Designers have been searching the skies for inspiration – with heavenly results. Think sophisticated astronomy and zodiac patterns, star-strewn plates, galaxy murals, galactic surfaces and cosmic tile work. From subtle hints to all-out tributes to the night sky, celestial motifs have been shooting across fashion and interiors.
2. SCALLOPS AND SCALES
We’re calling it the ‘Blue Planet effect’ because this season’s interior looks took a dive deep under the ocean with sea creatures swimming across every surface. From scalloped furniture to fish scale tiles and all things curved, wavy and ocean-inspired, we’ve fallen hook, line and sinker for the under the sea trend.
3. CRITTALL STYLE
There’s no denying that Crittall-style has been staging a comeback – and not just as windows and doors, but as walls, rear extensions, room dividers and even shower screens. Edgy and versatile, the sturdy, slim-profile frames tap into the current trend for all things industrial. It’s no wonder Crittall-style has been dominating our Pinterest feeds.
Would you go nude? The latest interiors trend is barely there, warm, earthy neutrals. For the past few years, grey has dominated the neutral interiors palette. But sandy shades are back, and proving to be anything but boring. Now don’t get us wrong, we love grey, but we’ve found ourselves increasingly drawn towards the warmer, friendlier tones of oatmeal and stonewashed linen. Think fleshy toned, earthy jute, canvas, wool, wood and hemp – which, face it, all sound way nicer than beige.
5. MERMAID TILES
There’s a new wave of tile shapes taking surfaces by storm. From fan-shaped fish scale tiles to complex quatrefoils, tiles are taking on more fluid forms with rounded edges and irregular shapes. Options include fan shaped scallop patterns, fish-scales, curvy eye-shaped T-drops, ornamental quatrefoils or the simple but effective hexagon. These more unusual shapes piece together to create striking effects, adding instant interest to modern bathrooms, cloakrooms, kitchens and even hallways.
6. MID CENTURY MODERN
While many interiors trend have a sell-by date, Mid-Century Modern style somehow never goes out of style. There’s no denying Mid-Century modernism is everywhere, providing style inspiration for everything from the latest hotels, restaurants and bars to luxe new apartments. The design classic Eames chairs are everywhere and the cocktail cabinet essential of the two martini lunch is fast becoming a modern must-have. 1950s chic never goes out of style with low-slung lines and natural woods still influencing designs today.
Searches for velvet have increased by 400% over past six months and is the most searched for fabric. Sumptuously seductive, velvet beds and velvet sofas are some of the most covetable ways to bring the look home.
8. LIVING WALLS
The trend for lush and leafy living walls continued to grow. We saw cool interpretations sprout up across hotels, restaurants, and retail spaces and now we’re seeing them in stylish, modern homes too. Loved by green-fingered urbanites, they’re a genius use of space and perfect for compact gardens, courtyards, roof terraces, patios and balconies – if you can’t grow out, grow up.
9. LINE ART
One of the hottest interior trends is inspired by the free-flowing illustrations from the likes of artists like Picasso, Magritte, Miro and Matisse. There’s no doubt about it, we experienced a figurative boom thanks to the artworks of the 50s and 60s, with abstract facial components making waves across interiors. With online searches for ‘line drawings’ at an all-time high, the delicate style of art saw a renaissance in modern homes. From vases with faces to pretty plates, patterned glassware and illustrated cushions and rugs, figurative art finally stepped into homeware – and we love it.
10. DECORATIVE PLATES
Pretty porcelain plates deserve to get noticed – whether at your next dinner party or proudly displayed in your cabinet or on walls. You won’t want to leave these hidden in cupboards. It’s time to display your decorative dishes!