I love reading about trends. I love it when forecasters predict what's coming up, I love seeing them hit stores and I love seeing how people interpret them in their homes.It's the latter category that often intrigues me most. It's all very good and well for a forecaster to tell us that a Nordic theme is on the way, for example, but it doesn't always mean we want to adopt the look.
African design has been popular on and off for years now, but most incarnations of it have featured a colour story of blacks, beiges, whites and the occasional pop of burnt orange. Mix in a few animal prints, some leather and a splash of brass and you have a gorgeous - albeit subdued - African interior scheme (take a look at an example here).
As you may well know, OZ Design's new spring furniture pieces are split into four unique collections; Abode, Arthouse, Coast and their new offering - Global. Strap yourself in and prepare to swoon as I show you the best bits from the Global range. It's superior craftsmanship meets divine design in this collection, with more wow moments than you can poke a tapered leg at!
I've lost my mind over the recent animal art I've seen come from Aussie creative Martine Vanderspuy. Not only do these artworks capture amazing African animals, but they're injected with a colour and flair so unique that they're like nothing I've ever seen before. Let's not delay looking at some of this talented lady's work a moment longer!
I jumped in Alicia Silverstone last week (that's the name of my car) and went on a road trip to Berry to explore its must-see homewares stores. There's a lot of them on and around the main strip of this town, but these four are by far my favourites. I may have also spent a fair amount of cash on lollies in the local ice-creamery, but that's another story altogether!
For lovers of a soft and subdued decor scheme that offers interest through texture rather than tone, the eclectic African decor vibe had you covered. This interiors trend is all about utilising materials in a way that makes a space sophisticated and stylish, creating a room that feels calm and carefully curated (and on a side note, how dreamy is that bedhead?!).