Barker and Stonehouse, the UK's largest independent, family-run furniture retailer, has launched a stylish collection of furniture, homewares and accessories called ‘Wonder Years’ that will help you to inject an industrial edge into your home décor.
The collection, which is full of functional, utilitarian pieces with an eclectic feel, draws its inspiration from a multitude of places and eras, but there is a strong focus on reclaimed craft that runs throughout the Wonder Years product range. There is a definite nod to industrial design and modern warehouse living which can be seen through the various materials that feature in the collection.
Heavy metals, worn leathers and reclaimed woods sit nicely alongside each other to create a sense of visual drama in this grown-up metropolitan trend. The use of inviting textures can be seen in the quilted leather detailing and the handcrafted feel that is apparent in the cabinetry and tables. The successful mixing of materials allows you to add instant industrial character to your home.
The finishing touches to this urban industrial scheme come in the form of mementos and personal treasures that help to give the space a cool, lived-in vibe with an added sense of global style. Graphic or tribal prints and geometric patterns work perfectly with the contemporary style of the Wonder Years trend.
Claire Hornby, Creative Stylist at Barker and Stonehouse, says: “If you’re lucky enough to live in an open plan space or are just looking to bring a little urban flair to your home, then this will work for you.” She suggests an earthy palette of chocolate browns, chalky greys and natural greens, to take this look right back to nature.
“Pairing worn leathers with reclaimed woods is the ideal way to inject character into your room,” says Claire. “Complete your urban scheme with exposed brickwork and statement plants for a splash of vibrancy.”
“Pairing worn leathers with reclaimed woods is the ideal way to inject character into your room. Complete your urban scheme with exposed brickwork and statement plants for a splash of vibrancy.”