OUR TOP 10 TREND TIPS
We have been following current and up and coming trends closely to ensure that our designs are consistently fashionable, stylish and current. Here are 10 of our favourite trends, which we have incorporated into recent and on-going projects
Not only do plants add a livening aesthetic feature in your home, they also have many environmental and psychological benefits too, such as purifying air, and improvement of mood and concentration. Plants are perfect for almost every room in the house, including bedrooms, bathrooms, living spaces and the kitchen (especially edible plants and herbs).
Greenery was named Pantone’s 2017 colour of the year. Subsequently, we are seeing the introduction of various shades of greens into the home, bringing residents back to nature with its revitalizing and refreshing richness, which is perfectly complemented by timber and other natural finishes.
Whether local South African patterns or not, modernised and simplified patterns represented by basic geometric shapes are commonly becoming incorporated into spaces in a variety of creative ways
MIXING PRINTS AND PATTERN
It has become more forgiving to adventurously explore mixing patterns and prints in a creative way without worrying if it will be too overwhelming or busy. This is commonly implemented using scatters, curtains, rugs and wallpapers, used to create harmony amongst each other, instead of appearing as a cluttered hot-mess
Introducing brass is a cost-effective way to bring luxury and elegance into your home. By adding brushed or satin brass, the traditionally shiny surface becomes slightly muted and warms up a space, complementing almost every colour and style. This is commonly introduced in furniture and décor items.
Whether ornamental or structural, marble has become a popular luxury finish which is guaranteed to add a classy and beautiful feature to your home. You can go big by adding marble look tiles, or a marble clad wall, or be subtler through its use on table tops or even coasters. Marble paired with brass forms the perfect partnership
ARTISAN CRAFTED FURNITURE
Sourcing excellent local craftsman can be a smart investment, as you will end up with unique furniture which is specifically and uniquely designed to suit your home, and the hand-made precision and quality will ensure your pieces last for years to come.
Fireplaces offer an opportunity to introduce a focal point to a room in a subtle or outrageous and creative way. Keep your fireplace charming and traditional using furniture to frame and bring attention to it, or add it to a wall cavity, or customise a brass fireplace to mount on a wall.
Lighting is an excellent way to show personality, and ‘over the top’ and eye-catching lighting fixtures are becoming an essential part of the home. Whether hung from high ceilings, or standing on a table, lighting has gone beyond its mandatory functional use in becoming a focal feature of a space.
As the very first area seen when entering a house, entrance ways set a precedent of what to expect in the remainder of the home. Entrance ways can welcome guests in a grand manner with a feature wallpaper, oversized mirror, and unique server
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