Where Cosy Meets Masculine: Meet Our Dane Style
by Carlisle Homes
Blending rich, earthy hues, classic patterns and furniture shapes, our new Dane interior style takes rustic chic in a new direction!
Meet our new interior style Dane – a comforting combination of earthy hues, timeless patterns and sumptuous textures that will transform your home into a cosy, welcoming haven. It’s a fresh spin on rustic, masculine styling, and one that you’re sure to love for years to come.
We’ve decked out our Crompton 29 display home at Aurora Estate in Wollert in the Dane look, so make time to come along and see it for yourself. Or follow these seven great styling tips from our design team on how to bring the theme to life in your own home.
1. Warm earth tones
Kick off the Dane interior style with rich neutrals drawn from nature that set a bold, masculine tone. Think warm white walls, charcoal joinery, grey stone floors and creamy white benchtops. When it comes to soft furnishings, opt for taupe linen sheers at the windows, and shades of charcoal, ochre, chocolate brown and navy across your sofas, armchairs, rugs, and scatter cushions. Pops of matt black in hardware and light fittings add a contemporary edge.
2. Cosy textures
Create a casual and inviting feel with layers of different textures, such as slubby linen sofas, wool-covered armchairs, tweed and corduroy cushions, tan leather dining chairs and chunky, loop-pile carpet underfoot.
Dial up the cosiness factor by introducing texture to unexpected spots, such as a textured, kit-kat tiled splashback in the kitchen and rustic, felted wallpaper in your bedrooms.
3. Touches of leather
Leather is a classic choice when you’re creating a rugged look such as Dane. Introducing a leather sofa, armchair or bench seat to your lounge, dining area or study is also a great way to anchor the space, bringing a timeless feel that you can build upon with various textures, accessories, and art.
4. Mixed timber tones
Draw on contemporary log-cabin influences by mixing different timber tones throughout your room schemes, such as walnut upper cabinets that contrast with a charcoal-clad island in the kitchen, warm oak countertops in the bathrooms and rustic timber side tables.
5. Simple shapes
Add a sophisticated edge with furniture and décor pieces with simple shapes and minimal detailing. And ensure you leave plenty of breathing room around furniture so that people can move comfortably through your home, and maintain the open and welcoming feel.
6. Classic patterns
Traditional patterns such as checks, pinstripes and herringbone in fabrics, wallpaper, bedlinen, and rugs emphasise the masculine nature of this look, while adding a sense of timelessness.
7. Bold abstract art
Bigger is better when it comes to art selections – think oversized abstract prints in shades of ochre, terracotta and taupe hung over your sofa, hallway console table or dining table that effortlessly harmonise with your furnishings. Keep framing simple, with slender black frames.