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