Following on from our first question yesterday, we ask Sian and Katie another #BettaTrends question.
Tuesday's Question - What Spring Summer trends do you think will dominate over the coming months?
I've a feeling Spring Summer '14 will be flooded with Scandi retro prints, pastels and a plethora of gentle geometric shapes. Warm metals are still popular, and natural timber pieces are either full on chunky or sleek and 60's looking with hairpin legs. Pale pinks, greens and blues will be popular, like ice-cream in summertime, but with a non-sickly vibe and balanced by graphic patterning & unusual combinations.
There are lots of hexagons around, which were highlighted on the Moregeous blog last year, and homeware which looks like it's been dipped in paint or drawn a line around. I'm still seeing lots of glamorous vintage and materials which hark back to sophisticated days gone by - marble, gilding and plush velvets for example.
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Key micro-trends spotted at Maison et Objet (M&O) this year included Birds, Beas and Botanicals, Royal Blue teamed with white and accents of gold and bright primary colours. As Britain, and much of the Western world, sees one of the worst winters on record, people will be keen to usher Spring / Summer in and we’ll see these trends being used to bring colour and the outdoors into the home. Stockholm Furniture Fair (SFF) saw houseplants being integrated into furniture and the London Design Festival (LDF) saw vegetable growing being integrated into kitchens on a scale never seen before. And Peacocks were everywhere at M&O!
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