AW17 trends

AW 17 - what's in store

As we move into winter, it looks like interior trends are on the move too with a change away from some of the strong trends of the last 12 months into new interior styles including colour blocking, confetti patterns and fine lines. 

The aesthetic of Japanese minimalism is still one of the trends at the forefront of AW 17 with understated styles featuring in architectural projects around the world. Clean lines, natural materials and quality craftsmanship create a serene and pared back look. We love the concrete rocking chair by French Designer Lyon Beton which perfectly captures this natural aesthetic. The Say-Daw lamp is another piece that works well with this trend, being created by a studio in London following a design from Japanese designer Reiji Yamazaki –  plus “Say-Daw” means “stillness and mobility” in Japanese.

Scandinavia also continues to influence homewares, with Lagom bumping hygge from the throne it’s occupied since last winter. Lagom is a Swedish concept meaning “just the right amount”. For a “less is more” feel with style in the home you can’t go wrong with an ‘Arles’ floor lamp or a slow coffee style brewer stand by Kinto. If you’re looking for a great gift for someone who loves all things Nordic, check out New Nordic Design, a book by Dorothea Gundtoft which gives insights from 50 Scandinavian designers.

Statement lighting will play a key role in finishing a living space and creating atmosphere. One of the most unique, statement pieces of lighting that we’ve seen in a while is this Slow glow lamp by NEXT Architects and Aura Luz Melis. The heat of the bulb gradually melts the substance inside the lamp, making it glow brighter and become warmer – perfect for adding atmosphere to a room. DROOG’s sticky lamp is another unique, contemporary piece that can be adhered to wherever you want in the home.  

One thing that isn’t changing is the evergreen trend, bringing the outdoors into the home. If you haven’t yet filled your home with enough plants to rival a botanical garden then why not grab a copy of Plant Style by Alana Langan & Jacqui Vidal to get some inspiration of how to bring some greenery inside.  Complement your bulbs (plant not light!) with KINTO's glass vases, which really put the spotlight on not only the flower but the bulb as well.  

Consider incorporate colourblocking, another key trend for interiors in AW 17, with the Living Things plant pot. The 2017 winner of the European Product Design Award, this stylish pot allows for optimum growth conditions as well as adding a key colour pop. Camille Walala’s Tribal Pop Organiser is another colourblocking piece that’s perfect for this trend as well as Christmas gifting. 

What’s your favourite AW 17 interiors trend and how will you be incorporating this into your home?

Pauline Coghlan