This Image: Interior designer Cate Burren of Angel & Blume Interior Design suggests adding a quilted bed-throw for the perfect nostalgic look
From a new colour palette to inspire you to glamorous burnished metals, this season’s new trends will give an elegant feel to your home. Add in botanical prints and a dash of floral decor for schemes that are naturally stylish
Mix romantic, feminine touches – think velvet and lace – with more contemporary, harder materials, such as concrete flooring or woven textiles, for a modern-day ‘mash-up’ style.
Revealing the trend in full effect is the new style of wall tiles that are becoming increasingly popular. Emma Pratt at St Ives Tile and Stone comments, “Coming on-trend this year is a mix-and-match tiling style. Subtle florals, geometric patterns and quirky prints are being used in a non-matching way and we are seeing more customers opting for patterns instead of plain tiles. It gives a quirky patchwork effect and is very of the moment. Love it or hate it, used sparingly next to plain tiles, it gives a wonderful focal point to a bathroom or kitchen. Use them as a stripe down the wall of a shower enclosure, for example, or as a splashback behind a range – above all, this type of tiling gives personality and character.”
This Image: Velvet Tub Chair, £445, Oliver Bonas
“Harness the nostalgia and seek out a quirky, one-off find”
This Image: Silver Versailles Velvet Chaise Longue, £820, Black Orchid, London
Nigel Wright, owner of Interiors of Ely, gives his advice on translating the theme: “Harness the nostalgia trend by seeking out a quirky, one-off find for your home. We supply a range of unique pieces – such as vintage furniture and unusual accessories. For something completely original, we also offer a handmade bespoke service so you can create your own pieces. These ‘finds’ will add character and give a talking point to your room. We also restore items of furniture – this is a great way to breathe new life into something you would otherwise replace. After all, who wants to be the same as everyone else – originality is key to being on-trend.”
This Image: Horse Head made of driftwood, £159, Interiors of Ely
Unique pieces for your home include the sumptuous, bright tub chairs at Oliver Bonas, the velvet dining chairs and chaise longues at Black Orchid and the quirky, plywood stools designed by Piet Hein Eek and Dutch manufacturer NLXL LAB, which feature paintings from Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum (available at Lime Lace).
Angel & Blume’s interior designer Cate Burren concludes: “Creating a space that is personal to a homeowner is the core of a good design scheme and often this includes a carefully balanced mix of styles. I love to see a modern contemporary home softened with, for example, some feminine textures of velvet, linen, lace and embroidery.”
This Image: Jungle Print Wallpaper by Miki Rose for The Graduate collection, £125 per roll, Lime Lace