Each season we look to the leading design and trend creators to help interpret the latest in lifestyle and interior decoration, and this coming season is no exception. So what can we expect for Spring Summer 2013/2014?
Leading homewares stylists Betty Wong and Louise Wilson for MyHouse, who have just launched their Spring Summer Catalogue, provide their exclusive round up of the four hottest trends to hit our shores.
Cool & Coastal
Drawing inspiration from raw and rustic natural settings, this trend shies away from the signature ‘nautical’ style we already know that encompasses nautical stripe prints. Instead, this trend embraces the harmony of soft sand and sky colours from warm sandy beiges, seashore-inspired blues and cool grey stone qualities. This trend takes a renewed look at our relationship with the natural world and our fascination with organic looking spaces filled with natural materials and textures, weathered surfaces and a lot of light.
Bright & Breezy
Loud colour promises to be big in two ways this season. The first colour trend that remains hot this season is high-summer brights in all types of geometric patterns, embracing loud neon accents that instantly freshen up a room. No longer limited to smaller items, neon geometrics will be used to create modern depth with larger furniture such as a statement chair or coffee table. The second emerges from the great tropical escape that embraces everything from bright florals to tropical bird prints. Think dark, mossy greens lifted with neons to create an edgy and eclectic look and deep-rose hues combined with bright accents of intense yellows and electric blues.
Soft & Sweet
The more romantic of the trends sees the reemergence of soft & sweet. This sentiment is captured by the resurgence of spring-time colours that are inspired by nature’s wild foliage and care free textures, asserting a strong reference to childhood innocence. Blossom pinks are mixed with sky blues and buttercup yellows to create a family of floral inspired pastels.
Calm & Collected (white)
Gone are the days of formal interiors. Home-owners long for a space to which they can retreat that exudes comfort. From this comes a new spin on the minimalistic trend of white on white. A far contrast from the days of sterilized spaces in cold hues, the new white movement embraces sophisticated shades of white married together with an abundance of texture. Throw into the mix soft greys, natural textures and stripes and you will create an environment that is peaceful and inviting.
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