Fall Winter 2016-17

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

A melange of our design themes in one thanksgiving tablescape

Bold wildflower

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.

Details of Gucci embroidery and sequins in this floral pattern
Zuhair Murad Fall Winter 2016
Chanel Pret fall winter 2016
Marchesa Fall ’16 Ready to wear

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.

Velvet texture in rich colors on a neutral background 
Satin finish paint colors in deep shades by Sherwin Williams 2017
Plush living room designed by Jack Mitchell Interiors
Lively winter bedroom by Sarah Davison Interior Design

Composed smokey geometric

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.

The Rhine on a working day during winter
snug couple of pigeons with fully fluffed feathers
Typical still of the city. Grey, brown and cold

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.

Structured kimono jacket and pleated skirt by Junya Watanabe at Paris fashion week Fall 2016
Geometric details of Iris Van Herpen dress for F/W 16
Denim coat by Viktor & Rolf for F/W 16
Issey Miyake Ready to wear ensemble for fall ’16

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.

Construct theme named by Dulux this year exploiting metal and wood
Winter collection of geometric art objects by Del Harrow
Bathroom styled by Studio Muir in charcoal and smokey grey 
Set of honeycombed pendant lamps by Edward Linacre

Comforting Honey glaze

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.

Carrot cake glazed with honey and pistachios 
Christmas cookies with cinnamon glaze
Desert skewers glazed with hazelnut toffee

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.

Valentino turtleneck dress in velvet for of Ready to Wear collection F/W 16 
Alexander McQueen F/W 2016
Burberry Fall 2016 trench teamed with Lady Dior handbag in copper
Elie Saab fall ’16 Couture gown

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!

Christina Roughan styled reading room with glass and leather
Denim color in velvet and felt with gold piping and accessories
Dining room by Redmond Aldrich featuring glossy ceiling
Lily and Bramwell armchair in Soft Amber upholstery

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!


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