It is seemingly time for the ‘Trend Forecast’ stuff again.
So these are just a few things that have been ‘occurring’ in my own zeitgeist ………
Firstly, millennial pink ( ? ) as others have called it, that I love and predicted at least six years ago ( again) is still in.
I only refer to baby through to peony , not that insipid beige cami knicker pink that people play safe with.
On from the right pink, we can lead to pastels , all colours but with the same subtle tonality that you can freely mix together .
Brights will still have their moments with violet currently being touted as a hot new colour.
Violet to purple, in particular, my favourite ‘ecclesiastical ‘ tone that I like to call ‘Pope Purple ‘, all power to it and those brave enough to try.
Many years ago, Helena Rubinstein briefed David Hicks for a complete apartment in purple . He did it, she loved it. Conviction !
Emerald and navy will also feature. ( 'Blue and green should never be seen’ , what rubbish ?)
A navy dining room with emerald chairs and two stuffed peacocks on 2200 high malachite columns ? We’ll design it for you ?
I am wondering, and hoping, that private entertaining and dinner parties come back into vogue, to sit in a room like this .
I am intrigued that every ‘new build’ development fashions and sells a kitchen and sitting room as one room?
How ghastly to relax in a principal room full of cooking odours ,why ?
I can see the benefit of kitchen and dining areas combined, that’s about as open plan as I would accept.
Shou Sugi Ban is my next trend. This is a Japanese technique of preserving wood with a fire technique .
Houses can receive this treatment but I think it would be great as a furniture finish. This along with dark wood finishes finally overtaking blonde woods is on trend.
Blonde and scandi , and mid -century , overdone and overrated ?
Internal ‘living walls’ , the fakes are getting rather clever and quite practical .
Industrial design, long popular, I think has almost had it’s day !(just as I learn to love internal brick walls)
Over popularised by every other restaurant in any gentrified neighbourhood .
Concrete (which I have always loved ) will gain in popularity . My fantasy room (back to dining) was always concrete walls with matching coloured velvet or linen curtains with Canaletto’s on the walls . One day ?
On trend, still with noble materials, would be marble and brass (or brushed gold) for accessories and lamps.
After a lovely dinner in your rich, romantic dining room, you might retire to a sybaritic bathroom/home spa which I think is still a wish list favourite, before slipping, quite literally on silk sheets on a waterbed?
Whatever happened to them? I never tried one, maybe they will return?
2019 ? We shall see, we might have all emigrated just before we Brexit ?