I know I am not alone when I say Amber Interiors is one of my favourite Instagram pages. Designer Amber Lewis mixes soft neutrals, antiques and classic modern forms in an irresistibly captivating way.
Top Ten Amber Interiors “rules”:
1) Neutrals reign supreme. Mix warm and cool neutrals
2) Go for natural fibres over synthetics
3) Metal finishes are unlacquered natural brass or bronze
4) Antique rugs, textiles and case pieces
5) No matchy-matchy pillows on sofas or beds
6) Large pottery statement lamps
7) Rustic wooden antiques
8) Avoid bright colours
9) Crisp cool white walls (she lists her favs in her book)
10) Throw blankets layered over beds and sofas is a must
11) Big comfy sofas, often slipcovered
12) Create interest with contrast between light and dark
Here are some of our top “Amber Interiors” inspired items to help you achieve this liveable look.
Antique French farmhouse table. 19th Century, from France. Gorgeous old wood boards and patina. Clean tapered legs. Wooden peg construction. 78″ long x 37.25″ wide x 30″ high. $6250. See more information and shop online here.
Get Amber Lewis’ book – the trendsetting designer known for her effortless style shares the secrets of the art of layering, with more than 250 gorgeous photographs of her signature interiors. $54. More information and photos online here.
The Studio Adjustable floor lamp in bronze (soft black) is a true classic, easily pairs with modern, contemporary and traditional spaces. New. Adjustable height. Other finishes available. 34″ – 45″ tall x 13″ extension. $748. More information and photos online here.
Pile on the lush, plush softness with one (or two or three) of our Sheepskin Decorative Pillows. Each is handmade of thick wool that’s incredibly soft and cozy. Crafted by artisans committed to fair-labour practices. 11″ x 22″. $148. Shop online here.
A cocktail of myth, the spirit of writers and artists. This hand lotion is a luxurious blend of green anise, fennel and sweet basil. Mint leaf and bay laurel are stirred with a blend of cardamom, wormwood and botanical flowers and leaves. Finished with dark juicy berry notes. A superb blend of nature and science, formulated without parabens or sulfates. Not tested on any of our animal friends. Consciously produced using green energy. 400 mL in a smoky grey glass bottle. $66. Shop online here.
Gorgeous heavy-weight 100% linen fabric in a goes-with-everything muted small scale paisley-like pattern. Globally inspired pattern in a rich colour palette. Includes down feather insert. $98-$198. More information and photos online here.
The Angora pillow offers plush, soft texture and a modern vibe to any space. Featuring deep navy woolen strands, embellished by wrapped ivory and gray threadwork. The twisted tassels of this chic pillow lend an eclectic, global look to beds and sofas. 16″ x 24″. $228. More information and photos online here.
Soft washed linen in a subtle pinstripe in an earthy agave green hue. Beautiful on a sofa or bed. Mixing nicely with similar hues. Includes down feather insert. 24″ x 24″. $142. Shop online here.
Small primitive antique stool. 19th Century from Hungary. 6″ wide x 13″ long x 12″ tall (approximate dimensions). $148. Shop online here.
Primitive antique bench. 19th Century from Hungary. Splayed leg design. Great scan and texture. 12″ wide x 45″ long x 20″ tall. $498. More photos and information online here.
Fine art photograph printed on handmade Nepalese paper. Black framed shadowbox with linen matting. Framed size 27″ x 37″. Shop online here.
Multi-stranded flatweave rug has a natural warp and chunky natural weft for a solid textural check that highlights the beauty of this supremely versatile fiber. The natural silky slubby sheen of the jute is artfully presented with this simple, dramatic pattern. This simple flatwoven jute design offers beauty and appeal on a scale that makes it modern and timeless. Eco-friendly, ultra durable and great for any indoor room. $112-$360. Shop online here.
Driftwood grey hues behind cream herringbone relief spacers add a beachy feel with this weathered effect, durable, lightweight, wool flatweave rug. Versatile and reversible for all high traffic areas. $86-$292. Shop online here.
Delicately striped, indoor/outdoor rug was inspired by an antique rug sample. Due to the handmade nature of this area rug, variations in color are expected. Dhurrie rugs are woven to be lightweight, low profile and reversible. A go-to rug in timeless style and a variety of durable constructions. $128-$338. Shop online here.
Tiny Terri round accent lamp with lovely round hand-rubbed antique brass base and natural paper shade. High low switch. Designed by Thomas O’Brien. 10.25″ high x 65″ wide (2.25″ round base). $558. More photos and information online here.
Designed by AERIN Lauder this bulbous lamp has a gorgeous reactive glaze finish in an exciting warm neutral colour palette. 29.25″ high x 17.5″ wide. $872. More photos online here.
Designed by Thomas O’Brien, the Mia Floor lamp in aged iron finish with natural paper shade is the finished piece in a cozy corner. Modern appeal with simple classical styling. 56″ high x 27.5″ extension / 18.25″ diameter tripod base. $792. More images online here.
This Scandinavian-style pouf offers classic and inviting appeal to living rooms and bedrooms. Crafted of woolen yarn, this texture-rich accent boasts an intricately braided design. A natural beige hue maintains the versatile Nordic look. 16″ x 16″ x 16″. $98. Shop online here.
Distant Dream. Original oil on canvas painting. Local Vancouver artist Kirn Gill. 19″ x 23″ with frame. $698. Shop online here.
Vintage French olive wood tables. Unique hardwood veneer know for its exotic wood grain. Lovely curly wavy burl. From France, mid 20th Century. Sold individually. Some surface scratches on finish. 25″ square x 18″ high. $3220 each. Shop online here.
Olives and olive oil have been staples of Mediterranean cooking for thousands of years. These vintage jars were used to cure and store olives and their fine oils in kitchens across Europe. Bring a taste of the exotic home with one of our handpicked vessels. Each jar bears individual marks of use and history. Two sizes: Large 14″ diameter x 21″ tall (approximately), $338. Medium 11″ diameter x 17″ tall (approximately), $248. Shop all vintage decor online here.
Woven in Belgium using traditional weaving techniques, the Winters blanket features a combination of smooth Belgian Linen and woolly Alpaca. This combination of fibers forms an exquisite touch and weight, and a texture that looks as warm as it feels. Woven by hand in Belgium. $768. Shop online here. Shop all throw blankets online here.