design trends

The latest design trends as they emerge from the design fairs and take over the design industry.

A contemporary sitting set with a grey sofa, area rug, wooden round coffee table and wall art in the background. Image: Norsu Interios.

Worst Interior Design Trend Pitfalls

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Beware of tempting fads, such as a kitchen with double islands, that gives out a chemistry lab vibe. It’s easy to fall in decorating trend pitfalls of this sort. But,…

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Texture overload. A dreamy off white contemporary sitting room with a brassy floor lamp, an off white sofa in boucle and a curvy armless chair also in creamy boucle. The Eichholtz Bond Chair. Image: Sweetpea & Willow.

Texture Trend Alert

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Texture is a huge interior design trend for 2022 and one of my favorite design elements. The flat finish drywall doesn’t seem to cut it anymore. It’s all about running…

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A lifestyle image of woman dressed in yellow Teva trainers, orange pants and cyan jacket. Image: TEVA.

Dopamine Dressing Trend Alert

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‘Dress for the life you want, be happy and feel excited about the future to come’ makes up the mindset behind dopamine dressing. From catwalks to the streets, bold, bright,…

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A living room with an exposed brick accent wall, Scandi design furniture in soft muted pastel colors that exude a Mediterranean aesthetic. Via Nest.co.uk.

The Interior Design Trends 2021 After the Pandemic

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Interior trends after the pandemic? Really? Sometimes, it’s hard to make it through the day while being in a lockdown! Funny enough though, back in December 2019, I wrote about…

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An all navy blue room featuring on olive khaki velvet armchair, an area rug and two Bauhaus inspired art prints on the wall. Via Nest.co.uk.

Connecting the Dots From Bauhaus to Your Home

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Chances are that you may have heard/read that last year the Bauhaus design movement turned 100 years old. But are you aware that you have elements of Bauhaus design in…

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A contemporary design hall with a table and chair from Karimoku. Image: Design Shanghai.

Circular Design :: A Window to Opportunity

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Humans have an amazing ability to innovate. This attribute is our window to opportunity for change, growth and ultimately happiness that supports well-being. Sounds a bit idyllic… Not really. If…

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A white kitchen with minimal furnishing and a Mediterranean feel to it.

Insights From the IMM Cologne 2020

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If there’s a motto for this year’s imm Cologne 2020, then that would be better living. The first furniture fair for this year that ended last week, attracted well over…

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The Ike suspension lamp complimenting those neo-mint velvet armchairs with a blueberry toned accent wall in the background. WOW! Image by DelightFULL.

Interior Trends 2020 and Beyond

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Sustainability, mindfulness and inclusivity are the top three words that come to mind in describing the goals of the design industry for 2020 and beyond. Ultimately, they are the mega…

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Fluid Forces is the Elle Decoration installation during the 2019 Dutch Design Week. Here's one of the three spaces.

Highlights of the 2019 Dutch Design Week

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It’s a wrap! The dust has settled down and it’s time to delve into 8 design trends presented at the 2019 Dutch Design Week (DDW). These trends mark important developments…

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A marble bathroom installation from Atlas Concorde at the Cersaie 2019. Love the accent wall with the fishscale tile accent.

Cersaie 2019 Highlights

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At the end of September every year, the city of Bologna hosts a ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings fair – Cersaie. That is one of the places to go to…

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