Things are beginning to take on that back to school feel and in honour of that I wrote a piece in last week’s Grazia magazine looking at the key trends that will be coming into the stores in the next few weeks. I have reproduced the pages here with a few of my favourite pieces pulled out and linked. You can read the captions to find the others.
Curves started to be seen in force at the Paris and Milan trade shows earlier this year and it always takes a while to filter to the high street. Three years ago you couldn’t find a curved sofa for love nor money and now they’re everywhere. This blue media console is a great piece that doesn’t just have to be used for the telly.
The brass console from Audenza has a real 1920s feel to it and that fan shape will be everywhere this season while velvet fan sofas, chairs and beds are no longer hard to track down.
A few months ago the canny style spotters started flagging up line drawings and now they’re really taking off. There’s a whole collection of plates and platters at made.com while small designers have been working the trend in more one off type pieces.
The earth tones trend shows no sign of slowing down. Mix with navy and dark green to keep it fresh as well as plenty of rich textiles and curves for maximum cosiness.
This velvet Tress chair from Oliver Bonas didn’t feature in my feature (as it were) but it’s a great piece and I predict may well achieve a certain fame on instagram if you were looking to invest in a chair. I haven’t sat in but it might work really well at a desk or as an extra dining or seating chair if you need to double up in an open plan space for example.
Next up it’s the Japanese minimalist trend, which has been done brilliantly by Sainsbury’s and Argos, making it super affordable. It’s a new take on monochrome, minimalist and geometric patterns.
Finally, if you loved all the rattan this summer but worry about how it will fit into a more wintery decor then take a look at its grown up cousin – cane. This works for all climates and all seasons and is just a little more refined than rustic rattan. This one is from H&M but it sells out all the time so you may want to look for the similar Zara version, which I can’t see at the time of writing but that doesn’t mean it won’t be back. It’s more expensive though.
So there you have the key trends for the new season. As always, buy only what you love and need and disregard the rest. This is not about encouraging you to shop but showing you what is out there that you might like and want.
And I’ve add this page for your reference. All favourites of mine.