And be the hostess with the mostest…
There might be a chill in the air but autumn has never looked so inviting. Instead of heading out to a restaurant or park, embrace the staying-in season and cosy up at home with friends and family. The new Harvest collection from Sainsbury’s will give you all the incentive you need to stay at home – think woodland prints on fabrics, rustic wooden furniture and splashes of bold mustard tones alongside sophisticated greys.
The Harvest collection’s elegant tableware is just right for everything from a casual brunch to laid-back suppers. Whether you have a cottage in the Cotswolds or an apartment in the city, you can easily create a timelessly chic British countryside look on your dining table. Channelling the on-trend Arts and Crafts movement, Harvest unites the artisan with the practical, with a subtle contemporary twist.
Muted colours, rippled finishes and repeating patterns are key, with autumnal shades of yellow. Layer these with texture galore – embossed ceramics and woven placemats and coasters contrast beautifully with simple tableware, adding an edge of rough luxe. When they’re not on your table, stack piles of plates and bowls where everyone can see them – they’re too good to hide!
Harvest’s accessories are also bursting with natural motifs. Go for sponge-painted ceramics or choose a pretty leaf-patterned apron – surely the best reason we’ve found to indulge in some weekend baking.
Best of all, the whole collection is fantastically affordable, meaning you can shop the whole trend or mix and match favourites to create your own slice of cool countryside charm.