Kate Nixon

Soul Revival

Winter’s end is the time to pep up your decor.

There may still be a chill in the air, so your feet will appreciate sinking into the hand-knotted Afghan wool of Armadillo’s ‘Odessa’ rug. Arborio, shown here, is one of four available colourways.

Hunkering down through the final weeks of winter calls for interior inspiration to lift the spirits – after all, spring is within sight. cashmere-soft textures in calming, neutral colours will cocoon you through the cold and take you seamlessly into the coming seasons. embrace a delicious sense of warmth with underfloor heating (if you’re building or renovating) or opt for a beautiful new area rug or runner to transform the aesthetic and everyday experience of a space. investing in good-quality fixtures – like window treatments and statement lighting – will deliver you beauty and comfort daily.

Pairing the fabric vanes of Luxaflex Window Fashions’ Pirouette shades with a floor-length curtain adds texture to a room.

1 Busatti braided cashmere throw in Camel (140x180cm), Casa by Kate Nixon; studiokate.com.au. 2 Flexform ‘Giano’ ottoman with cowhide cord seat by Antonio Citterio, Fanuli; fanuli.com.au. 3 Cora cotton cushion in Grey, Freedom; freedom.com.au. 4 Tillary desk lamp with stone base in Rainforest Brown, Coco Republic; cocorepublic.com.au. 5 Scribble hand-knotted wool, hemp and silk rug in Beige, Brown and Orange designed by Hare+Klein (240x300cm), Designer Rugs.

The innovative construction of Luxaflex Window Fashions’ PolySatin shutters means air is trapped within cellular pockets inside the blades, creating a layer of energy-saving insulation.

Busatti bedlinen is made from a luxe blend of linen and cotton.

The Ligo chair from Hale Mercantile Co features linen upholstery.

Fresh ideas & easy updates

  • Make the most of winter’s last days by enjoying the supreme comfort that comes with snuggling down into warm, layered bedding.
  • Pop into your local garden centre for some new pot plants.
  • Soften and insulate windows with Luxaflex Window Fashions’ Pirouette shadings,
  • which offer contemporary textures and clean lines, along with precise light control and privacy.
  • Group occasional furniture to create cosy corners under artworks, or close to windows to soak up the sun.