I’ll start this post by saying I’m no trend predictor and I don’t have a crystal ball. In fact you’ll probably notice a lot of the images I’m sharing with you today have been around for a while. Therefore this feature consists of interior design elements I’d like to add or enhance in my own home this year, rather than any great predictions.
Mix and Match
The trend for mixing and matching dining chairs in contrasting styles is going absolutely nowhere. As demonstrated in Emily Henderson’s living room, you can mix and match in your lounge area too; fusing mid century leather chairs and sofas in different colours with upholstered ottomans and boho moroccan pouffes. I have always been a fan of an evolving space rather than buying a whole suite of furniture from one place. However this was more due to budget than a design choice!
I suppose the easiest way to create this look without looking like a hotchpotch jumble is to aim to keep one thing consistent; whether it be the types of wood, the height of the furniture, or alternatively pick up the colour of the furnishings in other accessories too to create a more coherent space.
Crystal, Agate and Quartz
Semi precious gemstones and minerals are also having their moment. Agate, crystal and quartz are perfect materials to create the ‘hard glam look’.
With their unique textures and captivating colours you can easily add into your own home in the form of bookends, coasters and cupboard knobs. Anthropologie are always a good retailer to check out for this look.
Marble has also been around for a couple of years but as yet I haven’t got round to including it in my house other than in a cheese dome. As a very sophisticated natural stone, marble looks superb with a back and white colour scheme, and decadent when combined with copper or brass. I’m on the look out for a marble tray of some description to add into my spare room. I’m pretty sure H&M had a marble collection but I think it’s all out of stock. I’m all ears if you have any suggestions?
Pantone named this rich and full bodied shade as their colour of the year. Marsala is a really welcoming shade and would make a huge style statement if used to paint a room.
If going the whole hog and applying such a plush colour to your walls is a bit much then try incorporating into accents such as rugs or cushions. The strong brick hue looks great combined with earthier pinks and neutrals.
Whether or not this colour takes off remains to be seen but I prefer Pantone’s choice more than the emeralds and orchids of previous years.
Personally I can’t get enough herringbone in my life and I have a sample honeycomb tile I’m itching to find a home for. Geometric patterns on floors, walls and soft furnishings are all the rage right now. I adore the bathroom we featured above from Sarah Sherman Samuel’s house as it puts a new spin on the usual running bond pattern you usually see with metro tiles.
What interiors styles have you seen emerging? What do you love and what do you wish would go away?!
Images sources | Mix and Match Lounge | Contrasting chairs | Crystal platter with accessories | Bar area with agate handles | Marble tray | Marble kitchen | Marsala sofa | Marsala chair | Subway tiles in geometric pattern | Herringbone chevron floor.