As a person whose role requires him to keep his finger on the pulse of design trends, Johan Kriel-Jones has mastered the art of taking the latest looks from concept to reality, curating homewares collections with chic appeal. Read his top tips on how to work some of 2019’s biggest trends into your home…

Blush tones

“My favourite trend for 2019 is Blush which you can pair with neutrals and greys for a calming environment. Alternatively our statement plush, blush-coloured velvet sofa Uffizi can be combined with bold colours like midnight blue, emerald green, or burnt orange for more drama. Using blush tones in furniture allows bolder colour in your scheme to be the hero.”

Design curves

“The 1970’s revival of furniture design is taking over next year so opting for anything curvy will ensure you’ll fit right in with the trendsetters. Rounded back chairs are a chic and easy way to bring this look into your home. Try a conversation starter like our bold red VICENZA sofa to complete the look.”

Natural materials

“One trend that’s continued well into 2018 is a love of, and fascination with, natural materials and how we interact with them. The visual impact and texture they add to surfaces and spaces is incredible. Natural stones and marbles are increasingly being used in unexpected categories to create exquisite luxury for everyday indulgence. Our variety of porcelain white, juniper green, and black marble coffee and end tables are just a few of the statement pieces you can kick-start the year with. Pair your natural materials with soft tactile fabrics to balance the effect in your home.”

Antique comeback

“People want their homes to have personality and a definite way to achieve this is by having antiques in their homes. The use of antiques in furniture, juxtaposed against modern architecture, will add layers of atmosphere and ambience to your space.”

Shades of white

“This timeless staple can reinvented by playing with different shades. Ranging from pearl to powder white and everything in between, layering different hues of white will create depth and warmth. Curate your own ‘white’ space with simple texture layering. Our Berber rugs are a great foundation paired with our Cirrus white Luscious sectional sofa. Pop some pastel cerulean, chartreuse and lemon throw-cushions on it and you’ll instantly give the look a fresh feel.

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