bruce summers

“For my Essential space, I’ve focused on natural materials, finishes and textures that carry a modern, understated and casual sophistication. I have focused on soft green tones and warm neutrals that create a statement without being loud ideal for creating a sense of calm.

The colour palette works perfectly with raw timber, leather and brass allowing the materiality to be the hero. I have balanced clean lines with the exaggerated and simple woven textiles including a rug and upholstery fabric.

Incorporating elements of nature can really finish a space. I selected a juvenile Eucalyptus tree which works against Dulux Flooded Gum or Spanish Olive.”

Bruce Summers

Bruce's Tips

  • Link your interior spaces with the outdoors by choosing soft green tones and warm neutrals inspired by nature.
  • Add accents of charcoal or black to your calm colour palette to create moments of visual interest and help anchor the look.
  • Create a sense of intrigue with artisanal accents like hand-glazed ceramics, beautiful hand loom cushions or folded leather baskets.


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1. Double Thimble Table, Dowel Jones 2. Vide Poche Rond Gunmetal Bronze, Henry Wilson 3. Nulli Leather Basket, Country Road 4. A1 Adler Frame with Luna Print, Country Road 5. Conna Planter, Country Road 6. Jasper Floor Lamp, Country Road 7. Sierra Weave Rug, Armadillo & Co 8. Wilfred Sofa, Jardan 9. Olis Cushion, Country Road 10. Tan Leather Cushion, Country Road 11. Double Thimble Table, Dowel Jones 12. Bole Vases, Studio Truly Truly.

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