Pastels, woodland animals and Art Deco: a heady mix of new trends for 2016!

Ahead of London Design Week 2016 in March, a trip to the Chelsea Design Centre was in order to get an insight into what is currently trending in the world of Interior Design. With several projects on the go demanding a whole host of colours and styles we were not disappointed with the selection of new designs on show. Do get in touch and let us know what you think!

It didn’t take long to pick up on the Art Deco trend. At Osborne & Little designer Margo Selby has gone to town with a bright selection of patterned fabrics all with a keen overtone from this era. We loved her Brubeck design (pictured below) in the tasty-sounding Blackcurrant, Pansy, Duck Egg and Apple mix. This would be so easy to use when adding a dash of colour to an existing scheme in duck egg, grey or plum….

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Away from this brightness and many of us will have noted from the Interior Design press that pastels are making a comeback. Many commentators have praised their ability to soften the harder grey schemes that have prevailed over the last few years. I’d have to agree. We were wowed by the Pietra Damask from Zoffany with it’s layered, marbled effect and thought that pairing it with a plain silk in soft greens or pinks created a beautiful effect. If you’ll overlook the pinking shear finish in the picture below you might get what we mean!

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Finally, animals are back too. It is now time to venture into the woodland in a big way. The window of the Sanderson showroom is buzzing with it’s woodland lampshades featuring surprise, surprise…. hedgehogs (see image below). Delve deeper into their new Woodland Walk collection, you’ll find bunnies and squirrels, magnolias and violets all making the effort to create a restful experience that revives and soothes our souls. There is no doubt that the combinations of patterns, checks and colourways are very appealing and the animals portrayed are sweet and charming. I assume that this collection is intended to appeal to Interior Designers in Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire  whose clients are predominantly based in the countryside. I am not so sure it will appeal in Farnham but it will be interesting to see if it enjoys general success.

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