2016 brought centerfold attention to the Danish decor trend of Hygge. As we understand it, this lifestyle is all about making life warmer. We saw large knitted pillows, warm glowing candles, furry slippers and lots of opaque serve ware for the table. And let’s not deny the fact that we were drooling over the look that welcomed us HOME.
But as summer is knocking at our doorstep, we cannot fight the feeling of embracing cool and fresh interiors. While we have our heart set on making Hygge, its a tough call to pack those chunky throws and spicy scented candles away! But wait, fear not, we’ve got your back…
We designed a welcoming living room that spells all things Hygge. Get ready to feel cozy already, without the temperature rising!
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Welcome Fall 2016! We have been waiting to see the skies change (or not!). This year has been a wildflower altogether… With uncountable political surprises, we are getting in the groove to face the winter.
We present to you a summed up report of this season’s hottest trends
1. Bold Wildflower
2. Composed Smokey geometric
3.Comforting Honey glaze
Inspiration for Wildflower organic is drawn from dreamy cherry blossoms, tall grass, berries and winter bulbs. Bending and swaying in character, their patterns are translated as sprinkles, clusters and flowing line- drawings.
Boldness of this theme can be seen in Colors, Patterns, Simplistic yet strong silhouettes and individuality of subject matter. The first instance of such Bold gestures was seen on the runways of Gucci in their Pre- Fall collection of 2016. Let’s not forget that Home Decor and Fashion industry are very closely linked with each other.
Now let’s see how these Runway looks translate to Home Decor trends for the upcoming season. We spotted a lot of bold colors in rich textures for upholstery. These however, are found posing in front of a lighter background. The kind of fabric is mostly velvet, combed polyester and satin. Let’s look at the finishes of these furniture pieces. Mostly smooth and clean lines define the bright colors. The overlay of bold silhouettes can be easily related to patterns seen in couture collections.
Inspiration for this theme comes from the skyline of our Metros. Not that there aren’t sunny days, but the feeling of haze keeps us focused on things TO- DO. All work and no play is the mood of the season. Well, play is certainly limiting, considering biting cold winds outside. That leaves us feeling bland. Most of the day goes at work. And the little socializing we get is mostly indoors. More reason to look at the finer details of decorating this season! We spend time organizing closets, book shelves, mantels, reading nooks and any space that hasn’t caught our attention during playful months.
Now moving to the Runway, we see a trend of boxy geometric forms. Shades ranging from charcoal to dusty- silver are used in the palate for smokey geometric. Although the smokey eye effect has taken a subdued version to express itself in glossy nudes lined with kohl. Skirts and tulip dresses make a comeback this winter, embracing the feminine silhouette. Yet, shrugs and drooping shoulders continue to trend. We see determined styling with no- fuss accessories. All ensembles are to the point and making a statement.
How are our Interior Spaces influenced by geometric designs in a dusty palate? Lets take a look at the products and furniture that shape decor for Fall- Winter 2016. We see bold geometric forms crafted in wood. Metals working with wood step up the Concrete trend of 2015. The industrial look has translated gradually into softer, domestic schemes with well finished edges and surfaces. Not only is the color grey used, but its rippling effect of greyness has been achieved using flatter pigments in blues as well.
Who doesn’t need comforting in a cold, harsh winter? We all look out for something nostalgic to make us feel connected to the warmth of a home cooked meal. Most of our memories about winter are related to occasional celebrations. Thanksgiving, Christmas or just family gathering around a well built fire. The strongest aromas are brewed in the kitchen at this time of the year. Yes, we are talking cakes, gingerbread, cinnamon buns, waffles, hot chocolate and more. And just because we like to spoil ourselves, we top off our food with a glaze of goodness. This is what our last theme expresses. Extra comfort.
And how does honey glaze translate to fashion? Luxurious fabrics. Warm, heavy and pompous fabrics add to the comfort of winter dressing. We see overalls in a honey shade with muted accessories. Mostly functional, ensembles here are flowing and feminine. Sweetness oozes out of these attires without making them cliched. We see combinations with ivory, egg white and almond shades of neutral whites. While others team up with midnight black. Lots of personality comes with muted luxury. Some overflows as gold highlights. Let’s take a look at some of the simplest translations of the theme.
