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
- 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…
- Shaggy rugs
- Brown suede lounges
- Dark/red timber
And always remember, less is definitely more when styling your space.