The new max­i­mal­ism and key trends on the home scene

NEXT (New Zealand) - - At A Glance - BY IN­TE­RIOR DE­SIGNER Re­becca Rich­mond

Max­i­mal­ism is an ex­cit­ing new trend tak­ing you away from all those re­strained de­sign ideas and giv­ing you an op­por­tu­nity to go a lit­tle wild

We’re now start­ing to see a move away from min­i­mal­ism and the clas­sic Scan­di­na­vian-type styling. Max­i­mal­ism is for those who truly love unique and full in­te­ri­ors.

It’s about us­ing colour, fab­rics, wall cov­er­ings, and beau­ti­ful home­wares all lay­ered in one glo­ri­ous space.

How to make it work:

Use your walls as a can­vas, cov­er­ing them in rich colours like ma­roon, navy or emer­ald. Next add in­ter­est to one or more of your walls with wall­pa­per that has a hint of your colour. Hang up a beau­ti­ful big piece of modern art, or cre­ate a gallery with a col­lec­tion of sim­i­lar smaller pieces. Cover win­dows in full-length cur­tains made of op­u­lent fab­rics such as vel­vet, silk or damask in com­ple­ment­ing colours and pat­terns. Choose care­fully cu­rated lamps, fur­ni­ture and art­work – fur­nish­ings should be big­ger pieces, as this will help your space feel more modern and less clut­tered. Don’t be afraid of mix­ing the old with new, as by do­ing this you’ll add to the in­ter­est of your space.

NOOD trop­i­cal round art­work,$299. FREE­DOM FUR­NI­TURE arm­chair,$1399.H&M vase,$25. CITTÀ throws,$129each. FREE­DOM FUR­NI­TURE cush­ion, $45. FREE­DOM FUR­NI­TURE pen­dant light, $269. H&M rug,$70. FREE­DOM FUR­NI­TUREcof­fee ta­ble,$699.

Auck­land artist Evie Kemp’s mas­ter bed­room blends bold pat­terns,colour and tex­ture.

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