Putting the finishing touches to your house with furnishings, lightshades, rugs, the right type of couch, the colour of cushions and all those other things to give it the look and feel you want requires a certain taste and sense of style.
To help, REDnews will be running an occasional series asking some of our top interior designers to tell you some of the trends they are seeing here and overseas.
Hare Interiors - www.wearehare.com
Lauren Hare has provided intelligent interior design solutions for residential and small scale commercial projects for more than five years. Hare Interiors design philosophy stresses a close link between the disciplines of architecture and interior decoration, resulting in rich environments defined by elegant colour palettes, refined materials and detailing tailored specifically to her clients’ desires. Lauren has the expertise to create a wide variety of interiors, from traditional to contemporary. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Elam and worked for several years as an art director.
2014 New Zealand trends: We see lots of influences coming through the products we use to create our interiors. These are vast and varied so we have pulled out a few easy to execute trends for some inspiration.
Luxe - Add an element of luxury to your interior with tactile natural products like cashmere, alpaca velvets, leather, marble, exotic wood veneers and metals. Taking its classic cues from the glamour of the 1960’s and 70’s, this gives a timeless feel to your interior. See below in our Pilot Bay house.
Pastel - Watery shades of colour are being introduced as objects and furnishings are being designed with lightness to soften the interior through blends and gradients of pastel. This gives a subdued relief from everyday life and an element of fun. See below. 1. An assortment of Country Road homeware. 2. Table de Milan by Atelier Biagetti.
Precious Metals - Precious metals are making a bold statement within the interior world. A touch of gold, silver, copper and most of all brass give polish without being too loud. See below 1. Tom Dixon Beat Collection. 2. In our Ring Terrace House.
Botanicals - Interiors are blooming with big bold leafy botanical prints giving a fresh Palm Springs vibe to your living room. We are seeing these used in wallpapers, art, fabrics, indoor plants and oversized leaves for staging. See below in the classic 1960’s Martinique wallpaper.