Spring into the lat­est in­te­ri­ors

Life & Style Weekend - - HOME - With Tracey Hordern

HEAD­ING into spring, here are some of the lat­est in­te­rior trends. While some are a con­tin­u­a­tion of past looks, oth­ers are as fresh as to­mor­row.

The kitchen

Matte black ac­ces­sories and fin­ishes, in­clud­ing ovens, cook­tops, light­ing and other ap­pli­ances are to­tally now. Eclec­tic, mis­matched kitchens with warm fin­ishes are fab­u­lous, as are in­dus­trial-style kitchens, but cop­per high­lights are def­i­nitely a thing of the past.

For­mal din­ing spa­ces vs seam­less en­ter­tain­ing spa­ces

De­pend­ing on life­style, cli­mate and sta­tus, sep­a­rate din­ing rooms can cre­ate space where fam­ily and friends can gather in real time. Yet the de­mand for out­door kitchens and seam­less open liv­ing spa­ces is equally strong.

The liv­ing room

Bloom­ing flo­ral soft fur­nish­ings and so­fas scream 2016-17. Seen at this year’s Dé­cor and De­sign show were flo­ral prints and lush silk vel­vets in con­tem­po­rary bold colours such as deep pur­ple and emer­ald green.

Tex­tures

Mir­rors are even more on-trend than ever, with bev­elled edges adding an el­e­ment of luxe. Cork is the sur­pris­ing new hero, with en­tire walls cladded in the ma­te­rial for both style and func­tion.

Bath­rooms

Gone are the cold, spa-like spa­ces and in with op­u­lent and in­dus­trial-style bath­rooms. Coloured metal­lic tiling can add a hint of glam­our, as does brushed steel or brass tap­wear.

Bed­rooms

Mod­ern bo­hemian, colour­ful bed­rooms with lots of luxe, eth­nic tex­tiles are red hot now, with most in­te­rior de­sign­ers rec­om­mend­ing up­hol­stered bed­heads.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

Bed­room fea­tur­ing Du­lux 2017 En­twine colours.

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