Posted on 24 April 2019
The 50 Shades of Heinous Greyness that have defined the interior landscape for the last few years of austerity are as over, done, and played out as the Macarena, the look this year is Maximalistic and it’s almost impossible to get it wrong!
Simply put, you just add more of what you love to your home, all you need is a passion for creating a unique space and making strong statements that transform those everyday places & spaces into something special.
Velvet is set to continue it’s resurgence and this wonderfully tactile and ever-so-slightly decadent material will be seducing you right across our store, with upholstery, soft furnishings and even flooring featuring more of this glamorous fabric.
(Above two photos are new 'Westerfield' range, Grand Sofa, Snuggle Chair & Footstool; other pieces available)
Velvets are just part of the maximalistic style, use the positivity of Spring as a springboard to embrace your creativity and create an eclectic mix of styles; pick a strong key colour, say emerald green or mustard yellow (mustard is a must-have this season) and refer to it in your sofa, cushions, bedding, walls, lampshades and flooring. Accessorise with vintage/ Victoriana/ steampunk/ Deco and don’t worry about over-doing it, forget ‘less-is-more’, for 2019, More is More!
(Above is a Hypnos St James Sublime mattress with a continental low-profile divan base and euro-slim Louisa headboard, all in Sanderson Tessella Teal fabric and featuring black and gold Estelle legs. Shown in king size.)
Botanical prints are very 2019, just as they were very 1869; do a quick Google for William Morris and you’ll see many of the designs he created 150 years ago are right back at the forefront of bold design, so don’t be afraid to Flowerbomb!
(Above is Quirky B Liberty Fabrics Flowers of Thorpe Summer Garden Carpet)
Sanderson’s new ‘Glass House’ range takes it’s influence from these iconic Morris designs, incorporating finely detailed embroideries and silhouettes and shadows, and blending the beauty of fauna with the elegance of art.
(William Morris 'Bullerswood' (above) and 'Strawberry Thief' (top))
For those of you that are social-media active, this season’s bold colours are a lot more Facebook-friendly and Insta-Great than the muesli tones of the last decade and you’ll have a lot more to impress your followers with than just changing the dado rail from Dusky Plum to Rustic Aubergine. Happy hues and playful photos get a lot more love than pics with the personality of a pavement.
Let me wrap this up with a quote from William Morris that’s something of a mantra for us here at Barretts as well, ‘Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful’. We look forward to seeing you soon and showing you lots of both of those!