2 0 1 7: Trend Transformation

A new year, a new you, and a fresh perspective!

2017 trends, Interior Design, Interiors

As we are all coming back from the summer holidays, we are already beginning to see popular trends emerging for the year ahead.

There is everything from the freshest greens, to the loveliest linens – bright tropics and beautiful ceramic arts. There is a little something for everybody, no matter what your style!

We have put together a few trends to look out for over the coming months, what the inspiration is, and what you can expect to see in combinations this year. Happy reading! X

TREND ONE: Greenery

Spotted in: Pantone Colour, Dulux Colour, Elle Decor, Vogue – basically everyone is calling this one in.

2017 trends, Interior Design, Interiors

Elitis | Distributed in NZ by Seneca Textiles

2017 trends, Interior Design, Interiors

Scion Textiles | Distributed in NZ by Malcolm Fabrics

Everybody and Anybody have predicted that the biggest colour of the year is going to be green – bright green, kale, deep viridian, crisp emerald – so many expressive greens to choose from!

Inspired to invite a little ‘freshness’ into your life, the shades of green reflect nature, balance and growth. Keep an eye out for when your perfect shade of green makes an appearance and investigate a range of materials – textiles, paint, wallpapers, rugs, flooring, tiles – the possibilities are endless.

 

TREND TWO: Lagom

Spotted in: Elle UK, Vogue, Huffington Post, NZ House & Garden … and quite possibly a few more.

2017 trends, Interior Design, Interiors

 ‘Lagom’ is a Swedish term that is quickly taking the design world by storm. Its’ literal translation is ‘just the right amount’  and the philosophy follows that old age tradition of ‘everything in moderation’. It emphasises a simple, sustainable and balanced life-style that bleeds into your design and fashion choices.

2017 trends, Interior Design, Interiors

Eco Wallpaper | Distributed in NZ by Icon Textiles

Introducing indoor plants into your living areas, using a soft colour palette on your walls, de-cluttering your possessions and only buying what you need are indicators of a lagom home (pronounced ‘law-gum’). This trend also gives us a chance to think about the sustainability of our lives, and how we are giving back to mother nature. It’s never too late to start composting!

2017 trends, Interior Design, Interiors

Boras Tapeter | Distributed in NZ by Icon Textiles

TREND THREE: Tropical Treasure

Spotted in: Vogue, Dulux Colour, Zillow Home Trends, Interior Magazine, Your Home & Garden NZ

2017 trends, Interior Design, Interiors

Osborne & Little | Distributed in NZ by Seneca Textiles

Almost on high contrast to ‘Lagom‘ – this trend sees the return of colour! Jewel tones are predicted to be the most popular colour choices this year. Crisp shades that complement the ‘Greenery‘ trend we saw earlier. The bright colours will appear in snappy prints for a modern-pop feel. Think tropics, butterflies, birds and lots of bright florals!

2017 trends, Interior Design, Interiors

Osborne & Little | Distributed in NZ by Seneca Textiles

TREND FOUR: Made From Scratch

Spotted in: Dulux Colour, Elle UK, Wellington (Hipster capital of NZ) and all over Instagram…

2017 trends, Interior Design, Interiors

Elitis | Distributed in NZ by Seneca Textiles

2017 trends, Interior Design, Interiors

Tréology – (tree-ol-uh-jee) | Christchurch, NZ

Once again, we have a trend in stark contrast to the one before. ‘Made from Scratch‘ aligns with a Lagom lifestyle as we have seen earlier, and throws back to ‘quality over quantity’.

With this trend, we see more textures, imperfections and character to our neutral tones. Bone and Chalk will be big colours, and will be combined with some of our already current artisanal favourites: linen, ‘greige‘ and recycled timber. We’re also seeing ceramics again, both as fixtures in the kitchen and as inspiration for wallpaper and fabrics new to the market this year.

 2017 trends, Interior Design, Interiors

Cole & Son Wallpapers | Distributed in NZ by Icon Textiles

TREND FIVE: Disruptive Lines

Spotted in: Vogue, NZ House & Garden, Interior Magazine, Architecture NOW

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Mis-matched tiles | Plumbline NZ

2017 trends, Interior Design, Interiors

Wellington Floor Restoration | James Henry Flooring

A trend for the kitchen/bathroom enthusiast,  Disruptive lines are starting to pop-up all over the place. The idea is to mis-match the space a little, and create lines with patterns and fittings, where lines may not have existed before.

An easy way to create this look is with tiles. Placing tiles in a pattern where the repeat does not match will emphasis the size, shape and placement of that tile, creating patterns across the room.

Parquet or Hexagonal tiling is also a great way to introduce this trend. Parquet flooring (with timber or tiles) can give the floor a subtle movement, and hexagonal back-splash designs can bounce life back off the wall and into your kitchen space.

 

2 0 1 7: The year is what you make of it. Be bold, be brave, be happy.

Tag @designmade to show us how you’re incorporating this years trends into your style!

All of the trends mentioned here will be seen through-out the new collections arriving at Designmade Wellington and Christchurch over the next few months. Stop by for some inspiration!