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The latest trends from the world of interior design.

Purple Reign

Pantone has just announced the colour of the year for 2018 as ultra violet, which means we are going to be seeing a lot of purple this year. Said to represent thoughtfulness and mystical and spiritual qualities, it follows on from 2017’s fresh and vibrant, greenery colour.

The Pantone brand has chosen this shade because of its association with mindfulness and as a colour which is said to inspire creativity, individuality and non-conformity. As always, the Pantone colour of the year will dictate trends for the year ahead in fashion, beauty and, of course, interior design. You can incorporate this colour into your home with a large piece such as a sofa, go for a bold accent wall or add small touches with carefully selected accessories.

Amy sofa, £1,070 darlingsofchelsea.co.uk;

Bridgman ultra violet blown glass vase, £55 bridgman.co.uk;

Farrow and Ball , Number 25, 324 (0.75l) farrow-ball.com

Glam and Groovy

We’ve been carefully watching to see what 2018 has in store when it comes to the most popular interiors trends.

There’s a few on our radar but 1970’s glam is definitely one to watch. It’s time to mix things up, pull on your kaftan and move away from the mid-century modern.

Designer Jonathan Adler has been inspired by and pioneered this era for a while now but, it looks as though 2018 we will see other designers getting creative as they relive this bold and eclectic era.


Fake It

Now that the decorations are packed away but spring has not yet come calling, our homes can feel a little bare. The easiest way to bring some greenery into your home during the winter months is to fake it.

Always luscious and bright eyed whatever the temperature or position and they require no attention or care. Faux plants look good mixed with other faux greenery and blooms and but can also be used with fresh blooms to fill out a vase, if you do still want a touch of the real thing.

Faux leather fern spray, £15 audenza.com

Love Is Like A Butterfly

Nature lovers will fall head over heels for the Nymph Chandelier from Koket. The Nymph chandelier is inspired by the whimsical butterfly and its enchanted journey through life.

It embraces the wild side of this rare and beautiful animal that so gracefully bejewels the lighting fixture. Delicate metal butterflies hover in the air in perfect harmony composing an overblown dramatic silhouette, which gives shape to a luxurious chandelier. This exquisite piece will transform any room into a magical wonderland.


A Clutter Free Coffee Break

The white round Olivia Coffee Tables with their clean, modern design are the perfect statement centre-piece for your living room.

These contemporary coffee tables are simple, yet attractive with plentiful storage space inside. The perfect way to keep your home stylish and clutter free.

Olivia Coffee Table, £429 smithersofstamford.com

Manchester’s Nordic Mood

Fans of Scandinavian style and design can now shop for interior furnishing and accessories from the comfort of their home thanks to new homeware brand, Nordic Mood.

This online retailer based in Manchester brings together a curated collection of furniture, lighting and accessories which encapsulate the congenial mood of traditional Nordic home life and emotional wellbeing.

Their collection has a strong emphasis on function and form, organic shapes and tactile materials. This design led collection is based around a soft muted colour palette so you can create a warm, comforting ‘koselig’ lifestyle, without having to step outside and brave the cold.

The Alberta Dining table is part of the range and captures a fabulous blend of scandi design and natural materials.

Albert Dining Table A, from £1,890 nordicmood.co.uk

Check it Out

British Manufacturer Ian Makin has a history of weaving stripes and checks at its Lancashire Mill. But, they have recently introduced new jacquard looms.

These have enable the production of complex woven-in reversible patterns; and the results are beautiful. The new range of throws and blankets include boldly coloured and patterned recycled brushed cotton, heathery recycled wool with hand finished edge and four designs in super fine merino lambswool.