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Sep 04

Spring Styling

Spring has sprung! We chat with our interiors stylist Helena Blazina Elms who shares new and enduring home interior trends to get excited about this Spring.

What trends can we expect to see this season?

As we come out of Winter hibernation into the warmer months of Spring and Summer, our thoughts take us to places we might want to escape to or holiday. I think that most of the trends this season reflect this.

This season at SHACK think of…..

JOSHUA TREE, California. Filled with rugged rock formations and desert landscapes. A new palette of neutrals, heavy weaves and textures.

 

Joshua Tree, California

 

Tree Wood Carve Ornament

Tree Wood Carve Ornament

 

Textured cushions and side tables

Textured cushions and side tables

CATSKILLS, New York State. Think mountains, rich with wildlife and hiking trails. Green is big and bring that green in with indoor plants and wicker baskets. Accessorise with mandalas, hippie floral, soft gold and carved wood. Use colour palettes of soft blues and pinks that are gentle with the  touch of bohemian love.

 

Catskills, New York State

 

Marble and gold side table / wooden accents

Marble and gold side table / wooden accents

 

Tree Wood Carve Ornament

Blue print cushions

 

Soft pink floral wall art / wood carvings / print cushions

ST BARTS, Caribbean islands. White sandy beaches, blue skies, palm trees and yacht filled waters. Create your own island home with tropical cushions, corals and palm tree prints. Plus striking blue and white jars, beads and hurricane lamps.

 

St. Barts, Caribbean

 

Sea inspired drink coasters

Sea inspired drink coasters

 

Wooden beads / tropical prints / shell ornaments on stand

How do you suggest working with these trends?

Firstly, be honest with yourself and look for pieces that connect with you rather than pieces that everyone else is doing. Look at what new trends might connect and refresh pieces you already have. Just one new piece of furniture, homeware or cushion story can totally refresh your home. Then remove or move existing pieces to create a whole new look.

If colour, is not your thing, is there another way to refresh a space?

Surround yourself with neutral tones and weaves and textures and do it all with abundance. Instead of mixing colourful patterns, mix neutral textures and muted colours and raw whites. Look to nature. Use timber furniture, decorative jewellery, indoor plants and mirrors for reflection. Bring the outside in. Think of where you would like to escape to and bring it home.

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