1970s revival

“As a design era, the 1970s were packed with great design details and many of these are having a contemporary revival. From bold, clashing patterns, and glitzy gold accessories to a love for houseplants, many of the interiors items making waves at the moment had their roots in this bold decade. Other examples of this trend are velvet upholstery, fringing, rust tones, rattan baskets and hanging planters.”

Mixed Metallics

“Over the past few years we’ve seen a craze for copper, a rush for gold and a smattering of brass, as stainless steel finishes were swept aside after years of dominating the market. This doesn’t look like changing drastically in the year ahead, but expect to see a mixing of metals and more of a playful use of metallics as homeowners embrace the wealth of options becoming available.“

Crafted “With an emphasis on traditional techniques and handmade items, crafted celebrates the history and story behind each piece of homeware and shines a spotlight on the skills of the designer-maker. Heavily textured and woven wall hangings, rugs, stools and chair seats are all examples of this trend, as are terrazzo vases, pottery tea sets and bent-wood light shades.”

Modern rustic

“Natural and soothing, modern rustic is a modern take on country style and one that looks just as good in an urban terrace as a rural farmhouse. It’s a style that celebrates natural materials and traditional crafts but brings them up to date with modern techniques and contemporary colours. Think of a wooden farmhouse table with slim, metallic legs, or a shaker-style wooden coat rail fixed to the wall with sleek leather straps. It’s the perfect fusion of age-old techniques and modern styling.” 9 MARCH 2018 DIY WEEK 21

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