TREND TALKS: FASHION & INTERIORS

 
 
 
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September is always an amazing month for both the worlds of interiors and fashion. With Maison et Objet, Focus, Decorex, and 100% Design, to name a few of the trade shows we have been to in the last few weeks, we are reeling with exciting new ideas for our up and coming projects. It is always great to get back from the trade shows and share all our ideas with the team. Today we held our monthly 'Ideas Factory' design meeting Petersham Nurseries (a favourite spot) to share all the trends we have seen.

Reflecting on what we have seen at the trade shows and the trends coming out of fashion weeks held in Milan, Paris, London and New York, we are always excited to see how closely the trends in fashion and interiors sit. We have picked out some of our favourite trends from the catwalks and shared how we would use these in our interiors.

 

GOING GREEN

Green is a firm favourite for this season. It reflects an organic and earthy autumnal vibe and can look just as great in a block-coloured dress as it does on a sofa. Green used in interiors has a timeless feel and the deep forest green and bluey tinged teals are two of our favourite shades. If you pop into our Chelsea Harbour Studio you will see our brand new room set, an autumnal library space, where block colour blue-green walls are the perfect matching backdrop to a huge teal upholstered seat.

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GOLD (IN MODERATION!)

Forget showy, shouty, shiny gold. A firm favourite in the interior shows, in Paris and London alike, is a much more understated metallic gold. Used in moderation it can add a touch of class to a contemporary room. Marry a dull gold lamp with a rich dark scheme for a sophisticated look. If you are just wanting to update your space, you don't have to go mad - simply add a few matt gold accessories. Vases and bowls work well, don't cost a fortune, and can be swapped in when you feel like a change.

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COLOUR POPS

Colour, colour, colour - it's everywhere. On the high street, in the boutiques and all over the interior magazines. Block colour is so flattering to wear and makes a great statement if you do the same in your interiors. Upholstering an armchair, painting a wall of shelving, or just selecting a colourful piece of art can transform a calm, neutral scheme. This can be a great solution if you don't feel brave enough to go the whole hog and paint your house top to bottom with strong colour!

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BUCKLES & BELTS

Trimmings are hot this season. Fringing, trims, buckles and belts work just as well on furniture as they do in your wardrobe. Our long-term favourites are the buckled and belted cushions from our friends at De La Cuona. The contrast of the relaxed linen fabrics of their cushion range with a smart leather belt & buckle fastening is one of their timeless creations that we use time and time again.

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DONT WRITE OFF BLACK!

Our experience tells us that with every economic wobble, everyone rushes for colour in both fashion and interiors. It's the British way of cheering ourselves up and, as we mentioned above, colour is everywhere in these uncertain pre-Brexit days. But we noticed black is still there, quietly in the background, anchoring down an interior (or an outfit!). Even if it's just a black gloss lacquer frame to a brightly upholstered chair, black toned timbers, or some dark accessories sitting on a boldly painted shelving unit. Check out our new black Boho Chair at our online arm at th2studio to see how timeless and chic black will always look.

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