With the first of 2013’s interiors shows just weeks away (Interiors UK, NEC, Birmingham, January 20th – 23rd), we’ve been looking ahead to the trends and collections that will be inspiring us this year.
Mix It Up
A key trend for 2013 is the mixing of patterns and textures to stimulate the senses. Don’t feel everything has to co-ordinate completely, try using different prints (stripes, floral, geometric), fabrics, weaves and textures to create your own individual look.
Bright colours like radiant yellow create a vibrant accent for accessories. We’re carrying out a bespoke project at the prestigious Hyde Park Square development where we’ve accessorised the reception room in this colour. Rich, opulent colours will also be popular – think indigo and aubergine.
We’ll be seeing more natural finishes and textures – these really soften a room and can create a talking point too! One designer to watch is Cattelan Italia (www.cattelanitalia.com)who have introduced a new collection of coffee tables made from cross sections of sustainably sourced mahogany, each with a completely different shape, colour and dimension – a truly unique look.
Fabrics and Wallpapers
Making a comeback are large, floral prints in bright colours. We love the Contemporary Restyled collection from Cole and Sons (http://www.cole-and-son.com/Wcollection_detail.asp?collectionid=124) which has some bright new additions which we’ll be using.
2013 also sees the launch of Romo’s (www.romo.com) Black Edition collection at Maison et Objet Paris (January 18th – 22nd). From the glimpses we’ve seen it’s an amazing collection, full of exquisite, elegant and contemporary fabrics.
New from In:Style Direct
Large style knits will be even more popular this year. Look out for our new collection of cushions and throws – the beautiful coral and charcoal in both cable knit and moss stitch is a personal favourite!
There’s a lot to look forward to in 2013 – watch this space as we’ll be bringing you all the latest ideas direct from the major shows.