Winter styling inspiration from top3 by design
Style Curator speaks with Terri Winter.
Published 28 June

The change in season is a perfect opportunity to embrace a new colour palette in your home or refresh your interiors – and this winter we can’t go past adding black accents for a moody and luxe vibe.

top3 by design is renowned for carrying the very best in original design furniture and home décor, and today we’re excited to talk with founder and curator Terri Winter about her lust-have black pieces and offer our top styling tips.

“Great winter styling is all about texture and lighting,” explains Terri. “Combine natural and rich textiles to create a home that oozes comfort.”

I love pairing leather with woven knits, and the Muuto sofa in tan leather is the perfect base to layer cushions and throws. The simple and timeless design makes this sofa an investment piece you can continue to reinvent as your style evolves for many years to come.

For cushions and throws, I can’t look past the Missoni Home Timmy throw with its ultra-fine merino wool jacquarde weave – it epitomises luxury! Pair it with the Vitim cushion to pick up on the iconic Missoni print while adding a big dose of colour in warm tones. Or if you’re a little more restrained with colour, the Seattle cushion is a great choice with black and orange graphic print.

“You can’t beat the warmth and mood of an eco fire in the cooler months,” says Terri.

The Cocoon Fires pedestal fireplace is an ingenious product that allows anyone to have just that! As these run on ethanol to create environmentally friendly fires, there’s no need to have a chimney installed or any other building works carried out. Not only are they simple to install, they look incredibly stylish and can burn for up to six hours at a time.

Keeping with the theme of fires, the Eldvarm wood basket made from black powder-coated metal with natural leather and brass detail certainly makes this lust-list of black winter home décor! If you’re looking for ways to bring a more modern style to a traditional home, simple, natural design pieces like this basket are a perfect choice.

“The bedroom is a popular place to cosy things up and new bedding will set you up for the winter months ahead,” suggests Terri.

Top3 by design of course has a range of dreamy linen, including the black kohl set due to arrive next week. Other popular winter colours include moss green, cool greys, navy and ochre tones. Find them all in store at The Canberra Centre.

“Candles are popular way to set more ambient lighting and you can find scents that evoke feelings of warmth,” says Terri.

Skandinavisk candles bring the fresh scents of Scandinavia to your home and come in oh-so-stylish matte black vessels, while glass lanterns like the Holmegaard create cabin vibes, especially when clustered together. For a décor piece in its own right, this travertine oil burner is Terri’s top pick.

“A home bar will certainly take the chill out of your bones when you settle in for the evening,” she says. “And these Danish fuel bar cabinets are unique pieces of art, made from upcycled discarded fuel cans from World War II.”

These are just some of the world-leading design products you can expect to find at top3 by design in the Canberra Centre. Why not pick up their new free magazine #top3style in store or check out the digital copy where you’ll find all these products and over 3,000 more in the beautifully curated collection – it’s brimming with design inspiration!