There are such exciting things going on in the world of interiors and such amazing new trends that we thought we would share some of our favourites right here this week!!
- Wallpaper. Everywhere you look there are examples of extraordinary wallpapers. Long gone are the safe wallpapers of yesteryear. Wall paper now has become an expression of individuality and personal style or is being used to mimic other surfaces such as marble, brick – you name it. Another trend is the notion of the wallpaper mural – which is in turn a more painterly take on wallpapers.New printing techniques mean that smaller runs of wallpapers are now possible to run and are affordable to the man on the street. You can take your own design down to a specialist printer and design your very own work of art to adorn your walls.
- “More is More and Less is Boring!” To quote from the marvelous Ms Apfel, whom we featured last week. We loved the Scandinavian interior movement but I for one am a little over it. The backlash is so much more sensual – with rich textures and fabrics like velvets making a strong come back, layering of materials and bold strong colour and a nod to eastern tapestries and pattern.Pattern on pattern is continued in Bold geometric screens which add interest and drama to big open plan living areas. This more is more trend extends to everything from Modern Tudor which incorporates rich fabrics, deep colours and dramatic finishes to the Miami look which is all about jungle prints, flamingos, hot pinks and shaggy rugs. Whichever way you lean there is inspiration aplenty.
- Metallics – Copper, Rose Gold, Silver, Gold and Bronze is popping up in everything from fabrics to fittings, costume jewellery, baths to wallcoverings. Used to such extraordinary effect by the likes of Tom Dixon, metallics are everywhere and as glamorous as ever. Think Great Gatsby, French copper pots, Paris salons.
- Parisian apartment – Wall mouldings and Herringbone floors – make me feel like I’ve died and gone to heaven. All I want for Christmas is a Parisian apartment in my own little corner of the world! The wide board white washed wooden floor has been elbowed by her posher more elegant cousin – the Herringbone floor. Whats not to love apart from the price tag? The look is not complete without wall mouldings to glam up the space. Anything from ultra fussy and ornate to more simple geometric lines.
Sources: LivingEtc, Pinterest.
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