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From relaxed linens and natural products to hand painted Dolce and Gabbana toasters, the Interior trend we are embracing for 2019 is our love of the Italian coastline and the romance and vibrance of Positano. The relaxed lifestyle that embraces colour, pattern and tradition translates perfectly into the laid-back Australian way of living.
ONE. All about Cane
We have seen wicker and cane flourish in 2018 but in 2019 it will be the must have. Perfectly suited to the tropical climate of Queensland, the lightness of cane sits well in our architecture and is accommodating to our relaxed lifestyle. From baskets, to armchairs, cabinets to pendants this is a casual luxe trend that is here to stay.
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TWO. Mod Terrazzo
Terrazzo is having a resurgence and no longer just for 1950’s bathrooms and shopping centres. This is the new cool, taking polished concrete which we’ve loved for a while and hero-ing the stone aggregate. With an abundance of colour-ways available, this hardy finish is trending in chic retail, hospitality and residential spaces and we are loving it as a fun alternative to natural and engineered stone.
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THREE. Earthy Tones
With Pantone’s colour of the year, 2019 being “Living Coral” we are seeing a resurgence of warmer tones, from terracotta to saffron yellow and blush pink. We live in an era of face-spaced lifestyles, so we are seeing an increase in palettes that are calming and encourage us to switch-off from the chaos of daily life. Dusty neutrals, earthy hues and soothing greens dominate, while accents of cool blues are particularly prominent in Queensland spaces.
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FOUR. Amore Prints
After surrounding ourselves in luxurious soft linens for so long, before introducing texture in more recent years, we are now starting to see patterns and prints return to the world of textiles. Abstract motifs, organic forms and hand-painted interpretations of flora and fauna are reigning supreme, adding a bit of fun to the safe and understated aesthetics of recent times. While textural fibres and soft velvets will continue to feature, we are excited by lively and vibrant motifs, in particular those that reference the hues and scenes of the Amalfi Coast.
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FIVE. Embrace the curves
Despite the vast majority of New Year’s resolution, in 2019, we are going to be embracing the curves! With arches being a strong trend for architecture and retail spaces, and we are now beginning to see it feature in residential design. Synonymous with both the 70s and iconic Italian design, the arch is now a contemporary detail fit for a chic urban-scape. Curves and arches are not just reserved for built environment, but is becoming prominent in furniture pieces. This a welcomed change from the linear and angular forms commonly associated with “contemporary” design, adding a softness to the space.
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