Sensual Home - Working with Natural Textures

Never under estimate the power of working with natural materials in your designs.  A sensual home is made up from leather, wood, stone, natural linens and fur. I'm in love with super talented Australian, Sarah Parkes, from Smalltown who produces to-die-for macrame and rope work.
In a technological driven age more of us are taping into and showing appreciation for traditional crafts and sustainable ethics.  Photos by Masahiro Makino

Always opt for timeless products that will last. Online store, Analogue Life, primarily focus on selling Japanese homeware made by artisans and craftsmen who emphasis on simplicity, functionality and good design.  Product designer Mieke Dingen shows the inner workings of a coffee maker. This transparent approach to design congers the feeling of honesty.
Natural timbers provide rich natural warmth and balances beautifully with cooling stone and ceramics. Photo by Snowy. You can find similar handmade Yunomi cups from Analogue Life. The cup has a warmth and texture that makes holding it a pleasure
A 'Sensual Home' colour palette is grounded with minimal shades of charcoal, umber and sienna. Off-white and black add sophistication and balance. Untreated wood provides natural richness. Bedroom is by  Guilherme Torres and snopped over on Design Crisis
Combine small gestures with large over the top designs to create the perfect mood and feel to your space. The wooden bath with combined sauna is by Anna van der Lei
A simple way to remember to create a 'Sensual Home' is work with opposites. Rough loves smooth, pattern loves plain, perfect adores imperfection and everything natural loves wood. This awesome photo is by Marek Wykowski
Tactile, handmade and one-of-a-kind umbrellas are by KIYATA

The Secret To Good Design

This apartment is a SnOOP love moment. Why? I can hear die hard designers say "there is no layout, no thought of colour, no this, no that" . Perhaps, but what this home has that a lot of designers lack in their designs is it tells a story.
Take a look and work out who is the person who lives here. What are their likes, dreams, occupation, etc

This homeowner loves to listen to music and read novels over watching television. They want to travel the world and loves nature.
They are a romantic at heart and although they may appear to be chaotic I think they actually prefer things to be simple and uncomplicated.

Hello From Australia

Hi SnOOpers! I'm so sorry for being away from SnOOp for so long. I am in Australia for work at the moment and preparing for my wedding (eek). BUT I have AMAZING news to share with you all very soon. I'm bursting with excitement but I can't tell you just yet but the minute I can you guys are going to be the very first to know. 

Please keep checking in I should be up and running again within the week. Meanwhile check out the new catalogue from Rice