THE CORK COMEBACK
Add a touch of creativity with the use of old-school cork (yep, it’s back in a big way!). Perfect for your home office, the material adds instant warmth and texture. It’s not only cropping up in furniture and flooring, cork is also proving a popular choice for entire wall solutions, making it a true design statement.
The 2017 colour palette makes you feel as though you’ve just been transported to the Sahara. Think of the burnt tones of sunset, a sky of stunning soft blues and blush pinks, or desert sands coloured golden with terracotta and hazelnut hues.
TRIBE: FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
A true testament to the times, Tribe goes beyond the definition of a ‘trend’. Victoria Redshaw of leading UK trend forecasting agency Scarlet Opus spoke of this new ‘freedom of expression’ at last year’s Decor + Design show in Melbourne. “It is a design agenda that supports spontaneous decisions, independence and a globetrotting spirit,” she said at the time. “Strong is the new pretty!” The theme takes into consideration a re-emergence of feminism and female self-expression. Expect bold styling, strong design choices and a whole lot of colour to be in focus in 2017. Our pick for this fierce trend: the Aloft velvet ottomans in wine, petrol and mustard from Arro Home. www.arrohome.com
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In the fast paced world of design it makes sense to slow-it-down and celebrate true craftsmanship. Choose otherworldly pieces and gold threaded decor, like the Isola hide – a stunning alchemy of natural hide combined with high impact metallics. www.arthide.com.au
Nothing says opulence quite like a grand upholstered bedhead. Embrace this strong trend this year and revamp your bedroom to add an instant feel of luxury. Keep it classic with a soft blue-grey, or choose a jewelled toned bedhead like the velvet Ashford bedhead by Incy Interiors, www.incyinteriors.com.au
This year, dark wood pieces are trending, so it’s the perfect time to offset the deep moodiness with rich colour palettes. Blues, spicy mustards and greens will work perfectly.
GREEN WITH ENVY
Pantone have named Greenery as ‘Colour of the Year 2017‘. Bringing the outdoors in, this fresh and zesty yellow-green shade evokes a sense of renewal as the world emerges from a hard and heavy 2016.