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Warm neutrals, natural fabrics, and ‘70s design – Why we’re loving Crate and Barrel’s SS21 collection

B Living UAE X Crate and Barrel│Delivering some of the biggest interior design trends of the summer, Crate and Barrel’s newest drop does not disappoint

Crate and Barrel Spring summer
Crate and Barrel’s Spring/Summer collection is giving us all the ’70s feels. Image credit │Crate and Barrel

Those who keep tabs on interior design trends will have seen the subtle rise of natural textures and neutral colour schemes since the spring season hit. But confirming that this a look that here’s stay all summer long, Crate and Barrel’s SS21 collection is bringing fresh layers of warmth into the home.

The collection has a focus on sunwashed naturals and warm neutral fabrics. With an emphasis on simple shapes and paired back design, the range is unpretentious and reminds us of times gone by. It’s particularly noteworthy for its distinct nod to ‘70s style, but with a modern attention to natural texture.

See our top-picks of the range here –  

Living room

Crate and Barrel sofa
The Dash Chaise sofa is the perfect place to unwind away from the soaring heat. Image credit │Crate and Barrel

With practical and comforting designs, the sofas seem to have been created with ultimate relaxation in mind. Topping our favourite list is the modular Plateau Leather 2-piece sectional, pictured with the Armless Loveseat because it’s the perfect piece for summer evenings spent lounging with friends – particularly when paired with the peg-legged Staal Cast Aluminium Coffee table and a cosy rug.

We love the simplicity of the Staal Cast Aluminium Coffee Table. Image credit │Crate and Barrel

Designed to be worn in, a few solid wooden bookcases such as the Olivier Dove Grey Bookcase are well-made and simple to leave space for personalisation. We’re slightly obsessed with the rounded shapes of the Louna Sofa as it would make a dreamy addition to Midsummer nights, but our standout piece for the living room, has got be the olive-green Merrick Swivel Chair, which makes a bold design statement and looks so comfortable!

Tableware

Organic shapes are in. Image credit │Crate and Barrel

As we say goodbye to alfresco activities, our attention turns to hosting at home, and Crate and Barrel’s new tableware has us inviting our entire contact list over for lunch. Bringing fresh tones and organic shapes to our table spreads, casual dining experiences are made effortlessly stylish. The gorgeous Grove Dinnerware collection and Corlie Palm Placemats use burnt shades of amber, blue and red to give a cool rustic feel.

Pops of indigo never looked so good. Image credit │Crate and Barrel

Particularly on-trend, we’re lusting fun indigo of the Pomona Serveware which is ideal for bringing a bright touch. But for those of you who prefer to keep things simple, the delicate Fern Ceramic collection nails that timeless and subtle natural look.

Bedroom

Casa Queen storage bed
Sweet dreams are made of the Casa Queen Storage bed. Image credit │Crate and Barrel

Crate and Barrel’s approach to bedroom design this season is simple and clean, which we love. The Lafayette Mist Upholstered Queen Bed looks effortlessly stylish with soft lines and peg legs. The grey upholstered fabric sets the zen tone for the rest of the room.

Mellow bedding from Crate and Barrel
A sunshine mood is guaranteed with the amber shade. Image credit │Crate and Barrel

We’re also going to be updating our sheet collection that’s been consciously crafted from breathable hemp and organic cotton so it’s cool and on-trend. Top of our to-buy list is definitely the sunny Mellow bedding in Amber, which is warm in tone but made from quilted cotton so that it’s cool enough for those long, hot summer nights.

Shop the entire range at crateandbarrel.me

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