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The latest interior design trends for A/W 2016/17

As autumn and winter are just around the corner, many of our customers and readers are beginning to alter the interior design of their homes to reflect the change in season. Here at Shape, we have decided to take the guesswork out of designing by providing you with the top 4 trends of this season, so your home can be one step ahead in the New Year. 


Photo: Villa Mammerhills

Nothing says winter like warm and rustic Terracotta tiling, right? Amelia Barnes predicts that “Warm materials such as terracotta tiles will replace currently popular cool and white tones.” Although you may think that terracotta is the arch enemy of autumn and winter, Lauren Macer of Sisalla Interior Design says that “by avoiding terracotta tiles that are too rustic and keeping with a matte finish, this trend could add character and warmth to interiors again.”

Influences from North Africa, India, South America, Mexico

Design: Jennifer Harrison-Ciacchi / Photography: Carley Summers / via The Glitter Guide

Kimberly Duran from Swoon Worthy argues that for textiles, “we’ll see influences from North Africa, India, South America and Mexico where traditional designs and patterns will create a global and well-travelled look in our homes. This is perfect for those who like to surround themselves with reminders of journeys past and who like an eclectic mix of influences in their space. Woven fabrics with imperfect patterns give textiles a sense of history and a glimpse of the hands that have created the works, reminding ourselves of community in a tumultuous world.”

Dark Timber and Black Steel

Design: Sissala / Photography: Tess Kelly

This interior looks more like traditional autumn and winter, with its dark hues, wooden floorboards and fur accents. Taken from Sissala, the interior of the Winifred Crescent House was designed to balance a contemporary minimal house with a welcoming ambience. The interiors have a timeless aesthetic; the richly textured travertine stone combined with dark timber and elegant black steel details create visual interest. The final layering of furniture, lighting and décor have been selected to enhance the interior architecture.

Dark Green

Photo: Lilly Bunn Interiors by Emily Gilbert Photography

Say goodbye to navy blues because dark forest green is the new colour of the season. Macer argues that “Dark green as a paint colour for rooms such as a bedroom creates a wintery Scandi backdrop for tan leathers, reindeer furs, brass lamps and natural linen.” Dark green would work well in a very light bedroom because lots of morning light would brighten it up and in the evening it would have an enclosed feel, like a forest canopy...truly exquisite.

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