By Leona Connelly, Interior Design Assistant
So fresh from the trade shows an obvious theme seemed to emerge – A real art deco Miami vibe. Yes I’m talking palms, cocktail bars and cabinets, think old school Hollywood glamour and you’ll get the gist!
So what do we think? well here at Furnish and Fettle opinions are divided into two definite camps: love & hate. I am firmly in the love camp and wanted to show you how you can incorporate this look into existing schemes.
One of the easiest ways to have a nod to this trend is a simple cocktail trolley, at the shows these were mainly mirrored and gold and had a real wow factor. They really are a piece that is both practical and useful and ties together with the trend for the growing popularity of craft gins and quirky cocktails – what’s not to love?
The trend for botanicals that I talked about a while back is still going strong with a real emphasis on oversized palms and tropical plants all in rich green hues. Cole and Son as ever have it nailed with some truly stunning wallpapers that really create impact. Just a feature wall or even a panel would be enough to transform an existing scheme.
One thing that really divided opinion here among the team was the large floor standing Palm lamp. I am in love and am already thinking about where I could incorporate one. They look so striking against a dark moody scheme and are statement pieces that can stand alone to update a room. Not so sure about such a statement piece? A table lamp or print would be a fab way of introducing that look into an existing scheme.
The gold metallic trend was everywhere at the shows, from mirrors to coffee tables and consoles it is a definite ‘look’ for 2019. We were really inspired by some of these pieces and it really influenced our buying for the showroom.
That said we know that interiors are entirely individual and we want you to love your home as much as we love helping you achieve your vision so we understand that trends aren’t for everyone. It’s always nice to be inspired by latest trends but here at Furnish & Fettle we know that our homes are constantly evolving and should reflect us and how we live. Here’s hoping that by introducing some elements of this Miami vibe my home might reflect a cocktail drinking glamour puss….watch this space!
If fancy adding a Miami Vibe (or not!) to your home this spring get in touch to book an appointment either online or by calling us on either 01937 581451 (Wetherby) or 01423 560757 (Harrogate)