home: trend [ matt finishes ]

home:trend [ matt finishes ]

Over the last few years we have seen a lot of shiny surfaces, metalic accents and pattern on cabinets and tables. This season we seeing less shine and more matt finishes.

Solid colour on worktops, cabinets and table tops is coming through into stores and we will be seeing it everywhere. Strong colour choices are pink, black and green.

This look is very much influenced by Scandinavian design and creates a much more harmonious interior with solid shapes and strong silhouettes.

Guide:

Top row: coffee table / johnlewis.com [ £239 ], table lamp / oliverbonas.com [ £68 ], cabinet doors / ikea.com [ £35 ]

Middle row: cabinet / laredoute.co.uk [ £349 ], decanter / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £48 ], table lamp / trouva.com [ £179 ]

Bottom row: vase / habitat.co.uk [ £20 ], watering can / trouva.com [ £59 ], wardrobe / made.com [ £699 ]

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home: trend [ vintage inspired lighting ]

home: trend [ vintage inspired lighting ]

Lighting is one of the most important parts of any room, whether you like you design subtle or full on.

This year we are seeing an increased popularity of antique inspired lights, including decorative chandeliers and wall sconces. The great thing about what we are seeing with reproduction lights is that the prices are a lot cheaper than if you were sourcing an original.

Make a statement with a decorative chandelier, fringing and glass. There are so many options to choose from, so be brave and go bold.

Guide:

Top row:

Velvet lampshade – tindesign.co.uk [ £295 ], wall light – wayfair.co.uk [ £36 ], chandelier – rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £395 ]

Middle row:

Ceiling light – lighting lightingcompany.co.uk [ £180 ], chandelier – dunelm.com [ £69 ], wall lamp – maisonsdumonde.com [ £88 ]

Bottom row:

Pineapple wall sconce – abigailahern.com [ £118 ], glass ceiling lamp – moonlightdesign.co.uk [ £47 ], wall light – grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £125 ]

home: trend [ colour clash ]

home: trend [ colour clash ]

With any trend you can take elements of what you like and create the looks in individual rooms. This week’s trend focuses on vibrant colour and pattern. Take inspiration at whatever level and transform a room into an array of bold tones and print.

This trend is all about being a maxamilist and being brave on your choices. Mix florals with stripes, bright pink with green, leopard print and yellow.

If you don’t want to go for this look in the whole room then why not try throwing lots of colour on a picture wall or maybe find a corner you can experiment in with ab armchair and soft furnishings.

Embrace the colour this year!

Guide:

Clockwise from top left:

Lampshade / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ from £30 ], cabinet / made.com [ £199 ], wall mural / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ from £195 ], footstool / audenza.com [ £76 ], curtains / johnlewis.com [ from £80 ], vase / laredoute.co.uk [ £37.95 ], chest of drawers / oliverbonas.com [ £795 ], sofa / anthropologie.com [ £1298 ]

home: trend [ organic ceramics ]

home: trend [ organic ceramics ]

With an increased interest in handmade home accessories, this season we are seeing a lot more of this look in ceramics. Of course we know that some will not be handmade, but we are able to get the look, with uneven edges, organic shapes and engraving.

We are seeing subtle textures embossed onto vases and pots, engraved lines and even rattan decorated.

Colours are very nuetral, with stone, white, terracotta and black. Mix different styles and colours together for a curated look, and of course get your pops of colour this Spring with flowers and greenery.

Guide:

Top row:

embosed vase – £18 / made.com, rattan decorative bottle – £29.99 / zarahome.com, bud vase – £30 / habitat.co.uk

Middle row:

table lamp – £179 / westelm.co.uk, vase – £60 / rockettstgeorge.co.uk, vase – £16 / anthropologie.com

Bottom row:

engraved vase – £18 / hurnandhurn.com, vase – £26 / grahamandgreen.co.uk, ceramic pot – £45.95 / trouva.com

home: trend [ maritime ]

home: trend [ maritime ]

The new ‘maritime’ trend has a far softer and subtle feel than nautical trends of the past.

Still with a feel of being in and around the sea coast but through textures, colours, patterns and imprints as opposed to more obvious use of rope, anchors and red, blue and white.

The colours are washed out blues, sandy beiges, dirty whites and with metallic hints to give an edge of boat engines, rusty hand rails and anchor chains and using natural weave in rugs, runners and chair seats; as a nod to sailors rope.

There’s much layering in textures and fabrics, with patterns of stripe, weave and linear illustration alike to shell patterns.

Add in collected nicknacks from travels, clusters of vases and stick to natural fabrics and surfaces – wood, wicker, bamboo, cotton, wool and silk.

Main picture guide:

Stool £45 Trouva / Paint from £23 Wickes / Rug £299 La Redoute

Sofa £1445 Loaf / Vase / EBay / Sideboard £651 Turnball & Thomas

Vase £18 Plumo / Light £88.45 More Handles / Curtain £88 Anthropologie

Inspiration from Ikea (above)

home: trend [ woven furniture ]

home: trend [ woven furniture ]

This last year has seen a massive resergence in 70s inspired rattan furniture. A boho feel, with a relaxed vibe was seen everywhere, and is still very much a popular choice.

This year we are seeing a lot more woven furniture incorporating Japanese influences. The pale wood tones are being mixed with black for a more striking look. This can be seen on cabinets and screens, again with Japanese influences.

The fine weave we are seeing creates a lovely pattern and texture on table tops and door fronts, perfect for a statement piece. Don’t go overboard with this, as the more stripped back the better. Let the furniture do the talking, so just invest in one or two items to tie into your space.

Guide:

Clockwise from top left

Coffee table / hm.com [ £99.99 ]

Screen / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £400 ]

Wardrobe / made.com [ £699 ]

Dining chair / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £265 ]

Table lamp / dunelm.co.uk [ £42 ]

Bed / frenchbedroomcompany.co.uk [ £1095 ]

Cabinet / laredoute.co.uk [ £655 ]