Last week I was lucky enough to be asked to do a small piece on local radio so I took myself well and truly out of my comfort zone and did it. The topic was Summer Interior Trends which I should know a little about as I read and write about them all the time so at least the subject matter was going to be familiar even if the setting wasn’t. However I need not have worried as I loved it!
BBC Radio Nottingham, and the Mark Dennison show in particular were extremely welcoming and made me feel very relaxed and comfortable. We’d already been through the topic, and what we might talk about and so when I met Mark I felt well prepared and not too nervous. It was a great experience and something I’d love to do more of, so watch this space. If you want to hear what we chatted about, including doing up Mark’s dining room on a £10 budget you can listen here and I come in around 54 minutes and then again after the news.
It was a great precursor to events taking place this coming weekend when I’ll be attending the Britmums Live conference and speaking on the Style panel with 2 other fabulous Fashion and Home bloggers. It’s quite a daunting experience, but after the Radio appearance I’m feeling more confident and really looking forward to it.
One of the things I mentioned on Mark Dennison’s show was how the trends that we see in the fashion industry will often permeate their way into interior trends a season or two later. In some cases it doesn’t really take that long either. It’s interesting to look at what’s popular in fashion and clothing and wonder how that look will translate into something for our homes.
We can look at the fashion trend for lace for example, which has been around for a little while in all kinds of ways, particularly in the form of the lace dress, and we can now see how that is coming through into our homes. We see it in lamps, window treatments, on rugs and cushions, on china and even on wallpaper. Look at this fabulous wallpaper from Rockett St. George by Young and Battaglia as an example of how the lace pattern emerges in interiors.
This is a great example of how this trend has made it’s way into our home décor and interiors.
What other trends are we seeing emerging in home decoration? Well how about the trend for colour blocking. We are seeing this more and more in terms of the way we use colour on our walls and with our fabrics. More a design and decorating trend that one for accessories, although it can be achieved this way, it’s probably not one for the faint hearted.
And then finally how about looking at the good old monochrome scheme which to be fair, has been around in fashion and clothing for a long time and has enjoyed a revival in our homes over the last year or so. Kept simple in its true form or updated with lots of bright, neon colours, this can be a very elegant, stylish look, and like the photo below, can seem quite pared down and simple or you can use lots of monochrome patterns and prints to give it more impact.
Have you seen any other fashion trends making their way into our homes?
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