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What Trends Are In For This Year’s Autumn And Winter Seasons?

Brianna Hatton - Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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HERE ARE SOME TIPS FROM OUR FABRIC WHOLESALER CHARLES PARSONS ON WHAT TRENDS ARE IN THIS AUTUMN & WINTER

Like fashion, interior design is constantly on the move. Whether it's the latest modern textile patterns or a minimalist look, there's something new around the corner with each change of the season.

 

modern textile patterns

As there is a period that is colder than most, being autumn and winter, there needs to be a more drastic change from the warmer summer and spring seasons. Here are a few trends that have been running rampant as the year grows colder, and how you can find the right upholstery fabrics and drapery to decorate your home.

You may have noticed that florals have been making a big comeback in recent years. Elle Decor explains that florals, particularly of the 'granny' design, are 'in' this winter, reminiscent of the spring seasons gone by.

It's not just a pattern found in vintage stores, but rather, a design that is being adopted in modern aesthetics. You'll find floral patterns in wide abundance in accessories like Dr Martens shoes and Cate Kidson bags. Floral may bring connotations of vintage, but it's only being embraced more than ever by modern society.

How can you display this trend in your home? Winter weather isn't all too kind on your rose bushes outside, so it requires some artful home decor. Pressed flowers in photo frames make beautiful homemade displays, especially if you turn it into a collage for a bigger piece of art to display.

For furnishings, Charles Parsons Interiors offers a wide range of floral upholstery fabrics for your perusal. They feature all sorts of colour palettes, so hopefully you'll be able to find one to match to your decor.

If you're hesitant about adopting such a bright pattern for a settee or couch, sometimes subtle is best. A cushion tucked into the corner of an armchair or a decorative ottoman can easily sneak a floral pattern in without overwhelming the design of the room.

upholstery fabrics
The Poppy range features a beautiful, soft floral design that can be used boldly in your home.

Go marbles for marble

Marble countertops are one of the most popular features of a kitchen, but lately, new trends have seen this design branching out into plenty of other aspects of the home. Tabletops, clock faces and candle holders – all of these are great ways to show off a marble accent, which Elle Decor explains adds small touches of luxury throughout your home.

While you don't want to adopt the marble pattern in all your upholstery fabrics and furnishings, you can find textiles that reflect the soft hues and edgy aesthetics of the marble design.

Choose a plush, plain textile such as one from the Savoy collection – it instantly warms the room while still complementing any statement marble pieces you may have around. Complete the decor with sheer drapery to let natural light in, and you're set for this winter.

touch of marble

Subtle textures

The trend of rustic decor items hasn't died down yet – think matte metal items, rose gold accents and industrial-chic furnishings. Of course, too many of these items can make a room seem cold, uninviting and too harsh, so to soften it up, adopt the use of subtle textures.

There are some that'll add to the vintage vibe, such as creamy threads. Any of the Borsetti range help to tie cold metals and rustic decor together nicely, especially the neutral shades.

Implement them in the seats of chairs at the dining table, and use any leftover scrap fabric to create a runner for the centre of your marble-designed table top.

It just goes to show that you don't necessarily have to incorporate furs and fluffy rugs for a home in the winter. You'll also find that these trends can be easily up-styled to suit summer once the warmer seasons roll around. For now, pop on the heater and enjoy your stylish home with a hot mug of cocoa.

Charles Parsons Interiors is one of the largest and most diverse fabric wholesalers in Australia and New Zealand. For more information on their collections and more tips on how to select your fabrics head to www.charlesparsonsinteriors.com.au

Pantone Colour of the Year 2015 - Masaria

Danielle Crosby - Friday, December 12, 2014

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Pantone have selected their Colour of the Year for 2015 - the earthy and robust Marsala 18-1438.

Pantone's yearly colour pick often serves as a good indication of what shades to expect in the coming year from housewares, home and industrial design.

The impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors.

Pantone Colour of the Year 2015 - Masaria

A Tasteful Hue

Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness.

Pantone Colour of the Year 2015 - Masaria

A Hearty Yet Stylish Tone

Add elegance to any room by incorporating this rich and welcoming hue in accent pieces, accessories and paint. Marsala’s plush characteristics are enhanced when the color is applied to textured surfaces, making it an ideal choice for rugs and upholstered living room furniture.

Pantone Colour of the Year 2015 - Masaria

Wondering how you might be able to incorporate 2015's hottest colour into your decor? Charles Parson's have picked a number of their beautiful fabrics so you can try a splash of Marsala with your upholstery or drapery.

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, says the hue will be incredibly popular in the New Year. Eiseman and her team travel the world to observe color at play.

"Hardy, robust, satisfying, fulfilling," she said of the shade. "At the same time, there's a certain glamour that's attached to this color." They see Marsala being used in any number of ways, be it an accent wall in a living room or office, a swipe of eye shadow mixed with bronze for a metallic look, a throw pillow, the exterior of a car, or a bit of jewelry evoking the 1950s. "It really does embody a certain amount of confidence and stability," Eiseman added.

"It's a color that you can mix with what you already own," she explained. "You can add just a touch of it. That's the intent and purpose. It is not the color that swallows the world."

How can you incorporate 2015's hottest colour into your decor? Try a splash of Marsala with your upholstery or drapery - Charles Parsons Interiors have a number of options in this glamourous shade!

Pantone Colour of the Year 2015 - Masaria

For more visit Charles Parsons Interiors or Pantone's website.


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