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24/01/18

Summer style – design trends go full circle

Rattan furniture, tropical prints, velvet lounge chairs… If you lived through the 1970s you will be experiencing a touch of deja vu.

Hopefully you didn’t throw out that wicker peacock chair, because the trends of this bold decade have been making a comeback.

Never fear, those dark browns, and bright oranges and yellows haven’t re-emerged – yet.

2017 was all about natural textures, coastal colours and greenery – lots of greenery – set to a neutral backdrop.

And, this summer should feature more of the same, according to design duo Ashley Hawthorne and Jessica Hodge of Port Macquarie’s Sess & Sass Design Co.

“There’s a lot of leather, your greys, tans and blushes, rattan, then your round furnishings; round cushions, round rugs,” the savvy sisters shared.

“Boho is very in at the moment; coastal, pastel colours, your nature prints, Australian natives,” Hodge added.

The latest take on 70s style has been more subdued and with a modern twist.

“Everything used to be so square, even door handles and square fittings and fixtures in the bathroom, I think it’s softening now to round which is nice,” Hawthorne explained

And if you are in the mood for a touch of styling over the summer holidays, you will find these items on Sess & Sass Design Co’s mood board.

  • Coastal styling
  • Pastels
  • Nature prints
  • Round furniture and furnishings
  • Pendant lights
  • Scandinavian low lounges
  • Natural timbers
  • Indoor plants/greenery
  • Bentwood chairs

As for what trends are on the way out, be sure to steer clear of…

  • Squares
  • Shaggy rugs
  • Brown suede lounges
  • Dark/red timber

And always remember, less is definitely more when styling your space.