HOME FINDS: TREND WATCH: Shades of Summer
by Silvana Longo
Nothing sparks design inspiration as much as the sights and colours we soak in during our international travels. They awaken our senses and breathe new life into our design taste buds. It is no wonder we want to somehow recreate the stimulating visuals we experienced abroad into our interiors upon our return.
|This season, fill your home with fresh air, clean neutrals, touches of abstract watercolour, and pops of rich mustard and pistachio hues. The soft mixtures of white walls, warm woods, and abstract glazes make your home feel calm and light, combined with terracotta accents, which ground the space.
Sea Glass VASES + HURRICANES $14-$84,
TERRACOTTA is making a major comeback.
Like an old friend you haven’t seen in decades (since the ’90s to be exact)
Much of our modern-day stresses are due to digital overload; more than ever, the remedy is to embrace Mother Nature’s colours and raw materials in our homes. Nothing does that better than Terracotta—a rich, warm and ancient material—the colour is also enjoying a resurgence as we get back to basics. The warm, earthy, organic tone we are seeing this time is lighter than before—less brick, more pink—a fusion of previous it-colours, blush pink and copper. The dusky pink echoes architecture from the Mediterranean, Middle East and Mexico.
|L – R: Kierland TOSS, Tour de force. 20″ x 20″, 100 per cent cotton, $46; urbanbarn.com, Trevino Terracotta Orange CUSHION, $89.95; Ullie Orange PILLOW, $109.95|
|Loefler Randall Crushed Velvet SANDAL, $450|
|Rustic Large PLATTER, Casa Cubista, $80|
— Em’s Pick —
Nile glass PLANTER, $219
|Tres Tintas WALLPAPER from Patricia Urquiola, Dots PU 2905-2, $170 per roll|
|Cecil Rust THROW, $69.95|
|SILIKOMART Silicone BRIOCHE MOULD, $33.99|
|Terracotta Microfibre Parson CHAIR, $195|
|Scandinavian Pink CHALK PAINTTM starts at $45 per quart|
|Tencel pink grapefruit BEDDING, $39 – $174|
Not that 70’s YELLOW
The nature and global-inspired theme continues with our second colour pick in the spotlight. In fashion, varying shades of yellow pervaded the Spring/Summer ’18 collections… in interiors though, it isn’t that intimidatingly bright yellow, instead it is an earthy, golden ochre, some call mustard, a shade which works well with the warmer colour palette that we are gravitating to this year. In an earth-toned space, mustard yellow adds the final touch to lighten the mood. Although it pairs well with just about any colour scheme, mixing ochre with navy will create a rich and sophisticated look.
HISTORY LESSON: A natural material, Ochre is a natural clay and was the most commonly used pigment for painting walls in the ancient Mediterranean world.
|Korson Locklear Modern Lounge CHAIR, $899.99|
|Ceramic Ribbed VASES, $84|
|Quatrefil or Petals DOORKNOBS, $650US per doorknob|
|Dalyn Modern Geometric RUG, $1,038|
|Staub Round COCOTTE, $379.99|
|Organic Percale SHEET SET, $149|
|Round Knitted POUF, $58|
|Celine Nano Belt BAG, $2,400|
|Tod’s, City Gommino LOAFERS|
|Halton TOSS, $49; Erie TOSS, $49|
|Rosanna Ceravolo MEDIA CONSOLE, $1,819|
|Cut the Mustard SW 6384 PAINT, starts at $31.49 per gallon|
|We end this trio of trend colours with what is proverbially known as the cherry on top…My Preferred Pastel
Known as the “green gold” that grows at the feet of Etna, its shell contains the delicate flavour and aroma of Sicily, the island of sea and sun. Besides the fact that it is my absolute favourite gelato flavour (and pretty much anything made with pistachios), the pretty pastels of sorbet are a big trend in interiors this year. This particular hue brings freshness and energy to a room as well as inspring optimism and a festive mood. Much like that feeling you get when you indulge in your favourite ice cream.
— Sil’s Pick–
Crinkle Mint BOWL, $9.95
Onyx Marble COASTERS, set of 4, Chartreuse, $54
|Modern Ceramic Table LAMP, $876|
|Stripe-Patterned PLATE from Casa Cubista, $23|
|Darby PILLOW COVER, $69.95|
|Jeanette THROW sprout, $59|
|Analog La Crosse Wall CLOCK, $68|
|Piper PLANTER, terracotta with green glaze, $64.95|
|Missoni WALLPAPER—Fireworks 10057 Missoni, $170 per roll|
|KITCHENAID Artisan Stand MIXER, $549.99|
|Urban Nature AF-440 PAINT, starts at $47.99|