Trends: terracotta

February 24, 2017 / SHOPPING, Trends / 0 Comments
'Olio' serving platter, £35; 'Olio' jug, £40; 'Olio' wooden serving platter, £40; 'Olio' serving bowl, £50, all by Barber & Osgerby for Royal Doulton

10 things to add a touch of terracotta to your home

 

In our Editor-in-Chief Michelle Ogundehin’s weekly musing on all things hip, Trendbulletin 8, she sang the praises of terracotta as a humble material that’s really come in from the cold, and gave her expert tips for its usage in the modern home. These are our top ten reasons to use it… 

 

1 It looks great as pendant lights terracotta meets glossy white glazes in these super modern pendants from Hand & Eye Studio

Terracotta pendant lights, £305, Hand & Eye Studio.

Terracotta pendant lights, £305, Hand & Eye Studio.

 

2 As well as for table lights The best lights are useful sculptures, and perfect for adding a pop of colour. This terracotta table lamp from Vitamin Living is both.

'K Lamp' in terracotta, £220, Vitamin

‘K Lamp’ in terracotta, £220, Vitamin

 

3 It’s sublime for upholstery The ‘Beetle’ sofa in terracotta velvet by Gam Fratesi, £2,629, Gubi

'Beetle' sofa in rusty red velvet by Gam Fratesi, £2629, Gubi

‘Beetle’ sofa in rusty red velvet by Gam Fratesi, £2,629, Gubi

 

4 Naturally perfect for floors But why not try a different shape than square, we love these reclaimed terracotta hexagon tiles, £129.60 per square metre, Fired Earth

Reclaimed terracotta hexagon tiles, £129.60, Fired Earth

Reclaimed terracotta hexagon tiles, £129.60, Fired Earth

 

5 It’s a pop of extra warmth at tea time Naturally insulating, terracotta is perfect for crocks. ‘Edge’ cup £17; ‘Edge’ teapot, £119, Skagerak

'Edge' cup £17; 'Edge' teapot, £119, both in Burned red, Skagerak

‘Edge’ cup £17; ‘Edge’ teapot, £119, both in Burned red, Skagerak

 

6 Because, it just is really perfect for tea! ‘Terracotta’ teapot, £90, Sue Pryke

'Terracotta' teapot, £90, Sue Pryke

‘Terracotta’ teapot, £90, Sue Pryke

 

7 And pendants ‘Unfold’ pendant lamp in terracotta, £149, Muuto

'Unfold' pendant lamp in terracotta, £149, Muuto

‘Unfold’ pendant lamp in terracotta, £149, Muuto

 

8 And it can look deliciously modern The Olio Collection combines matt and gloss finishes to great effect. ‘Olio’ serving platter, £35; jug, £40; wooden serving platter, £40; serving bowl, £50, all by Barber & Osgerby for Royal Doulton

'Olio' serving platter, £35; jug, £40; wooden serving platter, £40; serving bowl, £50, all by Barber & Osgerby for Royal Doulton

‘Olio’ serving platter, £35; jug, £40; wooden serving platter, £40; serving bowl, £50, all by Barber & Osgerby for Royal Doulton

 

9 And it can look super graphic. Wallpaper, from £58 per roll; ‘Cupola’ fabric (as seen on the curtains), £49 per metre; ‘Aves Paprika’ fabric (on chairs), £47 per metre, all Harlequin

Wallpaper, from £58 per roll; 'Cupola' fabric (as chairs and curtains), £49 per roll; 'Aves Paprika' fabric (on chairs), £47 per metre, all Harlequin

Wallpaper, from £58 per roll; ‘Cupola’ fabric (as chairs and curtains), £49 per metre; ‘Aves Paprika’ fabric (on chairs), £47 per metre, all Harlequin

 

10 And it can definitely add instant joy to any bed. Pillowcases in Sand and Rust, from £48 each; Sheets in Sand and Raw Umber, from £159; Duvet cover in Rust, from £264, all Larusi

larusiPillowcases in Sand and Rust, from £48 each; Sheets in Sand and Raw Umber, from £159; Duvet cover in Rust, form £264, all Larusi

Pillowcases in Sand and Rust, from £48 each; Sheets in Sand and Raw Umber, from £159; Duvet cover in Rust, from £264, all Larusi

 

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