With the changing seasons comes new trends in fashion, food and interiors. Our Creative Display Manager, Claire Hornby, has rounded up some of the key themes for Autumn/Winter 2015 below:
A big trend for this season is full-on glamour with sensual fabrics, metallics and Art-Deco detailing.
This is all about encapsulating the style and opulence of the Twenties – think The Great Gatsby for inspiration. Comfort is key, so this look works well in living rooms, bedrooms and dining areas. Choose plush, crushed velvet for soft furnishings in metallic colours and set against dark, lustrous walls for a truly dramatic scheme.
Add elements of textured wood to stop the overall effect from being too bling – I’ve chosen the Caspian Atlantic dining table and Delices console, and combined them with the ultra-glam Melia crushed velvet dining chairs for a bold statement.
Traditional Scandi style is all about a neutral palette, but this new spin adds bold pops of colour – from bright orange to aquamarine and mustard yellow. Geometric prints and copper accessories have their part to play, while furniture shapes stick to clean lines and a Mid-century modern feel.
Scandi design is traditionally inspired by the natural landscape, so work in elements of rough wood, wool and felt. I love the Myers furniture range which is the perfect shape – accessorise with warm copper accessories and brightly-coloured cushions, rugs and throws.
Draw inspiration from around the world to create an eclectic look that’s packed with colour and pattern. This is multi-layered style with soul – and by incorporating items from around the world, your home will tell your own personal story and help you to put your own stamp on your home.
Mix inspiration from Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and the Mediterranean for a laid-back, traveller vibe.
Opt for beaten leather, metal, wood and wool for a boho vibe. This trend is time-neutral, so you can mix contemporary pieces with older pieces with a collector’s feel. Folk pattern is also a key element with Middle-Eastern Ikat textiles and Asian Kantha embroidery – these cushions and throws displayed in the Almirah Cabinet by Little Tree Furniture are perfect.
This new trend is as much an attitude as a decorating trend – it’s all about simple but well-made everyday basics and natural materials, with a near-neutral palette.
Strip back your style to the bare essentials for a calming interior scheme that’s time and trend-neutral. Avoid anything glossy or synthetic and go for the beauty of natural wood, pottery, glass and cotton, linen and wool. This Aurora chest is a perfect example, dressed with simple, natural accessories of the Billy Baskets and Stone Effect Vase. The trend can be worked into a lot of other looks and fits beautifully with industrial schemes and country classic looks.