John Lewis Croft Collection tableware and glasses on wooden table against a dark blue wallI mentioned last week that we’d just returned from a short trip to Stockholm.  Which reaffirmed (as if that were really needed) my love of Scandinavian style that marries simple yet striking design with natural textures.

Let’s not forget, though, here in the UK we have some very beautiful, home-grown interiors collections of our own.  Where to look to achieve pared-back, calm, stylish simplicity in our own homes?  Top of my list would be the Croft Collection by John Lewis.

Croft Collection Easdale wooden dining table and bench with matching chair and tablelinenCroft Collection Easdale Living & Dining Range
If you haven’t come across it already, the Croft Collection of furniture and home accessories is designed to be timeless and considered. Inspired by natural dyes and textures, it also places great emphasis on craftsmanship and authenicity.

To which I would add – supremely versatile without being in the slightest bit bland.

Here are some of my favourite pieces, big and small, from the John Lewis Croft Collection.  The furniture is classic and will look good forever in a whole range of interiors. The accessories can be layered together to create muted, neutral schemes, or mixed in with brighter colours and patterns to create a bolder look.

Contemporary Windsor Chairs by Sitting Firm for the John Lewis Croft CollectionTop of my own wish list are these chairs and side table by Sitting Firm. The range is made only from English ash and British elm, and each piece is named after British woods from where most of the timber is sourced and replenished.

Croft Collection Montrose Sideboard with marble top against blue panelled wall with colourful paintingI love the grey painted finish, walnut knobs and marble top of the Montrose Sideboard.  It would look stunning in a contemporary kitchen/diner but equally at home in a period room.  And just look at the majestic matching larder unit below – it’s perfect for the current movement away from fully-fitted kitchens.

John Lewis Croft Collection Montrose Larder Unit with open doors showing oak storage shelves and drawersJohn lewis Glendale oak dining table and bench with white chairs in light-filled contemporary space
Benches are such versatile pieces of furniture and can be used all over the house for different purposes.  Above and below, the Croft Collection Glendale 4-Seater Dining Bench is crafted from wavy edged solid oak.

John Lewis Croft Collection Glendale wavy edged oak bench with contemporary home accessories

John Lewis Croft Collection Luna white china tableware on linen tableclothMade from fine bone china, the Croft Luna Tableware Collection has a contemporary design that’s casual enough for everyday but special enough for high days and holidays.

John Lewis Croft Collection Baby Seersucker white cotton bedding with grey blanket and cushion in contemporary bedroom settingOur bedding is due for a Spring refresh, and I’ve got my eye firmly on this lovely Baby Seersucker Bedding in crisp, white 100% cotton.

John Lewis Croft Collection grey glass pendant light with chrome chainI noticed the beautifully simple Croft Collection William Bottle Glass Pendant a while ago, and featured it in our popular Top 10 Contemporary Glass Pendant Lights post.

Croft Collection knitted storage baskets and white rattan baskets with other cleaning and utility itemsMake a stylish virtue out of domestic necessity. The Croft Collection has some lovely natural storage and utility items, including these knitted storage baskets. and white rattan storage boxes.

I could go on and on, but I’ll leave you to discover more at your leisure – here’s where you can find the entire Croft Collection.  Happy browsing.

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