Trend: Refined Global

With an artful mix of patterns, materials and textures, the Refined Global trend from Oak Furnitureland gives your home a passport to a fresh look that conjures far-flung destinations.

Mantis Light dining table and cross back chairsRhodes bar stools

Schemes bitten by the travel bug frequently wander into the bohemian territory but this season Oak Furnitureland shares a fresh perspective by exploring the exotic through a more stylised lens.

The Refined Global trend travels light with a simplified colour palette of warm whites, greys and charcoal punctuated by pops of opulent damson and burgundy. Natural materials, from warm mango wood furniture to sisal rugs and hand-thrown pottery, create a beautiful layered effect alongside a melting pot of stripes and squares, ikat prints and herringbone motifs.

Refined Global Living Room

Cube three-seater sofa in greyCube armchair in greyMantis Light cube table
Mantis Light E display unitTosca wall clock

More minimal than some traditional globe-trotting trends, Oak Furnitureland has used the bold retro shape and industrial matte metal feet on the Cube three-seater sofa and armchair to give a fresh, sleek feel to the living room. The same metal accents are echoed in the Tosca wall clock.

The tactile woven upholstery makes a striking contrast with the Mantis Light cube which is part of a neat table nest that gives you more surface space as and when you need it. The tables are finished with a wax to bring out the colour of the mango wood while protecting it from the wear and tear of everyday use. 

Refined Global Bedroom

Mantis Light double bedMantis Light triple wardrobeOriginal Rustic wall mirror

Whether you’re jet-lagged or just dreaming of a lie-in, the Mantis Light king size bed makes a beautiful spot to rest your head. Carefully constructed from solid mango wood, its minimalist design makes a feature of the sunny grain which looks striking alongside the darker hues of the Original Rustic triple wardrobe and wall mirror.

Mantis Light side table

A side table like this one from the Mantis Light collection offers more space to display trinkets and books than a traditional bedside table.

STYLING TIP
By Joanna Thornhill, Interior Stylist and Author

“If you want your walls to have a feeling of depth and variation but don’t like the idea of wallpaper, consider decorating with a lime-based paint. We’ve used it throughout this trend and depending on how you apply it, you can create streaky, cloudy, or even polished-concrete effects.”

Refined Global Dining Room

Mantis Light dining table and cross back chairsRhodes bar stools

Solid, striking and built to last a lifetime, Oak Furnitureland’s Mantis Light dining table is made from the finest cuts of solid mango wood. The build quality is every bit as timeless as the design which has clean-cut lines and a versatility that suits a variety of settings.

STYLING TIP
By Joanna Thornhill, Interior Stylist and Author

“Mixing woods is more successful when there’s a common similarity to them. In this scheme, both the rustic oak and the mango wood have warm honey tones and more variation in their pattern than other wood types, meaning they mix and match together.

“In open-plan kitchen-diners, you can visually unite the two areas by popping some bar stools under a kitchen island in the same wood as your dining chairs.

Refined Global Office

Original Rustic tallboyMantis Light desk / Original Rustic stool

This home office area is the perfect place to firm up plans for your next trip. Whether you have a dedicated room in your home or need to steal space from another area, the set up with the Mantis Light desk and Original Rustic tallboy make a stylish work station. The Original Rustic stool fits neatly underneath.

Are you loving this refined global trend? Let us know how you’re styling it in your home using #OakFurnitureland on social media.