Shop the 2014/2015 interior trends


Today I’m off to the Dutch Furniture and Lifestyle Fair ‘De Woonbeurs’ in Amsterdam. I expect to see a lot of the current interior trends like: design bulbs, plants, copper, blush pink, stools, sunburst mirrors, marble and nested tables. Did you know you can find most of the current trends on Ebay or the Dutch equivalent marktplaats.nl? The peacock chair for example is an old ‘trend’ that is resurrecting, as are copper accessories, marble, macrame plant hangers and sunburst mirrors. Our parents were rather hip if you look at it that way!

To get in the mood I’m sharing my favourite finds that are on trend but also timeless chic.

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Peacock chair: marktplaats.nl or Ebay | Design LED bulb from Colours via Flinders | Copper tray via Westwing | nested T-tables designed by Patricia Urquiola for Kartell via Flinders | Ninety coffee table with marble top designed by Dennis Marquart for OX Denmarq via Flinders | sunburst mirror interpretation Apollo by Boca do Lobo | blush pink sofa via Westwing | stool/table designed by Marcel Wanders for Kartell via Flinders

Trend: Weave Wall Hangings


Macrame and weaves are back from the seventies, and how! Prepare yourself to see more of the artisan pieces in interior design coming season. In eastern and African cultures where handicrafts and artisan craftsmanship is more prevalent, it never left, but in the western cultures it died a silent death in the eighties. The current ethnic influences and DIY trend in home decor re-introduced the traditional folkloric art pieces, sometimes with a modern or sophisticated twist to it. Wall tapestry is back with a vengeance!

 

Mimi Jung makes beautiful chic weaves that pair well with any home decor style. She use minimalist patterns and neutral, calming colours.

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The trend is also mixed with other design trends like ombre and wooden beads

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Maryanne Moodie goes for colourful designs. Her tapestries are inspired by contemporary art, couture, architecture and her nostalgia of days gone by with new and surprising details. You can buy her designs in her Etsy shop.

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Janelle Pietrzak‘ weaving has a tribal style and is recognizable by her signature style; arrows, and compass details. She sells her designs in her Etsy shop All Roads.

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If you would like to give it a try yourself, like the weaves below, get the DIY tutorial here and here

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For a burst of colour in your interior head over to Alicia Scardetta‘s designs. She works with ropes of wool and silk in vibrant colours.

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How to style it in your decor

Weave wall hangings are like art pieces. You can hang them in any space: above a side table, on an accent wall, as a head board above your bed, or above a console as a focal point. Depending on the style of your space you can match the weave accordingly.

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Countdown to the Woonbeurs


Mark your calendar, because in only two more days the annual Dutch Furniture and Lifestyle Fair ‘De Woonbeurs‘ is kicking off the new interior design and home decor season. And like each year, you can expect me to report all the trends and new designs I spot there. As always I look forward to the inspiration homes by the Dutch interior magazines. My favourites are always Ariadne at Home, and More than Classic.

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Dutch magazine Eigen Huis & Interieur is launching their own home decor line in collaboration with renowned brands. And I already have a crush on the new designs by Khodi Feiz for Gelderland: beautiful pink chairs and a table that literally embrace you.

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The Woonbeurs is from Tuesday 29 September until Sunday October 5th. Go to the website to get your tickets online and find out more.

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Home Tour: A laid back and artistic abode


Interior decorator Marieke Rusticus is always moving things around in her home in Zwolle, the Netherlands. The interior is eclectic, leaning towards bohemian, with many artistic accessories and design objects. The earth tones and raw natural materials used, enhance a laid back and minimalist atmosphere. Marieke and her husband mixed modern and vintage pieces, and even made a few additions themselves, like the dining table and the wooden doors in their bedroom.  The complete home tour and my interview with Marieke about the interior can be read on my Houzz profile page. For now, enjoy the visual tour here:

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Hotel to Heart: Fresh Hotel Athens


In the heart of downtown Athens, steps away from the town hall, and only a short walk from Monastiraki is the stylish urban city hotel Fresh Hotel. It’s the perfect base to explore the city and its historical landmarks. The hotel was recommended to me by discovergreece.com, and I enjoyed the hospitality and interior design very much. The interior is dominated by the famous trend ‘house minimal’. Design furniture and lamps from e.g. Foscarini, and Hockney of Minotti give the space a Japanese atmosphere. The lineal fireplace is covered by one imposing black double-decker wall. The architects are Zeppos Tasos, Georgiadi Eleni and associates. Clean lines, walnut and oak wood, and pops of bright colours, make this hotel a treat for interior design lovers.

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The best part of the hotel is the Air Lounge roof bar and restaurant and pool, a tranquil escape from the bustling streets of Athens. It’s the perfect spot to chill and try out their nouveaux Greek menu with produce sourced from the nearby market and sophisticated Greek and Mediterranean dishes. At night you can sip cocktails while gazing at the star-filled sky, it doesn’t get any more romantic than that! From the poolside you have an amazing view over the city reaching all the way to the Acropolis.

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The hotel counts 133 rooms, suites and executive rooms that are decorated with simple lines, minimalist furniture and vivid colours. Artemide lights are above the bed, blue glass seperates the bathroom from the bedroom. A glass table called Lens by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia filters the light coming in. The bathroom has coloured glass, mosaic on the floor, corian on the walls and surprising lightings. The bathroom amenities include my favourite Greek beauty brand Korres.

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For breakfast you go to the Magenta restaurant, a white and pink space with minimal design. You can indulge in a rich breakfast from their buffet, and start your day exploring the city on a full stomach.

IMG_1645The Fresh Hotel is absolutely funky and fresh, and ideal for a city trip to Athens. Find out more on their website.

 

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