Winter Alchemy

Magic and drama meet with Love Milo’s new Winter Alchemy collection!

Alchemy was an ancient natural philosophy practiced across Europe, Africa and Asia. Its intriguing allure was to purify and perfect items, as well as transmute base metals into noble ones such as gold. It involved the search for true knowledge to create the elixir of immortality, and was a rich tradition related to the studies and practice of metallurgy, magic and astrology, religions and spirituality.

Love Milo designer Nicki Ellis has turned to the inky night sky, the cosmos and constellations as her muse for the boutique store’s latest collection. Warm, polished brass, textured midnight blue and soft fleecy white come together like a magic map for living well through the winter months.

Astrological constellation designs juxtapose inky textured midnight blue and burnished brass to evoke drama and magic that brings life to winter evenings. Add twinkling soya brass candles, curl up with a cup of tea in a limited-edition Zodiac mug, and you have a cosy but contemporary starry, starry night.  

The new midnight ink fabric echoes the shades and mood of an evening sky. The ink on paper texture is ideal for a signature piece in a room, such as a cushion or tablecloth. The fabric is fantastic with solid textures like wood, metals or furs.  

A white sheepskin has been added to the collection as the perfect complimentary addition to any winter room. This can be used on the floor or draped over a chair or bed. It brings a lightness that fits with any décor style, and even warms up a white room.

The range of  handmade and hand-beaten brass items can be used in your bathroom, bedroom or living area. Set on a table or bookshelf, they bring a richness to a setting and add a touch of laid-back opulence, but without the expense.

An antique astrology constellation-inspired fabric in black and white is also in the process of being added to the Winter Alchemy collection. This was created using an old constellation map, and it was again, a wondrous exercise in connecting something really special from the deep past to our modern lifestyle.