Home Sweet Home – Rough Luxe


I can’t wait for the day when  I have a house of my own to design and style – living in tiny rented accommodation really limits what you can do with your space and how much stuff we can actually have (our place is really really small!). It won’t be anytime soon but one day I WILL have a place of my own and I’ll be incorporating some of this ‘rough luxe’ design into my home.

I love this kind of mish-mash of edgy industrial roughness with sleek finishes, luxe touches and warm textures – I love the juxtaposition of the elements that you wouldn’t necessarily expect to work well together but which really do…


Key elements of the Rough luxe look = exposed or painted brick walls (if you don’t fancy hacking away at the plaster there are some great faux brick effect wallpapers out there) // warm wooden floors // fur rug // texture from fabrics and soft furnishings // simple wooden and metal furniture // recycled glassware // copper and metallic accessories // statement lighting (like these Tom Dixon ones)

This look is quite simple to achieve and doesn’t require a huge amount of ‘stuff’ – in fact the simpler the better for this look – keeping it pared back and selecting key pieces lets them speak for themselves and makes the whole room look more expensively decorated than it necessarily is. The high street is full of great copper and metallic accessories at the moment too so check out stores like Oliver Bonas, Next and H&M for reasonably priced decorative accessories that will work with this style

Do you like the rough luxe look?

Alex xxx

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