home: trend [ navy blue ]
The navy trend is staying for 2020. This deep blue hue is rich and strong, creating stylish interiors.
For the modern approach use in multitude on walls in paint or wallpaper, floors, soft furnishings and drapes. Layering the tone to create an overall blue canvas is a bold look. Break it up with highlights of bronze or copper and a few pieces in other deep jewel tones.
Soften the look with the use of grey tones, natural beiges and browns – walnut or teal for furniture and tan in sofas or armchairs.
Crate • WallpaperStore £5 / Armchair • Made £499 (sale) / Rug • La Redoute £154 (sale)
Cushion • Trouva £85 (sale) / Bed • Next from £325 / Unit • Tikamoon £319 (sale)
Paint • Farrow + Ball ‘Scotch Blue’ / Cushion • M&S £19.50 / Sideboard • Maison Du Monde £324
home: trend [ tranquil dawn ]
With a new year brings new trends and new colours to get excited about, and this January sees the launch of Dulux colour of the year – Tranquil Dawn. A shade of green, that is close to a moss green and is a extremely calming colour. It is also very adaptable and can be used alongside pinks, stones, blues and earthy shades.
‘A colour inspired by the morning sky, to help give homes the human touch’
Similar shades of green are being seen in accessories and furniture. You may not want to necessarily layer green on green, but use this as an accent to create your space.We love the combination of pink & green, especially if you’re using it on a wall. Pink tableware and ceramics can also compliment a green wall and then add terracotta’s, yellows and blues to build up a gorgeous pallette.
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Sofa / ikea.com [ £425 ], rug / made.com [ £159 ], cushion cover / hm.com [ £12.99 ], vases / grahamandgreen.co.uk [ from £11.95 ], 2pk napkins / hm.com [ £8.99 ], pottery / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ from £8 ]
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!
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 [ animal adventure ]
Over the last few years we have seen animals featured heavily in home accessories and lighing, and this trend is continuing into 2020.
The more quirky the better in some opinions, but you can bring a little bit of animal into home in a less vibrant way. Think birds, safari – elephants, monkeys, zebras, as well as closer to home creatures like mice, squirrels and foxes.
Whatever your animal of choice, we recommend go bold. Pick that one piece that will turn heads and stand out in a room. Colours we have noticed popping up for this trend seem to be blues & greens.
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Bear vase / hm.com [ £19.99 ], lamp / audenza.com [ £250 ], rabbit ornament / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £45 ], peacock head / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £120 ], zebra vase / grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £60 ], mouse lamp / johnlewis.com [ £63 ], elephant ornament / habitat.co.uk [ £25 ]
home: trend [ home comforts ]
Now that the hot weather is well an truly behind us, it’s time to embrace the winter months and start creating cosy homes that you can’t wait to get back too.
As often happens around now, we start to turn our thoughts to soft furnishings like throws and cushions. Stores are full of textures like faux fur rugs, knitted blankets and soft pile cushion covers.
The colour pallette is subtle with muted tones of nature, including stone, browns, camel and grey.
pouffe / ikea.com [ £45 ], cushion cover / hm.com [ £12.99 ]
throw / westelm.co.uk [ from £149 ], rug / johnlewis.com [ £25 ], throw / habitat.co.uk [ £120 ]
blanket / zarahome.com [ £79.99 ], cushion / frenchconnection.com [ £40 ]
home: trend [ neo mint ]
Jumping on the colourful back of ‘it’ colour millennial pink, we have a new shade in town for 2020 – neo mint.
Not a shade many will put as first choice for a room colour or furniture fabric, but bear with us. This bright, mint colour is described as ‘an oxygenating, fresh tone that harmonises science and technology with nature’.
It’s a calming colour that will work well with our hectic lives and give us positive vibes.
We are starting to see it online in accessories and wallpapers, as well as chairs and some larger pieces like sofas. Of course we wouldn’t imagine anyone would go mint throughout a whole room, but we suggest adding accents alongside paler shades.
Neo Mint may not be for all, but keep an eye out as you may become to love it!
Clockwise from top left:
Sofa – wayfair.co.uk [ £730 ] / mural – muralswallpaper.co.uk [ from £36 ] / bin – made.com [ £35 ] / pen holder – trouva.com [ £10 ] / kids chest of drawers – laredoute.co.uk [ £275 ] / tiles – claybrookstudio.co.uk [ from £7.38 ] / chair – uk.myfaktory.com [ £39.90 ]
home: trend [ black steel ]
We have noticed an increased popularity in bringing black accents into our homes through furniture and lighting.
Find chair legs in tubular black steel, black frames on cabinets & shelving, as well as black metal floor lamps & bed frames.
This modern touch gives us an alternative to brass and chrome accents and nods back to the eighties. Keep chair colours light as they contrast best with the black and will make it easier to compliment your current style.
Clockwise from to left:
Bedframe / John Lewis [ £175 ]
Floorlamp / Next [ £65 ]
Side table / H&M [ £79. 99 ]
Dining chair / Rockett St George [ £145 ]
Set of Side tables / LaRedoute [ £104 ]
Console table / West Elm [ £319 ]
Armchair / Ikea [ £90 ]