Autumn what an exciting time for decor
With the multitude of trends out there it seems almost impossible to keep up with the changing trends between seasons, but it’s my job as a design coordinator and an interior designer to narrow it down for you; so here goes!
The colours get warmer as the seasons draw colder, so bright colours transition into warmer hues, now is the time to get cosy and Fall is the season to do just that as it gets colder outside and we welcome in Thanksgiving and the holidays we want to warm our environment inside as well. So, we look for warmth in textures, details, accents and accessories and most of all in colour!
Fall Trends to Entice your Palette
ARTISAN: Earth bound treasures that include hand-finished objects such as wall accents, furniture collectables and unique
hand crafted pieces with lots of detailing; and crafted lighted fixtures with extraordinary dimensions all warm materials made
of wood, natural fibers, ceramics; leather, and etc.
TERRACOTTA: A colour I particularly love, it’s connective, warm and inviting and same can be said for the red tones of clay,
these two colours add volumes of character to your home or commercial space. You can opt for any finish to these inviting
colours as all are equally interesting to work with but if you prefer a more modern look you should stick to a more matte finish
to achieve that goal.
EARTHY GREEN: The darker the better, and jewel toned ‘Emerald Green’ is perfect to achieve that goal. Although Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2017 is ‘Greenery’ some say it’s a bit ‘too limy’ for their tastes; But Greenery is a fresh and alluring pick me up colour to enliven your cherished spaces; by adding accents of natural wood along with the warm boldness of brass is sure to hold the richness of your decor together.
SILHOUETTES OF CIRCLES: These curvy silhouettes are gaining popularity in many seating circles, they are being used everywhere to adorn seating clusters as they tend to bring out a sense of warmth and luxury and immense comfort for everyone that chooses these popular lines. Ottomans and chairs pair well with these silhouettes.
RATTAN WEAVE: Rattan is finding it’s way indoors more and more. When used indoors it takes on a whole new interest; mix this weave with your choice of plush throws, faux furs, pillows and scarfs and feel the mystery of the tropics come ‘alive’ in you.
JEWELED VELVET’S: We are looking out for this to be a favourite trend this season. Living in the tropics doesn’t mean
you can’t experiment with the wonders of textiles and one of my favourites for this season is ( you guessed it … ‘Velvet’).
Velvet adds warmth, texture and comfort all rolled into one. Now add the exuberance of brass or gold accessories to this
lavish palette and experience the Mystique of the Holiday Season like never before.
The world of designing trends
Though fascinating can be quite peculiar even predictable, trends come and trends go but we’ve come to realize that everything that demonstrates innovation and uniqueness in designing concepts is perfect and stylish enough for modern interior decorating for 2017.
A touch of the 70’s is fun and the colours are vibrant with juicy colour schemes to entice your palettes. We see the use of retro lighting fixtures and bulbs mixed in with modern themes and various vintage clocks and dated art work making a come-back mixing antique with contemporary home furnishings and textures to create the perfect and original decorating experience for modern spaces.
Green Scene and Recyclable
Eco Friendly up-cycle redesigning and organic designs mixed with new and innovative designing materials and colour palettes are the latest in interior design choices. Modern design trends for 2017 are hedged on the ability to create new from old – recycled materials, woods, and fabrics; salvaged metals and Eco-friendly re-usables’ are high demand favorites trending now.
COLOUR THERAPY – JEWEL TONES
This Autumn we see a strong gravitation towards darker tones, jeweled tones with lots of berry and plumb hues, picking up where the paler pinks for this Summer left off. We have rich russet for a touch of drama and the deep blues adding good colour, like the brilliance of peacock!
PEACOCK is taking over interiors with the feathery prints of this bold proud bird to actual feather strewed over and around ‘your nest’ accenting and highlighting otherwise modest rooms. Go bold with feather prints in wall paper coverings, textiles; soft as well as hard accents for greater impact.
Let’s not forget Teal in all shades have returned providing a foil for nickel and brass and for a sophisticated plush maximalist look.
BURNT ORANGE and mustard blend beautifully with Terracotta and makes a wonderful textile colour for linens, throws and cushions, these colour combos are warm and soothing and can be paired with cooper, gold and brass to balance the use of an all white linen or neutral hazelnut theme in the bedroom.
EMERALD and forest greens are trending this Fall and these ‘jewel tones’ are earthy and mysterious by nature, a good formula to use for a successful modern interior design decor is the [ 60 – 30 – 10 ] rule, basically it helps you distribute the strong rich colour within your living space. The strong or dominant colour can utilize as much as 60% of your colour palette while the secondary colour(s) can provide 30% of the designing palette leaving the remaining 10% for you to touch in accent colour combinations.
It’s your space, play around with the textures and hues accredited to this wondersome season and have fun designing and decorating!
design blog by Analee Achee-Hoyte
Design & Visual Coordinator @
Simply Exquisite Interiors