ALL WRAPPED UP: AKD LOVES FIGHTING THE WINTER BLUES

With the coldest month of the year under way, we have become accustomed to keeping a low profile and staying in as much as possible. The urge to hibernate is primal, especially when a case of the winter blues strikes, so why fight it? 

What we can fight, however, is the unwanted downbeat feeling that often comes hand in hand with the colder months. The way we see it, the waning sunshine and shorter days offer up the perfect excuse to add warm layers via uplifting fabrics to our interiors, as we swap our busy social calendar for some much-deserved mid-year downtime indoors.

From sunny hues and playful themes that brighten up the darker days to comforting classical textures that offer a warm embrace, we’ll be cosy and content wrapped up in the very best winter fabrics this season.

ALEX

   Loro Piana  has perfected the blend of natural fibres in their 'Windrose' collection, with linen, cashmere and silk so fine and fabulous, you'll want to drape yourself in them. 

Loro Piana has perfected the blend of natural fibres in their 'Windrose' collection, with linen, cashmere and silk so fine and fabulous, you'll want to drape yourself in them. 

STUART

  The rich emerald velvets paired with gold in the 'Majorelle' collection by      Catherine Martin for Mokum  are the ultimate jewel-inspired luxury.

The rich emerald velvets paired with gold in the 'Majorelle' collection by Catherine Martin for Mokum are the ultimate jewel-inspired luxury.

JULIA

   Emma Shipley ’s happy and whimsy 'Fable' collection delivers perfectly vibrant pops of colour, pattern, playful themes and texture to brighten any dull day.

Emma Shipley’s happy and whimsy 'Fable' collection delivers perfectly vibrant pops of colour, pattern, playful themes and texture to brighten any dull day.

NATALIE

  Sometimes less is more this winter, with the softly textured, yet confidently graphical prints in classic colourways from  Dedar  in Milan.

Sometimes less is more this winter, with the softly textured, yet confidently graphical prints in classic colourways from Dedar in Milan.

DEMI

  The golden ochre tones, luxurious textures and large abstract print of the 'Tiger Mountain' embroidered velvet by  Dedar  will inject warmth and Italian flair to any interior this winter.

The golden ochre tones, luxurious textures and large abstract print of the 'Tiger Mountain' embroidered velvet by Dedar will inject warmth and Italian flair to any interior this winter.

MADDIE

  The mountains of  Lelievre Calanques  – such a sophisticated and gentle palette, reflective of the golden rays of sun warming up our cold winter days.

The mountains of Lelievre Calanques – such a sophisticated and gentle palette, reflective of the golden rays of sun warming up our cold winter days.

JESSICA

  The 'idylle a Rio' printed linen fabric by  Misia  portrays a luxuriant and exuberant jungle in the style of the French artist Henri Rousseau, known as 'Le Douanier' (the customs officer). The pattern and colour palette gives a sophisticated wintry twist to the palm print we often see in summer.

The 'idylle a Rio' printed linen fabric by Misia portrays a luxuriant and exuberant jungle in the style of the French artist Henri Rousseau, known as 'Le Douanier' (the customs officer). The pattern and colour palette gives a sophisticated wintry twist to the palm print we often see in summer.