Get The Look: Bristol Interiors Style

Bristol homeowners’ unique interiors reflects the city’s popularity as one of “the most happening” European destinations.


The home of slow living

For the past decade buzzing Bristol has made headlines as the best place to live in the UK outside of London and as one of Europe’s most dynamic cities. Notably, summarised by The Financial Times as “a creative hub combining pretty Victorian terraces and waterside living with a thriving jobs market and cultural riches.” Meanwhile, The Guardian called it “enchanting” with a particular nod to its much Instagrammed area of Hotwells.

Such accolades reflect Bristol’s new wave of design-savvy homeowners with their interiors inspiring other homeowners across the country. “Bristol is an intellectual city with two universities and a thriving art scene with true soul,” says Laura Barnard, Arlo & Jacob’s product manager. “It’s very creative and gets ranked as one of the best places to live.”

However, despite Bristol’s urban landscape of street art, cafes and galleries, locals prefer their charming getaways. Bristol home style may just be leading the slow living movement.

The beautiful Victorian home of RÅN Studio founders, Agatha and Robert Appleton-Sas, illustrates how calm design can blend with heritage. Their Bristol home, (featured above) designed by architect Paul Finian Cannon from 3|10 Studio and listed on The Modern House, proved incredibly popular amongst interior bloggers. They enthusiastically shared images of their Scandi-meets-sustainable style.


To celebrate our Bristol showroom’s birthday Get The Look presents a reassuring colour palette of khaki, pink, warm beige, and quiet greys reflective of the city’s home havens. Our Henry sofa, upholstered in Brushed Cotton Linen, Khaki, and Aragon armchair in Benelux Boucle, Dandelion, add a layer of tranquillity to this theme. “Living in Bristol can run the gamut from a grand Georgina home to minimal one-bedroom apartment,” says Laura. “We wanted to soften the edges and present a serene and accessible aesthetic that works in both contemporary and traditional living rooms.”

1.  Henry Sofa, Large, Brushed Cotton Linen, Khaki, Arlo & Jacob, from £1400

2. Aragon armchair, Benelux Boucle, Dandelion, Arlo & Jacob, £1475

3. Light Grey Glazed Cabinet, from Bristol vintage dealer Cart House, £780

4. Pink Wall Ribbon, 2019, by Bristol ceramics artist Alice Walton Ceramics

5. Spotted Begonia, from Bristol based The Rose Shed, £12.50

6. A Mark of a Lighter Purple 04, Rosemarie Auberson, from Bath based Francis Gallery, £900

7. Othello Lamp, Viola Lanari, Porta Romana, POA

8. Tommy Footstool, Linen Blend, Pink Clay, Arlo & Jacob, £160

9. Oxford Cushion, Extra Large, Benelux Boucle, Dandelion, Arlo & Jacob, from £90

10. Francis 5 wallpaper, Jupiter 10, £145 per roll

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