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In 2018, the interiors world embraced trends such as maximalism, metallics and Moroccan-themed décor. In this blog, we ask what 2019 will hold in store and predict our top five design trends for the year ahead.
Dune 2 Seater Sofa
Elegant, soft, and endlessly romantic, the scalloped silhouette is making a major comeback for 2019. Named for its resemblance to a scallop’s shell, furniture in this style features curvy lines and wavy silhouettes. The unusual shape of scalloped furniture means that it can add a sense of depth and layering to a room. Scalloped furniture is often used as a subtle way to integrate a coastal theme into living spaces. It is also ideal for décors that channel the interiors of the 1970s or Art Deco era. To add a touch of vintage glamour to your living space, complement a minimalist sofa with a sumptuous scalloped armchair in velvet.
Waldorf 1 Seater Armchair
Madeleine Chair in Cotton Gold
Cosmo Dining Chair
"Blush is the new neutral. It pairs with greys and naturals for a calming palette. It can be combined with bold colours like navy, forest green, or citrine, and it allows the bold colour to be the hero." — Rob Royer, CEO of Interior Define
A vibrant, warm and modern alternative to traditional neutrals, blush pink is no longer considered “just for the girls”. Today’s take on blush is muted, edgy and minimalist. Blush pink is a beautiful choice for living spaces, due to its scientifically-proven calming qualities and ability to complement a wide range of colours. Use blush to provide a foundation colour, to offset bold colours or to complement metallic features in brass and copper. If you aren’t ready to commit, you can integrate blush as a stylish accent colour throughout the existing space. For a more daring look, create an interesting contrast by mixing this soft, powdery shade with more industrial materials such as concrete and steel.
Panama Pink Velvet Angled Accent Chair
Kent Dressing Table, Stool & Mirror
Primrose Velvet Chair - Blush Pink
Blush Large Round Table
Zelda Blue Accent Chair
The Mid-Century Modern look channels the old-school cool of the Mad Men era. Despite firm roots in the past, the Mid-Century Modern (also sometimes known as “New Retro”) look endures for its timeless minimalism. Its decluttered, less-is-more aesthetic makes it ideal for compact and open-plan spaces alike. To get this look, choose lightweight, streamlined furniture with low-slung lines and thin, tapered legs. Fill the room with plenty of natural woods and ensure all the pieces share similar undertones to maintain a sense of unity. Finally, accent the room with wall art and home accessories featuring abstract or geometric patterns. Be strict with your colour palette and be sure to include plenty of natural elements.
Jazz Dining Chair White
Clara Pewter Corner Sofa - Right Hand Facing
Oslo Walnut Console Table with Drawers
Online searches for velvet have surged over the past year and it is now the most searched-for fabric. It’s not hard to see why when you consider its durability, comfort and super-soft texture. What’s more, velvet is incredibly versatile and can be styled to suit a wide range of décor themes – from regency opulence to industrial chic. This material gives beautiful depth of colour, and as such it is a stunning way to showcase luscious jewel tones such as Emerald, Royal Blue, Violet and Burgundy. Velvet works best if you restrict yourself to one statement piece such as a sofa, armchair or footstool. If opting for a velvet sofa, accessorise with vibrant cushions in accent colours and a luscious sheepskin throw. To really nail your Instagram #aesthetic and to elevate your room’s luxury factor, accent with modern, Scandi-inspired brass accessories.
Godwin Velvet Accent Chairs (From L to R: Green, Turquoise & Navy)
Scott Concrete Corner Sofa with Left Hand Facing Chaise
Natty Footstool in Cotton Petrol
Scott Cotton Grass Corner Sofa with Right Hand Facing Chaise
Zelda Burnt Orange Accent Chair
"Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of Living Coral welcomes and encourages light-hearted activity. Symbolising our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression." — Pantone
Bright, bold and high-energy, Coral has been touted as the colour for 2019. Reminiscent of the warm, washed-out tones of the ’60s and ’70s, this orangey-peach hue is the perfect way to give your space a boost. Coral works well in small doses and is a good choice for accessories such as throws and wall art. Textures such as white marble and light woods look exceptionally fresh with Coral, or for a more pared-back look match it with neutral hues like linen, oatmeal and sand.
Maya Brick Red Velvet Dining Chair - Smoke Legs
Charm Patterned Bench Footstool
Academy Nougat Dining Chair with Smoke Legs