New style for the new year
Last week on our blog, we discussed the necessity and ethical implications of trends in the interior design world. Which begs the question – are trends always bad?
There is nothing wrong with embracing the latest trend if it speaks to you. Of course, changing your whole home every few months is not encouraged, but colour, shape and pattern will always fall in and out of style, provoking a want for something different or new.
By incorporating timeless furniture in your home, you are creating a canvas to build any style upon. Whether that means an infusion of Art Deco, embracing contemporary, or a mix and match of styles you love, timeless furniture is a simple way to ensure your home always looks its best.
With that, let’s look at our 2023 predictions at what will be popular in the world of design this year.
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Neutral, soothing, and grounding are the colours our clients crave as of late. Seeking joy and reassurance in evergreen nature, natural shapes, forms and materials is a natural reaction to the tumultuousness of our lives over the past few years. Timeless and everlasting pieces for the home become the conscious choice for our future.
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From an oversaturation of neutrals in previous years, we are beginning to see an introduction of bolder colour choices sprinkled into our homes. 2023 colours bring newness, yet are based on a familiar palette of greens, blues and yellow tones. Pink and orange are more daring and offer a fresh dose of optimism.
Monochromatic settings ease the eye and underline the importance of shape and texture, engaging a tactile experience. The tone-in-tone approach dominates interiors immersing the users of the space in a deep and soulful journey. Homes become sanctuaries.
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The Scandinavian lifestyle, with its deep connection to natural processes and materials, is still proving to be forever popular. The combination of minimalism and functionality in cosy settings has long been a recipe for success. In recent years the bright colours that one normally associates with a very Scandi design have evolved to incorporate warmer hues that add cosiness and personality to the expressions.
The epitome of contemporary, urban living, the Metropolitan lifestyle is reminiscent of modern opulence in the city. Clean, sleek lines that reflect city skylines are a key factor. Metallic, leather, and darker finishes work well, as well as reflective or textured finishes on hard surfaces.
The Scandinavian and Metropolitan lifestyle directions define a general preference for the look and overall expression of interiors. Within these, we go deeper to find themes, colour stories and a signature style that we can translate through each style language.
Calming Neutrals, the Scandinavian expression, gives a warm and natural aesthetics to a design or space. The colours curated for Scandi lovers switch the traditional Nordic base of white and near-whites to warmer, creamier hues.
Quiet Luxury, the Metropolitan style, presents a colour palette rooted in deep, saturated earth tones. This is a response to our growing desire for the natural world. Its base of blacks now veers into subtly brown and blue territories as well.
This season we simplify the colour directions to 5 well-defined and familiar themes, Greens, Warm Neutrals, Burned tones, Blues and Greys.
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