#TuesdayTips – interior design trends for autumn/winter 2015
Posted 3 November 2015 by Keith Osborne
If you’re looking to put your stamp on the blank canvas of your brand new home, or want to refresh the look in your current home, now’s the time to get your interior decor on trend. A bit of work now means you’re home will be a show piece when you entertain friends and family over the festive season (it’s not that far away!).
Stacey Sibley, creative director of Alexander James Interiors, recently worked on the new show home for CALA Homes (the Housebuilder of the Year at the WhatHouse? Awards 2012) at Balls Park in Hertford. The Alexander James team naturally employed the very latest trends to influence the details of their design for this property.
“A show home allows people to imagine themselves living at the development, so it’s really important to get it right,” says Stacey. “We think about who might want to live there and tailor our design to suit that brief, but as designers we want to make sure our show home features some of the emerging home trends for the next season.”
Here, Stacey takes us through five of this season’s most voguish ways to style your home...
Mix in your masculine
“This season we’re seeing a lot of industrial finishes paired with glamorous touches. Mix industrial metal with sparkling crystal or sleek dark furniture and soft textured throws and furnishings to create the look.”
Join the Navy
“Although grey is still the neutral of choice, the colour of the season is undoubtedly navy blue. It’s a very versatile colour and can create all sorts of looks. Pair it with chalk white for a French country feel, combine with muted blues greens for a coastal look, or pair it with grey, as we have here at Balls Park, and you get smart, townhouse chic.”
“Bring nature into the home with stunning botanical prints, wallpaper or fabric. Use your artwork to pick up colour accents in your accessories for a tailored look.”
“There used to be a rule – silver or gold, never both. But that old adage is no more as we’re seeing all sorts of metal finishes being used together. You’re free to mix silver with champagne golds, or pair gold and copper for a rich opulent look. Experiment for a modern finish to your home.”
Mid-Century Modern or Deco delight
“Furniture design is still taking the lead from mid-century classics like Ercol. When choosing your hero piece look for splayed legs, rounded finishes, wing backs and clean lines. To create an eclectic look pair with accessory pieces like mirrors and clocks inspired by the Art Deco movement – look for geometric lines and glamorous sparkling finishes.”
Look out for our #TuesdayTips for staying sane when moving home next week on Whathouse.com