As an interior designer I actively keep a eye on what is happening within the industry. Each year colour and paint specialists such as Pantone and Dulux, introduce their ‘colour of the year’ and we start to see trends in shades, patterns and materials unfold. I believe 2015 promises to be the year of eclecticism, what do I mean by this you may ask? Eclectic interiors cleverly combine the old with the new, the neutral with the bold, the contemporary with the traditional, a plethora of textures, and above all, hand crafted pieces created by bespoke artisans which make our interiors fascinatingly individual. The artisan or ‘made by hand’ concept has been in Vogue for the last few years as well as being the focus of many a TV craft show, It’s an exciting fact that talented craftsmen and women now have a more accepting and highly appreciative audience for their wares.
If you are a minimalist and a follower of the lovely Kelly Hoppen’s taupe neutrals, then my next trend prediction may not sit well with you and that is the use of bold jewel like colours. As you will see when we open our shop doors in March, I love using bold and vibrant colours. Dark colours have been tip toeing into trends but this year we will see them act as a beautiful backdrop for colours of precious stones such as amethyst, ruby, marsala and sea inspired turquoise. Throw into this mix the precious metals of gold and silver and you have the perfect combination for creating a cleverly eclectic scheme. If you are really clever and can add an antique or two to the mix, you start to create a statement of personal style, individuality is best and in fact is integral to eclectic style.
Nothing reflects personality as well as art; it says everything but at the same time keeps people guessing, it takes your breath away, it makes you joyful, it can make you cry, it can make an interior explode with emotion, glamour, and hint at bygone ages and exploration. Clever use of art will give authenticity to the eclectic interior and this is why we will be bringing art to Pad Deco, to show our customers how this can be achieved and to make fabulous art accessible to our customers.
Let’s talk textiles. Luxurious textiles such as silks,velvets and faux furs will add atmosphere, the layering of textures is a key trend for 2015 and is simply achieved. There is nothing quite like the feeling of surrounding yourself with luxurious fabrics in the home, deep pile velvets next to your skin, the sun reflecting off cerise pink silk and who doesn’t yearn for the thought of wrapping oneself in a fabulous faux fur throw on a cold winters day or a romantic night in the summer house! Cleverly combining your layers will achieve a cohesive scheme and one that feels relaxed and not contrived. With eclecticism, we are entering an era where interior design is transcending through both past and present and I for one am a big fan!
Here’s a few tempting pieces that I believe represent my thoughts on Trends for 2015.