Miss Supra Predictions

Hi Guys!

Firstly, I would like to wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope 2017 has been a good start for you, and your new year’s resolutions have all been followed (because I broke all of mine!). Even so, it is never too late to try, right? #PostiveVibes

From the title, you can see I am going to try and predict 2017 trends in interior design using stars, planetary positions and the sun. (Joking!) However, there are experts studying the past, present and future trends full time. They use political and social influences on modern society that has an impact on our daily lives. This is so discreet, that you or I can’t see the effect. So here is my 7 trend predictions for 2017:

1. Green

The chosen colour by Pantone means to revitalise, refresh and rejuvenate social and political complexities. If you are looking for a fresh start, this colour will bring brightness and a relaxed atmosphere into your space.
Worried how green can be integrated with other colours? Then you might want to listen to what Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, has to say:

“With any flower that pops out of the earth, you never say, ‘Oh, that can’t go against green.”

If you prefer neutrals with the use of subtle green to follow the trend, then I suggest adding artisan accessory or soft furnishing (Have a look at the example below).

2. Pattern Prints

Feature Cushions by Oliver Bonas.

This is a trend carried on from 2016 into 2017, including tropical inspiration to mix-match patterns. Pattern prints are also explored by other creative industries such as fashion designer Marc Jacobs, who is making it a thing on the runway this year. So if you love colours and print (Great!) because this is the year to go wild (either on yourself or in your home).

Marc Jacobs New Women’s Wear.

Patterns are most commonly used in traditional or classic interior design. But want to go low key with this trend? Then I suggest you incorporate large prints on feature cushions, curtains or on walls over neutral surfaces. This technique makes your house look like a home, but with a touch of personality (if you like the classique look).

3. Texture, Texture & Texture

This is one of my favourite trends that is very popular on furniture and surfaces. Furniture designers are now adopting texture such as pleats and deep buttons on upholstered chairs using velvet and cotton (this design is hot).

An example of a classical piece which I hope to see furniture designers practice this year is Roberto Cavalli’s Chair from his interior collection, Iconic (Not an affordable chair by the way!). The soft pleats achieved using suede on the back of the seats is eye-catching and yet comforting to sit on because of the quality (not to mention the luxury too).

An example of a classical piece which I hope to see furniture designers practice this year is Roberto Cavalli’s Chair from his interior collection, Iconic (Not an affordable chair by the way!). The soft pleats achieved using suede on the back of the seats is eye-catching and yet comforting to sit on because of the quality (not to mention the luxury too).

Credit: Houzz – Park Lane Property.
Like what you have seen? Start going to furniture showrooms like Next and Furniture Village and try out the 2017 look for your room.

4. Bye Bye DIY, Hello Artisan

Last year, everything was about Do It Yourself, whereas 2017 is all about artisan. Glass, porcelain and ceramic are materials used to develop hand-crafted designs for interior schemes. Any shapes or colour can be achieved and it fits well with almost any spatial design (available in different colours and finishes too! If you are fussy like me).

5. Marble meets Metallic

This trend developed end of last year and is becoming a favourable duo for interior designers. Combining metallic warmth with clean marble makes the final piece of artwork (so I call it) feasible for any interior. Tom Faulkner, a furniture designer and lead designer for company Tom Faulkner, is an example of an artist collaborating the two materials together to achieve distinctive bespoke furniture collection. He creates minimal pieces which are compatible with any style.

 

Angel Dining Table by Tom Faulkner.
Love what you see? Looking to buy something similar with high quality and affordable cost, then visit Oliver Bonas  (a new company I came across and I am in love with their collections!).

Another Oliver Bonas tableware collection. On the left side table & right console table.

6. Neutral & White, We Are Back!

With neutrals making a come back this year with texture and detailed prints. The trend is being set to infuse pure and bright colours for decorating your home for 2017.
Comfortable with your neutral home? Why not style with contrast colours in your room. Or if you prefer to stay mono, then just add tones of the existing colour to keep the minimal flow.

Harlequin’s new wall covering collection called Yeso.

7. Faux Finishes

Faux finishes have become a trend over authentic materials. I am not just talking about fake fur, snakeskin or crocodile leather. Real materials such as wood and fur have been replaced with artificial materials because of cheaper costs and reliable alternatives. For example, PVC blinds (with wood texture) have replaced real wooden blinds, since it would rot and bow over time. Facing similar problems? Then follow on to the link – Faux Wood Blinds.

Everyone needs a change in their house, so which of the above trends will you pick for your home? Need advise? Get in touch!
Please comment and give your feedback. Thank you for staying tuned!

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