So, what’s one predicted interior design or trend for 2018 that you see crossing over into window furnishings?
Reinvention. Taking the traditional and innovating it to suit the modern space of 2018 and beyond. This is where the old becomes new to create comfort within a space through the use of colour and texture. The urbanisation phenomenon is going to have a very strong presence in the residential and commercial interior trends in 2018, and from an interior perspective, its come about due to the amount of attention and information being communicated on human waste globally and the domination of Nomad living.
Is there a trend from last year that you think will remain relevant for window furnishings in 2018?
Printed fabrics with a focus on botanicals and florals – both subtle and bold. The 2018 trend has evolved into healthy space living, which sees the continued use of botanicals and florals continuing the indoor/outdoor play on living and wellness tranquillity.
The other trend that will continue to evolve and stand the test of time is linen textures and designs.
And is there a 2017 trend you think it’s well and truly time to move on from?
Extremely heavy, dimensional weaves. We are seeing more and more of our textured weaves being refined, with captivating yarn usage, subtle tactile surfaces that use colour play to create depth and dimension. This will be the next evolution of textured fabrics in window furnishings.
We will also see fewer metallics used to offset the strength of woven details and dimensional surfaces.