This week I would like to introduce Lucy Taylor, an interior designer from Taylor Rose Designs.
Lucy has answered my questions about this season’s hot new trends so beautifully that I can’t wait to stamp my creative influence on my next renovation project! I hope you will be similarly inspired.
Is there an overall design style/theme that is fashionable this winter?
The look for this season is mixing different design elements and making them work together. For example you could mix modern with eclectic or simple and sophisticated with vintage.
Organic and recyclable materials are very popular especially as we all become more aware of our environment.
Geometric patterns also feature strongly this season.
What are the latest colour schemes for the upcoming season?
Grey is still the popular choice as a base colour, gone is the beige. This season features bright and saturated schemes with a hint of accent colours.
- Citrus colours of bright yellow, green and orange.
- Saturated colours are your deep purple, plum and navy.
- Romantic colours such as gold, pastel, burgundy.
- Earthy tones: whites, bronze, copper, muted green
- Retro: Blues, pinks, reds
What about fabrics and patterns?
A lot of inspiration this year has been drawn from places like India, Morocco and Africa. Plenty of big bold colours, geometric patterns, lots of texture.
For fabrics, velvet and suede are popular due to their durability. Take a classic pattern and mix it with modern.
Floral is also big.
What’s the latest fashion in wall art?
Wall art has personal meaning this season. Artwork, personal photos, sculptured artwork. You can mix different materials and textures together to form a sculptured piece. Gold has become very popular to construct decorative pieces. This can make a wonderful focal point in your home. Think outside the box.
What about furniture?
Wood is still popular. The latest is light coloured wood such as honey and caramel tones. It makes the space look airy, lighter and brighter.
Upholstered head boards in your bedroom are becoming more popular by the day and you can have any fabric you want. You can have studs or plain and they can be custom made. You can also have a matching blanket box made for the foot of the bed to complete the look and provide additional storage.
Cowhide is making a comeback for floor rugs and for use as fabric on chairs.
If anything I would suggest you be bold with your decisions. Everything is up for interpretation so experiment with different designs, colours and pattern. Own your space, and make it you.
If you would like Lucy’s expert advice on your interior design selections, please comment below.
Alternatively, contact Lucy directly through her website. She will be only too happy to tailor an interior design consultation to suit your taste.
Now go out, be bold and have fun!