Shopping: Top trends from tiles to table lamps
We round up the latest floors to fall for, fabrics to fawn over, lights to love, wallpaper to wig out on and paint to go potty for
From left: Marvel Noir tile, $109 a square metre, from Tile Space. Scottish oak tile, $125 a square metre, from Tile Space. Akaroa cobbles (on table), $72.34 a square metre, from Middle Earth. Bambusa mosaic, $28.64 per sheet, from Middle Earth. Magic pastel tiles (on floor), $86.50 a square metre, from Tile Space. Jasper red block tiles, $387.69 a square metre, from Middle Earth. Art Select parquet, POA, from Carpet Court. Wall painted in Resene ‘Mocha’. Side table, vase and rugs all from Babelogue Store.
Hard-flooring trends this season are inspired by the colours, shapes, motifs and mosaics of Morocco. Rusty, earthy terracotta tones are key, while dark wood and blackened steel create depth. Time-honoured techniques such as terrazzo and parquetry add texture, with natural surfaces such as marble upping the luxe factor.
+ Balance warm colours with a cool element – for example, anchor a busy feature tile with blackened steel or brass.
+ You can find beautiful tiles and pottery pieces secondhand on Trade Me. Their lived-in appearance will add to this look, which is all about character and time-worn charm.
+ Don’t be afraid to layer different shapes and patterns as long as there is a consistent colour or element that links it all together.
From left: Clemente floor lamp, $2075, from ECC. Beehive lampshade, $189.99, from Alex & Corban. Blueberry glass pendant (on floor), $550, from Vitrine. Amber bubble pendant (on stool), $550 including fitting, from Vitrine. Tom Dixon plane table lamp (on floor), $805, from ECC. Cotton shade, $375, from Madder & Rouge. Pacific pendant (top), $259.99, from Alex & Corban. Twist lamp by Monmouth Glass Studio, $650, from Tessuti. Dome lamp (far right) by Monmouth Glass Studio, $400, from Tessuti. Stool from Citta. Walls painted in Resene ‘Coast’ and ‘Explorer’.
A handmade quality is key in this season’s lighting. Hand-blown glass, woven jute and Japanese-style fabric pendants all embody this look. Brushed brass in curvy forms is a contrasting yet complementary style.
+ There are some amazing table lamp designs around at the moment; choose your fave and make it a feature piece.
+ If you are getting pendants wired in by a professional, look for a light fitting with an interchangeable shade so you can switch it out down the track.
+ Consider the size and ceiling height of your space as it’s important that a pendant suits the scale of the room. Ask your electrician to set up your light at various lengths and leave it for a few days before permanently wiring it in so you have time to live with it before making a final decision.
Fabric on rolls, from left: ‘Duchess Sand’, $46 a metre, ‘Marbles Gold’, $54 a metre, ‘Bolero’ velvet in honey, $60 a metre, all from Martha’s. Button ottoman, $895, from Me & My Trend. Fawn mulberry cushion (on ottoman), $54.90, from Me & My Trend. Washed velvet quilted throw (on ottoman), $179, from Citta. In basket: Missoni Teton cushion, $345, Klay velvet squab, $150, both from Tessuti; James Dunlop ‘Magnis’ fabric, $119 a metre, and Mokum ‘Shibori Ombre’ fabric, from $210 a metre, all from James
Dunlop. Sephora linen cushion (on round mat), $149, from Tessuti. Cushion on floor in Catherine Martin by Mokum ‘Bespoke’ fabric, $192 a metre, from James Dunlop. Hampton Linen curtain, from $149, from EziBuy. Baskets from Citta and Father Rabbit. Jute mats from Tessuti and Father Rabbit. Wall painted in Resene ‘Alpaca’.
Luxurious plush velvets and light linens contrast with more rustic textures this season. Pair gold, blush and creamy hues with botanical prints and leafy details to create a peaceful, nature-inspired retreat.
+ Layering lots of luxe fabrics will give your space a warm, inviting and nurturing feel. For this look, more is more!
+ Hang linen drapes at ceiling height and allow them to pool on the floor for a lavish, romantic statement.
+ Floor cushions and ottomans supply an instant sense of relaxation, and rounded furniture shapes will increase this feeling of softness and welcome. Keep a slouchy basket nearby to tidy away cushions and throws when not in use.
PAINT & WALLPAPER
‘Cloud’ wallpaper in mauve, $375 a roll, from Emma Hayes. Stella chair, $1095, from Me & My Trend. Linear Grid side table, $440, from Citta. Cole & Son ‘Prism’ wallpaper (top), $284 a roll, from Paper Room. ‘Bloom’ wallpaper in plum (far right), $375 a roll, from Emma Hayes. Designers Guild ‘Roseto’ wallpaper in damson (in roll on floor), $245 a roll, from Paper Room. ‘Botanicals’ wallpaper (in roll under chair), $102.99 a roll, from Aspiring Walls. ‘Chic Structures’ wallpaper (unrolled on floor), $89.99 a roll, from Aspiring Walls. Paint colours: wall in Resene ‘Rascal’, floor in Resene ‘Loulou’, pot (with flowers) in Resene ‘Maverick’, jug in Resene ‘De Janeiro’, dish in Resene ‘Cosmic’, mug in
Resene ‘Honey Flower’.
1 Clover cast-iron bottle opener, $59, from Everyday Needs.
2 Herringbone desk tidy by Phil Cuttance, $105, from Everyday Needs. 3 Den armchair in Panama, $1299, from Freedom.
4 Teak platter, $59.90, from Crave Home. 5 Brass vase, $79, from Indie Home Collective. 6 Black retro stool, $369, from Father Rabbit. 7 Aztec cushion, $149.99, from Alex & Corban.
1 Living & Co table lamp, $15, from The Warehouse. 2 Walker pendant, $269, from Indie Home Collective. 3 Newman smoked glass table lamp, $279.99, from Alex & Corban. 4 Tamara
pendant, $139, from Freedom. 5 Washi paper lampshade, $80.50, from Everyday Needs. 6 Shaz
table lamp, $145, from Father Rabbit. 7 Arch pendant, $1620, from Douglas & Bec.
1 Aurelien cushion, $29.95, from Freedom. 2 Hand-woven fringed rug, $490, from Crave Home. 3 Natural mesh planter, $34.99 for two, from Alex & Corban.
4 Cotton velvet cushion cover, $49.90, from Citta. 5 Linen cushion by Penney + Bennett, $119, from Paper Plane. 6 Aura vintage linen throw, $179.99, from Alex & Corban. 7 Arch vanity chair, $1490, from Douglas & Bec.