As the nights draw in and there’s more than a slight chill in the air, wool becomes the fibre of choice for your wardrobe and home. The A/W 2012 catwalks abounded with knitted garments – no surprise there. But this time the re-invented chunky knit took centre stage.  Homeware shops and interior designers followed suit. The result that we are now spoilt for choice when it comes to buying a chunky knit accessory for our home.  High street staples such as The White Company, French Connection Home and John Lewis have some beautiful cushions and throws that will provide a luxurious and tactile dimension to any scheme. And while a chunky knit sweater may not flatter everyone, a chunky knit cushion will be a winner in pretty much any setting.

Designers such as Christien Meindertsma have taken the chunky knit accessory one step further with his knitted ‘urchin poufs’ in a variety of autumnal shades (available from t.e. : ). And Habitat has adopted the idea with some more accessibly priced options. But the stand-out idea for us has to be Claire-Ann O’Brien’s knitted stools.


Lasa stool by Claire-Anne O’Brien (53d x 40h cm)


We first spotted these earlier in the summer but they seem so right for this time of year.

Fite by Claire-Anne O'Brien (85w x 35d x 40h cm)

Fite by Claire-Anne O’Brien (85w x 35d x 40h cm)

Quirky, sculptural and completely unique, the tapered ash legs owe much to 1950s Scandi style. These stools would set off any dressing table beautifully or make a statement in their own right.

Bainin by Claire-Anne O'Brien (50w x 65d x 80h cm)

Bainin by Claire-Anne O’Brien (50w x 65d x 80h cm)

These look so warm and cosy…..why don’t you let us know your favourite?