home: trend [ vanilla ]

home: trend [ vanilla ]

Trends change and also return, as we are seeing right now. Magnolia was once an interior colour of choice in many homes in the 80s & 90s. Now this off white shade is back but with an update and we are calling it vanilla.

Bright white has its place in homes but tends to need a lot of up keep and can be seen as quite cold. Choosing an off white shade will bring warmth to a space, and layering up furniture and soft furnishings creates depth and cosiness.

Texture and pattern will give interest to this colour in soft furnishings and accessories. Combine with other neutral colours and use black as an accent for a stand out look.

Vanilla is not boring, it’s bold!

Guide:

Clockwise from top left:

Mirror / westelm.co.uk [ £279 ], throw / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £75 ], chair / insidestoreldn.com [ £199 ], cushion / trouva.com [ £45 ], coffee pot / zarahome.com [ £29.99 ], vase / hm.com [ £24.99 ], sofa / habitat.co.uk [ £1500 ]

home: trend [ clay ]

home: trend [ clay ]

Often fashion trends will give inspiration to other products, particularly homeware. This season heading into 2017 sees the rich tone of potters clay, alongside other similar shades like cinnamon and chilli powder with accents of copper to compliment, creating a warm calming space.

Use these earthy colours on a painted feature wall and accessorize with lighter soft furnishings in cream or white. Alternatively keep the walls light and opt for a tanned leather sofa and some key wooden furniture. Bring print into a room with cushions and rugs, with this colour lending itself well to a Maroccon or Aztec inspired room, you can have fun with pattern and fabrics.

Additional colours to consider to sit alongside clay are dark teal and cream.

Guide:

1. Rug – rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £119 ]

2. Dining chair – anthropologie.com [ £98 ]

3. Sofa – ikea.com [ £1400 ]

4. Shoe rack – made.com [ £99 ]

5. Table – futureandfound.com [ £80 ]

6. Plant pot – ikea.com [ £3 ]

7. Table lamp – westelm.co.uk [ £79 ]

8. Rug – habitat.co.uk [ £55 ]

home: trend [ natural tones ]

home: trend [ natural tones ]

This year the home takes on a natural tone with creams, stone and woods. Create a calming, no fuss space which is clean, yet cosy. With a colour palette of nuetral creams, greys and browns there is little that can go wrong when creating this look.

Focus on soft furnishings like throws and cushions to enhance a sofa or chair, making sure you go for textured fabrics to bring a different element to all the muted colours. With furniture Mid Century and Scandinavian influences work the best, strong design with a great use of wood and fabric, especially leather.

When decorating your room, look at two possible options. Firstly paint the wall a pale cream or grey and accent the space with white furniture and accessories or reverse the look with all white walls, bringing in the addition of other tones in everything else. What’s nice with this trend is that you don’t necessarily have to stick to 2/3 colours, use as many as you like. Look at the palette below.

Guide:

1. String shelving – string.se 

2. Coffee table – Westelm.co.uk [ £199.95 ]

3. Light shade – johnlewis.com [£30 ]

4. Wool throw – Ikea.com [ £25 ]

5. Pair of leather chairs – made.com [ £159 ]

6. Vases – Westelm.co.uk [ from £12 ]

7. Armchair – swooneditions.com [ £369 ]

8. Cushion – sainsburyshome.co.uk [ £14 ]

9. Nest of marble tables – rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £255 ]

10. Coffee pot – trouva.com [ £39.95 ]