the pièce de résistance inspired by an energetic Indian colour palette. Opt for the Fitz cocktail chair in a bold primrose yellow or cobalt blue – a vibrant spot to take your most important calls or unwind with a good book once you’re done for the day.
A Scandi feast
Let the light into your dining space with simple, Scandi designs. Entertaining guests over the weekend requires an atmosphere that allows you to devour good food and great company at ease.
The Kite dining table is the ideal spot for this. A beautiful oak table top in a light finish will immediately lift a tired dining space. Perfect for a gathering of friends or an indulgent meal for two. Team with the Helene dinnerware for a simple, sophisticated look. And if it’s a quiet meal for one? Perch yourself on top of the Arthur bar stool – its contoured seat not only looks great, but it’s comfortable too. Time to savour every meal in true Scandi style.