Posts tagged as "interior trends"

Posted by the trend stalker on 18th July 2012

Going for a Dip

I think I felt that collective intake of breath and gasping that those three words induced. Why would I suggest you go for a dip during one of the coldest weeks of this year’s winter? But I’m only asking that you take your furniture and accessories for a dip in paint.

Posted by the trend stalker on 30th January 2012

Autumn colour: off the easel and into your home

Décor trends come and go – that is their nature. But one look that’s always in, in one form or another, is florals. And if what’s happening in the décor world north of the equator is anything to go by, this coming autumn is going to be bold and bright. Textiles saturated with spice and […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 22nd March 2011

Big ideas for small(er) budgets: Thinking outside the box

It’s been said that money can’t buy you happiness and here at The Furnishing Touch we know that money doesn’t necessarily buy you great design. So, if money’s not the must-have ingredient for cookin’ up great design, then what is? Well, that dear readers is a simple question with a one word answer – creativity! […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 17th March 2011

Black is, um, the new black

If the recent Maison & Objet trade show held in Paris is anything to go by, then this year is about going back to black. You see, Maison & Objet isn’t just any trade show, it’s the trade show, the interior design market’s fashionista. Flocked to this year by more than 85,000 professionals, purchasers and […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 11th March 2011

It’s time to stop and smell the lavender…

The colour purple isn’t just a movie that earned Oprah Winfrey an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress in 1985, it’s also a big colour trend in interior design this year, and one that this week’s guest blogger, 38andstilllearning’s Cathy Nolan, couldn’t be happier about…

Posted by the trend stalker on 9th March 2011

All that glitters: A colour combo that’s golden

Pantone may be calling it a pink year, but there’s no denying that neutrals – greys, creams and the new kid on the block, ‘greige’, will pretty much always be in style. Sure, pink may be the new black for a season or two, but black will always be, well, black – the stylista’s staple. […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 7th March 2011

Pillow talk… taking great design to bed

The average human will spend a third of their life sleeping, which equates to about 20 to 25 years over a 75-year life span – that’s a lot of time between the sheets, and way too much time to be spending a less than fabulous bed. In past years, bedrooms have been a little overlooked […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 22nd February 2011

Interior Design: Turning over a new leaf

Going green needn’t be all about grass mats and a pot plant invasion, if you’ve been hearing that tree-hugging, glass-recycling, “we are the world, we are the future…” tune getting louder and louder in the back of your head then you have two options – either you need to use décor elements that are inspired […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 18th February 2011

Kitchen confidence

Fire up your taste buds and put on a fabulous apron – the kitchen is the place to be in 2011. This is one trend we can’t wait to sink our teeth into. According to the clever trend spotters at inventorspot “Kitchens will combine eating and meeting spaces – bringing dining, cooking, meeting and recreation […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 17th February 2011

Live it up! What your living room needs NOW…

As far as living room design goes, earth-friendly or green elements are still very much in vogue. Going green gets a dose of sophistication with furniture design that’s as goodlooking as it is practical. We’ve gotten demanding – we’re on the hunt for modern living spaces that look the part, epitomising the modern living room […]