8 Trends from London Design Week
22/03/19

8 Trends from London Design Week

London Design Week has come to a close for another year and it’s fair to say 2019’s installment was a visual feast of stunning fabrics, exquisite wallpapers and dazzling homeware. With over 600 brands across 120 showrooms there was an abundance of styles to see and the annual ‘Trend Report’ talk from the Design Centre team was the perfect opportunity to discover the interior trends set to define Spring/Summer ‘19 and beyond…

Trend 1 | History & Legacy

Inspired by the grandeur of historic houses, this trend encourages you to play with style and colour to create a bold, maximalist look. Chinoiserie and oriental motifs are a great pace to start, then mix in florals and other bold patterns for an eclectic yet majestic look.

Arance wallpaper by Cole & Son £175 / roll, Taj Mahal by Mind the Gap £150 each, The Great Show by Mind the Gap £150 / each, Switchwork fabric by Mulberry Home £149 / metre



Trend 2 | Artisanship

This next trend is all about championing traditional techniques from cultures around the world. From hand-embroidered fabrics to bespoke printed paper, designs are free-flowing and unique with the aim of ravishing the eye and stirring the soul. Whilst artistry is important, functionality is also key.

Pentire fabric by GP & J Baker £89.00 / metre, Feather Grass wallpaper by Farrow & Ball £118.00 each, Flora fabric by GP & J Baker £98.00 / metre, Pure Poppy wallpaper by Morris & Co £75.00 / roll, Orange Tree wallpaper by Sanderson £69.00 / roll



Trend 3 | Mankind and Nature

Whilst nature is a constant source of design inspiration, this season it’s the aquatic trend which is really making a splash. Scales, shimmer and shine adorned the walls of the Design Centre for London Design Week with the trend also emerging in many of the fabric and wallpaper collections showcased.

Fish wallpaper by Mind the Gap £150.00 / each, Scales wallpaper by Today Interiors £82.00 / roll, Marina fabric by Lelievre £97.50 / metre, Coralino by Matthew Williamson £64.00 / metre, Lobster Mind the Gap, £150.00 / metre



Trend 4 | Art and Culture

2019 marks 100 years since Bauhaus art school opened and the interior design world is paying homage with a trend built around art and culture. The focus here is on Art Deco and Modernist art with geometric prints and bold colours key to achieving the look.

Cocktails wallpaper by Cole & Son £195.00 / roll, Fraction wallpaper by Arte £74.50 / metre, Arche Brode by Casadeco £64.15 / metre, Gatsby fabric by Jane Churchill



Trend 5 | Individuality & Creativity

After a short hiatus, boho is back - but not quite as we know it. With the Marie-Kondo-effect sweeping the globe, we’re clearing the clutter and focusing on filling our homes with items which truly spark joy. This trend is unapologetic, encouraging us to only buy and keep items that make us happy; whether it’s a bright wallpaper or a bold use of fabric, it’s all about creating points of interest which create conversations for years to come.

Ananas wallpaper by Mind the Gap £150 each, Teatro fabric by Cole & Son £180 / roll, Amazon fabric Emma J Shipley for Clarke & Clarke £39.00 / metre, Gatsby fabric by Jane Churchill, Regate fabric by Lelievre £106 / metre, Topawa fabric by James Malone £100.80 / metre, The Great Show by Mind the Gap £150 / each,



Trend 6 | Emotion & Connection

Our homes are where we unwind, relax and recoup and this trend is all about creating a space which facilitates that. Design can really help us escape and what better way to create a calming sanctuary than by using neutral colours and natural materials. We especially love the use of marble and terrazzo print to help achieve a tranquil vibe.

Johan wallpaper by Borastapeter £64.00 / roll, Marble fabric by Studio G £20.50 / metre, Marble wallpaper by NLXL £175.00 / roll, Treviso Marble by Thibaut £72.00 / roll



Trend 7 | Narrative

Inspired by faraway lands and different cultures, this trend is about embracing all that’s new and exciting. Whether it’s the act of travelling or the destination itself, designs should whisk you away to exotic places, allowing you to experience new landscapes and cultures.

Hot Air wallpaper by Mind the Gap £150 each, Macchine Volanti wallpaper by Cole & Son £345 each, Pagoda fabric by Clarke & Clarke £25 / metre, Marble wallpaper by NLXL £175 / roll Byobu Metallic Edition by Mind the Gap £240 each



Trend 8 | Colour and Texture

In today's climate, we’re all looking for ways to boost our mood and what better way to do so than by embracing colour and vibrancy in our homes? Surround yourself with rich spice colours in shades of mustard, paprika and turmeric to bring warmth and depth to a space. Print can also be used to create an uplifting scheme, especially when using humorous designs.

Arance wallpaper by Cole & Son £175 / roll, Taj Mahal by Mind the Gap £150 each, The Great Show by Mind the Gap £150 / each, Switchwork fabric by Mulberry Home £149 / metre Blast wallpaper by Arte £145 / roll