home: trend [ scales and scallops ]
We head into the deep blue sea for this current trend. Seeking inspiration from the curved beauty of natural scale patterns and scallop shell edges; homeware, furniture and fabrics embrace the design and use to create a softer look on wooden furniture, a pretty look for edges of mirrors or frames, a calming look with the colours and designs and a pleasing pattern for soft furnishings.
Mostly found in blue and green sea tones, natural beiges as well as creams and whites. It’s classier elegant sea side trend, more polished and grown up.
For small ideas, look for throws and cushions for the lounge or bedspreads in the bedroom. But these patterns to creep everywhere from vases, plates and tea sets to lighting, rugs and tiling.
If you loved herringbone for tiling, no doubt you’ll love scales too.
Tiles • Tiles Direct from £4.24 / Stencil • Etsy from £5.50 / Armchair • Melody Maison £399.95
Bedding • Scandiborn £64.95 / Cushion • Red Bubble £15.60 / Cushion • Zara £19.99!
Throw • George at Asda £20 / Sideboard • Swoon £749 / Quilt • Zara from £159.99
home: trend [ animal print ]
Let’s begin by saying that this trend is not for everyone. Of course we would argue we all need a bit of leopard print in our lives, but we won’t hold it against you if it’s not your thing.
Taking inspiration from fashion trends, leopard and snake skin print is everywhere right now. Find it on cushions, bedding, accessories, furniture, wallpaper and rugs.
Brands that are fully embracing their wild side are rockettstgeorge.co.uk and zara.com with a great range of products to add some flare to your home.
Don’t be afraid to clash prints if you are feeling brave. Alternatively add touches of animal print to a corner of a room with soft furnishings for a more subtle take.
Clockwise from top left.
Cushion / amara.com [ £35 ], bedding / hm.com [ £39.99 ], floor vinyl / amara.com [ £110 ], chair / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £180 ], pillow case / zara.com [ £4.99 ], wallpaper / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £99 ]
home: trend [ Line Art ]
It’s beautiful, simple, elegant and modern even though its influences are historic and set within art from past decades – this line art trend is easy to bring into a home and it’s great to seek out unique pieces that introduce this trend into a room.
Picasso inspired simple and spiralling line drawing to create figures, forms and illustrations but many artists have evoked this style.
We looked across the high street and designer stores to see what current products embrace this trend.
‘The Face’ Print from £25 YourType / ‘Picasso’ Dish £20 Tate Shop / NANI MARQUINA FIGURA HUMANA Rug £5820 GoModern
‘Linear Face’ Cushion £85 Conran Shop / ‘Orla Kiely’ bed linen €154 The Cushion Shop / ‘Georgia’ cushion $41.99 Society6
original art from ThisLakshmi / ‘The Struggle Is Real’ cushion £20 Urban Outfitters / ‘Linen’ print £25 YourType
home: trend [ colour block ]
Colour block – a trend that comes and goes across the interiors world but with the abundance of strong products on the current market, it’s definitely sticking around for now, is proving popular and is an easy look to achieve and evolve with homewares through the changing season – refreshing with different cushions, throws or artwork. Plus it’s also easy to update with a fresh coat of paint on a single wall.
It’s about picking a few strong colours that sit well together and emphasising with accessories in the same tone. For example -A bright yellow wall, a green sofa with green cushions and then dashes of orange in the curtains or rug. Keep patterns to a minimum and break up with lots of white and wood to ensure the few colours stand out strong and bold.
This trend is really aided by the great selection of bold coloured modern silhouette sofas currently filling high street homeware stores. Head to Made, John Lewis or Ikea for a range of affordable options. There are great options in the perfect colours of the year – emerald greens, mustards and deep rich blues.
Guide to products (main image)
chair, Made £149 / paint, Wickes £12 / cushion, Heals from £39
curtains, Dunelm from £30 / chair, Anthropologie £398 / cushion, Sainsburys
sofa, Maisons Du Monde £394 / rug, Amara £89 / set of bottles, Made In Design £223
home: trend [ decorative detail ]
This season we have started to see more decoration and pattern on furniture and accessories. Side cabinets, consoles and coffee tables have inlaid tiles and wood with decorative patterns and colours.
A brand where you can see a lot of this is anthropologie.com with gorgeous designs and colours.
We are also seeing decoration on ceramics like vases and bowls. They become textural and tactile.
Wood is clearly a big choice for all, with a lot of mixed materials being used on furniture. Parquet finishes and carved wood feature heavily. This carved look also translates to bed headboards and room dividers.
Top row: bedside table / anthropologie.com [ £598 ], mirror / hm.com [ £24.99 ], headboard / urbanoutfitters.com [ £350 ]
Middle row: console table / westelm.co.uk [ £1,499 ], sideboard / westelm.co.uk [ £1,199 ]
Bottom row: coffee table / grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £395 ], vase / johnlewis.com [ £ ], console table / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £1,600 ]
home: trend [ texture overload ]
We are getting geared up for Autumn and with that comes cosy nights in with comfy cushions and fluffy throws. Tactile homeware is everywhere right now and today we share some of our favourites.
Velvet continues to be the fabric of choice this year on chairs and sofas, along with cushions. Now we are seeing velvet on lighting and lampshades like the ceiling pendant pictured from Rockett St George. [ there is also a table lamp version ]
Layer your room with tassled, fringed and pom pom cushions, throws and rugs. The more layers the better. When we look at colours for Autumn we are seeing lots creams, terracotta, red and grey. This is a lovely pallete to work with and perfect for the season.
For gorgeous textured blankets and cushion check out yonderliving.com ans bohemiadesign.co.uk
Top row – rug from trouva.com [ £335 ], cushion from anthropologie.com [ £108 ], pouffe from hm.com [ £79.99 ]
Middle row – sofa from made.com [ £949 ], cushion from trouva.com [ £65 ]
Bottom row – pendant light / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £60 ], throw from bohemiadesign.co.uk [ £395 ], chair from heals.com [ £2250 ]
home: trend [ pouffe ]
It seems the home accessory of the season is the pouffe. Firmly back as a key piece of furniture in a lounge (or any other room) and with floral flouncy ones a distant memory of the 80s; the pouffe is now the perfect accessory to add a splash of colour or pop of pattern into a room.
There’s a plethora to choose from across the high street, designer and online stores and whatever trend you use as your styling guide, there’s a pouffe to suit the look.
We’ve picked a selection of our favourites to suit current trends including – colour pop, embellished, midcentury monochrome, maximalist, traveller and artisan.
Lux, £69 Made.com / Iceberg £110.00 Maison Du Monde / Falun, £194.99 Wayfair
Objects, £427 Skandium / Nala, £97.50 Habitat / Hampton, £229 Made.Com
Woollen, £144.99 Bear & Bear / Stockholm, £195 Ikea / Global Fusion, £129.00 Myakka