At the start of the year, colour trend forecasters are suddenly all over the design press telling us what we’ll be loving over the coming year. Now, I’m not going to tell you what I believe will be the next big trend (although word has it that metallics towards 2017 will be turning to the dark side), instead I’m going to stick with the strong trend of liquid metals we saw rise through 2015, along with Dulux’s colour prediction for 2016 of ‘Cherished Gold’ (more as a term rather than the actual colour!) as an interior accent.
Its the time of year in our house where everybody’s coats, shoes and bags have increased in size. Its not a few sandals and a light jacket now, in our hallway there are 3 parkas, 2 puffa jackets and various boots, shoes and wellies- Winter is here and our hallway looks a mess.
Just the other day, the Ladylanders got into some debate over current design trends, one of which appears to be the re-emergence of Postmodernism. And to be honest I, for one, am still not sure how I feel about it.
Having studied design at uni, it’s easy for me to identify many of the direct references from this new (but old!) movement, which was at its frenzied height in the 1980s.
How do you choose the perfect plant? I mean, apart from liking the way it looks, how do you go about finding out what it needs and why, and if it can survive where you plan to put it? It’s easy to buy one, they’re everywhere – online, in nurseries, at the supermarket – and they always look lush and green and… well, happy.