With the COVID pandemic everyone is spending more time at home and not every home has a dedicated office space. In most cases, it’s also more than two family members that are either working remotely or attending school virtually. This can be challenging for even the best floor plans, forcing us to integrate inviting, discreet and functional home offices.
Whether it’s textured walls or herringbone patterns on wood, furniture and cabinets; it’s all about the visual contrast. Terrazzo floors, exposed wood beams, and loopy wool (in carpets and on upholstery) are setting the direction for 2021.
Not only visually appealing, the curves are reminiscent of nature and respond to our need for softness. Organic in nature, the curves resonate with our inner beings which is another way to be self-aligned.
Gardening indoors and out is a new passion. Indoor plants help to clean the air and revive our mood. Our love for the natural wood extends to non-living elements. Look for botanical prints, with a continued emphasis on oversize blooms and foliage in wallpaper patterns.
BUY LOCAL AND HANDMADE
Handmade crafts by local artisan are in. This welcome trend brings a highly personal, relaxed and slightly boho feel to decor. This handcrafted look is a segway to a new colour palette, with all the richness of terracotta, nude hues and dessert colours for art and accessories.
Pale woods with ashy undertones are in the forefront, with white oak and maple in the lead. Whether on flooring, kitchen cabinets, or wall cladding and panelling, we like light woods for their homogeneous shades and regular grain. Their beautiful neutrality goes with everything, and with the current state of the world, people long for light and nature. Another benefit of light floors is that they are much more forgiving and user friendly.
COLOURS OF THE YEAR
Great in bedrooms for it’s meditative quality. Comforting vibe as it’s a hue often found in nature.
Goes great with pale woods, and light stone colours.
Rich and glamorous, reminiscent of 1970’s decor. It will add an air of spice to any room.
A must have for any room that you want to imbue with a soothing softness. Very restful and calming in it’s visual appeal.
Calm & neutral is the mood that this light taupe-tan colour exudes. It’s ideal for creating a serene yet warm decor.
Inspired by nature, it is refreshing and cheerful. In your rooms it will lift your spirits like no other colour. It’s great paired with sand, saffron and off white.
Style At Home Janurary/February 2021 issue.