Interior / June 5, 2018 / .
The indigo blues are still in fashion but recently we tend to use it through accessories and art, rather than large joinery items or furniture pieces. Together with an element of gold or brass, these create a rich composition, even in a new build apartment. Scaling it down and refining rich tones helps to animate the atmosphere while ensuring that even the most conservative of clients have a fashionable interior. We will always ensure that those pieces are easily replaceable if the fashion changes. This style of combining trends/colours gives us an opportunity to be creative within our environment.
A common mistake that most of us are guilty of painting first. Put that paint brush down! First, you need to pick out the rooms fabrics and main textiles, such as rugs and curtains. Because it is simply much easier to find fabrics that we love and then pick out paint to match. While it is much harder to find a fabric that we love, that also just so happens to match the paint we have already put on our walls.
Vivid colours, organic and earthy shades and textured fabrics work so well in this houseboat interior; mellow yellows, blues and greens compliment natural woods with an ease and elegance we could not assume would work quite so well. And they are all very on-trend right now. One thing I have noticed this year is the use of layering, from floor coverings to bedding, cushions and throws, which adds dimension to a room and gives depth to a design. Do not think to have seen this amount of mixing of styles and tones to create such eclectic styling, in a very long time, but inspired by it. If you are a lover of colour and texture, you could not be happier this season with such a vibrant display in the world of interiors.
There is a general trend of people moving away from grey and very neutral schemes and increasingly embracing bolder, deeper-hued tones for walls and kitchen cabinetry, rather than limiting bolder colours to accent accessories and cushions. This is a guest room I recently completed in a traditional country house setting, although the colour would work just as well in a city bedroom or study. The depth of pigment in the salmon peach walls lends a masculine tone to what could otherwise be quite a feminine room and the overall effect is more modern.