Design-focused seasonal updates from favourite destination concept store BLOC

Most valuable layers With the change of season comes a chance to revisit your personal style — the way it’s expressed in your wardrobe and the rest of your home. Nothing says snug like luxurious layers, so if you’re purchasing, pick up forever pieces one by one that play well with what you already own. Introduce extra cosiness and comfort with items that can come with you from room to room, like this velvet throw that will work as well with the cushions on your couch as it does with the pillows on your bed. Apply these principles to your ensembles with lasting designs like this shirt dress, which can be worn undone over loungewear or buttoned up under a coat when you venture out.

The mood is monochrome Are you drawn to cocooning colours or tactile neutrals at this time of year? Style either successfully by restricting your colour palette to tonal hues while integrating different textures. This green get-up shows how it’s done in outfit form, while the linen duvet set could be an ideal base layer with a navy-piped twist in a neutral bedroom scheme. 

Talk about versatile As gatherings head back inside, make room for social seating by turning the attention inward to promote connection. Modular sofas, occasional chairs and tables ensure rearranging’s unseasonably easy.  

ABOVE, FROM LEFT Carlton sofa, from $5239, Washed velvet quilted throw, $189, Mellowpuff knit, $250, Duvet cover by Cultiver, from $385, Boston sofa, $5100, Lumen shirt dress, $285, available at BLOC in Mount Eden, Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland.

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