Introducing key replica vintage / weathered furniture pieces into a room and placing them with a grand artwork or a majestic clock can bring immediate charm and grandeur to an interior. Such decor is readily accessible today due to this popular look being timeless. This is a safe stye to decorate with because the colouring is typically neutral and you can always bring a touch of subtle colour through plants, photo frames or wall art. Keep the space minimal but don’t scale down the design of the prime features.
Wool Ottomans are distinctive natural articles that provide textures, patterns and colours to your interior. If you are inspired by the eclectic/ boho style, adding pouffes can really promote that look. These stunning features act not only as a functional footstool but also as a platform to showcase complimentary ornaments. A popular styling tip is to place a tray on the top surface to hold selected decor accents to really dress the space. Partner with woollen/cotton throws or cushions as finishing touches.
Has the colour Blue been on your mind lately? It’s no wonder when Blue is trending right now. We are seeing more and more Blue furnishings on offer becoming a popular choice amongst today’s homes. Blue works well in all rooms of the house, whether it’s to give a refreshing nautical theme to an old beach shack bedroom in the form of a bedspread or scatter cushions, or placing statement furniture pieces such as a sofa and matching coloured sideboard in a living room to set off a traditional opulent feel. Either way Blue is such a versatile and timeless colour to work with and will add big impact to your interior.
Earthy homewares such as ceramic jars and vases are a very cost effective way to introduce a raw and natural interior to your home. Textured and patterend earthy decorative schemes produce a very organic feel to a room especially when using one off designs. Such decorations commonly give you a real ‘back to nature’ feel when these additions are homemade. Keep the room very minimal with a natural toned pallete and add a touch of fresh greenery to your earthy incorporations.
Rattan is booming within our interior spaces. This limitless material is being used in various ways whether it is in furniture pieces, lighting or accessories its all part of the boho craze! We are loving the balance of natural wicker, cane and bamboo that forms a relaxed organic style to a space. Rattan can be used to compliment a vast range of old or new items, rattan really is a timeless look and can be paired with most styles.
Working with a neutral colour palette on the walls of your home? You don’t have to repaint to transform the look of the room. Why not add interest and brighten your interior with a pop of colour. Just by adding one signature piece of furniture you can alter the entire feel and look of the room. You can achieve this by hanging a bright colourful piece of artwork, tapestry, add a rug with bountiful hues or select armchairs in your favourite colour to reflect your own style.
Often working with city dwellings, you are limited with space. It is extremely important to make the most of every crevice with multi-functional areas, and to use strategic tools to create a sense of space within your interior. You can still generate your favourite interior style, but we would suggest using limited accessories when decorating, scarce pops of colour and retain an uncluttered minimal look. Minimal does not mean that it must be dull, it just suggests that you should keep a sense of order and be vigilant when it comes to selecting furniture and decorative pieces. Be creative, make the overall look still boast style but keep textures light and surfaces clean lined – expansive simplicity is key!
There has been a shift in the design industry where elements of nature are strongly being suggested to dress our homes. Colours such as forest green, exposed timber and rich textures are used within interiors as it brings an essence of wellness and calmness to our busy lifestyles.
Introducing green to your interior palette can promote a sense of relaxation, balance and creativity. Teaming your focal green with added live greenery brings serenity to a room and introduces several hues of green to create interest visually and flow to the space. It is important to contrast bold colours, in this particular case the white walls and floor enhances the principle green and sits perfectly against the ornate dark timber bed frame. The room is balanced with raw elements and the natural greens work well for both males and females. Note: Simplicity is key when exploring trends of wellness and nature within interiors.
Boasting a mix of European and American furniture, this interior above reflects the Hamptons Style, with a touch of Australiana. It is typical of this design to have a neutral palette with pops of colour, and warm timber elements that bring a relaxed but classic feel.
Characteristically, the Hamptons style works well by the sea or in a country home. If wanting to bring this look into a beach home, simply replace the darker décor accent pieces with hints of ocean Blues in say your cushions or throws, add White woven baskets and keep the iconic neutral surrounding pallet. As displayed in the image above, they have gone for a more rustic country look and added in rattan armchairs, a grand painting of a Hound above the fireplace and antlers. This is an extremely popular theme when it comes to interiors that never seems to date, it is truly a classic.
A warm, feminine style which is also referred to as country cottage or French Antique, Shabby Chic has a rather romantic air. It’s all about blushing pink shades, roses and a certain simplicity in the sense that any vases, mirrors and chairs tend to be vintage rather than new. Because of this they have a trademark distressed look (whether genuine or applied).
The colour scheme with this look is neutral whites, beiges, creams and pale pastels such as blue, green, yellow and pink. There are plenty of florals, with fussy frills and polka dots encouraged (it’s a feminine style, after all). A great proponent of the shabby chic style is the designer Cath Kidson.
Fancy candlesticks, ornately framed mirrors, pitchers with wild flowers placed on a dressing table – these are all shabby chic accessories. In terms of furniture, reclaimed wood – often painted white – is popular and so too is the odd Louis IV reproduction chair with chipped paint. Sofas tend to be covered in throws and cushions (it’s all about comfort but without the elegance of Scandinavian style).
Wicker, linen and natural cotton, as well as the more glamorous velvet are favourite Shabby Chic materials from which to fashion tablecloths, curtains, cushions and other matching accessories.
This is a style that’s perfect for a female-led interior, but one which men can find a bit questionable at times.