Over the last few weeks we have been busy browsing through the latest ranges of fabrics and wallpaper launched at the Focus exhibition at Chelsea Harbour Design Centre. In this week’s blog we are sharing details on some of the interior trends we are seeing for this coming season.
The first look we have named Decadent Glamour – a sophisticated mix of decorative fabrics with reference to early 20th century design. Pattern inspiration of the Art Deco period feature heavily – striking geometrics alongside animal skin inspired patterns, and elegant fern leaf and peacock feather designs. We saw a lot of textures and marbling in fabrics at the Focus show and this group of designs form a distinct trend in their own right.
Decadent Glamour colours are deep and rich – indigo and navy, dark mauve or deep moss green highlighted with other rich hues and metallics.
Gold and Silver play an important role as accents in a fabric or interior scheme and these metallics are often used together, adding a sense of luxury. Black and charcoal are also key accent colours.
Botanical Paradise is a print dominated trend featuring detailed botanical drawing and quirky toiles. We are noticing there is more exotic botanical imagery – ferns and foliage accompanied by intricate butterfly and dragonfly motifs, tropical birds, parrots and flamingos. This season we’re also seeing more unusual animal imagery including elephants and monkeys, especially at the top end of the market.
The Botanical Paradise trend can be split into two looks – Exotic which features bright tones of Aqua, Coral, Green, Lime, Purple and Jade, and Natural Botanic with less exotic imagery and softer use of colour including forest green tones, softer blue greens, indigo and purples. Natural grounds dominate but dark grounds also provide a dramatic backdrop for some of the more exotic designs.
The Ranch is a weave dominated trend inspired heavily by American Southwestern Textile Design. Bold geometric designs are rendered in either natural fibres – jute, cotton, wool – or fabrics imitating this look. The look is pattern heavy featuring motif stripes, primitive geometrics, ikat, kilim style patterns and elaborate chevrons and diamond designs. Folk style printed florals, prints imitating weave effects and interesting colour woven textures also form part of this trend.
Colour is focussed on traditional hues with pared down tones of Orange, Reds, Teal, Soft Blues and Grey Blue combined with naturals and greys.
The style of designs and choice of fabrics in this Navajo inspired trend lends graphic appeal and textural depth to an interior scheme and can be adapted to suit either a traditional or contemporary home.
There is definitely some crossover between the trends we are seeing this season with a number of fabrics fitting into more than one defined story. This highlights a more general trend we are seeing to mix and match styles and patterns.
We will be covering more interior trends over the next couple of weeks so look out for further blogs which we hope will inspire you this Autumn / Winter.
By The Design Team at UK Curtains and Interiors
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