In­side in­for­ma­tion... what the best dressed homes will wear in 2013

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pas­tels cre­ates a new sooth­ing mood via lay­ers of soft glow­ing am­ber tones, corals and apri­cots along with frag­ile pinks and quiet vi­o­lets.

Th­ese del­i­cate colours add an in­fu­sion of hushed glam­our to dream­like room schemes that pro­vide a com­fort­ing sanc­tu­ary from the chaos of mod­ern life. In­cor­po­rate prod­ucts with iri­des­cent and pearles­cent ef­fects to add to the en­tranc­ing el­e­gance and seek out sub­tle nude-toned glit­ter or colour-tinted me­tal­lic leather cush­ions in frosted pas­tels to take this style from laid­back to lux­u­ri­ous.

Sur­face fin­ishes across 2013 lure us in and fas­ci­nate us, whether pearlised bo­real, poly­chro­matic, furry, jew­elled, chalky, weath­ered or mi­cro tex­tured me­tallics. They are all eye-catch­ing.

In fact, me­tallics are cru­cial to fu­ture in­te­rior de­sign trends and they have never been more com­plex or more de­sir­able than they are forecast to be in 2013. Me­tallics can be used to de­liver not only glam­our to room schemes but char­ac­ter and au­then­tic­ity via rough luxe styling. For­get about flaw­less hi-shine golds and in­stead favour deep cop­per as your key me­tal­lic tone of choice.

The rough luxe style an­swers a ba­sic need to con­nect with na­ture and sat­is­fies a grow­ing de­sire to be sur­rounded by things that feel more real and au­then­tic.

2013 wel­comes in this un­tamed and chal­leng­ing aes­thetic that is all about cel­e­brat­ing na­ture in the raw. Based on the use of ma­te­ri­als in a less pro­cessed and more nat­u­ral state, the key to really mak­ing this style work is to boldly mix in glam­orous prod­ucts to off­set all the earthy rugged­ness. It en­sures you cre­ate some­thing de­cid­edly more so­phis­ti­cated. This is a new lux­u­ri­ous take on bring­ing the out­si­dem in­side and can be ap­plied to any room in your home. It in­tro­duces ge­o­log­i­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics, such as a dra­matic slate grey rough rock panel fea­ture wall, along­side dark pur­ple and cop­per satin cush­ions or throws, bur­nished wood fur­ni­ture with bark-like tex­ture de­tails and ham­mered cop­per ves­sels coun­tered by soft felted wool seat­ing pouffes, larger cracked leather seat­ing and shaggy faux fur blan­kets. Com­plete the look by in­tro­duc­ing Aztec pat­terns via rugs, ce­ram­ics and framed art.

This year is full of pat­tern, wrap­ping a se­duc­tive cloak around home prod­ucts whether they be dig­i­tal and kalei­do­scopic, tes­sel­lated or 1950’s con­ver­sa­tional prints with retro geo­met­rics in ice cream par­lour pas­tels. Pat­terns cer­tainly dom­i­nant the trend we’re call­ing The Cu­ra­tor.

This is a style that glo­be­trots and time trav­els across the cen­turies, bring­ing to­gether bi­jou trea­sures in a Parisian sa­lon style.

It is an eclec­tic assem­blage of vin­tage and lav­ish avant garde pieces and un­abashed op­u­lence oozes from ev­ery cor­ner of room schemes in a har­mo­nious mix of deca­dent dark pur­ples, mys­te­ri­ous ab­sinthe green and heady wine tones which play against chalky neu­trals.

2013 is full of pat­tern, colour, in­trigue and glam­our.

www.scar­leto­pus.com A YORK­SHIRE let­ting agent is in­sist­ing that all his com­pany’s prop­er­ties are fit­ted with state-ofthe-art locks.

Luke Gid­ney, founder of LetLeeds and Let-York, be­lieves that con­vert­ing all his man­aged prop­er­ties to anti-snap and an­tibump locks is the best way to keep the bur­glars out.

He says: “We al­ways change the locks when a ten­ancy ends as a ba­sic crime preven­tion mea­sure. By us­ing anti-snap and anti-bump locks, Let-Leeds and Let-York will be prevent­ing bur­glary tech­niques that ac­count for three out of ev­ery five UK bur­glar­ies

“We can­not force our land­lords to adopt such locks but we be­lieve that once they have dis­cussed the sit­u­a­tion with us they will agree that it is the only way for­ward.”

The Cu­ra­tor trend board by Scar­let Opus, fea­tur­ing De­canter lights by Lee Broom, left; A mon­tage of ma­te­ri­als, cen­tre, and rock mon­tage, right. There will be a grow­ing de­sire to be sur­rounded by things that feel au­then­tic.

Cop­per will fig­ures strongly among the ma­te­ri­als favoured next year, as this mon­tage shows, top; Maya wall­pa­per in Storm colour­way by Meystyle, with ad­di­tion of gold frames, above left; Water­suede Cipria Oro (leather wall tiles) by Stu­dioart, above right, also dis­play the type of feel and sur­face tex­ture that will be­come im­por­tant.

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