Here’s a question: if you were handed a finite amount of money to furnish your entire home, but could only visit one place, where would you go?
An unlikely scenario, but having spent an afternoon flicking through Habitat’s SS16 look book I could, quite frankly, have happily bought most of it.
Chester tan leather corner sofa and prints by Rocket 68
The SS16 range has been inspired by the designers’ travels around the world, majoring on bold colour, industrial themes, with black and grey patterns, a unique selection of ceramics with variations of bold stripes, statement storage solutions and luxury textiles.
A DC highlight of the range is the Chester tan leather corner sofa. A focal point for a living space, the tan works particularly well with greys and heritage blues (try it with Farrow & Ball’s ‘Lulworth’ blue or Dulux ‘Verditer’ blue) and the slimline arms avoid the bulkier look of some corner sofas.
Riad cushion and Taka green dip vase
As well as retro prints by Rocket 68, Habitat’s SS16 collection majors on simple ways to add splashes of colour with textiles and ceramics. We particularly like the angular zig zag pattern and middle eastern palette of the Riad cushion, and the Taka green dip vase which uses varying gradients of striped colour.
Habitat’s SS16 ceramics are a great way to add interest and colour
Malo oak bookcase and Miles linen AV unit
Also new for SS16, Habitat’s ‘Statement Storage’ solutions are a slightly more artistic way to house your essentials. Habitat has used shape very effectively with its Malo bookcase which houses a plethora of cubbies, including one standout triangular shelf; definitely one for creating an attractive display of your best book spines and some Habitat ceramics, while the Miles linen AV unit juxtaposes white and oak finishes for a fresh and quirky look.
Industrial grey Farrow Rug (far left)
Continuing its renaissance under new direction, Habitat’s SS16 collection is a testimony to the company’s design mantra of attainable design that doesn’t compromise on style. The latest look book is brimming with ideas; adding Habitat’s splashes of colour and international design inspiration to your home may give you itchy travel feet, but the truth is you probably won’t want to leave it.