Well, what a year of grey and cold weather us Brits are having…however, I was listening to the weather forecast this morning and there is a little glimmer of warm weather on the horizon…….Just another week to go??

So, let’s see if I can warm your imaginations up with what has been happening in the Interior design world…unfortunately although I missed ‘London design week’ from the 17th March to the 22nd with the launch of some of the new spring collections ….I can talk  you through a review of what’s hot ……

Designer Guild’s new collection’ Seraphina’

“Full of romance and sensual invitations to a rediscovered glory, with accents of inspiration from pre-Raphaelite dress and drapery. Full of intrigue and layering, this exquisite printed collection offers up muted floral arrays for drama, and beautiful hand-woven silks and ornate fresco linens for the refined taste.” (DG website)


The look is fresh adding soft colours with a shot of sharp citrus…fit for most rooms!

Amongst the other collections the mood is bright with clashes of colour and pattern with a hint of Africa and the Orient, as with the Manuel Canovas new collection.


Ariane Dalle design director for Manuel Canovas at Colefax and Fowler says of the season

For me what makes this trend so special is colour-vivid tones of amethyst, anis green, turquoise, lime green, orange and pink. Colours are life and bring happiness. It’s also about being really audacious, and mixing lots of exotic prints and shades in one room is what the Manuel Canovas collection is all about” (Design Direction, access great design, London design week 2013)

The season is bold and not for the faint hearted for those who want to embrace colour and pattern it’s never been more than here and now.

Trend in lighting and furniture are also moving forward with bold statements …such as the ‘Hyde Park’ chandelier by Bella Figura…


And the console table that will attract the largest of bees with its honeycomb effect legs from ‘Porta Romana


The world of interiors is becoming a must brighter place and takes no prisoners….. So, I suggest that you have fun in your own interiors and start to introduce bold statements (if you already haven’t!) and in so doing paint out the greys, and just looking out of the window now….. I can clarify, that I have had enough of it!! If you like living and are bold on personality you will love what is happening… Alternatively, if you are not ready for the whole look, then accents of bright colours and clashing patterns can look great against the subtle colours we have been used to over the last few years, additions of cushions, a piece of furniture and throws and prints will bring an interior into 2013…

Which brings me on to say I shall be introducing my next monthly design feature with a furniture designer and supplier called ‘Michael Northcroft’  ….keep an eye on the page… his furniture is bold and creative and the new collection has something a little different that should appeal to all..

Thank you for reading and speak soon




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