“Bamboo and other natural materials, including rattan. They’re become more prevalent in current design as sustainability and craftsmanship are being seen more.” – Charlie North, Design Director
What’s new and what’s next in the world of interior decorating? The Ennismore Design Studio spends its days scouring the market to find the best trends – and now you’ve got them all in one place.
“A subdued and restrained colour palette. At Killiehuntly Farmhouse, for example, they keep things relatively monochrome, with a hint of blue on the walls. Here, it’s all about the layering of tones and textures to create a rich and comfortable haven from the Highlands. I’m also loving marble butler sinks, like the ones from deVOL. They add a timeless note to the kitchen.” – Chris Stringfellow, Senior Designer
“Typically, it’s been a ‘rule’ to only use one metal finish – whether it’s for touch-points like taps and handles or for larger joinery pieces. Mixing metalsthat complement each other is a great way to show detail and design consideration and can be done at home as well as commercially. For example, The Hoxton LA features copper and blackened metal TV wall shelving. I’m also a fan of maximalism – it’s not for everyone! But sometimes sleek minimalist design just doesn’t cut it. Juxtaposed materials, pattern on pattern, layered soft furnishings that are bold and beautiful. Think Art Deco and Hollywood Regency; it’s a show of passion, celebration and joy in materials.” – Vicky Stewart, Interior Designer
“We love innovative designers like Sophie Rowley and Fernando Laposse who are creating amazing environmentally conscious materials. Both Sophie and Fernando have identified a waste material and repurposed it into a beautiful material which can be used to create unique furniture. Sophie’s stunning table is made from recycled denim (a man-made waste) whereas Fernando’s Totomoxtle material has been created from the disused husks of corn.” – Susanna Kingston, Interior Design Associate
“We’re continuing to work with salvaged items and furniture that harks back to the past few centuries. There are some wonderfully eclectic, raw and nuanced designs from history that have been a point of influence for our upcoming projects.” – Charlotte Flynn, Interior Designer
“Decorative embellishment on products and interiors appears to be very much on trend at the moment. But the decoration is a not an ornate pattern but rather a texture that expresses craftsmanship such as reeded glass, fluted timber, rattan cane weave or silk fringe. These embellishments become a decoration that is tactile and encourages touch, becoming part of the design in a subtle way and not being decorative for the sake of it.” – Alex Harris, Product Design Consultant
“Skirted sinks are a light and fun way to create interest in an often unconsidered area. This is a great approach to achieve a playful and rustic touch to a space that needs cosiness.” – Marsha Abegg, Interior Designer