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Designer Furniture for Lovers of a Neutral Colour Palette

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It almost pains me to say this…

But I’m slowly moving away from my obsession with colour. Maybe it’s just a phase, but I can’t help but be drawn to more subdued palettes. Scandi, watercolour, monochromatic; I’m coming to love these interior styles. I’m obsessed with the new OZ Design Global furniture collection (although that does allow me some coloured moments) and Target’s new homewares range for winter has me going batty over their Global Luxe range too.

Is this the end of the high-velocity hue era? I’m not sure, but I know I’m smitten with neutrals and there’s no stopping the love.

Designer Furniture from Plywood - Rotating Drawers Designer Furniture from Plywood - Luna Coffee Table

I recently discovered Aussie brand Plyroom and had a few heart flutters over their furniture. It’s so aligned with my current adoration of subdued schemes but there’s more than meets the eye here. Their collection – which spans beds, side tables, coffee tables, storage units and a whole lot more – is more than just wow-factor neutral furniture. There’s a simplicity at play in these pieces, a timelessness to the design and an ethos of originality and sublime craftsmanship. In short, I’m head over heels for it all.

While the pieces are constructed from ply, birch and beech wood, they’re designed by a variety of talented creatives across the globe. That’s probably why they feel so unique. The pieces also slide and slot together – needing little more than a hammer in some cases. This means that you can ditch the Allen key (I am not even looking at you, IKEA), and avoid a whole lot of assembly stress.

The subtle colour of the wood in this furniture collections means you can easily work each piece into just about any interior scheme. I see them going immediately Scandi, pairing them with some concrete planters to channel all things industrial and rocking a kids room like you wouldn’t believe (the bed below is a great example of this). You could even accessorise them with vintage homewares to bring an old-meets-new moment into your room.

Designer Furniture from Plywood - Bed Designer Furniture from Plywood - Bedside Table

Now, I’m no going to be one of those people or publications who pretends that these pieces are budget buys. They’re not. They’re designer furniture and the pricing reflects that. But these are statement pieces, expertly crafted and designed to perfection. So if you’re in the market for something special I reckon you’ve found it here.

>>> I’ve got my eye on the Oh Side Table above (my cats could sit in the bottom of it).
Which designs are taking your fancy here? You know I love a bit of blog banter, so drop me a comment below and let’s chat!


Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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I’m interior designer Chris Carroll, and at TLC Interiors we’re all about helping you create an amazing home without breaking the bank. It’s affordable designer style at its best, and we make the whole process easy and fun for clients & readers alike!

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