Forward thinking – January 2010

We ask the experts to predict 2010’s biggest trends

Interior styles

“A key trend I picked up at Maison & Objet in Paris and Abitare il Tempo in Verona is that interior styles are more subdued,” says Garden and Home Décor Editor Andrew Mackenzie. “There’s a leaning towards timeless interiors with people investing in quality pieces which will last, rather than trendy styles that will change.”

“There is a return to the past, reminiscent of the great depression, in which colours are more muted and fabrics are heavier as well as being more textured.”

“Palettes are leaning towards sombre colours, such as grey and black. Colour makes an appearance in bright accents, like glassware, trays and paintings.”

In South African Garden and Home by Andrew / 23 August 2012 /

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