Nature-inspired interiors are big news in 2022, but if you prefer your home to look more elegant than au naturel, our new Glacier look is sure to appeal. Combining this season’s soft greens and oceanic blues with curvaceous furniture and touches of brushed gold, it’s the epitome of refined luxury.
Here, Carlisle Homes interior designer Jessica Hodges reveals how to elevate your interior with the Glacier look.
The Glacier look is grounded by cool grey or greige finishes and accented by nature-inspired hues - think sage and inky blue. Featured here: Sorrento Grand 43, Redstone Estate, Sunbury.
Cool, nature-inspired colours
Consider setting the tone for this cool, contemporary look with a palette of white, sage, greige and oceanic blues and greens.
“Start by grounding your room scheme with grey stone-look tiles or a greige textured carpet on the floor. Then work your way up with lighter tones; think white walls and joinery, soft grey sofas and dining chairs, and touches of sage and inky blue in cushions, bed linen, abstract artwork and feature tiles,” says Jessica Hodges, an interior designer at Carlisle Homes.
“Introducing a few pops of blonde oak in your kitchen and bathroom cabinetry and open shelving will bring warmth to the look,” she says.
Soften the space by introducing curved accents. A curvy ottoman can help foster a sense of movement and depth in the room.
Curves in all the right places
“Curves create instant softness in a space and will add a real sense of movement and depth to the Glacier look,” says Hodges. “There are plenty of different ways you can introduce them, for example, a curved sofa or armchair or a pill-shaped coffee table in the lounge.” Hodges also suggests; “a ribbed sideboard or a table with a rounded base in the dining room, a curvy ottoman in your dressing room, or a ribbed, upholstered headboard in your bedroom or one with softly rounded ends.”
Add interest to the understated. Utilise luxe finishes and patterned wallpaper to create striking feature moments. Featured here: Sorrento Grand 43, Redstone Estate, Sunbury.
“With an understated look like this, it’s important to introduce elements that will bring it to life, such as accents of brushed gold in tapware, lighting and decor pieces like vases and picture frames,” says Hodges. “They’re also just the thing to add a touch of glam to your room scheme,” she says.
“The simplicity of the colour palette allows you to have fun with pattern in unexpected spots, such as splashback tiles, a feature wall in a bedroom, and scatter cushions,” says Hodges.
“Jazz up a plain sofa in your lounge or family room with patterned scatter cushions in tones of sage and oceanic blue, create a feature wall in your bedroom with a striking, patterned wallpaper, or bring magic to a bathroom with beautiful mosaic tiles in a medley of greens, greys and blues,” she says.
The Glacier look adopts a minimalist, ‘less is more' approach when it comes to styling. Credits: 1. Norah Candle Holder (large & small), Madras Link 2. Cosh Table Lamb, Freedom 3. Stella Cushion, Freedom.
Simplify your space
“Less is more with this look,” says Hodges. Allow the simple lines of your furniture and accessories to shine by taking a minimalist approach to styling; make sure there’s plenty of breathing space around furniture and keep displays simple and uncluttered. “You want spaces to feel open and inviting so opt for breezy linen sheers at the windows that let the light filter through or leave your windows unadorned to maximise light,” she says.