In­te­rior style and how to get the look

Colour and tex­ture / metallics, blues, pinks, om­bres and colours that pop all cel­e­brate Sum­mer and ev­ery­thing that’s hot in 2018.

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SOME trends are an ex­ten­sion of pre­vi­ous styles, while oth­ers are a clear de­par­ture from the past. Ei­ther way, sum­mer and the ac­com­pa­ny­ing hol­i­days and fes­tiv­i­ties is the time we’re most likely to be cel­e­brat­ing and shar­ing our homes, so it makes sense to ramp up the style to cel­e­brate sum­mer.

Think pink

Fea­tured this UK / EU sum­mer (just ended) was the emer­gence of a pretty cool pink that jux­ta­posed the slate grey that dom­i­nates many interiors now. In­sta­gram was over­flow­ing with ver­sions of soft, dusky pinks to soften the darker colours we’ve em­braced in the last few years. Pink is the per­fect ad­di­tion for Spring / Sum­mer 2018, so con­sider paint­ing any left­over shabby chic white pieces in gelato/peach or any pre­ferred pas­tel ver­sion of pink for in­stant on-trend pret­ti­ness.


The term trans­lates to ‘many shades’, so when you think of a fab­ric that starts with for in­stance – a dark, indigo blue and then moves to a pale blue, then to white – that’s om­bre and om­bre tex­tiles and fin­ishes are hot, hip and hap­pen­ing for Sum­mer 2018.

Em­brace the blues

If you’re not up for pink – in any shade, con­sider the blues. Not nec­es­sar­ily huge spa­ces, but for highlights, es­pe­cially soft fur­nish­ings such as cush­ions in gor­geous inky blues, even com­bined with Jun­ga­low prints, essen­tially, blues are the new greens.


A move away from stark min­i­mal­ism is ev­i­dent in the em­brace­ment of em­bel­lish­ments

Homestyle, luxe linen bed­ding

Stonewashed linen bed­ding rules. Crisp cot­tons are re­placed by the lux­ury of French, stonewashed linen.

Luxe Light­ing

Light­ing is moved from a prac­ti­cal re­quire­ment to stylish state­ment, of­ten with a twist. Chan­de­liers hang­ing by rope and re­pur­posed con­tain­ers trans­formed as pen­dant light­ing are in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar.

Vel­vet won­der­land

Searches on­line for vel­vet have in­creased 400% in the last year. Be it for vel­vet beds, soft fur­nish­ings or so­fas, it seems the se­duc­tive feel of vel­vet is some­thing many of us crave.

Scal­lop shapes and shells

Fur­ni­ture and soft fur­nish­ings fea­tur­ing scal­loped shapes and fin­ishes is an emerg­ing trend, es­pe­cially in high-end fur­ni­ture. Ex­pect this trend to hit the high streets any­time soon.


Show­ing off your trav­els and your free spirit has long been fash­ion­able, but now the more tribal, glam­orous pieces, es­pe­cially with a twist and an ac­com­pa­ny­ing story is a bona fide ad­di­tion to any stylish home.

Gold and brass tap ware

Stain­less steel tap fit­tings just look so sad com­pared to lush brushed gold or brass tap ware. If you want to add in­stant glam­our to your bath­room – new, gold tap ware adds as as sub­stance to the most prac­ti­cal room in the home.

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