Darren Palmer has a broad portfolio, having studied fine art & graphic design, originally working in advertising and owning his own graphic design company. After succumbing to his true passion, Darren now operates his own interior design studio and has been a judge on numerous seasons of The Block.

Immersing yourself in nature has a calming, cocooning and nurturing effect, which is becoming increasingly important given our constant connection to digital devices and stressful work lives.

Embracing natural textures, raw and organic forms in your home’s interior, such as line chunky knits, lashings of greenery, warm timbers, stone and neutral leather décor pieces can provide relief by proxy from everyday pressures.

This trend also sees an appreciation for imperfection in decorative accessories to mimic organic characteristics – think purposefully loose threads and raw edging on textiles,or          irregularities built into manufactured products like vinyl plank flooring which has sand blasted grains to emulate real timber boards. To bring cohesiveness to your space, stick to a palette of warm whites, muted neutrals, rich greens, greyed blues and spicy notes of terracotta which are easy to work with.

Beauty, versatility and practicality can be found in natural timber floors check out Carpet Court’s Latitude 25 flooring in Blackbutt and Spotted Gum. For those conscious of their environmental footprint, explore Carpet Court’s hard floating floor range, Stockmans Ridge,  which is engineered using sustainably sourced Australian timber.

Natural wool carpet is more luxurious than other fibres, offering both comfort and warmth and great insulation. Using a textured carpet will also add another dimension to your room and there are so many options available. For a touch of natural luxury, Beauty, versatility and practicality can be found in natural carpet check out Carpet Court’s Bakers Creek or Hawksview.

Wool rugs also add natural textures to the home and help create a feeling of warmth. Try Carpet Court’s Colombo wool rug or the Skandi rug which is made of a combination of natural fibres.