Top decor trends this season include natural textures, metallic accents and the resurgence of classics such as crystal chandeliers. Here are six of our favourites:
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1. WOVEN LIGHT FITTINGS
One of the reactions to today’s technology-driven lifestyle is a penchant for natural, organic materials and light fittings are no exception. Made from bamboo, reeds and raffia, in designs ranging from simple woven bases to showstopping pendants, they add a touch of the tropics. Install this oversized pendant from SHF above a dining table as a conversation piece.
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2. GREY-TONED TIMBER
This season, timber has taken on a natural, smoky look. “The grey finish cools down the warmth of the wood grain making it ideal for all types of decor schemes,” says Justin Vickers of JVB Furniture Collection. Slender console table from JVB.
3. CLASSIC CHANDELIERS
“Crystal chandeliers like this one from Eurolux are back in a big way,” says Kelly Klopper, brand manager at Eurolux. Just like a little black dress, the new releases are classic, but as they’re far less ornate, they also complement contemporary furnishings.
4. SCALLOPS AND SCALES
Fish for compliments with design motifs inspired by the sea. From shells to fish tails, these curved, feminine patterns offer a softer alternative to geometrics. Scallop shapes and brass detailing up the luxe factor. Glazed tiles from Hadeda.
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5. GOLD AND BRONZE
Moving away from the pink rose shade, the new golds are pale and classic, while brass takes on an antique finish. You’ll find metallic details on table legs and light fittings such as this velvet-look stool from Mr Price Home.
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6. STAR MOTIFS AND CONSTELLATIONS
Designers are looking to the heavens for inspiration, so star and constellation motifs are appearing on fabrics, ceramics and even handbags. Adding to the celestial mix are astrological signs such as those on the cups in our main image. All products from Love Milo.