Saori Funawatari, Junior Buyer at Dwell in Tottenham Court Road, reveals some of the secrets behind the company’s beloved ranges.
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“Greys are still our strong colours this season, although we have recently introduced some mustards and midnight blues for contrasting bursts of colour. When it comes to materials, marble is very much the material of the moment, along with dark coloured metals.
In Dwell, you should look out for simple, clean-cut furniture, with slim, black-brushed metal legs, and definitely check out the marble tables that we will be having in store from late February. The ceramic topped dining table is a new departure for us as well.
My favourite pieces
Definitely the Malmo sofa. The seat features soft tactile fabric in a beautiful shade of grey and it rests on a walnut platform with slim, black metal legs that give it an elegant appearance. It can be made up in various configurations and it’s really spacious, especially the corner sofa.”
Saori’s hot tips for a quick home make-over
“Pile on the cushions. Try mixing plain with patterned, smooth with textured for added personality. Just make sure you stick with the same range of colours, so that they all work together.
When it comes to sofa cushions, don’t scrimp on numbers. Rather than limiting yourself to one or two at either end, cushion-up the entire length. Start from both ends, placing two matching ones by each armrest, then work your way inwards in pairs, finishing with a single, contrasting cushion in the middle.”