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Spring Trend Watch

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There’s something in the air…

Its that time of year where makers, creators and brands release their collections for summer and beyond. Over the past couple of weeks we’ve visited the Life Instyle show, Boutique Street, Finders Keepers Market and listened to trend forecasters talk about what’s happening in the world.

And here’s the thing - there’s a change happening. Over the last few years the Scandinavian aesthetic has been incredibly strong, influencing furniture styles, homewares and art choices in our homes. The blond wood has often been pared with a pastel or monochrome colour palette. Beautiful, pared back, clean design.

What we saw this year though was a change – maybe you could call it luxury boho; lots of makers and brands presented collections that were much more natural and organic; filled with lots of beautiful pieces to create relaxed and restful spaces in your home.

Here’s what we loved:

Cane Furniture

Dotted in amongst the stands we spotted some gorgeous cane and wicker chairs and day beds. The chairs were generous and curvy and all of them seemed to be inviting you to relax and rest. The day beds were gorgeous. Often teamed with a sheepskin or textured throw for comfort.

Ceramics

I’m a ceramics lover from way back, but there were so many talented makers presenting gorgeous and unique ceramic pieces. Lots of beautiful plates and platters for your table, but what I really loved were the planters. Some misshapen, with interesting glazes, or metallic flourishes, these are beautiful handmade pieces that you’ll love to have in your home for a long time.

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Indoor Plants

It seems like everywhere I look at the moment there’s the soothing green of indoor plants. What we saw at the shows were some beautiful planters – hand crafted ceramic and leather hanging planters, painted pots, and baskets. It looked fresh and stylish. Plant favourites include the monstera, fiddle leaf fig, and maidenhair fern.

Lots and lots of texture

There’s lots of really interesting texture in homewares currently. Trend forecasters speculate that because we are spending more and more time online where we scroll, swipe and tap all day without actually ever touching or feeling anything, the texture of our soft furnishings is more important to us than ever. So the sheepskins and hides that have grown in popularity over the past couple of seasons are still strong. Our favourite cushions from the shows were really interesting – often made of heavier weave fabrics with pom poms, tufting, Throws too were fringed or tasseled.

There were so many beautiful things that either came from or were inspired by nature. Unusual rocks and shells, decorative yes, but also inviting us to slow down, pick them up and really look at the beauty of nature.

It feels like there’s a generous and comfortable calm coming to our homes. Inviting us to slow down, relax and appreciate the beauty that’s near us. 

Check out a few of the treasures Carlinea features on her own website https://www.houseofhome.com.au/s/homewares

Written by Carlinea Williamson is a co-founder of www.houseofhome.com.au and enjoys discovering beautiful new (and old) things for home


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