Is it okay to admit that sometimes interior trends go completely over my head? Don’t get me wrong, I love keeping up to date with design, but trends tend to fall in and out of favour so quickly that by the time I can afford to buy into a trend the world is usually bored of it. However there are some interior trends that will in my humble opinion, never grow tired. Things I hope will never be considered gaudy or ridiculous (although I’m personally not adverse to either of these adjectives).
These last few years have been all about the plants, I don’t know about you but at the moment my home resembles a jungle and I love it. Where we don’t have a garden or an much of an outside space to call our own it is nice to be able to bring a bit of greenery into our home through our family of indoor plants. Obviously I am a big fan of the Cacti, the one house plant that (almost) nobody can kill, you can call me a crazy plant lady but I swear each of my cacti have their own personality which is why I love them!
I can’t tell you how excited I get when I see a pair of dansette legs or the sweeping curves of a retro piece of furniture, if Mid-Century furniture falls out of favour I can guarantee I will still be filling my home with authentic 60’s pieces. What draws me to the mid century style is the fun but still functional aspect; designers like Harry Bertoia and Hans Wenger played around with the form of traditional furniture whilst retaining the original functionality. Authentic Mid Century pieces can always be picked up in your local furniture charity shop or if you fancy a more contemporary twist on Mid Century, West Elm is the one for you.
Oh Grey, the colour that goes with everything. how I hope this shade will never be deemed unfashionable. Every time I bought something Grey for our flat my mum would wince and I genuinely couldn’t and still can’t understand how someone could dislike such an unimposing colour. Don’t get me wrong, too much flat grey can be slightly dull but if you are utilising the shades neutral tones then you can’t beat it.
So I’ve pretty much summed up my house in this post; a Grey, Mid Century jungle! Writing this post has got me thinking about trends that I was more than happy to die out! I’m talking flocked wallpaper, inflatable sofas and Billy the Bass – that fish on a plaque that sings and moves, you know the one! Expect a post on design mistakes soon!