I first experienced the splendor of Scotland’s highlands and islands last August on a trip to the Isle of Skye. Taking its name from old Norse skye-a, meaning “cloud island,” Skye is a place of breathtaking beauty. Overlooked by the often mist-covered Cuillin, the island is a playground for the intrepid explorer. Rolling hills, glassy lochs, abundant wildlife and an overwhelming sense of serenity–sure to inspire and invigorate.
Natural materials such as rope, wood and stone are vital to achieve an authentic highland look.
Tweed, wool and faux fur are must-have textures, adding warmth and comfort to your home.
Have fun and experiment with flora and fauna-inspired textiles and ceramics, paying homage to Scotland’s outstanding natural surroundings. Stags are always popular but why not gather inspiration from the lochs’ inhabitants with these fun Emma Bridgwater plates.
Don’t forget the whisky-inspired paraphernalia. A drinks cabinet is a must–the more vintage looking the better! And, just in case you didn’t have enough antler-inspired accessories, there is plenty to chose from in terms of barware.
This trend is all about comfort–perhaps the Scottish version of “hygge”–and celebrating the diverse wildlife of the region. Escape the bustle of city life and create your very own highland hideaway.
Top photo credit: Ham & High