What are the emerging Interior trends for 2021? My instinct is that the next few years will see a trend towards repurposing, collecting, personal expression and careful curation of the quirky and timelessly beautiful. There will be an emphasis on authenticity and craftsmanship.
Personal history and story-telling will become more important as people begin to express themselves and their interests through their environment. Carefully positioned antique ebay finds alongside favourite old photos, childhood books and vases of foraged flowers will all become the go-to objects in this new palette. The softer warm tones, now available in LED light, look great washed on darker colours and I would expect bolder colour palettes to emerge with this in mind.
Without setting out to be on trend, I have found myself exploring all of this when Simon and I renovated our own Grade 2 listed Regency house at the North end of the Cotswolds. The works are still ongoing, we need to hang pictures, curtains etc. but there is an emerging flavour.
When we bought Aldington Manor, we decided that our approach would be to enhance the intrinsic qualities of the house and reconfigure a few of the less attractive aspects. In particular we have gained a bedroom and study/ snug and created a larger kitchen with family dining space. The work remains ongoing but the emerging style could be defined as timeless and has been respectful of the original house with layers of texture and colour used in appropriate proportions and locations to create an eclectic journey, punctuated by focal points and resting spaces. When you enter, the colour palette meanders from a yellow hall with fresh white joinery to a dark aubergine kitchen with red accents and hand-crafted textures. This vibrant, tactile palette is given continuity with a simple stone floor running through these 2 zones. It is important to “ground” a vibrant palette with a consistent “thread” to give the scheme cohesion.
The living room is less colourful with soft neutral wall colours enlivened by a vibrant mix of comfortable textiles and paintings. The bow window bench in this room has been made bespoke to blend seamlessly with the existing panelled joinery and disguises radiators underneath. By contrast the dining room is dark and sultry. Throughout there is a bold mix of contemporary art by friends and family.
When HUB Interiors design for our clients, we aim to help you find the heart of your home and surround you with a place that is authentically yours. We want your home to be filled with the things that make you happy in a space that enables you and yours to live at ease.