Get Ahead of the Curve

It's all about the curve this year with organic flowing shapes and arches making a comeback. That '70s archway in Granny's kitchen is fashionable again.

Bright desert colours are the choice of paint palettes with terracotta, orange, pinks,blues and greens still featuring strongly.

The boho and bibliophilic vibe of plants, rattan and cord is still also still ongoing and growing.

Natural stone is making a comeback. As a natural and sustainable material it is being explored in new ways along with quintessential favourites like marble and granite remaining popular

Terrazzo is also growing in popularity for accent furniture and accessorizing. Check out some planter pots and accessories from Kay Carter Studio in these great colours

Of course, if your space does not lend itself to the big bold reds and oranges then more neutral stone and clay earth colours are fine, especially when used with undertones of yellows and blues. Heritage colours can still feature for cabinetry and feature walls.

Furniture has moved away from metal frames and is favouring the softer look and feel of wood. Think curved and wooden framed wide armchairs, the flowing steam bent lines of wishbone dining chairs, natural cord seats and rattan.

Wood or natural stone dining table tops and countertops and wood or stone accent tables rather than glass.

Sofa's are going curved with a very '70's look in organic shapes. The minimalistic and brushed steel angular looks are out. Its all about squishy.

Premium leather still remains a good choice of upholstery especially in antique or waxed finishes where it will gain a patina and a worn in vintage aged look over use and time whilst soft materials like velvet and cord work very well in these red orange earthy colours.

It might be time to raid Granny's attic also in the quest for a 1970's mushroom chair, rug or lampshade.