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Force of nature

Raw, organic materials are making a design comeback. With an emphasison enjoying natural textures and unprocessed materials, bring the best of the outdoors inside for winter.

Bombo mirror, $319, from Freedom Furniture.

Fire, fire burning bright

Hand-selected pieces of driftwood washed up on a West Coast beach inspired Rinnai’s premium Linear gas fires. The organic feel of these highly functioning fires offers the good looks and mood-enhancing style architects swoon over.  Choose from single or double-sided versions. From $7,740.

Flock to it

These flamingo-legged side tables are so fabulous – why not channel your inner bird-watcher from the comfort of your living room.

Freedom Furniture Folie Accent Table, $499.

Earth moves

Tones of terracotta, ginger and cinnamon  are guaranteed to spice things up interiors-wise.

1. Sienna dining chair, $579, from Republic Home. 2. Citta linen tote, $39.90, from Paper Plane. 3. Chicago rug, $379, from Target Furniture.

Sketch this

Javier Mariscal’s original watercolour of this rug for Nanimarquina represents the basic outline of a classic Persian rug. The woven version has a brilliant comic book appearance , fusing traditional craftsmanship with  contemporary design. $7,150 for 200cm x 300cm, from Cult.

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The eyes have it

In-your-face design gets a whole new meaning with facial profiling the focus for print. Go minimalist with Scandinavian-inspired freestyle drawings or go bold with coloured cartoonish sketches.

1. H&M porcelain cup, $7.99. 2. Anya Smells Coffee Scented Candle Mecca, $110, from Mecca. 3. Have you Met Miss Jones planter, $55, from Republic Home. 4. Malinka Face Cushion Cover by Spira, $59, from Bolt of Cloth.