•  • September

Trust me when I say that running any small business alone is next to impossible. I might produce the majority of the content for the blog, but my partner Gavin is the techy brains behind the operation and keeps the blog and store running around the clock.

For Queensland interior stylist Natalia Greer - one half of the team behind Mono Home - partnership is equally important.

I first encountered Sanctuary Boutique Linens at this year’s Life Instyle trade show. Their dynamic Black Skulls & Roses pillow cases - which adorned a bed they’d set up in their stall - caught my eye from miles away.

As I got closer to the stall and realised that they’d paired the pillowcases with a diamond-print flat sheet and equally stunning quilt, I wanted to run in slow motion toward the bed like a scene from a movie, dive in and declare it ‘the one’.

Some design trends come and go in the blink of an eye, while others remain so popular that they become bankable interior styles year on year.

But how do you figure out what’s in, what’s out and what should’ve never been on our radar to begin with?

Wonder no more; I’ve called in the most in-the-know people in the biz to give us the lowdown on 10 popular interior design trends of the past and present.