As we gear up for this year’s Maison & Objet in Paris, all eyes are on the top interior design brands. New designs will be unveiled and the new interior design trends will start to emerge.
I, for one, hope that some of 2016’s top trends will be here to stay!
Here is my round up of some of the top interior design trends from 2016…
One of my favourite trends for 2016, the Indoor/Outdoor brings the outside, in! This trend is all about seamlessly connecting an interior living space to an outside area, giving the feeling of being in the outdoors. Access to more light and the potential to create a leafy, botanical oasis in a typical city-dweller flat made this trend one of the most influential for 2016.
Installing the appropriate doors can really help this trend come alive. I saw the usage of crittall doors in a lot of designs, giving the space a contemporary industrial look.
Using materials which you would traditionally see in the garden, such as rattan or wicker is also extremely effective.
Indoor planting is also is also key to bringing this trend to life – open shelving systems & leafy trailing plants have been used here to create the ultimate indoor/outdoor look. From strategically placed pot plants to bringing nature inside of the home, literally. Living walls covered with all kinds of fauna and flora in showers, bathrooms and lounges.
Terraniums, seal-able glass containers containing plants of all kinds have been used to add a touch of green to any indoor space – like taxidermy in cloches but now living plants in glass containers!
The indoor/outdoor theme was also very influential across wall paper print and fabrics. Painterly florals, photo-real florals and especially florals on black backgrounds were key botanical prints for this trend.
Turning the traditional concept of a garden shed on its head, I have noticed that these ‘She Sheds’ have been used for the creation of Zen areas for outdoor work spaces, kitchens and alternative studios with a feminine edge. This is a creation of time and space for women, following from ‘man caves’, us ladies now have she sheds!
Blush Pink – From Runway to Home
We cannot deny that your home reflects your style and what your wear. No more has this link become more apparent than in 2016 when may of the key fashion trends were adopted as interior design trends. A key example is the transition of the blush trend from catwalk to home – Chanel, Jil Sanders, Gucci, to name but a few, all featured this key colour in their Autumn/Winter 2016 collections.
I saw many blush interior schemes paired with either deep forest greens or deep green-grey with salmon accents. I love this Kelly Wearstler statement armchair with a swooping, curved back in a blush pink tone with tapered brass legs.
The influence of emerald and sapphire tones were seen on floor finishes, upholstery and wall paper. I absolutely love these Viya polished gold handles with a vintage style and semi-precious stone details. It is the perfect example of verdant green and deep blue jewellery tones within interior design.
It was all about the finishes for 2016! Coffee tables, armchairs and sofas from different design houses, all with a variety of brass finishes. One of my favourites is this elegant George Smith pin-tucked sofa in sumptuous green velvet and brushed brass legs.
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