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Interior Design Trends


Spring Awakening 


We are emerging from our home hibernation into an interior world of beautiful greenery where colours are softer, shapes curvier and textures more organic. As you awaken who may wonder where all the cool grey has gone and why warmer beige and cream are the new neutrals, but with fancier names of nude, blush, biscuit and honey.


Wool Pebble Omaha with Jot Biscotti Border



Beautiful Beige

Alternative Flooring's Barefoot Ashtanga Silk Hero


Beige, but not as we know it is the colour of the season. This is very good news for our touchy-feely textured wools in our fine and chunky BarefootBoucle and Crafty collections in a broad natural palette. Dress beige up in fashionable names of blush, vanilla and caramel - but the catwalks were clear of the colour of the season. The fashionistas will be head-to toe in chic beige and let’s see what happens in the home. For best results contrast textures and add some pattern.



Pink and Terracotta

Punch Paisley wallpaper Neisha Crosland for Christopher Farr and Natural Jute Herringbone


Red and pink have been the to-to-toe colour block combination of the fashion season with coral and rose following on into interiors. The latest incarnation of this colour pink ‘n’ mix combination is plaster and terracotta, used together or on their very own.

Pink is now perceived as a powerful colour and terracotta is perfect for connecting our indoor spaces with outside.



Moss and Olive

Morris Seaweed Wallpaper, Morris & Co, Style Library and Crane Fonda Emerald wallpaper, Divine Savages


It may be spring but as well as leafy shades watch out for moody green- moss, olive and sage are big this season and foliage-inspired designs to landscape our interiors. Plant-motifs continue to grow in popularity so be bold and braver with wallpaper. Check out Morris & Co and Divine Savages.



Woven Works

Woven Artworks, Margo Selby


The revival of interest in artisan weaving began with the Anni Albersexhibition and continues this year Bauhaus 100thbirthday celebrating. The feel-good woven factor spreads from our floors to tactile art on our walls and everything in-between. As well as textiles, materials like raffia and wicker are having a moment alongside leather and paper. Folk elements are also part of this handmade woven trend. 



Natural Stone

Alternative Flooring's Barefoot Marble Morwad


Coloured stone has a new Italian kid on the block. Terrazzois having a revival as a material as well as a motif. Characterised by chips of stone and marble bound in cement, this stylish composite has a speckled pattern which can range from the small and refined to more oversized and graphic. Closer to home and softer by far is our luxe wool carpets Barefoot Marble Stripe and the faux Boutique Serpentine.



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