Interiors Trends – to Indulge or to Resist?
I often find myself battling the classic demon and angel on my shoulder scenario when it comes to buying interiors and embracing trends. I know we all say that trends aren’t for following and we should only invest in what we love and will continue to love for ever, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a look… right?!
For me and many others an all time favourite designer and trendsetter in interiors, is Abigail Ahern, she has a dark, eclectic and quirky style brought to life with plants, pattern and rich textures. New for 2019 she launched her own paint range, she describes in a recent article:
“From hushed tones that are muted and complex to intense, inky saturated colours, these timeless sophisticated tones have magical powers.”
Now I know the Annie Sloane chalk paint has taken a sever plummet but surely Abigail Ahern paint is a keeper, it can be applied to furniture and walls and is made from pigments of the Earth, giving a deep complexity which you just can’t find with synthetic paints; each shade changes slightly depending on the light. Just look at the colour range (above)
Any brand that describes themselves as discreet glamour capture my attention, Ochre is a British company designing furniture, lighting and accessories. Made using luxury materials and matchless craftsmanship this stylish brand has been on my “want” list for a while which means I’m not falling for trends but actually a well made timeless piece, I want furniture that will have my guests asking “where did you get those chairs? – I love them!”
The humble houseplant has certainly seen a revival in recent years from its 1970s origins, theres noting I loved more in our Seavista BnB than sitting indoors on a rainy day looking out at Mawgan Porth beach from the shelter of the warm indoors surrounded by my binomial of plants and this is something I’d like to continue with our new development of properties. It has been revealed that a pastel shade of green, coined “neo mint”, will dominate the worlds of interiors in 2020, according to the Interior Editor
This cool-toned colour has been set as a colour that heralds the start of a new decade. Embodying an optimistic mood with advances in technology and science. It also represents new life, oxygenating nature and plant matter
I recently visited Watergate Bay’s The Watchful Mary, which I’ll talk about in my next blog post but on the theme of interior goals lets just say, The watchful Mary epitomises beach bar chic, named after the ray of green light that, in certain conditions, can be glimpsed as the sun dips below the horizon, I am in interior heaven whilst sipping on a cold glass of vino and am in thoughts about how to bring the beautiful rolling hills and views across the beach at Mawgan Porth into the living space.
I guess my final thoughts turn to the practical side on interior design, for our particular space its something that I must consider. I’d love to update these spaces every few years but realistically they need to have an element of timeless style and so I find myself asking, do I resist trends altogether or indulge in my ultimate interiors dream crossing all fingers and toes in the hope that Neo Mint doesn’t take a sever plummet in favour of neutrals hues?!
Thanks for following my musings, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Love Kate x