As we welcome in the New Year I wanted to share my thoughts with you on design trends for 2023.
The Resurgence of Farmhouse Style
This popular trend brings with it history, familiarity and the certainty and comfort of the past. When incorporated with contemporary living it takes on a modern twist, such as in this new barn development we designed last year, and a gorgeous rustic beamed bathroom, a cosseting and calming environment to retreat to at the end of the day.
Warm Playful Palettes
The shift away from neutrals and cool grey Scandinavian interiors continues with rich colours and warm wood tones taking centre stage. Statement colours such as pinks, mustards and terracottas, combined together create interesting layered schemes of colour and texture, as illustrated in this elegant kitchen/living space.
We find these statement colours are very effective when used as accents in a scheme, as demonstrated with these striking terracotta lamps, in the reception hall of a recent country house project.
The Pantone Colour of the Year is Viva Magenta, a vibrant Pink Red. This brings energy, happiness and playfulness to a space. Viva Magenta is reflective of our need to get away from digital devices and focus on the natural world. We regularly use this colour as an accent for a space, mirroring how magenta is found in nature, in flowers and plants. For example this hot pink bold drawing room scheme was designed for our clients who wanted a warm and inviting space in which to entertain.
Hand painted Papers and Murals
The theme for bold wallpapers and murals continues to be strong with beautiful collections of handpainted papers and wall murals by design houses such as de Gournay and Lewes & Wood. Bold large scale designs create a focal point and sense of drama, as illustrated in this drawing room scheme by de Gournay.
A Sense of Place
Clients are increasingly asking to incorporate family antiques and furniture, photography, and works of art to give a sense of identity and heritage. In these somewhat turbulent times, there is a desire to firmly establish familial roots and create a sense of belonging.
We are committed to providing a sustainable design service and constantly strive to work with British design houses that have strong environmental credentials. Where possible we reuse, repurpose, and upcycle clients existing belongings to give a new lease of life, rather than adding to landfill.
We choose natural paints from Edward Bulmer and Farrow & Ball. Our favourite fabric and wallpaper designers are sustainable brands such as Fermoie, Soane, papers from Lewis & Wood and de Gournay, and antiques and reclaimed furniture from Anton & K.
We are currently working on a number of exciting projects at home and abroad. For an informal design consultation with Lucy or to discuss a new project please contact the studio via email, email@example.com or call + 44(0)207 791 1245.