Create rooms that draw you in with soft fabrics, deliciously rich shades and playful elegance.
Cosy is key
With comfort the new luxury, plush velvet is tipped to be the material of choice for 2018/2019, creating super-soft, sumptuous living spaces that cocoon you in a snug hold. Walter Knoll, Edra and Marni combined comfort with a palette of rich hues such as mustard, teal, cherry and cobalt during Milan’s annual design week, Salone del Mobile, in April.
Forget your grandma’s brown velvet curtains! While muted greys and creamy whites are the "new neutral" and tone down the plushness of this downy material, who can resist a shot of bright colour? Jewel tones bring the material to life and accentuate its luxurious, tactile nature. Create a confident scene by colour blocking with clashing tones such as emerald and fuchsia, orange and teal, or canary yellow with ruby red.
Break up statement brights by mix-and-matching modular furniture in two or three shades, or choosing large items that are elevated slightly from the ground. Chairs and sofas that sit on slanted legs have a retro feel, as do furniture and accessories with rounded shapes – both looks are perfect for this trend.