Now more than ever our homes have become our sanctuary – a haven for us to feel comfort and protection, a space from which to virtually connect with extended family and friends, to discover new creative skills or rediscover past hobbies as well as a versatile space or dedicated room for our home office and all-important virtual classroom for our children. Spending more time indoors provides the perfect opportunity for us to better understand our habits and rhythms and how we ideally want each space within our home to function and to look. And with spring finally here, now is the perfect time to start planning a refreshing update or full refurbishment for your home.
To provide some inspiration, we take a look at the top interior design trends for spring/summer 2020. We would love to know your favourite trend and hope that we can support you in refreshing, maintaining, or enhancing your spaces in the coming months.
An exciting fusion of Scandinavian Hygge and Japanese wabi-sabi décor. Japandi is the Scandi design concept of joy and cosiness, taken to the next level by combining it with the Japanese acceptance of imperfect beauty.
Characteristics: Clean lines, natural materials and textiles, uncluttered.
Colour-palette: Neutral with dark contrasts.
SS20 is in full swing with a revival of organic wicker and rattan home décor. From charming chairs to captivating lampshades, the possibilities are limitless.
Characteristics: Sustainable and eco-friendly.
The Grandmillennial style embraces 1920s vintage chic with 2020s minimalism.
Characteristics: Classic prints featuring heavily on curtains, upholstery and wall coverings, alongside ruffles, pleats and fringes, combined with modern features.
Colour-palette: Earthy, saturated hues.
For fun, free-spirited interiors, this design trend combines bold patterns, bright colours and statement furniture in block colours to evoke emotion and create an unforgettable mood.
Characteristics: Bold geometric shapes, line drawings, abstract energy.
Colour-palette: Lively and playful, citrus hues and metallic highlights for an urban finish.
This year, Pantone’s Colour of the Year is Classic Blue. Intimate and calming, blue interiors represent harmony, safety and stability. One of the great things about blue is its versatility. Dark tones can bring drama to a space whereas paler shades can act as a calming base note. In our blog post ‘Why the coolest colour of 2020 is here to stay’, we look at why blue is such an effective colour to use in interiors, and explore some of the ways in which we’ve applied this versatile shade to some of our projects.
Complete turnkey solutions for exclusive interior design and interior architecture projects
Specialising in high-end residential, corporate and hospitality projects, we will take care of the entire process from start to finish, regardless of size or scope.
We begin the process by listening to your individual specifications and interpreting them accordingly, allowing us to understand your goals, budget, time scale and unique style requirements. This comprehensive conversation with our talented team of designers can take place via telephone or video conference (or in person in the not too distant future).
Now that we have a clear picture of you and your requirements, our experienced team will conduct a comprehensive site survey to construct a clear plan of how to effectively use and enhance your space. This will also help us assess any health and safety issues and, if applicable, produce and submit planning applications with your local council and collate full drawing packages for tender.
Design and Planning
Paying close attention to space, line, forms, light, colour, texture and pattern, we begin the process of translating our research into a workable design solution, which includes sourcing high quality furniture, fixtures and appliances (depending on the scope of your project). Once your unique design plan has been agreed, we provide detailed drawings and documents to allow you to visualise your new space and make any necessary changes, along with a comprehensive bill of quantities (project budget estimate.)
Following our agreed timescale, we will work alongside our trusted team of sub-contractors to complete your project efficiently – focusing on minimal interruption to you and your family.
We’d love to bring your vision to life – contact us today. Wishing you all health and safety in the coming months.
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