While the Runway looks are soft and luxurious, our Interiors are getting a glam up for the season. All spaces have a touch of satin sheen whether it’s the finishes or the accessories. We find enough pleasure in these highly sophisticated designs. With the nostalgia of a perfectly presentable holiday home comes immense joy of subtle luxury. Let us experience comfort in these candy- flavored rooms!
That brings us to the end of our Trend Book for Fall- Winter 2017-17. Hope our readers now have a fair idea of the Interior Design Trends. Looking forward to styling all nests soon. Keep styling and keep smiling!
We all long for that cozy moment when we can just unwind in our Pj’s after a long long day at work. Well, having a fireplace and a cuppa hot chocolate may seem a faraway dream. But you can have your own snuggle corner right in the middle of your dining room! Here’s how we created a soft yet minimal look to bring warmth into your busy lives:
To begin with, we choose a blush pink (or nearly there pink) shade of paint for the walls. When we create a relaxing space, we try to keep the background uniform. And highlight or feature walls are so passe!
Lets address the elephant in the room. A large dining table. Here, we picked out a practical solution to be used creatively as a 4- seater on usual days. When you’ve got enough on your table, it beautifully transforms into a 6- seater without having to stack those high back chairs. Presenting, the plush and versatile Upholstered Bench! The bench may be stacked under the table or, against the wall and under the table…
Now over to the real beauties- the dining chairs. We love to sink in and eat. Simple. We don’t want to feel like having a meal at the cafeteria or Mc D’s. So we choose to bring in sturdy, moderately sized upholstered chairs. These have a curved back and are stylishly finished in a dark shade of thick fabric. Feeling princely yet?
Now the little luxuries (or big ones)… We thought of adding a love-seat to the dining room to make it slightly relaxed. The texture had been kept fine and the color light. But the comfort is big. Oh the pleasure of eating on a couch- without the clumsy moments! Finished in wood, this love-seat brings enough warmth and synchronicity to the rest of the room.
We plan to keep the ground below your feet soft, enter- throw rug. A simple hand knotted rug in off white and grey with a flowing pattern is just what the space needs. We avoid bold colors and contrasting palettes here. Remember to pick out a rug that’s big enough to be laid under the couch and still have space to walk/ sit on in front.
Let’s accessorize the ensemble with a hint of sophistication… The blush pink walls get their well deserved sketchy fix. We create a sequence of framed watercolor and charcoal paintings in grey tones. Why did we mix the two media? To avoid making your dining room walls into an art gallery. We hate monotony, especially in homes. Let’s now bring in light with a black floor lamp. Simple yet beautifully functional. And for your lazy bones- a butler trolley in brushed metal. Adding personal items like a stack of hardbound books and a satin- microfiber throw always make your room homely!
See below for the shopping list.
Dulux Gentle Spain wall paint @INR 250 per Liter, Wooden dining table with cut out @INR 15,990, Mid back upholstered dining chair @INR 8,099, or spend a little more for Cut out upholstered chair @INR 11,199, 5×8 rug in wool blend @INR 25,800, 2 Seater couch @INR 27,199, Upholstered bench @INR 19,999, Antique gold bar cart @INR 8,476, Grey textured cushion 12″x12″ @INR 1,050, Black slender floor lamp @INR 17,685, or spend less for Black drum floor lamp @INR 13,7999
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Every year you set new goals. Every year you try something new. This year you decorate with a new trend. Its called the Pink and Blue trend for 2016.
It is a simple tie between the calmest colors. Pink talks of sunsets and sea shells. Blue talks of sunrise and water. Keeping it cool this year, let’s decorate your home with the trend. Just throw in these beautiful cushions and drapes. Add majestic drama with a blue carpet and cozy comfort with a soft quilt.
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Summer calls for a change in menu. Summer also calls for a fresh new Hallway!
This season, we’ll play with cool neutrals. Which means stacking away bright rugs, throw pillows, decoratives, lights and most importantly, fabrics. If you’re anything like me, you’ll narrow down on two or three colors and play with its shades. Because we’re taking one room at a time and we want to pull it together effortlessly!
So for the hallway, I pick neutral gray, taupe and salmon. These pretty colors go beautifully with most entry doors and floors. Plus, who would mind a peachy welcome!
Flowers, book end and picture frame from Address Home
Vase and key dish from Good Earth
Two piece console table set from The Furniture Republic
Salmon patterned hand tufted rug from Casa Pop