Create a classic elegant look

Create an elegant classic look with a restrained colour palette and distinctive pieces of tailored furniture that will stand the test of time.

Hinton sofa in roomset

By Cathy Boyd, Interior Design Consultant at Bristol

The objective for this scheme was to create a classic, timeless look for an elegant yet relaxed lounge which complements the period features of the room.

The Hinton lends itself to the soft fluid pattern of Wesley Barrell’s Sankofa Natural fabric with it’s subtle  colour palette. This is enhanced by placing the Hinton in front of a dark grey wall, which is brightened up with light, reflective accents such as the silver scrollwork mirror, and white lattice vases.

The Idbury chair in Osborne and Little Crosslee  perfectly complements the sofa.  The whole look is finished off by using pieces of Anjou painted furniture, and the round buttoned footstool in a soft grey Wesley Barrell fabric.

Classic elegant mood board

How to create a classic elegant look

Neutral palette

Clever combinations of neutrals rely on tone, texture and subtle patterning to create interest and achieve a cohesive look


Tailored classics

A sharp tailored sofa in a soft wool combined with the restrained use of a classic floral print lends a contemporary feel.

Curves & graces

Curves on a sofa and console table teamed with the vintage feel of a muted floral create a classic romantic feel.