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FINDING MY MOJO AND TRENDS FOR 2017

18 January 2017

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Beautiful Story Coffee on London’s St John’s Hill, Battersea. Loving the wooden hexagonal tiles.
 
 

It’s been a sloooow start to the year. We got back from the Canary Islands just before New Year’s to the most awful rainy, miserable, grey and cold winter weather you can imagine and were stuck indoors with various illnesses until the kids started school again.

2017 is going to be a big year for us as we will be looking to move out of London and find a home to renovate. The kids will inevitably switch schools and we will have to make new friends and find a new social circle. All of which has been a bit daunting and I’ve struggled to find my mojo in 2017 so far.

Naturally, I’m browsing Pinterest and various blogs for inspiration but somehow nothing sparks much interest with me. I wonder if we are coming to the end of a phase and waiting for the next big thing to happen?

In December I was lucky to be invited by Houzz to discuss emerging trends in interior design with a bunch of bloggers at the Miele Experience Centre. We were served a delicious 5 course meal by head chef Martyn Meid, founder of Ink and ambassador for Miele, and had a wonderful time exchanging views and discussing trends for 2017.

 

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I’ve particularly noticed the increased use of hexagonal tiles in bathrooms, kitchens and flooring. Via Pinterest.

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Colour and texture perfection via Wanderer Wanderer.

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A movement towards matt surfaces is emerging after years of high gloss finishes. Via Pinterest.
 
 

My Function+Form sidekick and mad plant lady (her words not mine) Tiff predicts “dark and murky greens” and so far I’ve spotted this trend not only in interiors but fashion and wall art as well.

 
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One of IKEA‘s latest addition for 2017 shot against a dark green wall. LOVE!

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You may remember our trip to Antwerp a few month ago where we spotted these gorgeous dark green kitchen cabinets at trendy concept store St Vincent’s.

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Pre Collection 2017 from Toast featuring “murky greens”.

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“Recent Works On Paper” by KENNETH JAWORSKI – exhibition at St Vincents, Antwerp
 
 

Find out what fellow bloggers Hannah, Lotte and Geraldine predict for 2017 over on Houzz.

 
 
 

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INTERIOR STYLIST ELISABETH HEIER’S CHRISTMAS HOME

21 December 2016

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I wanted to share these images of Elisabeth Heier’s Christmas home with you. The Norwegian interior designer, stylist and blogger has managed to create the perfect neutral backdrop in her home to style almost any product. Combined with her love for photography her images are distinctly recognizable featuring stylish – often minimal – Scandinavian design as is the case with her Christmas home.

I always look at her place with slight envy as it oozes serenity and calm without any clutter to be seen – though I know it’s probably chaos behind the scenes (unlikely, eh!?). How gorgeous is her advent calendar? Simple white paper bags with number tags on a white stylized wooden Christmas tree. DIY really doesn’t get any easier… #nextyear

The other simple but effective details around her home like the stylized wooden pine cone on the coffee table, the light stars in the window and the pine tree branch with minimal but beautiful decorations bring an immediate festive atmosphere. Have you noticed the brass wreath in her bedroom? Interesting how this dull rustic metal keeps creeping up everywhere. See my posts here and here.

Now, my cop out for this year is that we’re not at home during the festive period but I better get organized for next year. Somehow Christmas always seems to come as a surprise.

 

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PHOTOGRAPHY | Elisabeth Heier with thanks
 
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TREND | BLACK AND BRASS DETAILS

19 December 2016

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Isn’t this apartment just the perfect example of ‘hygge’ with it’s black and brass details and warm textures!? Perfect for this time of year where the days are so short and we like to withdraw and make ourselves comfortable at home.

I like how the stylist picked up on the rust red zinc roof and brought splashes of the same colour inside the house in the cushion, throw and ceramics. Even the berries on the decorative branch blend in and harmonize with the black table, chairs and ceiling light. Lots of interesting textures like the exposed brick chimney stack, wooden floors and black aluminium frame door give this place character and the open plan layout make it a wonderful space to entertain.

Another trend I’ve noticed – not just in this apartment – is the return of brass which has a more rustic feel than the shiny copper we’ve seen so much of in the past couple of years. Combining it with natural untreated materials I think this trend will grow over the next few years. For a sneak peek at what’s in store for 2017 read my post about H&M Home here.

 

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MORE INFORMATION & PHOTOGRAPHY | Bjurfors with thanks
 
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INTERIORS INSPO | MOODY AND MUTED

2 December 2016

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I adore the styling of this moody and muted apartment in Sweden.

The tones are just perfect for this time of year where we spend more time indoors so cosy textures and soft lighting become more important and the browns, greys and olive tones give a warm and relaxing feel so you can snuggle up with a good book and a warm blanket.

Winter you’re not too bad after all.

 

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STYLING | Pella Hedeby
PHOTOGRAPHY | Kristofer Johnsson
 
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PLACES TO GO | NORD HOUSE, AUSTRALIA

8 November 2016

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Now that the days are getting shorter in the Northern hemisphere I couldn’t resist sharing images of Nord House in Australia with you. A Scandi style weekend getaway designed by Poss Samperi who also runs – and styled – Orchard Keepers, another holiday accommodation on the Mornington Peninsula which I blogged about here a while ago.

Though it feels as if she’s taken a more radical monochrome approach to the interior the same modern rustic Scandi style applies and textures from wood, sheepskin rugs and textiles give a wonderful relaxed but yet luxurious edge. I spot the daybed by Ilse Crawford from the latest IKEA Sinnerlig collection which is made out of jute and fits perfectly into the space.

The dramatic monochrome colour palette is most distinct when you look at the matt black kitchen units, complete with black tiling and grout, next to the brilliant white painted wooden flooring. It’s a stark contrast but one that evokes luxury and contemporary living aimed at the urban Melbourne crowd who can reach this oasis in a few hours.

I also spotted some rather lovely linen in the bedrooms with beautifully tufted edges and after some digging I found that this signature Flocca bedding is made by brand Hale Mercantile and also comes in a range of beautiful soft off-colours. Interestingly, Poss steered away from any of those tempting colours and stuck with greys, whites and beiges to achieve maximum impact and a stunning setting for the design-conscious urban crowd.

 

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MORE INFORMATION | Nord House
PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING | Doswell Maclean with thanks
 
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