Happy new year everyone, I hope you enjoyed a peaceful Christmas and a great start into teh year. I’m back on board and this is my first blog post for 2022.
I always try to start the year on here with a forecast for what’s to come in the interior design space. Last year I talked above how covid had impacted our lives and the affect this had on our interiors. We were seeing softer lines, curves, and tactility like we’d never seen before. A need for softness, comfort, and an ease of everyday living. I think this will continue into 2022, but what I am noticing for this year is that we are all craving more joy and adventure. So, I’m finding clients want to be a little braver with their homes. Trying things that they have never tried before. How is this translating?
Well, in the furnishings space I’m using a lot more pattern and colour than ever before. Unusual shapes and lines, and of course the curves are here to stay. For exampleI have this sofa from Jardan in a design that is being istalled early this year, can’t wait to see that in situ in my Paddington project:
In the same project we went for a cool dining room set up. A mixture of pieces from Bo Concept and Surrounding for the lighting. This makes for an interesting space, interesting lines, tactile materials, and a fresh and fun feel, here’s the design for this space:
I’m seeing the warmer tones gaining more and more popularity. The move away from vast amounts grey is happening, it will take some time, but it will happen. I pulled this sitting room design together last week for a client with plenty of warm tones and texture:
Having said this, there’s still room for that more tranquil retreat style, this is probably at the other end of the scale. So, interiors with lots of tone-on-tone colours, and textural neutrals. Simple lines and plenty of light filled spaces. I don’t think this style will ever look dated:
I’m looking forward to sharing with you some professional pictures this year of completed projects, now that we have more flexibility to do these, I’ll be making the most of it!