interior trends

From My Radar to Yours: What’s new in Interiors

broste copenhagen pam table in recycled paper via Amara
So what's new? Well, it turns out, quite a lot. With news on the sustainable front too. But before we get into that, thank you so much for your kind and supportive comments yesterday. A couple of early nights and things always seem much better. Although I fear the lockdown madness may have got to


yellow window frame at the home of skye mcalpine by
Normally at this time of year I would be heading off to Paris to visit the Maison e Objet trade show to see what looks the designers are predicting for the months and year ahead. Obviously in the current circumstances I’m barely allowed to the end of the road, never mind abroad so I have

Trend Focus: Reeded Glass and all things Fluted

A look at the recent trend for reeded glass and fluted designs with Kate Watson-Smyth. This Canaletto cabinet by Ligne Roset has a reeded glass top and a modern open cubic base. #reededglass #madaboutthehouse #interiortrends
As January is all about new stuff - from trends and trade shows - I thought it might be interesting to focus on some of the things that are coming into store and also to show you how the ideas are being incorporated into real homes. Today let's look at reeded glass. This is one

The Key Interior Trend for 2020

Kate Watson-Smyth looks at interior trends and the recent beige revival. Layering with different textures and adding accent colours create a modern look. The tall proportions and windows of the living room by H&M home help to keep the scheme light and contemporary. #modernliving #livingroom #madaboutthehouse
There’s always a lot of talk about new trends for interior design at this time of year and when I have written about this in the past it has proved to be one of the most read posts of the year. madaboutthehouse sitting room in fallen plum by atelier ellis But this year I’m not

London Design Festival Round-Up and Colour Trends (podcast notes)

In this week's episode of the podcast Sophie and I report back on London Design Festival and what we found there. This event gets bigger every year and more and more venues now take part. Set up in 2003, over a million people from 75 countries now visit the capital to see both new products

Interior Trends: How To Do Beige

Kate Watson-Smyth looks at ways of introducing the interior trend for warm neutrals. The easiest way to do it is with the accessories, especially with texture like this ecru throw from Himla. #interiortrend #neutraldecor #warmneutrals #madaboutthehouse
Updating this post to include some new pieces and also as you have had several months to get your head round this idea. It's not going away! There are some lovely things around and it's all about what you mix it with. Personally I love a milk and chocolate with a dash of biscuit on

Find Your New Season Style (my piece in Grazia)

Kate Watson-Smyth compiles a guide to the new season's trends for Grazia magazine 'find your new season style' #grazia #newseason #trends #interiortrends #madaboutthehouse
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