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Trends & Finds

Past Trends That Keep Giving

There are some 2014 trends that I hope will linger a little longer. As interior styles come and go from Pantone’s latest colour statement to animal motifs, there are a few that I would like to hang onto.

Marble. Everywhere. Whilst marble has always been timeless, last year saw it gained mass appreciation. No longer confined to kitchen benchtops or tabletops, marble was featured in splashbacks, servingware, clocks and more. Marble tiles were a huge hit and I am delighted that the shops are still filled with beautiful designs.

Yet another classic texture, timber gained appeal in lighter stains. Fitting right in with the Scandinavian movement, lighter woods complement my favourite palette of white and grey perfectly. Blonde timber is refreshing and welcoming, making spaces appear much bigger than their darker cousins like maple or walnut.

2014 may have been the year of the bar cart. The Jonathan Adler Cheval Bar Cart is a personal favourite with beautiful brass and antiqued mirror. What’s not to love with having all your entertaining tricks in one decorative accent?

The black kitchen is moody and sophisticated. Streaming right into 2015, this bold design statement is here to stay. All black – benchtop, splashback, cabinetry and even barstools is simply stunning in a contemporary home.

Caitlan Nagle

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