Industrial shelving & Italian leather for an avid explorer

Louis de Poortere Mad Men Coppertone Luxurious Rug in living room

Louis de Poortere Mad Men Coppertone Interior Rug in living room

The traveller sees things, hears things, experiencing cultures, sounds and sights that live forever in the memory. But this travelling instinct, this thirst for knowledge of other lands can be translated into a home interior style, ready to welcome you back from your next adventures. A mix of natural materials, it is a deceptively simple style, the sharpness of angles dulled by memorabilia gathered from across the world, beautifully displayed.

So how do you get the effortless chic and elegance of the ‘avid explorer’ style?

The key is finding balance in everything from the floor through to industrial shelving, below we’ll take a look at each one and how they all fit together.

The Floor

The mantra is ‘simplicity, but with warmth, form and character’ and this means starting with the floor.

Everything in this interior design has its place and a purpose. On a hard floor surface, choose from modern rugs, with modern colours and designs but without a striking, grabbing-attention patterning, such as large rugs from our Louis De Poortere collection.

The Living Room Furniture

With muted walls, hard floor and rug in place, you can begin to add the details:

Sofas and Armchairs

Planning your next journey, you will need places to sit and this means opting for the clean look of either a brown leather sofa or this modern black Chesterfield sofa that adds detail and depth to a space.

Team the Triumph brown leather sofa with its matching brown leather armchair. The Italian leather sofa is exquisite to touch with the criss-cross pattern adding a pleasant detail, the matching brown leather armchair offering extra seating with the same level of detail.

Coffee Tables and Side Tables

Now you have your leather sofas in situ, you will need to add functional, yet contemporary furniture items to begin adding form to the space. These items, coupled with industrial shelving (more on that later) are the pieces that bring everything together.

The Avid Explorer style is gender-neutral with unique furniture and pieces being the order of the day. What could be more exquisite for your glass of Italian red wine of an evening than this Aviator coffee table?

For a cohesive look, this Aviator sideboard offers a truly unique look to a space that is modern and practical, with minimum fuss but plenty of character.

Industrial Shelving

With so much memorabilia, photos of places you’ve been and people you’ve met, along with delightful pieces of artwork, you need something as delightful to show them off.

The industrial shelving is the ideal partner in the avid explorer look. The steel frame of this shelving unit or the reclaimed wood shelves of this bookcase are great partners in the explorer style. The key to industrial shelving is to decorate the shelves with minimalistic, personal, and tonally similar pieces of art, ornaments and pictures.

Now Add Atmosphere…

And that means adding lighting.

This desk lamp is the ideal shape – curvaceous and practical – for pouring over the travel guides for your next far-flung adventures.

Floor lamps also add to the ambience and atmosphere of the living room. Plenty of light without it being overly-luminescent is a tough call. Cluster the Arc floor lamps in various corners of the living room for maximum effect.

Is it the look for you?

If you are looking for an interior design that is unique, with minimal fuss but with a depth of warmth and character, then the avid explorer style with its industrial shelving, striking rugs and leather armchairs, could be a style that fits you perfectly.