September 13, 2016
Timeless interiors: Trends that won’t date your home
It has been a long time coming, but the arrival of this season’s new design trends – complete with striking pops of colour and textured materials with clashing tones – can only mean one thing: the white-on-white Scandinavian craze has well and truly had its day.
In its place, bold new colour tones and intricate textures are here to stay, creating rich, layered interiors that add depth to any room.
The look of this season is pared down opulence, and there are plenty of ways to give yourself the royal treatment with these five top design trends and how to incorporate them into your home.
Deep, dark textures
Wooden stools have never looked so good.
Mark Tuckey’s latest incarnation of the egg cup, in ‘scorched’ charcoal is sleek and sophisticated. Mark believes in the power of wooden furnishings used generously throughout the home, and it’s not hard to see why.
Mark Tuckey – 231 Johnston St, Fitzroy – marktuckey.com.au
Walls that speak for themselves
A deep coloured feature wall adds a rich and timeless touch to your home and can even act as a mood-booster depending on the shade chosen.
Experiment with plum and mahogany tones, such as Dulux’s ‘Grape Shot’ or ‘Rusted Crimson’, but limit it to one or two rooms to ensure your statement walls don’t create a sensory overload.
Dulux – dulux.com.au
Natural finishes of unrefined elegance
Earthy tones are brought inside with wooden taps, providing a sustainable and natural finish. West Brunswick tinkerer Oliver MacLatchy and creator of local wooden and concrete design studio, Wood Melbourne believes that timber belongs in every room of the home.
Want to take your bathroom to the next level? Just add one of their chic concrete basins as the perfect complement to the natural wooden tones.
Wood Melbourne – 146 Melville Rd, West Brunswick – woodmelbourne.com
Artwork with soul
A statement piece like this can brighten any room, with artwork an easy way to introduce a new colour palette.
To ensure it complements the rest of the room, consider referencing these shades with soft furnishings such as cushions, throws and rugs that pick up one of these shades. Abstract and calming, this painting by Madeleine Cruise, Relentless Thoughts, is a great example of how a blank wall can be revived.
Modern Times – 311 Smith St, Fitzroy – moderntimes.com.au
Eat with your eyes
Minerals and metalics take centre stage on your dinging table, with brass cutlery and serving utensils, layered with earthy slate, and handmade porcelain ceramics.
If you’re entertaining or just want to treat yourself, head down to Lightly for all your table treats.
Lightly – 3 Glasshouse Rd, Collingwood – lightly.com.au