| 22-09-2017 | BY LUXURY LIVING | DESIGN TRENDS |
At Luxury Living we have a strong passion for style and keeping up with the latest trends is a natural habit. Whether we are exploring the latest design magazines or walking the aisles at Melbourne’s many trade shows we can’t help but to check out what’s new and trending.
As architects and designers we love evolving ideas and exploring new product ranges but our design heads must stay strong and remain focused on creating timeless buildings and interiors which don’t fall foul of passing trends.
Below we show you our selected trends from 2017 and explore how you can play with evolving fashions, without appearing dated before you know it!
The key to timeless architecture and interior design is to take a considered and delicate approach towards style, built form and product selection. A neutral palette is a great starting point, helping you to create a timeless canvas which can be complimented with furnishings, lighting and textiles or planting which may reflect your current mood however can be interchanged as time moves on.
MATTE BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK
Matte Black is the texture now trending in 2017 and you can expect it to stick around for a while yet! You really cannot escape fixtures, fittings, appliances and finishes appearing in Matte Black all around you. We love this trend! The popular matte texture is born of a very natural palette and can be used as a subtle and sophisticated background coloring or as a highly contrasting feature statement to a white setting.
This beautiful modern marble powder room is a fine example of a striking Matte Black infused bathroom which used it’s a light pallet, simple detailing and strong crisp lines to provide a timeless base. You will also note a simple brass decorative tray adding that extra bit of style! Timeless? You decide.
You can keep the trend going into 2018 with…
- Natural Light – skylights/splash back windows
- Greenery – providing that outdoor/indoor feeling
- White Interior Design – the clean crisp look of cabinetry, bench tops
- Brass Finishes – providing a captivating contrast in-between the finishes